Assistant Project Manager (Search Strategy Expert), LAC Group
LAC Group seeks an Assistant Project Manager (Search Strategy Expert) for a federal agency located in Alexandria, VA. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position. The Assistant Project Manager will assist with the management of one or more projects, tasks or task orders. He/she will provide direction, training, and oversight to assigned work groups.
- Assist with all activities related to staffing such as recruitment, orientation, training, staff production, counseling, remediation, evaluations and performance appraisals, and voluntary or involuntary separation.
- Ensure maximum effectiveness in the use of resources.
- Contribute to formal initiatives such as search or training initiatives.
- Assist PM and DPM with the development and implementation of plans to address workload spikes.
- Communicate client expectations on performance standards to contract staff. Provides motivation/instruction for staff to achieve performance standards.
- Assist the PM and the DPM with new initiatives or projects and with the development of innovative management solutions for the client.
- Meet routinely with the Government and contract staff. Preparation for, attendance at, and follow-up for these meetings may absorb as much as 50% of the average week. Assists the PM with communicating to the client that new projects or initiatives fall with-in negotiated level of effort.
- Compile and QC all statistical reports. Develops and updates procedural manuals. Provides input for reports and for other deliverables.
- Provide input to the PM and the DPM concerning performance standards. Provide input, planning support and implementation support for marketing and outreach activities and for informal and formal events with client and staff.
- Assistant Manager for the agency’s large training program assisting the Project Manager with ensuring that training support is maintained for critical agency programs.
- Maintain overall readiness of program members to ensure quality instruction.
- Manage the training program, including training for new hires and training for all instructors on new software and systems.
- Develop and enforce the certification process.
- Manage a Knowledge management program to ensure old and new knowledge generated by the program is captured in a meaningful way and is retrievable as a means to transfer knowledge between program members and for new recruits.
- Meet routinely with the Government and contract staff. Preparation for, attendance at, and follow-up for these meetings may absorb as much as 50% of the average week.
- Assists the PM and DPM with confirming that new projects or initiatives fall within LOE (level of effort). Communicates client expectations to contract staff.
- Relevant undergraduate degree such as engineering or instructional design. 4 years degree: master’s degree with a Master’s in Library Science or related technology preferred.
- Must have a training or teaching experience with adults or professionals, and management experience working with professionals.
- 3 years of search expertise with deep knowledge of searching techniques and resources, especially in a technology or engineering setting.
- Knowledge of patent searching and familiarity with the agency’s search tools.