Program Manager - OSEPC #669

Washington D.C.
Mar 22, 2023
Apr 26, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time

Program Manager - OSEPC #669

Work Hours: 8:30am- 5:00pm
Pay Band: SAA-10 - $98000-$146992
Remote Work Status: Hybrid / FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date Range: 3/21/2023-4/4/2023
This vacancy announcement closes at 7pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Job Description
This is professional work with responsibility for emergency preparedness, continuity of operations and security. Work includes developing, coordinating, maintaining and monitoring policies, guidelines and procedures in such areas as emergency preparedness, response and recovery, and security. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director.

Examples of Work
Implements policies and procedures; manages and maintains projects, plans and programs. Identifies problems impacting the Senate community’s ability to evacuate, shelter in place, decontaminate, and execute other emergency responses; develops and implements solutions; reports to management the status of corrective actions. Identifies and validates emergency preparedness, life-safety systems, equipment and supplies for the Senate community; conducts a needs assessment for emergency preparedness, life safety systems, equipment and supplies; implements the allocation, deployment, maintenance and inventory of emergency equipment to Senate offices and public areas. Coordinates the development and ensures proper implementation of action plans and short- and long- term security projects. Develops and delivers training; ensures that Senate staff is properly trained to perform all emergency functions. Assists in the development of security needs for the Capitol, Senate office buildings, and grounds in the Washington, D.C. area; implements security plans for contingency relocation of the Senate Chamber, both on-site and off-site. Provides advice and technical assistance to Senate Offices and Committees on issues of physical security and personal protection. Advises Member offices in the planning, implementation and maintenance of major state-level security, emergency preparedness, and continuity of operations projects; negotiates with Senate staff, commercial and federal landlords, and general contractors in the selection, installation, and maintenance of security measures in state offices. Assists in planning, directing and executing projects; assists in the development of the annual program plan and SAA strategic plan. Represents the Sergeant at Arms (SAA) organization in meetings with the Capitol Police, Secretary of the Senate, and other working groups.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Knowledge of principles, methods and practices of emergency management, security management, project management, including project budgeting, scheduling, staffing, risk management and requirements analysis.
  • Knowledge of vulnerability assessment, threat analysis, and security assessment in the Legislative Branch.
  • Knowledge of life safety practices, including fire and safety, emergency action planning, evacuation, relocation and shelter-in-place.
  • Knowledge of emergency equipment to include breathing devices (e.g., escape hoods), communication devices, and emergency supplies.
  • Knowledge of OSHA guidelines.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with Senate staff, local, state, and federal law enforcement and security agencies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to conduct research and prepare clear and concise analyses, plans, procedures and reports.

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 at all times for sudden recall 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.