Program Manager

Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 08, 2022
Full Time

Alternate Work Location May be Available

Serve as senior Program Manager responsible for handling strategic partnerships in industry research in a compartmented, access program.

Lead the planning, management, and execution of a highly sensitive IC-wide initiatives with impacts across the US Government.

Provide expert advice and guidance at the executive level with all relevant security stakeholders across the ODNI and the IC.

Lead and provide expert guidance toward establishment of physical security policy, and development of new test procedures for physical security equipment as related to this project.

Guide the efforts of the government affiliated entities and private companies who are contracted to investigate and provide solutions for this initiative.

Lead, initiate, cultivate, and maintain productive working relationships with security colleagues, IC security experts, DoS personnel, and other major stakeholders to develop policies, programs, and standards to improve the United States (US) technical security posture and, when appropriate, present, justify, defend, negotiate, and/or settle matters involving significant or controversial issues.

Provide regular briefings to audiences of all levels, including senior ODNI decision makers.

Guide and advise the contracting officer, contracting officer's technical representative and contractors on all contracts supporting this effort.

Plan, research, and identify key intelligence program and budget issues, evaluate program alternatives, and provide structured recommendations in accordance with the organizational policies, procedures, and viewpoints.

CSE Mission
The DNI's Center for Security Evaluation (CSE) represents the Intelligence Community in protecting national security equities against counterintelligence and security threats to diplomatic missions abroad and other U.S. government facilities worldwide; and provides technical, analytic, and policy guidance to government, public, and private sector partners.

CSE - Technical Security Group Mission
The technical groups of CSE anticipate and make available the information, policy, tools, materials and resources to allow the USG and its contractors to mitigate adversary capability to collect and exploit intelligence from our secure workspaces world-wide by providing:

Technical assessments of vulnerabilities and adversary capability relative to technical
collection of our information.

Expert guidance, advocacy, and maintenance of policies, standards and technical specifications for our secure facilities and operations to mitigate these vulnerabilities.

Tools, materials and educational information to meet these standards.

Programmatic and mission advocacy to ensure that our mission partners have the trained personnel, budget and quality in mission execution to respond and stay ahead of the threat environment.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a current permanent ODNI employee.


Expert knowledge of the IC and its components, missions, and interrelationships, including a demonstrated ability to lead broad-based teams regarding key IC issues.

Demonstrated understanding of budgetary and financial management principles and techniques as they relate to long range planning of programs and objectives

Expert knowledge of and experience with programmatic and financial management, strategic planning, and performance and performance management

Demonstrated strong project management skills as a Project Manager with 5 years' experience delivering end-to-end solutions in support of technical or operational requirements.

Previous COTR experience managing contracts that delivered hardware/capabilities/solutions.

Superior ability to apply analytic, quantitative, and qualitative techniques to analyze, evaluate, and recommend appropriate alternatives to complex issues.

Superior representational, oral, and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to produce clear, logical, and concise products.

Superior ability to develop consensus recommendations and to solicit input from colleagues and peers; proven ability to remain open-minded and change opinions on the basis of new information and requirements.

Superior ability to provide leadership, oversight, and guidance to the effective management of complex projects; superior ability to manage and mitigate risks, assess customer requirements, identify dependencies, and develop responsive project plans; superior ability to estimate costs and other resources using quantitative analysis to project requirements.

Extensive knowledge of the methods used to evaluate organizational performance against strategic objectives and demonstrated ability to advise the organizations on the application of evaluation methods.

Demonstrated ability to balance responsibilities among program/project activities; demonstrated ability to manage transitions effectively from task to task, adapting to varying customer needs.

Superior interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment; and to lead and mentor junior colleagues.

Superior ability to plan, execute and report on all aspects of complex, multi-million dollar budgets.

Expert knowledge of IC components' security programs, processes, policies, and methodologies, and an understanding of how these security disciplines are incorporated into US facilities overseas.

Expert knowledge of project management concepts and principles and superior experience planning, organizing, developing, and implementing physical and technical security systems, programs, and/or policies.

Superior oral and written communication skills and ability to produce clear, logical, and concise products to influence senior leadership, communicate effectively with people at all staff levels (both internal and external to the organization), and brief management on reviews and findings.

COTR Level 1 or willingness to obtain in 6 months.

PM Level 1 or willingness to obtain in 6 months.

Desired Requirements

Familiarity with physical and technical security disciplines, products, and applications.

COTR Level 2.

PM Level 2.

Additional information

Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview.

Reasonable Accommodations:

The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodations Officer by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE.

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

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