Project Management Analyst (Female, Age 41) in Arlington, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleProject Management Analyst
Salary$85,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40 - 50
Company Size(not answered)
LocationArlington, NY
Years Experience6 months

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Years in Career0
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Income Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
We work with partners to reduce the risk in aviation safety.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Responsible for pragmatically applying formal project management (PM)techniques, skills and methodologies and executing PM process to ensure successful and completion of all program tasks. Including: risk management, project change control, and schedule development.

Develop program / project review documents and presentations. Develop and edit technical materials posted on program websites. Create and manage configuration control process. Manage program master calendar.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Full Medical Benefits, 2 weeks vacation, 6 six days, 4 personal days

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
No I do not feel I am well compensated at my position. I am a double masters major with ITIL certifications. My base salary is $75,000 I should be making at least $90,000 for this work.

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes I do work with others on a daily basis.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Work location is relative to where I live. I live 1.5 hours via metro and driving takes at least 1.5 hours

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 8
Benefits: 3
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 5
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 1

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am
8am to 9amArrive to work, have my morning coffee and breakfast. Check email and prioritize what work is to be done for the day.
9am to 10amBegin first priority projects. Answer emails as well as voice mails.
10am to 11amWork on all projects from first to last.
11am to 12pmSchedule meetings if necessary, still checking emails. Conduct research and return phone calls and emails as necessary. Generally have a project meeting (once a week) with Supervisor on where I am with assigned projects.
12pm to 1pmLunch, run errands. Check personal email.
1pm to 2pmContinue to work on projects.

Once a week there is a team meeting with my team mates where he updates us on all of our team projects.

2pm to 3pmContinue to work on current projects, update other associates as necessary. There maybe meetings outside of the office to the DC locations but less likely.
3pm to 4pmMore project work, research and intranet updates. Work on form updates if necessary and returning more emails.
4pm to 5pmWinding down for the day. Leave for commute home at 4:30 PM.
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Friend Referrel / Networking

What was the application process?
Submitted Resume with a consulting agency

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes one interview with the supervisor.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
PM experience did I have.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes he has prepared me. I have a mentor that worked with me closely.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No no training.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes very much so because I am extremely organized.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Continue education as much as possible.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
At lease a BA degree as well as advance education in project management.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Bachelors Degree

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Read and research as much as possible for the organization you will be working for.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No it is not, its a job that I do and I am good at it. I would like a PM position with a lot more responsibility

What are your current career goals?
Moving into Project Management.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Project Management Analyst6 mon77500Responsible for pragmatically applying formal project management (PM)techniques, skills and methodologies and executing PM process to ensure successful and completion of all program tasks. Including: risk management, project change control, and schedule development.

Develop program / project review documents and presentations. Develop and edit technical materials posted on program websites. Create and manage configuration control process. Manage program master calendar.

Prior Job 2Smithsonian168000Research, write, and develop policy for the Smithsonian. Create spreadsheets and charts. Edit documents and assist with training and contracting.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.8

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.1NJ City UniversityEnglish Literature
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.3Keller Graduate School of ManagementProject Management