Program Manager

Greenbelt, Maryland
Jan 23, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Full Time

  • Reports directly to DCMA NASA Product Operations Director with program management responsibilities focused on managing DCMA support for NASA programs.
  • Serves as the Program Manager and principal advisor to the Operations Directorate, Chief Operating Officer (COO), under the Sector Divisions for major acquisition programs/systems and high visibility/impact products under DCMA administration.
  • Provide integrated direction/management of the programs to include quality and production, supply chain, engineering, earned value, risk management, financial and business systems and their interrelationship to program performance.
  • The primary emphasis of the position is on management of various integrated programs with knowledge not requiring competency in the specialized subject matter or functional area.
  • Provides integrated technical guidance and assistance to a wide range of major and non-major acquisition programs and products/platforms such as cost, production/manufacturing, supply chain, quality, earned value and industrial base issues.
  • Designs, develops, installs and executes management information systems to task, monitor, report and proactively resolve issues and evaluate effectiveness and trends for assigned products, platforms, programs.
  • Serves as central focal point for strategic supplier-audits and joint lean/process improvement initiatives for assigned commodities.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and provides input to various policy and guidance issued from Department of Defense, DCMA HQ and Operations Directorate.
  • Prepares and presents briefings; provides regular status reporting. Chairs, or serves as member of various boards and committees, with delegated commitment authority from the Director.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive, No Access Required
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see Additional Information.


To qualify for a Program Manager, your resume and supporting documentation must support:

A. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-14 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:
  • Providing advanced technical guidance and assistance to a wide range of major and non-major acquisition programs and products to include formulating plans, policies and strategies to integrate direction/management of a variety of personnel such as quality, production, engineering, supply chain, earned value management and financial systems employees;
  • Experience with major weapon and space system components and subsystems.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

  • This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit: Yes
  • Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period.
  • Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized at Management's discretion.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses MAY BE paid in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR). When you perform a civilian PCS with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
  • Financial Disclosure Required
  • Acquisition, Technology & Logistics(AT&L) NON-CAP: This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level III certification in the Program Management Career Field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend.
  • COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you will be required to report to the official duty location and remain in a telework status. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be notified. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

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