TCC Seeks a Senior Project Manager (Contract)

Type: Contract
Duration: Full-time
Location: Crownsville, MD (Hybrid-2 days in Crownsville office required)

Our New Teammate

We’re looking for a Senior IT Project Manager to support a portfolio of projects.  Projects cover various groups of customer stakeholders and differing client technical teams.

Our ideal candidate has IT project management experience under their belt! Maybe you have experience as a program manager, and you can definitely lead a successful and efficient team. You run a tight ship, have strong communication and leadership skills, and can navigate the different groups of stakeholders and technical leads as well as keep track of critical paths and risks on various projects. To be successful, our Project Manager must be able to develop project plans for new initiatives and thrive working on a variety of projects where the personnel and challenges change with each new effort.

Job Responsibilities What to Expect

  • Diligently manages various IT projects while also serving as a team lead who oversees 6 or 7 project managers and ensures projects are progressing and can identify and discuss project risks, how to navigate them, and any potential solutions.
  • Confidently manage client-facing network and systems engineering projects ranging from MITDP, fiber-optic network design/upgrades, wireless design/installs, VOIP (Unified Communications), Cybersecurity, Microsoft Exchange/AD, to Identity/Access Management projects.
  • Effectively manages all aspects of the project, including cost-benefit analysis, work plans, functional and technical designs, construction, testing, and implementation, and documents all project artifacts into the client systems.
  • Timely develops and maintains work breakdown structures, schedules, major milestone roadmaps, communication plans, test plans, change control plans, and overall project plans.
  • Collaborates with various program and functional managers to identify appropriate solutions, properly allocate resources, and coordinate both internal IT engineers as well as Client Service Delivery teams to deliver project deliverables and ensure they are easily and quickly integrated into the client’s business environment.
  • Collaborates with all necessary departments and team members to ensure project budgets are properly estimated and controlled and develops controls and measurements to monitor progress.
  • Proactively identifies risks and risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans for all identified Risks while maintaining the Program Level issue and risk matrix log.
  • Effectively implements established policies, system monitors, and controls to ensure all program initiatives are successfully managed and reported.
  • Routinely provides both verbal and written communications regarding project status, risks, and issues and makes recommendations for project decisions.
  • Eagerly provide internal Project Management support as requested or required.

Knowledge & Expertise

  • B.S. degree required.
  • 5+ years of IT and business experience in strategic planning, development, implementation, and system maintenance, preferably across multiple hardware and software platforms.
  • 3+ years of experience with progressive broad-based information systems Project Management (which could include consulting) combined with state-of-the-art hardware and software systems is desired.
  • Experience working with MITDP projects, preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and implementation experience in new computing architectures and networked computing structures.
  • Previous technical project management experience in a dynamic environment
  • Current Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and current PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience serving as a subject matter expert who provides technical and analytical guidance to the program and project teams.
  • Experience managing and directing multiple media to large-scale projects that may not fit into a defined Program.
  • Ability to translate generalized customer business goals and objectives into concrete strategy and tactical plans.
  • Ability to evaluate complex situations accurately and identify viable solutions that create successful outcomes.

Additional Requirements

Our Client is a state agency, and therefore we have some additional requirements directly from them. Candidates must understand the following:

  • This is a hybrid role. The candidate is expected to work in person at the Crownsville office at least 2 days per week.
    • Additional travel to customer sites may be required.
  • Candidates must be able to verify U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Green Cardholder.
    • H1B or other visas are not eligible.
  • Pre-employment drug test is required.
  • Pre-employment background check will be run, and in addition, once hired, there will be an FBI Fingerprinting and background check as part of the security process for access into government systems.

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. That’s why we place our focus on the people who make our success possible: our employees, partners and clients. We strive to create an environment that preserves and fosters growth while still promoting the DNA of our company.

Our core values:
• Building strong, reliable relationships with our employees, our partners and our clients
• Upholding integrity, honesty and respect
• Supporting our local community
• Encouraging continued education and development

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions
 
 
 
 
 
 

TCC Seeks a Security Analyst (Contract)

 

Type: Contract
Duration: Until 9/30/2024
Location: Jackson, MS (Remote to start, but candidate will be required to be onsite around Q2 2023, with ample time
given to relocate)

Project Details:

The preferred candidate will work with the MDE Security and Privacy Officer to help establish,
monitor, and report security and privacy compliance as established by MDE policy and
procedures.

