Practice Director

Reston, VA
Apr 22, 2019
Apr 22, 2019
Full Time
Add your resume and apply to jobs with your Glassdoor profile. Create Profile. Job. We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Practice Director, Border Security to join our team in Reston, VA and Alexandria, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.. In this role you will:Serve as the Practice Director for a mission critical program in the Department of Homeland Security that is responsible for delivering a wide variety of solutions. The PD will provide strategic thinking and guidance in the pursuit, development, and maintenance of program solutions. Other responsibilities will include providing subject matter expertise across a portfolio of projects. The position requires strong written, verbal, and presentation skills as there will be frequent interaction with senior US and foreign Government leaders, program leaders, and Unisys executive management. This is a delivery-focused role.. Position Responsibilities:* Proven ability to recognize and diagnose issues, work in teams, and leverage the resources of other related practices to address client challenges.* Active participation in professional associations and industry roundtables, to become a trusted thought leader in the border security, biometrics, and global homeland security mission space.* Provides team leadership and creativity in development and implementation of services engagements.* Uses strong domain knowledge and expertise to develop Unisys differentiated solutions and go to market strategies. * Serves as a trusted advisor to key CBP, DHS, and Global border security clients. * Establishes strong client relationships, and leverages industry expertise to translate the client's long-range business and mission outcome goals for technical delivery teams. * Assists clients in developing strategy and create innovative client-specific solutions that drive meaningful business change.. Position Requirements:* Business and Industry Skills: o Functions as an expert in one or more domains. Demonstrates marketable expertise in at least two market segments and/or functional/technical areas of specialization. o Communicates in an open, candid, clear, complete and consistent manner. Listens well and gives full attention when others are speaking. Demonstrates maturity, self-confidence and self-control in formal and informal interactions. o Demonstrates marketable expertise in at least two market segments and/or functional/technical areas of specialization. o Maintains absolute integrity while balancing the potentially conflicting objectives of exceeding client expectations for quality and value, appropriately developing professionals within his/her practice. o Utilizes a collaborative working style that stresses teamwork and places the best interests of Unisys over individual and team objectives.. * Education/Experience: o Bachelor of Arts or Science degree. o Minimum 20 years of experience working in the law enforcement industry. o Experience leveraging systems for DHS related activities including analytics. o Experience supporting DHS law enforcement goals and objectives. o Experience working and communicating with senior executives. o Experience communicating and leading teams with a wide audience that ranges from senior leaders to project teams. o Experience interacting/communicating with clients in both written and verbal forms and in establishing "trusted advisor" relationships. o Desired knowledge of Entry/Exit operations. o Desired knowledge of investigative and case management systems. o Desired knowledge of vetting processes.. Leadership Competencies:The successful candidate must possess strong leadership skills as demonstrated by displaying expertise in, and an understanding of, the various functions that this role oversees. The candidate will have the strongest values and core beliefs: highest level of integrity, honesty and trustworthiness, the ability and courage to communicate problems and collaboratively analyze and implement effective solutions, the ability to build trust and credibility with the law enforcement and border security community. A logical, fact based approach to leading this business area, as well as a strong sense of humility coupled with a high level of self-awareness and quiet confidence, is required. The ideal candidate must exhibit the following characteristics:* Leadership - An ability to establish a direction, influence behavior, demonstrate a decisive and direct nature; work with colleagues to mutually establish a vision that will motivate the organization around a set of common goals. An attention to detail is highly valued.* Executive Presence - Leads by influence. Must be comfortable with ambiguity in a complex and evolving matrix-managed environment. A positive, proactive, "can do" attitude; self-confident without being overbearing; establishes credibility by treating others with respect and demonstrating an understanding of business; makes good decisions in a timely manner based upon sound analysis; is sought out for counsel and advice.* Motivated - A self-starter needing nominal direction and no prodding; able to advance management's agenda; possesses a strong sense of urgency and accomplishment.* Values - A solid work ethic and high energy level, honest and straightforward, committed to delivering the highest quality of service.* Creativity - Innovative thinker, pushing the envelope when establishing approaches to enhance the company's performance; acts as an internal catalyst for strategic thinking and able to envision non-traditional solutions.* Consensus Building - An ability to nurture cross functional teams; able to forge effective working relationships with various parties, enabling them to work together toward common goals; flexible and collaborative approach.* Judgment - A demeanor and style that engenders trust and confidence; a person who is sought out for his/her judgment and wisdom; a good listener and keen judge of people.. Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?. Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers. As a member of our diverse team, you'll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government's critical systems.. Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.. Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.. Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.#FED#

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