Scheduler in Sterling Heights at DCS

Date Posted: 6/8/2024

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Job Description

Essential Job Functions:

The applicant shall assist product/project team(s) by developing, integrating, and presenting task-oriented activities in a comprehensive Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) using Microsoft Project and Milestone Professional.

The applicant shall develop a detailed IMS for all activities important to the teams’ success, and present IMS data in a clear and concise manner consistent with accepted schedule management techniques and processes.

The applicant shall provide services to team leads with schedule status reviews and schedule update meetings. The applicant shall perform IMS health checks and what-if analysis using Government-approved software at the request of USG team leads.

The applicant will present information related to the IMS during recurring meetings, and develop presentation slides and other materials as needed using Microsoft Office tools such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Ability to obtain security clearance.

A Master's Degree in a specialized field* plus a minimum of 4 years of applicable experience or, a Bachelor's Degree in the specialized field* plus 5 years of applicable experience, or a Associates Degree with 7 years, or a High School Diploma/GED with 13 years in any field with a minimum of 9 years of specialized experience or, fifteen (15) or more years of scheduler experience with a minimum of two years in Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) Acquisition Category (ACAT I/II) programs. 

Specialized Degree Field:  Project Management, Business Management/Administration or other related field.   Specialized/applicable experience must be in the area of  Project Management, Business Management/Administration or other related field.

A minimum of 5 consecutive years, within the last 10 years, experience as a program scheduler developing and maintaining schedules of complex government or commercial engineering or technical programs (preferably ground combat vehicle systems experience). Experience working on military acquisition programs. 

A minimum of 5 years of experience utilizing project management/ scheduling tool software suites:  Microsoft Project; or KIDASA Milestone Professional; or Oracle Primavera; or Barbecana Full Monte; and software using the Monte Carlo simulation tools (e.g. @RISK).

Have regularly and on a recurring basis participated as an active member of a process team in the formulation of integrated project plans, and have been directly responsible for representing the activities and tasks of that plan in the form of an integrated schedule. 

Shows wide-ranging past experience working with cross functional and with integrated process teams on complex activities; works well with groups.

Demonstrates an understanding of how to employ participatory leadership techniques and management fundamentals in the process of working with teams in the planning, development, and management of integrated, complex project schedules.

Can lead and manage a group when necessary.


Shows an ability to analyze technical requirements, budget and management timelines, mandatory processes and procedures, and leadership guidance, translate them into complex integrated project schedules.


Is able to apply fundamental and advanced project development techniques to the creation and formulation of complex integrated project schedules.


Grasps the essentials of schedule development and schedule management; demonstrates experience and competency in current schedule development (e.g. Microsoft Project and Powerpoint/Excel), schedule logic (Defense Contract Management Agency 14-point evaluation and analysis techniques), and schedule analysis tools, techniques, and software to ensure the integrated schedules developed are complete, technically sound, and can be assessed for the impacts of possible changes to timing and task content.


Has familiarity with scheduling tools of the trade to include logic and analysis software. 

Modeling techniques with respect to cost and schedule.

DoD Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule Preparation and Use Guide; DI-MGMT-81650.

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