Chickasaw Nation Industries

  • Project Manager III - PT

    Job Locations US-MD-Silver Spring
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    Hiring Manager
    Amy Pitzer
  • Overview

    Please Note:  This is a part-time position, averaging less than 10 hours/week or 500 hours annually.  It does require the person to be on-site during those weekly hours.


    The Project Manager III manages, plans and coordinates the full life-cycle of projects for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine (OFVM) related to the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  This position helps to ensure that the goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed timeframe and funding parameters. 



    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


    Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


    Assists the FDA Program Manager with project planning activities such as collecting information, developing project plans / timelines, and determining resources.

    Manages the full life-cycle of projects from early stages to completion.

    Establishes project plans using project management software.  Determines timeframes, milestones and an agreed upon endpoint.

    Schedules meetings when necessary.  Provides meeting schedules, meeting minutes and routine reports to the project team leaders and team members.  In a timely manner, conducts post-meeting follow-up activities concerning discussions and action items.

    Tracks progress, and documents milestones / timeframes for deliverables. Develops project plans and timelines for each assigned deliverable using appropriate software.

    Keeps Team Chair, Vice-Chairs and Foods Senior Leadership apprised of progress.  Flags potential obstacles.


    Gives updates on working group deliverables and other routine reports by the requested deadline.

    Supports the Working Group Lead by scheduling meetings and other group activities within the requested timeframe, and by ensuring that scheduled events take place.


    Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.  Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.



    Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



    Bachelor's degree and a minimum of seven (7) years relevant project management experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience.





    Operational knowledge of federal regulations, guidelines, support technology and tools

    Operational knowledge and understanding of general business and management principles

    Ability to plan and oversee projects through the use of project management software tools and methodologies

    Solid business strategy skills with ability to assess operating practices and to recommend / initiate improvements

    Demonstrated ability to develop and apply comprehensive solutions to client requirements / issues and to work with a wide range of government departments having diverse business needs, interests, expectations and requirements

    Skilled proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, etc.)

    Ability to effectively implement “best-in-class” concepts / principles within the areas of planning, scheduling, budgeting and operations for successful achievement of project goals and objectives

    Excellent leadership, capital planning, financial management, cost control, estimating and contract negotiating skills

    Exceptional organization skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities

    Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals

    Excellent supervisory and management skills with ability to resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations or disagreements in a constructive manner

    Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to compose meaningful reports, present research / information with clarity, and create quality presentations

    Exceptional customer service skills with ability to assess needs, resolve problems and satisfy expectations

    Adept analytical, critical thinking and financial management skills

    Ability to schedule, plan and lead meetings

    Ability to implement a proactive approach to problem-solving

    Ability to interact professionally with team members, corporate management, and clients of all levels

    Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines

    Demonstrated ability to effectively work both independently and in a highly collaborative, team environment



    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professiona1journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.




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