Criterion Systems, Inc.

Project Scheduler

Job Locations US-FL-Pensacola
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website:
We are looking for candidates to help deliver full lifecycle development and sustainment for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS). The NCPS assists more than 100 federal civilian government agencies with the protection of their networks against advanced cyber threats. Under this contract, you will support the government in the design, development, operations and maintenance services for the NCPS. Together we will build the mission critical cybersecurity solutions that will enable the timely dissemination of threat warnings and improve information sharing across DHS's stakeholder community.
Hybrid/Remote work is an option.


 We are seeking a Program Planner/Scheduler for the development, maintenance, analysis, and reporting of IT and Cybersecurity-based project schedules, project documentation, and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS). The position will be an integral part of a small Program Management (PM) team to ensure the schedule/project plan (scope, cost, schedule and technical requirements are fully integrated) is executing as planned. Additionally the position will provide weekly and monthly planning metrics on schedule status, schedule risk assessments, critical path analysis, schedule variance analysis, and network logic validation. The successful candidate will be an advocate in the discipline of classic PMBOK project planning principles and scheduling (both waterfall and Agile) and must be able to identify and recommend insightful mitigation plans. Strong facilitation skills and the ability to proactively communicate with all levels of management, the customer, and other stakeholders are required.


  • A current Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI.
  • Must be able to obtain DHS suitability prior to starting employment.
  • Must have a familiarity with project management, project planning and scheduling.
  • Demonstrated Microsoft Project experience (or similar project scheduling software).
  • Demonstrated Microsoft Office experience (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
  • Must have basic knowledge and fundamental understanding of IT and Cybersecurity (LANs, WANs, firewalls, routers, switches, virtual environments).
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally at all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated, polished presentation skills that succinctly articulate complex ideas and concepts at executive levels of management.
  • Focused on customer needs with a sense of urgency.
  • Excellent follow through and persistence.
  • The ability to thrive in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to maintain a professional and courteous manner in difficult situations.
  • Ability to maintain high quality work to manage multiple critical projects.
  • Ability to perform and participate in a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of users.
  • Excellent customer service skills and demeanor.



  • High School Diploma/Equivalent


Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of PMI PMBOK framework and common Project Management processes and procedures, Risk Management, and Earned Value Management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in assisting Integrated Product Teams (IPT) and Project Teams (PT) in planning, scheduling, reporting, and cost estimating tasks.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), or Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) certification.


Criterion Systems, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization.  We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make employment decisions without regard to any individual’s protected status:  race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex/gender, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, marital/parental status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit



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