Preparedness Program Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
Jun 08, 2021
Jun 16, 2021
Full Time
Dewberry is currently seeking a Preparedness Program Manager for its Fairfax, VA office.

Are you passionate about doing what it takes to help our nation be prepared for disasters? Do you like solving problems focused around emergency management and resilience? We have an opportunity for you to grow our business and use your analytical skills to identify trends to enhance planning, training and exercising. This position has three main focus areas:

  1. Manage complex planning, training and exercise programs.
  2. Collaborate across market segments to deliver preparedness (planning, training, exercise, and after-action reporting) services to federal, state/local and commercial clients.
  3. Participate in our Federal Downstream initiative to facilitate State/Local clients with maximize federal grant funding opportunities.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Lead complex programs and projects and adhere to scope, schedule and budget.
  • Lead integrated project teams composed of individuals with varying subject matter expertise to accomplish our client's missions.
  • Foster the development of Dewberry technical staff through training, coaching, mentoring, etc.
  • Coordinate with other Dewberry business units on opportunities for collaboration.
  • Lead preparedness-focused business development and the growth of a team that you will manage
  • Lead technical capture teams responsible for approach/scope, schedule, and cost estimates.
  • Share project experiences/technology solutions/information to clients, colleagues, and others through the development of blogs, articles, videos, and conference presentations.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a remote, multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work within a team environment.
  • Ability to market related services and to present our services to both internal and external clients - critical to the success of the individual in this position.
  • Experience in managing projects for federal, state, local and commercial clients.
  • Experience with reading, digesting, and writing analytical products
  • Knowledge of federal agency programs, programmatic rules and regulations and experience completing work in/for federal agencies
  • Knowledge of and experience in Emergency Management operations as it relates to the disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation cycle.
  • Currently hold an active secret clearance or ability to obtain one.
  • Travel when necessary to client sites or other Dewberry offices.
  • BS/BA in applicable field.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

*All recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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