PMO Director (CMS HIGLAS Program Management Office)

Clearance Level
Program Management
Remote, Based in Maryland

REQ#: RQ114992

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT has an opportunity for a PMO Director to lead the program management office of our HIGLAS program supporting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). You will have the opportunity to work 100% remote from home, with a hybrid schedule to come into the Windsor Mill MD office two times a month.

At GDIT, we foster a people-centric environment. As the Deputy Program Manager supporting CMS’ Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS), you will be part of the GDIT program leadership team, reporting to the Sr Program Director. You will optimize operational enhancements and continuous improvements; as well as manage special projects, program budgets, resources and contracts.

At GDIT you will be a meaningful part of improving how federal agencies achieve their mission. HIGLAS is a very large complex system with approximately 3,000 total users, processing an average of 4.5 million transactional claim records per day which equates to over 1.2 billion annually. There are an average of 46,000 new account receivables and 168,000 payments processed per day along with 20,000 queries/reports run daily. Utilizing Oracle Federal Financials as the base application of HIGLAS, it provides CMS with a uniform financial management system to account for over $1 Trillion in outlays for healthcare each year across multiple lines of business.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Collaborating with CMS to sustain operations and maintenance, create innovation, achieve efficiencies, and ensure successful program and financial management.

  • Maintaining responsibility, accountability and authority for directing and managing the Program Management Office (PMO) services and overall program/portfolio processes and performance.

  • Managing the day to day operations of the Program Management Office which includes.

  • Program/Portfolio Management, Financial/EV Management, Schedule Management, Risks/Issues Management, SLA and Metrics Management, Deliverables Management, Quality Assurance and Compliance Management (including 508 and CMMI), Agile Adoption and Roadmap Management, and other program processes like Lessons Learned, Continuous Service Improvements (CSIs), Resource Management, Staffing, Procurement and Asset Management.

  • Managing the client relationship and delivering as per the Contractual requirements including the Deliverables and SLAs.

  • Driving performance and delivery across the program/portfolio using the established KPIs and metrics, including identifying and implementing improvements and efficiencies.

  • Ensuring the consistent and centralized status reporting across the Program/Portfolio in the ServiceNow platform.

  • Driving the project processes and performance across the functional teams to meet the budget and schedule commitments and deliver successfully.

  • Managing and driving the CMMI compliance across the program and also any preparation and readiness required for subsequent CMMI Level 4 assessments.

  • Managing and expanding the Program Management checklists to improve the consistency and delivery of the Special Projects starting with proposal, planning to execution and closing.

  • Managing PMO projects such as WebCenter Replacement, Agile/DevOps implementation, and other planned goals/improvements.

  • Providing leadership and guidance for the program proposal efforts including the Option Year awards.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years in a Program Management experience on a federal government contract of similar size and value (or equivalent combination of education and experience such as Master’s and/or combination of technical experience and certifications).

  • Experience managing program financials consisting of Firm Fixed Price (FFP) and Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) contract types.

  • Strong background in PMO Operations including Program/Portfolio Management, Financial/EVM, Risk management, SLA and metrics, schedules & deliverables Management, quality assurance and compliance management (including 508 and CMMI), Agile adoption and roadmap management and other program processes like lessons learned, Continuous Service Improvements (CSIs), resource management/staffing, Procurement and Asset Management.

  • Experience managing the client PMO leadership interface including senior levels of an organization.

  • Experience and ability to manage a program with Earned Value Management (EVM) requirements and compliance of a CMMI Level 4 program for development and services.

  • Prior experience managing subcontractors cost and performance.

  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder, and have the ability to obtain a Public Trust and have resided in the US 3 out of the last 5 years per contract requirements.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Prior experience working on a program with a base application of Oracle Federal Financials is preferred.

  • Experience developing Basis of Estimates (BOE) and budgetary estimates is preferred.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to utilize discretion and independent judgment regarding customer matters including the ability to switch between priorities quickly to meet customer requirements.

  • Ability to clearly and succinctly present executive level information to our stakeholders/customers.


  • Full-flex work week.

  • 401K with company match.

  • Customizable health benefits packages.

  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators.

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career.

  • Rewards program for high-performing employees.


About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.