January 2018 Print

PMI Space Coast FL Chapter Networking Social



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RESTON, Va., Dec. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Rick Scott accepted the First Responder Network Authority* and AT&T** plan to design and build a wireless broadband network for the state's public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Florida's first responders save lives and protect communities.

"Florida has decided to participate in the deployment of the nationwide, interoperable broadband network as proposed in the FirstNet State Plan... I believe this is in the best interest for Florida taxpayers," said Gov. Scott.

AT&T, in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, will build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless broadband communications network for Florida's public safety community at no cost to the state. The FirstNet network will drive innovation and create an entire system of modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders.

FirstNet will transform the way Florida's fire, police, EMS and other public safety personnel communicate and share information. Specifically, it will:

  •          Connect first responder subscribers to the critical information they need in a highly secure manner when handling day-to-day operations, responding to emergencies and supporting large events like college and professional football games or at any of the state's theme parks that attract millions of visitors each year.
  •          Create an efficient communications experience for public safety personnel in agencies and jurisdictions across the state during natural disasters like Hurricane Irma in September 2017 that caused damage and power outages across the state.  
  •          Enhance and expand network coverage in Florida to cover areas that are today underserved, benefitting first responders and residents throughout the state's rural areas. 
  •          Provide first responders with access to dedicated network assets that can be deployed for additional coverage and support when needed.
  •          Drive infrastructure investments and create jobs across the state.
  •          Usher in a new wave of dependable innovations for first responders. This will create an ever-evolving set of life-saving tools for public safety, including public safety apps, specialized devices and Internet of Things technologies. It also carries the potential for future integration with NextGen 911 networks and Smart Cities' infrastructure.

The First Responder Network Authority and AT&T designed Florida's network solution with direct input from the state's public safety community. The First Responder Network Authority has been meeting with Florida's officials and public safety personnel for several years to address their unique communication needs. These include:  

  •          Expanding coverage beyond what is currently available from commercial carriers, including coastlines and state-controlled waterways, with an emphasis on rural coverage.
  •          Offering feature-rich services at competitive prices.

"Governor Scott's decision to join FirstNet equips Florida's first responders with the ability to communicate with priority and preemption at all times to help keep the public safe and secure," said First Responder Network Authority CEO Mike Poth. "FirstNet gives law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel the technologies and tools they need to communicate with each other and across diverse terrains when responding to emergencies."

The decision enables the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T to begin offering an entirely new wireless ecosystem for public safety communications. Florida's first responder subscribers now have priority and preemption on the FirstNet network for voice and data communications, 24/7/365 – like their mission.

"We're honored to bring FirstNet to Florida," said Joe York, president, AT&T Florida. "We applaud Governor Scott for his commitment to public safety. By opting in to FirstNet, Governor Scott is taking public safety a major step forward, giving Florida's first responders access to the critical communications capabilities they need when seconds count and lives hang in the balance."

For more information on FirstNet, please go to and For more about the value FirstNet will bring to public safety, please go to




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Chapter Board of Directors

2017 Chapter Board of Directors

The chapter has open or vacant positions that are vital to the chapters success.  If you are interested in any of the opportunities or need information on the position responsibilities, please reach out to one of the board members.

Below is a listing of current open positions that need to be filled.  If interested please reach out to one of the board members.


PR Director

Sponsorship Director

Certifications Director

Career Dev. Director






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Chapter Metrics

Chapter Metrics as of January 25, 2018

We have 530 members and 418 have earned certifications





The graph below depicts the certifications held by our chapter members.  Our chapter members have continued to obtain and utilize their skillset and experience within the Project/Program Management industry. 


The chapter would like to extend their congratulations to the following chapter members for obtaining their PMP Certification in the past month:

Dani Jones





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PMISCF Social Media

PMI Space Coast Florida

Social media - Spread the Word

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Monthly Newsletter Contributions

Do you have information or an article you'd like to be considered for inclusion in the PMI® Space Coast Florida Chapter's monthly newsletter? If so, please send the information to

Thank you!

Deadline for submission is the first day of the month. Submissions will be evaluated by the Board for inclusion on a space-available basis.



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Getting involved with PMI on a local or global level is simple. Our new Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS) makes it easy to search for volunteer opportunities throughout the world.

To get started:

  1. Log into the VRMS — if it’s your first time, see the VRMS Guide for detailed instructions on how to use the system.
  2. Review your volunteer profile and update your service history.
  3. Search and apply for opportunities that meet your interests and needs.
  4. Once you apply, you will receive an email notification regarding the status of your application.
  5. Come back regularly to update your volunteer profile and service history, and search for more opportunities.

Not sure how you can help? Learn about the types of volunteer opportunities we offer.



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BASIC PURPOSE:  This job is responsible to plan construction projects and oversee their progress along the way in a timely and cost-effective manner. Responsibilities include budgeting, organization, implementation and scheduling of the projects.


  • Oversee and direct construction projects from conception to completion
  • Review the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs
  • Oversee all onsite and offsite constructions to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations
  • Coordinate and direct construction workers and subcontractors
  • Select tools, materials and equipment and track inventory
  • Meet contractual conditions of performance
  • Review the work progress on daily basis
  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status
  • Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones
  • Negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts and obtain permits and licenses
  • Analyze, manage and mitigate risks
  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques
  • Analyze and assure compliance of contract financial obligations.
  • At a minimum, prepares monthly status reports of all current projects including project contract amounts, final projected costs, accurate of committed cost, payment status of past billings, project issues, and the financial impact of projects.
  • Participates in month-end meetings to discuss with management in detail the status of all open jobs. Be prepared to discuss any issues and have potential solutions prepared.
  • Review facility maintenance plan and ensure the plans incorporation facility maintenance management system
  • Ensure Cape Canaveral Spaceport Development Standards are incorporated into the planning, design and construction plan as appropriate.
  • Ensure deliverables required by foundational agreements (NASA- KSC, 45th SW, FDOT) are provided to responsible organizations and archived



  • None



  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture, engineering or related field.
  • 5-7 years direct construction project management experience
  • Proven work experience in construction management.



  • CAPM or PMP Certification
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, MS Projects, Visio, or similar software.


Send resumes to: 
Rhonda Rosa, PHR
Office Manager
Space Florida
505 Odyssey Way
Exploration Park, FL  32953
Office: 321-730-5301 ext. 247
Cell:      407-371-1210
Fax:       321-730-5307

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