Program Manager, Tests, Training, and Exercises

Washington D.C.
Aug 13, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - This position may require occasional travel.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Experience in emergency preparedness or continuity of operations exercise development and execution. The ability to develop plans, policies, and procedures that support continuity and emergency preparedness/life safety response and recovery programs is required. Strong presentation and communications skills is a must along with the ability to organize large scale functional and table top exercises. Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

Highly qualified candidates will possess the following Knowledge/Skill/Abilities:
1. Ability to thrive when there is ambiguity, remain composed when there are priority and deadline fluctuations, and withstand the tests of a rapidly changing environment with resilience and resolve.
2. Knowledge of national policies, best practices, and planning in Emergency Management and/or Continuity as it relates to TT&E;
3. Knowledge of Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) best practices;
4. Knowledge of principles, concepts, and methods associated with the development of strategies and objectives of an emergency management program;
5. Analytical, judgement, and problem-solving skills to work on short deadlines and resolve critical issues;
6. Ability to work well under pressure, exercise discretion and sound judgment while independently solving problems;
7. Excellent computer skills (e.g., word processing, presentation slides, spreadsheets, data management, etc.);
8. Highly refined and proficient communication ability;
9. Strong organizational skills;
10. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
11. Must be able to pass a criminal history records check and pre-employment drug screen.

Considerations for Grades 10 & 11 will be based on education, years of experience, management experience, and demonstrated ability to effectively interact with politically sensitive issues in technical and legislative environments.

Bachelor’s degree with at least seven (7) years of experience or Master’s Degree with five (5) years of experience, mostly in Continuity of Operations (COOP) or Emergency Management. Minimum of two (2) years project management experience in corporate, Legislative, and/or government environments.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check and pre-employment drug screening. The Office of the Sergeant at Arms is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Veteran’s Preference Information:
Hiring for this position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act. Only applicants seeking veterans’ preference consideration should email for further information.

Title 1 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S. C app§ 101 et seq.) requires certain House employees, to file Financial Disclosure Statements, for information please visit

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Highly qualified candidates will be evaluated based on a structured interview.

Read more Security clearance Top Secret

Drug test required Yes

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