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Program Manager - OSEPC #5438

Washington D.C.
Closing date
Oct 30, 2023

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Program Manager - OSEPC #5438

Department: Office of Security, Emergency Preparedness, and Continuity
Work Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm
Pay Grade Range: $94500-$160000
Remote Work Status: Hybrid / FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date Range: 9/22/2023-10/6/2023

Link to apply: 

This vacancy announcement closes at 7pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.


Job Description

The Senate Sergeant at Arms is seeking a Program Manager - Office of Security, Emergency Preparedness and Continuity (OSEPC) to apply program management best practices and principles, serving as the main point of contact and subject matter expert for emergency preparedness, continuity of operations and security. Work includes strategically planning, directing, and implementing programs, encompassing the development of essential materials, policies, agreements, and publications. The Program Manager - OSEPC will be proactive in identifying and resolving issues and advocate for corrective actions to uphold effective program management. Additionally, they will communicate effectively through diverse publications such as briefings and reports, coordinating with stakeholders and providing customer-focused care to the community in their assigned areas of responsibility.  

Key Accountabilities/Essential Job Duties
Applies general program management practices and principals. Acts as the lead point of contact and subject matter expert for assigned programs. Plans, directs, and executes programs to include developing supporting materials, policies, procedures, agreements, and other programmatic materials and publications. Identifies issues, develops solutions, and advocates for corrective actions to ensure sound program management. Develops and presents various publications including briefings and reports to various audiences. Coordinates with stakeholders and other relevant entities. Provides customer-focused care to the Senate community on matters related to their respective areas of responsibility.


Required Special Skills/ Knowledge

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of principles, theories, methods, and practices of project management including budgeting, scheduling, staffing, risk management and requirements analysis.
  • Ability to develop and implement both short- and long-range project plans.
  • Ability to complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Ability to conduct research and prepare analytic reports.
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and make recommendations for action.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Microsoft Office suite utilization

Other Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Required to be available at all times for sudden recall in response to emergency events affecting the Senate campus/community and deployment to alternate locations for up to 30 days, as necessary.

Working Conditions

  • 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/SCI 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.

Required Education
Bachelor's Degree


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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