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     Date Submitted:27-08-2013
     Last Modified:27-08-2013 (03:21)
    Job information
     Current job:Business Operations Staff/ Project Planner
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Business Services
     KeywordsInformation Technology Strategic Planning and Integration

    Highlights of Qualifications 
    • 35 years experience in Information Technology (IT) Planning and Asset Management
    • Sustained excellent job performance
    • Highly developed interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    Professional  Experience 
    United Space Alliance (USA) Kennedy Space Center, Fl     October 1999 – April 2013
    Spherion Staffing Services   May 2012 – April 2013/ USA– Subcontract employee
     Responsibilities (General Clerk)
    * NASA Space Shuttle Program - Government Property Rent Free Non-Interference Agreements/Closeout
    > Concurrence and oversight of all requests for utilization of Government contract equipment for NON Space Shuttle Program Contracts
    > Development and submittal of transition Information Technology Plan – 2013
    > Management and Oversight of approved IT plans supporting Space Shuttle Program Closeout
    United Space Alliance - Information Management – October 1999 – April 2012
    Responsibilities (Business Operations Staff):
    * Information Technology Planning Coordinator
    > Development and submittal of  multi - million dollar Information Technology (IT) Plans
       Five year forecast narrative/ Fiscal Year detail - Space Shuttle Program and USA Corporate
    > Development of briefings and associated documentation needed to obtain approvals
    > Management and Oversight of all approved Information Technology Plans supporting Space Shuttle Program and USA Enterprise IT Planning process and directives
    * Customer Support
    > Oversight of all acquisition requests, track, report progress, resolves issues
    > SW/HW contract negotiations for establishment and renewal.
    > Initiate actions supporting Infrastructure upgrades/enhancements, new technology infusion and process improvements
    > Ensure compliance USA-Information Technology policies and procedures, Issue resolution, process flow confirmation and utilization of IT asset management applications
    * Information Technology Planning Training and mentoring – Florida and Texas
    > Development of all formal training and Computer Based Training modules for IT Planning Process
    > Certified Training Instructor
    * NASA Space Shuttle Program - Government Property Rent Free Non-Interference Agreements
    > Concurrence and oversight utilization of Government IT equipment for NON Space Shuttle Program Contracts

    Significant Achievements:  
    Successful delivery, approval and oversight of IT Plans totaling over 600 million dollars
    Successful oversight and implementation of IT Planning process training program
    Participated in SW/HW contract negotiations resulting in substantial costs savings
    Implemented and co-developed interactive web-based Single point of entry for IM requests for services, trouble calls, and/or problem reporting.

    Astronauts’ Personal Achievement Award – Silver Snoopy
    NASA IT Planning Peer Award
    USA-Employee of the Month – Quality January 2004
    Multiple Customer Service and Performance Recognition Awards
     USBI Co. Kennedy Space Center, Fl   April 1985 – September 1999
     USBI Co - Information Systems
     Responsibilities: (Project Planner and Data Communications Specialist):
    * Manage USBI Co. Information Technology Operating Budgets
    Indirect Budget (est. $7.9million) supporting-UNISYS Mainframe, 1,100 personal computers Engineering workstations, Local and wide area networks/central server complex
    Direct Budget (est. $1.8million)
    * USBI Co. Information Technology Strategic Planning
    Development and submittal of IT Asset capital plan and appropriations
    5 year Automated Data Processing Plan
    United Technologies Corporation-annual Information Technology Financial Report
    * USBI Co. Information Technology Resource Acquisition and Distribution
    Initiate IT acquisitions-Capital and Indirect Budget Items
    Initiate annual company capital planning and resource distribution schedules
    * Sub-contract Administration
     Automated Data Processing (Hardware and Software) subcontracts and license agreements
    Administer remote United Technologies Corporation IBM mail system
    * Hardware/Software Support Services
    Testing and evaluation of new software and hardware products
     Administer Information Systems library services
     Develop MAPPER based Acronym System
    Significant Achievements:  
    Established successful methodology for remote corporate mail system access and administration
    Established USBI Information Systems Library Services
    Project Lead for implementing web based repository for USBI documentation (ISO 9000 certification)
    Lease Vs Buy Plan-Engineering Workstations negotiations resulting in over $510K savings
    UNISYS Mainframe Lease negotiations resulting in substantial cost savings
    NASA – Manned Space Flight Awareness Launch Honoree-STS-96
    Multiple Customer Service and Performance Recognition Awards
    Computer Skills: 
       Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio and Access Products
       FileMaker Pro
       Adobe Photoshop
       UNISYS OS2200
       Gateway, Dell, HP, Sony Vaio, Apple Hardware Products
    West Virginia University-1968-1969
      Associate of Applied Science (Dental Assistant - School of Dentistry)
    Continuing Education: 
      ITL Foundation IT Service Management (ITSM) Certification (V2 and V3)
      Certified Training Instructor
      United Space Alliance Leadership Series
      Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
      Software Licensing Agreements
      PeopleSoft Purchasing 5.1
      Introduction of ISO 9000
      Dealing with Suppliers and Contractors
      Truth in Negotiations Act
      Export Control
      Government Property

    Personal References:  Available Upon Request

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