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Project Manager - CDC ICRA

Project Manager - CDC ICRA

Job ID 4859
Job Location Atlanta - GA
Category Management
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Project Manager provides strategic and tactical leadership and support to help effectively execute and deliver key customer activities in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) initiatives.  This position is responsible for overseeing the onsite project management and implementation of processes / tools in support of the client and other key CDC personnel such as the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) Executive Board and Internal Working Group.  The Project Manager also supports procurement, program assurance and governance, and special project initiatives in areas such as IIS metrics development, and meeting support / facilitation.  This position ensures that all project goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed timeframe, budgetary parameters and to the customer’s satisfaction.



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.


Supports development and implementation governance processes, communications plans, templates, change control procedures and progress tracking methods for the IIS Strategic Plan and IIS strategic initiatives.


Supports the portfolio management process for current, ongoing and planned NCIRD IIS investments.  Utilizes indicators and metrics agreed upon by the CDC and aligned to the IIS Strategic Plan goals, objectives, success outcomes and metrics.


Manages SharePoint content by updating, maintaining and improving the SharePoint repository and visualization of project and portfolio information.


Develops and maintains risk and issue logs on SharePoint for internal / external Boards managing the Strategic Plan, and for the IIS portfolio of strategic initiatives.


Coordinates CDC Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) documentation and compliance for projects.  Creates and maintains a deliverable tracking mechanism, and tracks the progress of deliverables from contractors and sub-committees.


Provides program assurance by conducting ongoing impact assessment of changes in the environment (i.e., SWOT Analysis).  Participates in the monitoring and updating of the Program Assurance plan and workflow processes.  Defines the specific project status information requirements, sources, data collection methods and frequencies.


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 in a related field of study and a minimum of six (6) years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience.



Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred



Knowledge of CDC Enterprise Performance Lifecycle (EPLC)

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

Demonstrated ability to develop and apply comprehensive solutions to client requirements / issues

Skilled proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel Outlook, Project, etc.) and Microsoft SharePoint web application

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 verbal and written communications skills with solid presentation skills

Ability to schedule, plan and lead meetings

Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills

Adept analytical, critical thinking and financial management skills

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 common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.