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Scheduler (016) -Warren, MI

General Description

The Subcontractor shall oversee the integration and synchronization of the Government and Subcontractor schedules required to execute the Milestone Defense Acquisition Process (MDA) and Earned Value Management (EVM) Process.


The Subcontractor shall perform all scheduling functions, including preparation, maintenance, and update of the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), in accordance with the Department of Defense (DoD) Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and IMS Preparation and Use Guide, version 0.9 (dated 21 Oct 2005), or most recent version as updated. The scheduler will document and track all actions required for events and milestone reviews.

The Subcontractor shall provide a reliable, valid schedule in accordance with global standards set by the Program Management Institute (PMI). The PMI provides guidelines and rules for best scheduling practices such as; logical sequencing of activities, integrating activities vertically and horizontally, establishing a critical path, and ensuring reasonable float. The Subcontractor shall apply appropriate management analysis techniques with respect to cost, schedule, risk assessment, and scenario planning.


The Subcontractor shall develop, integrate, and synchronize Government and program Subcontractor(s) schedules for efforts including major design upgrades, work directives, software releases, vehicle production, and design cut-ins to fielded vehicles, to result in a fully integrated schedule for the entire program. The Subcontractor shall have an understanding of the overall program in order to coordinate multiple project teams to ensure enterprise-wide integration of efforts and to capture internal/external dependencies that can affect timing. The Subcontractor shall provide a program schedule that is detailed to the level necessary for the Government to oversee the execution of the project or program, and with enough detail to allow the Government to formulate program management decisions. The Subcontractor shall present schedules in both detailed and high-level resolution formats to leadership.

The Subcontractor shall assist assigned product/project team(s) by developing, integrating, and presenting task-oriented activities in a comprehensive IMS. The Subcontractor shall develop a detailed IMS for all activities important to the team’s success, and present IMS data in a clear and concise manner consistent with accepted schedule management techniques and processes. The Subcontractor shall provide services to team leads with schedule status reviews and schedule update meetings. The Subcontractor shall perform IMS health checks and what-if analysis using Government-approved software at the request of USG team leads.

The Subcontractor shall maintain and update the IMP and IMS to assure that acquisition program schedules are complete and correctly documented to include review and presentation of each document required for program milestone reviews or events.

The Subcontractor shall develop the baseline events and ensure interdependencies between tasks are properly linked and accounted for. The Subcontractor shall participate in the integration of the IMP and IMS and develop necessary linkages with other IMP and IMS events and shall upload the IMS for to the IMS Dashboard. The Subcontractor shall prepare reports and briefing charts for the Government, clearly communicating the current schedule status and impacts to the program. The Subcontractor shall report changes to the critical path and individual event schedule variations as soon as they are identified.

The Subcontractor shall monitor, analyze, and present schedule information. This includes tracking actual performance to baseline measurements; monitoring and analyzing critical path; validating schedule accuracy; monitoring program Subcontractor(s) schedules; ensuring exit and entrance criteria are met; assessing and forecasting schedule risk; incorporating activities for follow-on efforts; providing data to assist with Government assessment of program Subcontractor(s) performance against EVM and scheduling metrics; assessing and forecasting schedule effects of program changes; and scenario planning through various reporting methods.

The Subcontractor shall apply appropriate management analysis processes including modeling techniques with respect to project costs and schedules, scenario simulation execution using Monte Carlo techniques if software is available or required, and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) 14-point evaluation and analysis techniques.

The Subcontractor shall create, deliver, and electronically store products, including draft and final versions IMS and MS PowerPoint/Excel schedules, on Government-owned systems.


A Master's Degree in a specialized field* plus a minimum of 1 year of applicable experience covering the specific tasks required by the position (see SOW); or, a Bachelor's Degree in the specialized field* plus 7 years of applicable experience covering the specific tasks required by the position (see SOW); or, a Bachelor's Degree in any field with a minimum of 9 years of specialized experience covering the specific tasks required by the position (see SOW); or, fifteen (15) or more years of scheduler experience with a minimum of two years in Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) Acquisition Category (ACAT I/II) programs. *Specialized Degree Field: Project Management, Business Management/Administration or other related field. Specialized/applicable experience must be in the area of Project Management, Business Management/Administration or other related field. Specialized Certifications: None.

(1) A minimum of five consecutive years, within the lastten years, experience as a program scheduler developing and maintaining schedules of complex government or commercial engineering or technical programs (preferably ground combat vehicle systems experience). Experience working on military acquisition programs.

(2) A minimum of five (5) years of experience utilizing project management/ scheduling tool software suites:Microsoft Project; or KIDASA Milestone Professional; or Oracle Primavera; or Barbecana Full Monte; and software using the Monte Carlo simulation tools (e.g. @RISK).

(3) Have regularly and on a recurring basis participated as an active member of a process team in the formulation of integrated project plans, and have been directly responsible for representing the activities and tasks of that plan in the form of an integrated schedule.

Acceptable experience is that which reflects a substantial role in all the required areas below:

- Shows wide-ranging past experience working with cross functional and with integrated process teams on complex activities; works well with groups;

- demonstrates an understanding of how to employ participatory leadership techniques and management fundamentals in the process of working with teams in the planning, development, and management of integrated, complex project schedules;

- can lead and manage a group when necessary;

- shows an ability to analyze technical requirements, budget and management timelines, mandatory processes and procedures, and leadership guidance, translate them into complex integrated project schedules;

- have the ability to understand and analyze complex systems and activities;

- is able to apply fundamental and advanced project development techniques to the creation and formulation of complex integrated project schedules;

- grasps the essentials of schedule development and schedule management; demonstrates experience and competency in current schedule development (e.g. Microsoft Project and Powerpoint/Excel), schedule logic (Defense Contract Management Agency 14-point evaluation and analysis techniques), and schedule analysis tools, techniques, and software to ensure the integrated schedules developed are complete, technically sound, and can be assessed for the impacts of possible changes to timing and task content;

- has familiarity with scheduling tools of the trade to include logic and analysis software.

- modeling techniques with respect to cost and schedule.

- DoD Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule Preparation and Use Guide; DI-MGMT-81650.

Must be US citizens. Personnel shall have (or be able to acquire) a DoD SECRET clearance to handle documents and information that may include classified (SECRET or below) content. Personnel may be required to travel or perform services at Temporary Duty Locations on a limited basis.

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