Functional Specialist/Advisor

Location: Springfield, VA
Req#: 474845
Company Information
Job Description

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting has an exciting opportunity for a Fuctional Specialist/Advisor. In this position you will provide specialized strategic expertise to Agency leadership. The successful candidate will comprehend and document requirements of the client or customer and use their understanding to provide analysis using various methods and solutions that meet the client’s required structure. The job is a balance of providing technical solutions and meeting and manipulating business requirements.

The overall program provides expertise, guidance, consultation, facilitation, and thought leadership to the Agency and/or project team based on specialized in-depth expertise in such fields as: engineering and technology; policy and administration; planning; analysis; training and development; facilities; communications; visual design; human capital; business; and management. Ensures that quality is an integral part of the development, design and manufacture of products or services. Monitors products and services throughout the life cycle; validates/verifies adherence to specified requirements through test and measurement activities; manages/leads quality assurance activities. Works closely with assigned staff, senior specialists or task leads. May direct the activities of specialists or other staff as necessary on activities related to the specified field or discipline.

This is a full-time position with an excellent benefits and compensation package.

Skills & Requirements
  • Minimum 7 years of experience supporting high visibility programs with a focus on stakeholder management, policy development and organizational aspects.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience within related field.
  • Experience in coordinating activities performed by specialists or other staff as necessary for activities related to the specified field or discipline.
  • Ensure that timely information and messages are prepared and disseminated in the most appropriate format to appropriate stakeholders (i.e. read ahead, email, strategic communication events, etc.) to include general understanding of how leadership efforts are integrated with ongoing mission.
  • Provide support for the scheduling of meetings and stakeholder engagements as well as coordinating the calendar invitations.
  • Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing executive level support.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project, and Power Point required
  • Strong analytical and communication skills with in-depth experience utilizing all facets of Microsoft Project, Word and Excel

Preferred Education/Experience Requirements:

  • 7+ years of experience supporting high visibility programs with a focus on stakeholder management, policy development and organizational aspects.
  • Excellent communication skills (writing, speaking, and listening)
  • Federal Government and/or consulting experience; National Geospatial Intelligence Agency experience preferred
  • ITIL/Cisco Certification/ Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
  • Knowledgeable regarding Program Management Office (PMO) project management methodology
  • Graduate Degree within a related field.

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice.

  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • We are unable to sponsor H1B applicants for this role
  • US citizenship required as per potential clearance requirements
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation