Program Manager

Alexandria, VA
May 30, 2023
Jun 14, 2023
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking an experienced Program Manager to lead a multi-project/multi-task Staffing and Technical Acquisition Services contract with the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ). In this position, the Program Manager will provide oversight and management support, to include all the necessary technical, business, and administrative planning; organizing; managing; coordinating; tracking (e.g., schedule, deliverables); performance management; and resource management required to perform all program activities successfully. Must be able to identify and mitigate risks to the program. Must be able to manage cost, schedule and performance. The Program Manager will support the entire spectrum of acquisition and sustainment efforts as necessary to assist stakeholder Government organizations.

This senior-level, full-time position and can be remote. We prefer a candidate located in the NCR to attend in-person meetings in the Alexandria/D.C. Area.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic planning, budgeting, and staffing efforts in response to task requirements.
  • Formulate, communicate, and enforce quality work standards.
  • Monitor progress and resolve any issues impacting successful capability delivery.
  • Ensure compliance with all administrative and contractual requirements.
  • Handle confidential and classified (Secret/TS-SCI) information, correspondence, and communications.
  • Provide strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff.
  • Provide detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development, and/or maintenance efforts for mission critical challenges/issues
  • Consult with client to define need or problem, supervise studies, and lead surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions.
  • Support project staff providing administrative support to on-board/off-board staff as required.
  • Oversee and track contract financials on an ongoing basis.
  • Oversee a large team of staff, including subcontractors.
  • Responsible for effectively executing the intent of project and agency objectives through understanding project needs and tailoring work to meet those needs.
  • Responsible for adhering to all contractual timelines and overseeing that all contract tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Employ creative thinking to formulate goals and objectives and integrate them into a cohesive project implementation approach to satisfy customer mission requirements.
  • Be available to the Contracting Officer (CO) and Contracting Officer Representative (COR) via telephone during normal duty hours and respond to requests for discussion or resolution of technical problems within 48 hours of notification.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 15+ years of management experience and MS/MA degree or the equivalent education and/or experience.
  • Experience in leading, managing, and conducting complex, multi-project/multi-task technical or DoD contract assignments preferred.
  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) Clearance required. Active TS/SCI clearance strongly preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Consulting experience supporting large, complex Cabinet-level federal agencies.
  • Skills and experience in program management, excellent communication skills and strong multitasker.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills.
  • Experience supporting federal government in acquisition efforts preferred.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
  • Capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done and high attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Good time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Ability to carry out multiple tasks under tight deadlines.

Client Information

The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ) is responsible for acquiring weapons systems for the Department of the Air Force (DAF) and serves as the Senior Procurement Executive, the Service Acquisition Executive (SAE) and acquisition representative on the Air Force Council. SAF/AQ oversees the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) and procurement of major Air Force platforms and systems across the full breadth of air and space capabilities. SAF/AQ reports to the Secretary of the Air Force, serves as an agent of the Secretary within assigned policy and program domains, and provides guidance, direction, and oversight for all matters pertaining to the formulation, review, and execution of plans, policies, programs, and budgets within the AQ area of responsibility.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

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