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DOC USPTO seeking Senior Advisor for Systems Deployment and Integration

The Senior Advisor for Systems Deployment and Integration reports directly to the Director, Financial Systems Modernization. As the senior advisor, the incumbent shares with the Director the full scope of responsibility for directing the activities of the organization and, in the Director’s absence, possesses various authorities and prerogatives. The incumbent serves as a senior member of the leadership team and shares accountability for the overall planning, implementation, and effectiveness of FSM strategies and initiatives.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • With the Director, the senior advisor plans, organizes, and advises on the activities of the FSM organization. The incumbent provides FSM strategic direction and leadership for the effective and efficient use of financial IT systems and financial systems modernization programs, to include.
    • Advises on the overall acquisition and sustainment of program and project plans, budget, tasks descriptions, and overall earned value management.
    • Monitors acquisition project performance, system testing and configuration, and coordinates all associated deliverables in program deployment.
    • Advises the Director on program management, organizational change management, coordination, communication, and policy and oversight.
    • Interfaces across OCFO, OCIO, and DHS Components and ensures compliance with congressional and other externally generated requirements.
    • Supports the development and implementation of communications and change management strategies and expedites implementation of approved organizational changes.
    • Applies extensive experience in evaluating large, complex organizations and processes for the purpose of advising and identifying opportunities for improvements to testing, deployment, and program management.
    • Serves as a principal advisor to the Director regarding the consolidation and integration of mission-essential enterprise financial, acquisition, and asset management systems. Serves as the expert advisor to the Director on matters related to Financial Systems Modernization.
    • Shares responsibility and oversight for compliance with government-wide cyber security policies (e.g., NIST 800-53), internal controls, solution integration with feeder systems (such as payroll, travel, and logistics), and standardized processes and data management.
    • Plans and advises on complex financial systems and IT projects involving interrelated disciplines and multiple stages of the systems development lifecycle.
  • Developing comprehensive project plans, budget requirements, task descriptions, interagency and service level agreements, and work breakdown structures to accomplish program/project requirements.
  • Advising the Director on program oversight initiatives to include the development and implementation of financial systems, risk assessments while ensuring adherence to cost, schedule, and performance requirements.
  • Advise on tasks related to the coordination of all associated DHS activities related to the Financial Systems Modernization Program and providing financial systems as a service to DHS components. Ensuring consistent execution of systems development lifecycle including acquisition, design, discovery, gap analysis, implementation, migration, and long-term sustainment.
  • Serve on technical and advisory committees; supports special/ad-hoc projects that have a significant impact on the delivery of customer support services.
  • Represent DHS in planning for the installation, implementation, and integration of the system. Leads efforts to define post-implementation support requirements.
  • Developing service level agreements (SLAs) that define requirements and expectations for the delivery of customer support services. Incorporates Business Intelligence into the Financial Systems Modernization program to provide historical, current, and predictive views of financial operations.
  • Coordinating the governance needs of the program including interactions with the Acquisition Review Board and Executive Steering Committee.
  • Represent DHS OCFO in congressional hearings, House and Senate Appropriations Committee Briefings, and Departmental Financial Management or Financial Systems Project briefings.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with DHS entities, Components, Office of Management and Budget and other Federal organizations and interagency forums and professional groups. These contacts are with senior IT managers, experts or other personnel having direct influence on policies governing the acquisition, management, and use of IT and Financial Management Systems.
  • Applying comprehensive, expert professional knowledge and understanding of management concepts and practices; life-cycle management policies and procedures; Earned Value Management (EVM), Return on Investment (ROI), cost and resource analysis; and their application to major programs for improving the management of Financial Systems.

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