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George Salava

Project Manager / Operations Lead
Santa Rosa Beach,FL

Summary

Sr. Project Manager / Operations Lead with 25+ years managing complex projects and leading diverse teams across the globe in support of the United States Air Force and the Department of Defense

Overview

25
25
years of professional experience
2
2
years of post-secondary education
6
6
Certifications

Work History

Sr. Project Manager /Operations Lead

ARMA-Global a GDIT Company
Fort Walton Beach , FL
2014.08 - Current
  • Proven Project Manager performing long range and iterative planning to meet strategic objectives, delivering on-time results within scope at or under budget, often on concurrent projects, with shared or competing resources
  • Exceptional organizational skills using project and collaboration tools such as MS Project, Atlassian's Jira and Confluence, SharePoint, MS Teams, Slack, and Wickr RAM
  • Strong emotional intelligence leading diverse global teams consisting of site leads, project managers, configuration managers, system engineers and administrators, and cyber security professionals by providing guidance, clear objectives, promoting a culture that is focused on results and innovation
  • Manage staffing and personnel budget through creation of position descriptions, job requisitions, scheduling and conducting interviews, and perform periodic employee evaluations for annual compensation and merit increases
  • Wrote processes, procedures, and workflows to meet Statement of Objectives (SOO) and Statement of Work (SOW) as an integral part of corporate re-compete team for DoD contract
  • Create innovative solutions, refined processes, and new approaches to complex problems using root cause analysis, trends, metrics, and periodic review of processes, procedures, and workflows
  • Establish informative and ongoing customer engagement with development of formal presentations, reports, and briefings on project status, budget, staffing, risks and concerns, and metrics outlined in Performance Work Statement (PWS) and Contract Deliverable Requirements List (CDRL) to Sr. management and stakeholders
  • Track and monitor cyber related tasks identified as risks or against best practices on unclassified and classified systems as part of DoD accreditation including Risk Management Framework (RMF) control families and Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms)
  • Ensure that systems are operated & maintained addressing incidents, service requests, changes, problems, events, and access management in a secure manner as outlined in operating instructions, regulations, vendor documentation, and vulnerability management plan
  • Performed quality control and monitored production efforts.
  • Led associate focus groups and meetings to obtain suggestions, address concerns or issues and foster positive relations among team members and management.

Sr. System Administrator

Northrop Grumman
Pensacola NAS , FL
2013.01 - 2014.01
  • Installed, patched, and maintained Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers and network appliances for big data
  • Implemented Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) to ensure systems operated securely
  • Automated tasks and scheduled jobs to monitor and "self heal" system issues
  • Standardized job tasks and trained junior team members on industry best practices and standards.
  • Completed reports detailing network and systems performance, costs and downtime issues.
  • Orchestrated integration and communication of software upgrades.

Communications Superintendent /Project Manager

Missouri Air National Guard
Jefferson Barracks , MO
2007.01 - 2014.01
  • Supervised 4 functional groups consisting of 53 enlisted members
  • Provided guidance, direction, and mentorship to enlisted members
  • Established Communications Focal point using ITIL principles
  • Created local Job Qualification Standards for training of airman
  • Provided reports to Sr. Staff

Network Site Lead

General Dynamics
Hurlburt Field , FL
2011.01 - 2013.01
  • Developed technical project plans, proposals, reports, and recommended courses of action
  • Provided project management for implementation of base wide IPTV
  • Interacted with vendors, other agencies, and different contracts

Technical Lead / Sr. System Administrator

Northrop Grumman
Hurlburt Field , FL
2005.01 - 2011.01

- Provided subject matter expert direction to subordinates

- Planned and executed facility move without downtime

- Automated enclave changes reducing cutover from 2 days to 3 hours


System Administrator 157th AOG (NCOIC)

Missouri Air National Guard
Jefferson Barracks , MO
1999.01 - 2001.01
  • Ensured that The Air Operations Center network, systems, and boundary protection was maintained within t guidelines provided by the SPO
  • Trained Jr. enlisted members in system principles and best practices
  • Developed project plans, master schedule, implemented system upgrades and tech refresh Theater Battle Management Systems and associated services
  • Installed important security and functionality patches to maintain optimal protections against intrusion and system reliability.

Education

Associate of Arts - Information Technology

Community College of The Air Force
Montgomery, AL
2005.01 - 2007.01

Skills

Project manager supervision

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Certification

Project Management Professional (PMP #3142928)

Clearance

TS/SCI

Timeline

Security + CE

2021-11

Project Management Professional (PMP #3142928)

2021-09

Scrum Master

2020-06

Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP #2164305)

2018-05

Certified SCRUM Product Owner (CSPO)

2016-01

Sr. Project Manager /Operations Lead

ARMA-Global a GDIT Company
2014.08 - Current

ITIL V3 Foundations

2013-01

Sr. System Administrator

Northrop Grumman
2013.01 - 2014.01

Network Site Lead

General Dynamics
2011.01 - 2013.01

Communications Superintendent /Project Manager

Missouri Air National Guard
2007.01 - 2014.01

Associate of Arts - Information Technology

Community College of The Air Force
2005.01 - 2007.01

Technical Lead / Sr. System Administrator

Northrop Grumman
2005.01 - 2011.01

System Administrator 157th AOG (NCOIC)

Missouri Air National Guard
1999.01 - 2001.01
George SalavaProject Manager / Operations Lead