Portfolio Management SME

Rockville, MD

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Portfolio Management SME to provide an enterprise level contact for consultation and training for an IT portfolio.  The Portfolio Management SME will be responsible for facilitating the selection and monitoring, and controlling all major IT investments.


  • Serve as the SME for IT portfolio, IT investment, and CPIC processes
  • Serve as an enterprise level contact for consultation and training, and lead the selection, monitoring, and control of major IT investments
  • Assist in data collection and analysis, integrate and enhance existing repositories
  • Support development, monitoring, and review of the Agency IT Portfolio (formally Exhibit 53) and the Major Business Case and Major Business Case Details (formally Exhibit 300) for progress against projected cost, schedule, scope, and performance.
  • Produce training materials to provide investment and project managers with the skills they need for optimal performance
  • Recommend decision criteria and prioritization for IT investments
  • Ensures contract deliverables meet performance and quality standards
  • Assist in governance of major and non-major investments

Skills & Requirements

  • At least 12 years of post-collegiate professional experience
  • At least 8 years of experience leading project teams and portfolio management
  • PMP certification
  • Exposure to Federated processes for Enterprise Architecture (EA), Portfolio Management (PM), and Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC)
  • Demonstrated history of coordinating projects requiring full participation across the enterprise
  • Ability to work collaboratively at the Senior Director level within complex Federal Agencies.
  • Applied experience with Portfolio Management processes that scale within Federal environments as their number of systems grow and become more diverse.
  • Personal communication style that encourages teamwork when engaging stakeholders with a myriad of agendas, requirements, and constraints.
  • Excellent communication skills (writing, speaking, listening)
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively, both independently and in teams, ensuring timely completion of assignments and meeting established quality standards
  • Expert knowledge and use of the MS Office suite (Word; Excel; PowerPoint; Project; Visio) to prepare documents, spreadsheets, and presentations


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required


  • Rockville, MD


About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

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