Senior Functional Specialist Advisor

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In a world of possibilities, pursue one with endless opportunities. Imagine Next!

When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons.  Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Senior Functional Specialist Advisor to join our team! 


  • Perform oversight and day to day management of overall MET project/program activities & resources.

  • Assess current business processes related to the system and recommend changes if needed.

  • Create/prepare test plans, integrated schedules, and resource estimates using established project management standards.

  • Provide direction and guidance in creation of plans, policies, and procedures in support of the program.

  • Provide technical support for meetings, conferences, teleconferences, video teleconferences, and multimedia projects supporting communication and strategic objectives of the office relating to publication of the MET tool.

  • Plan, execute, direct, and edit multimedia project productions in support of government customer task requirements and strategic objectives.

  • Provide program management expertise and assistance in creation/ implementation/maintenance of the MET program.

  • Assist in creating and implementing travel, training, and conference policies, processes, and procedures to enable new modules and ensure mission continuity.

  • Provide program management expertise to NGA key components for coordination of program reviews, facilitation of sessions with staff, and communication with stakeholders.

  • Assist in conducting outreach activities associated with travel, training, and conferences as well as any new modules.

  • Assist in directing the development of a set of communication tools to promote, educate, foster, and articulate the MET to the NGA workforce.

  • Assist in creating and providing a training plan for pertinent NGA personnel.

  • Assist in developing/implementing/maintaining a Change Management Board (CMB) for NGA key component.

  • Solicit Directorates for feedback on their requirements, suggestions, and ongoing issues and facilitate the CMB.

  • Manage all pre-work and post-work for the CMB. Gather actions items and prepare follow-up as needed.

  • Facilitate requirements meeting and technical exchanges with the client, developers, users, and stakeholders.

  • Gather, recommend and manage the requirements for MET collaboratively with the D KC MET Team.

  • Test MET to ensure requirements have been fulfilled. Work with developers to address inconsistencies with system and requirements. Continue to test functionality on an as-needed basis to ensure the integrity of the system.

  • Manage the Agency MET Team email box to troubleshoot issues, educate users on common questions, and conduct functions as an Agency MET Admin and/or KC MET Admin. Answer questions via phone and in person for technical support.

  • Conduct user training at NCE or NCW for all NGA personnel (basic, approvers, Directorate Administrators, Budget POC, etc.) and assist with maintenance and/or production of training guides. Provide ad-hoc desk side training as needed.

  • Gather system metrics, user metrics, and business process metrics as needed for continual improvement and efficiency assessment.


  • Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information SCI eligibility

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 11 years of work-related experience

  • At least 24 months demonstrated experience in leading Agency-wide training and outreach programs.

  • At least 24 months demonstrated experience in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a change management process.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range: 

$104,200.00 - $182,400.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!

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We’re committed to delivering innovative infrastructure, defense and security solutions to enable a sustainable, safer, smarter and more connected world.


Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.


Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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Financial Wellness

We care about your financial wellbeing. Parsons offers competitive pay and retirement plans to help you build wealth for the future while giving you the flexibility to diversify your investments.

Work Life Harmony

Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

Career Development

We are committed to fostering the personal and professional growth of our employees. Develop and advance yourself though our comprehensive training, educational and mentorship programs.

Veteran Support

We provide Industry leading benefits to support veterans and active-duty members to provide security for you and your family by offering robust leave and benefits; including paid active-duty military leave and paid time off when transitioning back to civilian life.

Mind & Body

At Parsons we inspire healthier habits, heathier minds, and a healthier you through our wellness program. Participate in our weekly Meditation Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays. Wellness, at Parsons, is more than just your annual checkup.


Health is not a one size fits all. At Parsons, we offer a robust Employee Assistance Program as well as comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans through large, national carriers with the choice of regional PPO, HDHP, or HMO networks.

Want to learn more about the benefits eligible for the Parsons’ location you are interested in? Connect with one of our recruiters for further detail.

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Parsons has a long-standing reputation as an industry leader in domestic and international engineering and construction projects. The company also has a solid history supporting federal government work.”

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