OMB hiring analyst to run PortfolioStat meetings

OMB is looking for a policy analyst that will be working in the office of the federal chief information officer, pouring over federal agency IT budgets and crafting future policy that will shape how the government uses its IT assets.

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget is staffing up as it gets ready to follow through on its IT management directives.

OMB is looking for a policy analyst to work in the office of Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott, poring over federal agency IT budgets and crafting future policy that will shape how the government uses its IT assets.

The analyst, who will serve for a term of at least two years, will be part of an oversight team that reviews budget requests from several agencies and will be tasked with leading PortfolioStat, TechStat and FedStat sessions with agency personnel.

Sessions related to PortfolioStat and TechStat are a key portion of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. Part of the reason the Government Accountability Office has considered federal IT a “high risk” since February is due to the lack of TechStat meetings being held. Only one TechStat session — a face-to-face meeting held to terminate or turn around troubled agency IT investments — has taken place between March 2013 and October 2015.


The candidate must have managed one or more “major” IT investments and has experience operating within the Capital Planning and Investment Control process in one or more agencies. The job listing suggests the ideal candidate will “be a seasoned Project/Program Manager with both a Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Management (FAC-P/PM) as well as certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute,” however those are not considered requirements.

Candidates must be at a minimum level of GS-11, or hold either a Ph.D or Master’s of Laws (LL.M) degrees.

The salary is listed between $63,722.00 to $158,700.00 per year.

Applicants have until December 22 to apply.

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