Job Description:

This position will require a qualified Security Analyst to assist in the following tasks:
 Ensure that student data contained in the State Department of Education
student data system is handled in full compliance with FERPA, and other state
and federal data privacy and security laws
 Work with local district IT staff with district security incidents such as
ransomware and DDOS attacks
 Establish, maintain, and operate a department-wide Security and Privacy
Incident Response Program to ensure that incidents are properly reported,
investigated, and mitigated, as appropriate
 Provide training, guidance, technical assistance, and outreach to build a culture
of privacy protection, data security, and data practice transparency to students,
parents, and the public among all state and local governmental education
entities that collect, maintain, use, or share student data
 Work with the Infrastructure team, Applications team, Database team and
other sub-units of OTSS to recommend and implement new security measures,
strengthening the overall security posture of the agency
 Possess exceptional communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
 Monitor and manage an ongoing staff security training program and provide
security/privacy guidance to LEAs
 Address any security and privacy audit findings
 Prepare and exercise agency breach response and disaster recovery plans; and
 Coordinate security/privacy efforts with the agency’s Data Governance Officer.
 Leverage all available tools to develop and publish vulnerability reports
 Identify, analyze, and interpret threat actors and malicious activity in client
environments

Required Degree:

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Skills/Experience (minimum 5 years):

Experience preparing administrative summary reports on privacy and security
Experience with developing response and mitigation plans for privacy violation incidents, ransomware
attacks and other security/privacy incidents
Experience leading a data security and privacy training program
Experience writing security and privacy policies and procedures

Preference given to candidates with the below skills/experience:

Experience in education data systems and environments is a plus
ISC2/Comptia certifications in the areas of Cyber Security/Data Privacy or closely related work

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. That’s why we place our focus on the people who make our success possible: our employees, partners and clients. We strive to create an environment that preserves and fosters growth while still promoting the DNA of our company.

Our core values:
• Building strong, reliable relationships with our employees, our partners and our clients
• Upholding integrity, honesty and respect
• Supporting our local community
• Encouraging continued education and development

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions
 
 
 
 
 
 

Four State Tech Trends to Watch in 2023

Posted by Mike Boyle, VP Sales, TCC

I recently read a good article on the StateTech Magazine about four trends to watch in state and local government in 2023. https://statetechmagazine.com/article/2022/12/tech-trends-4-state-and-local-government-trends-watch-2023?cm_ven=Email&cm_cat=ET_Promotional&cm_pla=MKT61857adu0000P0000&etsi=16185569&etsu=920225538&cm_ite=MKT61857_20230103_CAMPAIGN_TECHMAG_STATETECH_0-0-0-0-LOOKALIKE-0-0-Y_CTRL_E&cm_ven=Email&cm_cat=ET_Promotional&cm_pla=MKT61857adu0000P0000&etsi=16185564&etsu=920225538&cm_ite=MKT61857_20230103_CAMPAIGN_TECHMAG_STATETECH_0-0-0-0-‘SUBSCRIBERS-0-0-Y_CTRL_D

The first trend mentioned in the article is “modern workspace management”.  James Collins, general manager for state and local government at Microsoft, and former CIO of the state of Delaware states “We’re coming to that time when instead of deploying individual devices with individual operating systems, people just connect to a server in the cloud from whatever device they’re using, and it gives them a session,” Collins says. “It looks like their familiar desktop and allows them to do everything they need to.”

This allows government employees to access the resources they need from anywhere at any time, in a familiar manner, increasing productivity and worker satisfaction.

The second trend noted is “identity and access management”, and it is a trend for a second year in a row. The article states “Identity and access management solutions generally provide employees with a single sign-on, empowering them to access vital solutions for their day-to-day work. Government IT administrators can seamlessly provision these resources and allocate access to specific employees.”

