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CPIC SME

Remote, Remote

Company Introduction 
9th Way Insignia is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business bringing transformative technology to our government customers so they can achieve their missions.  Our specialties include cybersecurity, cloud modernization, software development, data analytics, enterprise architecture, enterprise IT, analytics and artificial intelligence.  Learn more about 9th Way Insignia at https://9thwayinsignia.com/   
 
Team (Project) Introduction  

9th Way Insignia Technology is looking for a Capital Planning and Investment Control Subject Matter Expert (CPIC)to join our team to assist in providing Information Technology Program Management and technical support (i.e., development, operations and maintenance) to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Benefits and Memorial Services (BAM) Portfolio.  BAM provides high quality, effective, and efficient Information Technology (IT) services to those responsible for providing care to the Veterans at the point-of-care as well as throughout all points of the Veterans’ health care in an effective, timely and compassionate manner. VA depends on Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) systems to meet mission goals, and deliver world-class, innovative systems that ensure reliable, secure, and seamless delivery of benefits and services directly to Veterans and their families. The BAM serves the Veterans Benefits Administration, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the National Cemetery Administration to develop and manage advanced technology solutions. 

Functional Job (LCAT) Information: 

A CPIC Subject Matter Expert has a a deep understanding of the CPIC process, federal IT investment management practices, and budget formulation and execution. They will play a key role in guiding and advising the organization on CPIC policies, procedures, and best practices to ensure effective IT investment decisions aligned with business objectives and regulatory requirements. 

 

Professional Level Information: 
A  CPIC Subject Matter Expert aligns as a Level 4(H) Manager within 9th Way Insignia Technology. A Level 4(H) Manager accomplishes objectives by leading teams and applying expert level, hands-on skills with projects.  Hybrid Managers require skills and qualifications such as exceptional leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide expert guidance and consultation on CPIC policies, procedures, and methodologies to support IT investment decision-making processes. 

  • Assist in the development and management of IT investment portfolios, including project prioritization, resource allocation, and performance monitoring. 

  • Lead or contribute to the development of business cases for IT investments, including cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, and alignment with strategic goals. 

  • Collaborate with finance and budgeting teams to ensure IT investments align with budgetary constraints, track spending, and support budget formulation and execution processes. 

  • Ensure compliance with federal CPIC guidelines, regulations (e.g., OMB Circular A-11, A-130), and agency-specific policies, and support CPIC-related audits and reviews. 

  • Analyze data related to IT investments, financials, performance metrics, and ROI to support decision-making, reporting, and transparency. 

  • Identify and assess risks associated with IT investments, develop risk mitigation strategies, and monitor risk factors throughout the investment lifecycle. 

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across departments (IT, finance, program management, etc.) to gather requirements, solicit feedback, and communicate CPIC-related updates and decisions. 

  • Develop and deliver training sessions, workshops, and materials on CPIC principles, processes, and tools for stakeholders and project teams. 

  • Stay current with CPIC industry trends, best practices, and regulatory changes, and contribute to the continuous improvement of CPIC processes, tools, and governance frameworks. 

 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Information Technology, or related field (or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree) 

  • 7-9 years experience 

  • Deep understanding of federal CPIC guidelines, OMB Circulars (A-11, A-130), FITARA, and related regulations governing IT investment management. 

  • Experience in developing business cases, conducting cost-benefit analysis, and evaluating ROI for IT investments. 

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to analyze financial data, performance metrics, and risk factors to support decision-making. 

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to interact effectively with diverse teams and senior leadership. 

  • Knowledge of budget formulation and execution processes, financial management systems, and federal procurement practices is desirable. 

 

Preferred/Desired: 

  • Master's degree preferred. 

  • Relevant certifications such as CPIC Practitioner (CPIC-P), PMP, CGFM, or related certifications are a plus. 

 

Salary Range: 
The salary range for this position is  $131,620-$145,977
 
9th Way Insignia’s range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law. 
 
Location:  Remote 
 
9th Way Insignia reserves the right to adjust work location based upon mission requirements. 
 
Clearance, background investigation: 
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 
 
Legal: 
We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law. 

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