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SME - Functional Specialist V - DOE

Job ID R472
Job Location Washington, DC
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

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The Subject Matter Expert (SME) / Functional Specialist V supports the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for the Deputy CIO of Enterprise Policy, Portfolio Management and Governance (IM-20) program. This position serves as a senior member of a project team. The Functional Specialist / SME V position provides an expert level of functional knowledge to the project and team leadership in a specialized field such as business, engineering, IT Governance and knowledge management. Applicable functional areas include systems engineering, acquisition management, business process, quality assurance, organizational planning, financial management, acquisition logistics, configuration and data information systems, major enterprise-wide technology deployments, or strategic enterprise infrastructure redesign. 


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.

Provides support for a strategic information management and cyber organization aligned with DOE mission and strategy and creates business value for stakeholders and customers.

Provides support services that will build a FITARA policy and governance shop, promoting the performance that leads to effective, carefully managed IT planning and execution.

Designs and prepares technical reports, studies and related documentation.  Makes charts and graphs to record results. Prepares and delivers presentations, training and briefings, as required.

Supports the development of policy, associated with the IT investment portfolio, IT acquisition and IT governance. Provides stewardship of the Enterprise programs and initiatives that stem from Departmental guidance and Federal mandates.

Performs assignments on a broad range of tasks associated with the implementation of standard techniques, procedures and/or criteria related to functional area or expertise. 

Gains knowledge of policies and procedures of a given program / project. Works cooperatively within the guidelines established by customer management and project leaders.

Collaborates with team members to attain the project goals within the defined timeframes.

Collects and analyzes data and provides reports on project status.

Serves as a resource for team members and clients. Helps to ensure an effective and positive work environment by establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.

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 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 eight (8) years’ of relevant experience.  Must have four (4) years of experience in Information Technology with a minimum of two (2) years in an applicable functional area.


U.S. Citizens only due to government or federal requirement


Expert knowledge of proven business and operations practices and strategies

Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to handle multiple priorities

Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to assess business requirements

Ability to collaborate with others for the timely achievement of designated goals and accomplishments

High level of proficiency in briefing managers and communicating recommendations regarding status of project

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Exceptional content and artifact development capabilities

Superior customer service and relationship management skills

Ability to interact effectively with management and staff at all levels within a multi-level organization

Ability to proactively identify problems and effectively respond

Ability to use discretion concerning sensitive and confidential data and information

Demonstrated integrity and professionalism

Detail-oriented with superior project management skills

Excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Access, Excel, Word, Outlook)

Proven ability to perform under pressure and to adjust plans to meet changing needs and requirements

Broad conceptual judgment, initiative, and ability to deal with complex issues

Ability to work effectively both individually and in a 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 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 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.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.

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