Architecture and Engineering Analyst: Scheduler Focus


Job Location: Washington, D.C.


Support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration Office (EHRM IO) as primary scheduler to coordinate between multiple projects, requiring the consolidation of multiple schedules to ensure traceability of milestones, including the development of Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Critical Path Schedule, and other project documentation as needed. Maintain, add, and track team actions using project management methodology and standard collaboration tools (SharePoint). Manage the deliverables review process for the team by managing tracking information on SharePoint, tracking due dates, comments, dispositions, and developing process improvement strategies. Conduct ad-hoc analysis related to EHRM and/or interoperability topics [e.g., developing system transition plan]. Capable of participating in multiple Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) and Working Groups to extract and communicate necessary scheduling data points. Proactively develop communication briefings to inform VA leadership and other external stakeholders on common Interoperability objectives and activities. Provide technical editing for Congressional deliverables.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional work experience
  • Experience with coordination, scheduling and identification of all long-term, mid-term, and near-term deployment activities
  • Experience identifying scheduling and coordination issues
  • Experience coordinating with developers, testers, site staff, installation staff and others to ensure that schedules and expectations are completed in a timely manner
  • Able to coordinate between multiple projects and consolidating multiple project schedules, define goals, objectives, deliverables, and associated timelines
  • Experience with drafting status reports, defining and gathering requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other engineering or technical discipline, or an additional 8 years of relevant experience may be substituted for degree requirements

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable regarding the importance of Interoperability for Health Information Exchange between Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DoD), and external healthcare providers
  • Experience with developing an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) & Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Proficient with MS Project, MS SharePoint, MS Excel
  • Experience with VA’s Strategic Interoperability Partners (DoD, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), External Partners, Cerner)
  • Desirable to have VA legacy system knowledge (Bi-Directional Health Information Exchange (BHIE), Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS), VistA Web, Compensation and Pension Records Interchange (CAPRI), Joint Legacy Viewer (JLV), Community Care, Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER)/Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE))
  • Skilled at facilitating working groups and data calls
  • Flexibility to work in a matrixed environment of contractor, vendor, and government resources, as well as external organizations
  • Ability to use strong oral and written communication skills to communicate highly technical subject matter to broad audiences, including Executive-level audiences

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