Program Manager 2- DHS Tech Development - 25954 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/20/2018

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Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

Deputy Program Manager for contractor support to Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, Borders and Maritime Security Division (BMD).

Manages an established development program for major component or a total small system, or production or logistics program for several components or medium systems.  The program serves a single customer and requires coordination of program requirements across planning stages with several subcontractors.   Program is contained at a single domestic location, but includes travel to other CONUS and OCONUS locations.  Multiple business functions are represented by the employees assigned to the program. Program involves established technologies that require the application of advanced principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to provide solutions to a variety of technical problems.  Requires coordination of technologies across program requirements.  Long-range financial forecast is for moderate future growth represented in discrete products or components that include derivative technologies (exclude follow-on business).  Long-range forecast is projected to continue five or more years.


Duties and Responsibilities

 Responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of the company on assigned program from inception through completion.  Manages technical and administrative staff and provides ongoing direction in the performance of the assigned program.

 Develops and monitors program plan including time and cost estimates.  Ensures project outputs are delivered on schedule and within funding.

 Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to program plan and schedule, identifies program problems, and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.

 Prioritizes workload and determines staffing levels and any adjustments in staffing.  Maintains a staffing level to ensure technical quality and appropriate experience levels are consistent with current and projected project activities.

 Reviews reports and briefings prepared by technical staff for quality.

 Leads technical discussions for project reviews.  Prepares and delivers formal briefings.

 Ensures that appropriate training is delivered to program staff.

 Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customer and other outside agencies.

 Acts as primary customer contact for program activities.  Regularly meets with and updates the customer on project status.  Leads program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. 

 Develops new business or expands business with the customer.  Coordinates preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract.  Participates in negotiating contract  and contract changes.

 Complies with quality assurance and security procedures in the performance of duties.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or related technical discipline plus 10 years of experience or Master’s plus 8 years in a technical position.  At least 2 years of technical project management experience relating to DHS and/or DoD major systems or programs.  Five years supervisory/management experience.  DHS operational or technical experience preferred.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by
market survey data.

DAWIA Level III Program Management certification desired.

Requires proven experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and independently perform and/or direct a wide variety of complicated tasks. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Leadership and management skills as evidenced by previous work experience.

Strong customer service orientation.

SECRET clearance is required with the ability to upgrade to a TOP SECRET/SCI clearance.



Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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