J.C. Schulte

Presentation: Federal Project Managers – A Medley Of Topics To Discuss

Abstract: We as federal PMs typically have similar questions about our careers, and would like to hear and learn from others in similar situations. In this session we will discuss, collectively, topics such as: what is the best certification to get? Is there a typical career path? How many projects should I be managing? Where can I go for guidance? Is there a difference being a PM in a civilian agency as compared to DoD?

PMI Talent Triangle: Business Acumen

Biography: J.C. has built his 18-year career on the concepts and principles of program and project management. Recently, J.C. has temporarily joined the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) to serve as a Senior Advisor on Program Management to both FAI and the Office of Management and Budget. Prior to his current role, J.C. served as the Program Management Officer for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) and supported all Departmental Administration (DA). He oversaw all their program, project, and acquisition management activities and assisted USDA’s Program Management Improvement Officer with the Department’s implementation of the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA). In addition, J.C. oversaw the Department’s Federal Acquisition Certification in Program and Project Management (FAC-P/PM).

Previously, J.C. served as USDA’s Deputy Information Technology Executive and in collaboration with the White House’s Office of American Innovation (OAI) and General Services Administration (GSA), implemented the Centers of Excellence (CoE) at USDA. Prior to joining USDA, J.C. was the Chief of Staff for the Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Energy Technology Laboratory. Before joining DoE, J.C. began his federal career with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration and served in several different roles. He is a proud Veteran and his penchant for public service is the result of the time he served in the United States Air Force. J.C. is a certified FAC-P/PM Senior-Level and IT Core Plus Program Manager. In addition, he is also a certified Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP), and a certified PROSCI Organizational Change Management Practitioner.

Outside of Work: J.C. lives in northern Virginia and spends his free time enjoying the outdoors by hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking, or just embracing the camaraderie of friends and family while cooking something low and slow in his smoker. When he isn’t out in nature, you will usually find him reading, working out, or spending time with his family and dog.