Senior Program Manager #5442

Washington D.C.
Mar 09, 2023
Apr 13, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time

Senior Program Manager #5442

Work Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Pay Band: SAA-11 - $105834-$158749
Remote Work Status: Hybrid / FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date Range: 3/8/2023-3/22/2023
This vacancy announcement closes at 7pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

The U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms (SAA) Office of Security, Emergency Preparedness, and Continuity (OSEPC) requires a security subject matter expert to comprehensively support Security Planning and Police Coordination (SPPC) Senator Residential Security Systems Program. The support will be performed primarily through managing and scheduling Residential Security Assessments (RSA) and the implementation of security recommendations from the RSAs for Senators. This position also assists the Security Engineering Specialist with coordinating, tracking and monitoring the installation of Electronic Security Systems and Physical Security Projects by contractors. This position will also be responsible to oversee the tracking of expenditures, requisitions and purchase orders from contractors and closely monitor against the yearly budget.

The applicant must possess a Bachelor's Degree in business, public administration, criminal justice or related field and three to five years of experience in security project management with a proven track record of successful projects. The applicant must demonstrate successful experience in managing a complex, deadline driven program and have the knowledge to perform duties as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR).

The applicant must have the ability to manage and forecast budgets, reconcile accounts, and identify and amortize costs over contract periods. The applicant must establish and maintain guidelines and procedures for effective financial reporting. The ability to prepare and maintain accurate financial records and reports is also a requirement.

Customer service is paramount for this position and the applicant must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. This position will work very closely with Senators and their Spouses as well as with the United States Capitol Police.

This position requires occasional travel and may include weekends, holidays, and extended evening hours. Position may be required to assist other sections within SPPC and perform other duties as assigned.

Job Description
This is professional work responsible for the development, implementation, testing, monitoring, and coordination of contingency emergency preparedness, continuity of operations, and security programs and processes. Work involves planning, implementing, and exercising the programs and procedures related to emergency preparedness, response and recovery, and security. Work in this classification is distinguished from the Program Manager by its level of expertise and complexity of projects. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director.

Examples of Work
Serves as senior project manager on a spectrum of assigned projects; assists in the planning, directing, and executing of major departmental projects; assists the Director in performing project management roles for inter-departmental projects. Serves as COR on contracts; directs the activities of vendors, consultants, and personnel that provide services and support. Assists the Director in assessing, updating and maintaining a consistent project management methodology within the SAA. Manages specific actions and programs during any contingency to include plans for relocation of the Senate to an off-site location. Analyzes programs and related evaluations to ascertain deficiencies and develops recommendations for improvement. Assists the Director in developing various annual program plans including strategic plans; may work closely with the Director in the coordination and development of the department budget. Monitors the progress, milestones, and deliverables of assigned projects; provides performance feedback and recommendations to project leaders. Collects and analyzes project status reports to ensure adherence to SAA program management methodologies. Assists in preparing status reports for project update meetings with clients.

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires a Bachelor's Degree in business or public administration, or a related field, and three to five years experience in disaster relief response planning, emergency management/preparedness planning, law enforcement, security operations or program management or supervision; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Knowledge of vulnerability assessment, threat analysis, and security assessment in the Legislative Branch.
  • Knowledge of principles and current planning methods for continuity and business recovery operations, and emergency management.
  • Knowledge of principles, theories, methods and practices of project management including project budgeting, scheduling, staffing, risk management and requirements analysis.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and financial management principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to develop and implement both short- and long-range project plans.
  • Ability to lead project teams and to bring projects to completion on time and within budget.
  • Ability to conduct research and prepare analyses and reports.
  • Ability to analyze difficult and complex issues and make recommendations for action.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with Senate staff, local, state, and federal law enforcement and security agencies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Work is performed primarily in an office environment with no exceptional physical demands.

Licenses, Certification and Other Requirements
This position requires that the applicant obtain and maintain a top-secret U.S. Government security clearance. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in order for the SAA to submit your application for a security clearance. This position requires the incumbent to be available in response to emergency events affecting the Senate campus/community, and to potentially deploy to alternate sites in support of the Senate’s contingency operations. For education requirements please see Minimum Qualifications.

Conditions of Employment
To be employed by a Senate employing office in a paid position in the continental United States an individual must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen;
2. Be lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
3. Be (i) admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and (ii) have filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
4. Owe allegiance to the U.S. (i.e., qualify as a non-citizen U.S. national under federal law).

Employment is contingent on background / security investigation results.  


The SAA provides a highly competitive benefits package for all SAA staff. Our benefits extend beyond health care coverage to help provide employees with student loan reimbursement, professional development, transportation subsidy, TSP/retirement savings, access to our Employee Assistance Program, and more! For more information regarding SAA’s benefits, please visit 


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the SAA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAA and need special assistance or an accommodation to complete the application process, please submit your request to email with “Accommodation” in the subject line.


If you are identifying as veterans' preference eligible under the VEOA, please use this link to complete your application for Veterans' Preference AFTER you apply for this position. The link will also be available on the "Thank You" page after you have submitted your job application.

Candidates only need to apply one time for veterans’ preference to be considered for all future veterans’ preference positions within the Senate Sergeant at Arms. 

  • All supporting documents must ONLY be provided within the Veterans’ Preference Application and within the stated deadline of the job announcement.
  • Late applications for veterans’ preference will not be considered.
  • Documentation to obtain veterans’ preference will not be considered if attached to the job application.
  • If you need to revise or resubmit your Application for Veterans' Preference/documents, please withdraw your previous Application for Veterans' Preference and resubmit. If you require assistance, please email
  • To view additional information regarding the VEOA, please click here 

An applicant who declines to self-identify as a disabled veteran and/or to provide information and documentation regarding his/her disabled veteran’s status will not be subjected to an adverse employment action, but the individual may be ruled ineligible for veterans’ preference.

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