Federal IT Project Manager

Job Locations US-MD-Lanham
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/12/2018 11:17 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Function
Project Manager
Job Schedule
Regular Full-Time


MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.


We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to support a fast paced Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Federal IT contract in New Carrollton, MD.


The Project Manager (PM) provides competent leadership and responsible project/program direction through successful performance of a variety of detailed, diverse elements of software development project management from business requirements analysis, design, software coding, testing, production deployment and burn-in/maintenance. The PM actively directs/ coordinates the efforts of all employees, associated subcontractors, team members, and vendors, managing all work performed for the project, and managing the contract financial performance. The PM assists with overcoming roadblocks that may impact project scope, costs, schedule, quality and risks. The PM supports the customer to ensure a successful tax processing filing season.


Location of work is in New Carrollton, MD. Selected candidate must be willing to go to the IRS facility 3 days a week to develop customer relationships. The IRS facility is conveniently located directly across the street from the New Carrollton Metro station.

Monthly travel to the MAXIMUS office in Falls Church VA for management meetings is required.



  • Organize, direct and coordinate the planning and production of all support activities and resource needs and assign duties and responsibilities to staff
  • Engage in collaborative communications, both written and verbal, with employees, Government representatives, and Corporate Management, Accounting, Contracts, HR and IT
  • Effectively develop and deliver monthly management and government status reports
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work. This includes other supervisory duties, such as conducting employee reviews and assessments, implementing performance improvement plans, etc.
  • Demonstrate competence effectively using data from project management tools to meet required project objectives and reporting requirements
  • Simultaneously plan and manage highly technical projects and direct completion of tasks and achieving milestones within project constraints: scope, cost, schedule, quality and risk within estimated time frames and budget constraints
  • Responsible for contract financial management to include completion of forecasts, monthly financial reviews, and identification and tracking of funding issues
  • Ensure compliance with contractual processes and requirements, and federal and state laws related to employment and hiring
  • Assist with Business Development efforts 

The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required; an additional four years of related work experience can substitute for a degree
  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university preferred
  • At least twelve (12) years of related experience
  • At least eight (8) years of experience leading large projects (30+ people) across various domains at an enterprise level, meeting schedule, budget, and quality objectives while managing risk, required
  • Experience leading projects at IRS or an IRS contract
  • Demonstrated success leading projects across the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience in successfully managing different Federal contract types such as FFP, Cost Reimbursable, T&M and Performance Base both contractually and financially (Tracking actual costs, EACs and forecasting). This includes developing and presenting standard and ad hoc reports, and briefings for the customer
  • Experience using automated financial tracking tools and reporting
  • Experience in managing subcontractors from multiple companies
  • Experience developing positive customer business relationships and positive team member relationships
  • Experience in CMMI-Dev and/or CMMI-Services processes and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic environment, requiring flexibility, and excellent customer service skills
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to work well independently or in a team setting
  • PMP Certification preferred
  • IRS SDLC and Enterprise Life Cycle (ELC) experience preferred
  • Experience using CostPoint/Cognos Reporting tool preferred
  • Experience with Visio and SharePoint preferred
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management preferred
  • Knowledge of agile methodology preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift or transport objects up to 10 lbs.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of time
  • Work Environment: Office with Low Noise Level

Additional Requirements, as per contract/client:

  • Candidates must meet requirements to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI clearance is a plus)
  • Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for 3 years, and be Federal Tax compliant


EEO Statement

Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you.

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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