POSITION SUMMARY: Designs and establishes management documentation. Authorizes the release of drawings, and software configuration changes specified by management and other functional groups. Provides advice and guidance on methods, procedures, and requirements to individuals responsible for the creation of documentation. Plans and implements methods to improve response. Participates in special studies. May provide work guidance to less experienced CM Specialists. Under the guidance of a senior level analyst, performs data management tasks as required by contract. RESPONSIBILTIES: Designs and seeks agreement on the scope of the entire Configuration Management processes, including identifying and documenting the items to be controlled and the information to be captured and recorded. Ensures the proper baseline identification of configuration items, perform periodic audits, and provide verification of version release configuration items. Develops and maintains CM process standards, plans, and procedures. Ensure changes to the process methods and processes are properly approved, communicated and managed through out the CM process. Maintains status accounting records to ensure that current and historical configurations of products can be accurately determined throughout the product life cycle. Tracks all problems and changes in product documents and reports changes and current configuration. Attends meetings with management and other functional groups to obtain and authorizes release of drawings, and software configuration changes specified as needed. Assists the CM Specialist, Lead in the creation and management of each project specific Configuration Management Plan. May provide guidance to less experienced CM Specialists. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Typically requires a bachelor‘s degree or equivalent, and five to seven years of related experience. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Normal demands associated with an office environment. Ability to work on computer for long periods, and communicate with individuals by telephone, email and face to face. Some travel may be required.