Program Manager

Silver Spring, Maryland
Aug 22, 2023
Sep 20, 2023
Full Time
Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability for oral and written communication with the highest levels of management;
  • Demonstrated excellence in planning, directing, and managing projects/operations in an organization similar in size.
  • Demonstrated successful working knowledge and supervision of employees of various labor categories and skills in efforts similar in size and scope as referenced under this TO.
  • Receive work requests from the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and/or Government Project Leads (GPL).
  • Clarify the scope of work requests with the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and/or Government Project Leads (GPL).
  • Develop and maintain project plans to track each of the major initiatives within the NCSC Program.
  • Estimate the resources and time required to complete the work.
  • Obtain approval from the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) to start work.
  • Allocate work to contractor staff.
  • Identify and resolve all project-related technical and managerial issues.
  • Report on the progress of performed work and the use of staff resources.
  • Report on any risks of not meeting deadlines and/or operational shortfalls of the services provided by the contractor.
  • Obtain Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) sign off on deliverables.
  • Leverage Service Level Agreements (SLA) and Service Level Objectives (SLO) to ensure adequate service performance and availability.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or a related field. Advanced degrees or certifications in cybersecurity management are preferred.
  • Proven experience in managing cybersecurity programs, preferably in a large and complex organization.
  • Strong knowledge of cybersecurity frameworks, industry standards, and best practices (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001).
  • Familiarity with relevant laws, regulations, and compliance requirements pertaining to cybersecurity (e.g., FISMA, HIPAA, GDPR).
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills, with the ability to lead cross-functional teams and drive successful program outcomes.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the capacity to assess risks and develop effective mitigation strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

The Program Manager must possess and maintain one or more of the following certifications or equivalent industry certifications.
  • PMI Program Management Professional (PgMP)
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • PMI Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • Projects in Controlled Environments - PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster (CSP-SM)

The Program Manager must possess and maintain one or more of the following technical certifications or equivalent industry certifications.
  • ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • ISC2 Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
  • ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • ISACA Certified Information System Manager (CISM)
  • ISACA Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)
  • GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC)
  • EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
  • Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr)
  • Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE)
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Security
  • Axelos ITIL Master
  • Axelos ITIL Strategic Leader (SL)


We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Program Manager to lead and oversee a cybersecurity program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As the Program Manager, you will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and managing comprehensive cybersecurity initiatives to protect NOAA's critical infrastructure, systems, and data from potential cyber threats.

TekSynap is a fast growing high-tech company that understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. "Technology moving at the speed of thought" embodies these principles - the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers.

We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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Additional Job Information

  • Establish Focus
  • Change Management
  • Develop Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Build Relationships
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Initiative
  • Foster Innovation
  • Results Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Location: Silver Spring, MD
  • Type of environment: Office, Remote, Varies
  • Noise level: Low
  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift Monday - Friday. May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs.
  • Amount of Travel: Less than 10%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


U.S. Citizenship

Clearance requirement: NOAA Specific


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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