Because of OPM’s switch to the Talent Acquisition System (TAS), my PMF Rotational Opportunity posting has gotten buried!! It’s an amazing opportunity for the PMF so please help me spread the word. We’re looking for one, possibly 2, PMFs to detail to help us on the program staff for the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, a program started by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy sponsored by Todd Park and now is in partnership with GSA. This program brings incredible innovators from outside government (and within government sometimes) and pairs them with great innovators inside government to develop game-changing solutions to some of government’s most difficult problems in a way that can save lives, save taxpayer money, and fuel job creation. Our website is here: www.whitehouse.gov/innovationfellows.
The rotational opportunity description is below- please help me spread the word so we can find amazing PMFs to help us grow and iterate the program so that it can continue to serve its citizens! Right now our deadline to apply is the first week of December. Thank You!
Title/Description: General Services Administration, Office of Strategic Innovation, Presidential Innovation Fellows Program
Position: Program Analyst/Policy Analyst
Location: Washington, D.C.
Duration: Starting December 2013/January 2014 (6 months)
Clearance required: none
This rotation is with the Office of Strategic Innovation, part of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) within the General Services Administration (GSA). This office is the operational home of the Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) Program, a program founded by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) of the Executive Office of the President and now partnering with GSA to continue to make the program grow and succeed beyond administrations. The PIF program pairs the best innovators from outside government with the best innovators inside government to develop game-changing solutions to exceedingly difficult challenges in a short timeframe. The program partners with agencies who sponsor projects that aim to save lives, save taxpayer money and fuel economic growth: www.whitehouse.gov/innovationfellows.
This rotation will be in the program office for the PIF program within GSA. The PMF will be instrumental in helping manage and support the rapidly growing program and large classes of fellows. The PMF will help design and implement survey tools and program performance metrics that will be invaluable to the program to track progress on PIF projects, assess the satisfaction and needs of the fellows and agency sponsors, and provide measurable progress tools and performance standards that can be applied through multiple rounds of the program. The PMF will also be asked to assist in the external and internal communication needs of the program. The person will be exposed to a great deal of cross-agency work and collaboration and will be able to work Presidential Innovation Fellows on a one on one basis, helping to track project performance and remove barrier to progress. There will also be other tasks to work on during the rotation including assisting with recruitment and outreach, event coordination, and working with OSTP on program policy objectives and goals.
The candidate should possess exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills, an understanding of program management and operations, and excellent abilities in both written and oral communication. Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office Programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint is a must along with knowledge of other analytical and presentation tools. Experience in communication will be considered a plus. The candidate should be able to work well independently on tasks with sufficient direction, as well as in teams and groups Experience in cross-agency initiatives and a passion for innovation and driving both culture and process change in government is highly desired. Basic knowledge of lean startup and agile principles will be also considered a plus, but not required.
Points of Contact:
Interested candidates should read about the program and current round of fellows/project by going onto www.whitehouse.gov/innovationfellows before applying for the position. Contact both Arianne Gallagher at [email protected] and Lena Trudeau at [email protected] in order to apply.
MOU: If you are selected for this rotation, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) must be completed and signed by all involved parties prior to the start of the rotation. Please coordinate with your supervisor and with the GSA contacts above to get a MOU created and signed before the start of the rotation if you are selected.