Better identify and access management solutions mean that administrators gain visibility into devices and applications coordinated through modern workspace management, and employees can log into a centralized portal for authentication while experiencing the same familiar procedures for logging in to a digital workspace.

Hybrid cloud and data management” is the third trend discussed in this article. The hybrid cloud, where some data is stored on-premises, and some is stored in the cloud, has become popular to some agencies looking to move some operations to the cloud. With this solution, state employees are able to access data stored in the cloud on demand from any location, potentially producing remarkable efficiencies in their work.

Digital workspaces and identity management solutions work across cloud service providers to pool solutions from various resources. These types of solutions can potentially enhance agencies’ operational efficiency by providing scalability.

The final trend discussed in this article is “security information and event management”, or SIEM.  Security is of the utmost importance for all information systems, especially those that house sensitive data.

The article states “To help secure these resources, agencies are increasingly turning to security information and event management, a centralized means of collecting events and alerts. SIEM aggregates and analyzes data from multiple systems to identify anomalous behavior and flag potential threats. These capabilities are particularly helpful when orchestrating resources across various service providers in a hybrid cloud environment.”

Among state and local governments, “different organizations have procured and are using different products and even technologies,” says Jim Richberg, Fortinet’s field CISO for the public sector. “SIEM becomes especially useful in those kinds of highly varied environments: It tends to be designed to deal with input from different kinds of platforms and from different vendors. SIEM does a good job of pulling together different kinds of data.”

Together, these four trends indicate that state governments will capitalize on the power of centralized unified account management, while incorporating more hybrid components into their digital workspaces.

To find out more about TCC and our work with State government please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/.

TCC Seeks a Project Manager (Contract)

Type: Contract
Duration: Until June 30th, 2024
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Remote Opportunity

Job Description:

a. Provide project management, including coordination of tasks, project schedules, and 
other project management activities for FX projects and initiatives that support FX 
Administration’s strategic plan, FX Governance, process improvements, and overall 
success of the FX project.
b. Assists with quality control and consolidating of the various FX vendor project schedules 
in Project Online.
c. Assists in managing the vendor engagement for the transition of Project Online to the 
agency’s environment and related reporting, access, and security.
d. Assemble project plans and team’s work assignments, direct and monitor work efforts 
on a daily basis, identify resource needs, perform quality review; and escalate
functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately. 
e. Track key project milestones. Coordinates communication with all areas of the 
enterprise that impacts the scope, budget, risk and resources of the work effort being 
managed.
f. Provides support to the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) and interfaces 
with FX module vendors, the FX Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) vendor, 
and the Strategic Enterprise Advisory Services vendor as well as internal and external 
project sponsors and stakeholders to support FX development.
g. Provides business analysis for assigned projects.
h. Analyzes project management deliverables for accuracy.
i. Assist in the capture and dissemination of Change Requests, Risks, Action Items, 
Decisions, and Lessons Learned (CRAIDL) in the project’s repository as required.
j. Oversee development and disseminate recording of meeting agenda(s), decision point 
documentation and meeting summaries for all project Teams, as applicable.
k. Coordinate completion of work with team members including any other Agency, FX, or 
third-party vendors to implement the system improvements and/or new systems, as 
necessary.

Requirements:

a. Five (5) years of professional experience managing significant IT projects using the 
Project Management Institutes’ current Project Management Body of Knowledge.
b. Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Project Online is required.

About TCC
Founded in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN, The Consultants Consortium (TCC) is an innovative solutions provider committed to designing and delivering high-value, cost-effective IT consulting services and application technology solutions for both the private and public sectors. With a team of more than 250 IT and business professionals, TCC serves clients nationwide, from state and federal government agencies to commercial sector customers. TCC is committed to providing the most cutting edge solutions, and with that, ensures they stay up-to-date on crucial certifications and affiliations. Among these are the highly accredited Microsoft Certifications.

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. That’s why we place our focus on the people who make our success possible: our employees, partners and clients. We strive to create an environment that preserves and fosters growth while still promoting the DNA of our company.

Our core values:
• Building strong, reliable relationships with our employees, our partners and our clients
• Upholding integrity, honesty and respect
• Supporting our local community
• Encouraging continued education and development

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions