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Fort George G. Meade Complex, MD
Pay Plan: GG, Grade: 11/1 to 14/10
Open: 2023-02-23, Close: 2023-05-15
From managing funding invested in workforce training to overseeing development of the most innovative and classified technologies, program managers maximize the impact of every dollar by guiding programs to succeed. Duties may include:
– Establishing and managing cost, schedule and performance baselines for acquisition programs and has experience in tracking program milestones.
– Implementing best practices and processes to track progress of services and development of capabilities in terms of defined cost, schedule, and performance outcomes.
– Adjusting priorities and resource allocation based upon objective program performance data.
– Providing data-driven metrics and analysis to support forward-looking decision-making.
– Establishing governance processes for program and related reviews.
– Overseeing testing that satisfies Department of Defense/Director of National Intelligence/Industry guidelines while demonstrating that an acceptable level of customer expectations were assessed
– Leveraging data and analysis from systems engineers, configuration managers, contracting officers, and/or financial managers to inform program performance measures.
– Providing program status reports and briefings to internal management, NSA senior leadership and government oversight officials in the DoD, ODNI, and Congress.
– Collaborating with senior executive leaders, senior technical leaders, system engineers, and fellow program managers to further develop and advance strategic vision and goals.
– If not already completed, training in federal acquisition to become certified in Contracting and Program Management under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) within
24 months of employment.
The National Security Agency currently has opportunities for experienced Program Managers to oversee cost, schedule, and performance for acquisition programs. Program Managers at NSA deliver positive foreign intelligence and cybersecurity outcomes for the nation, from managing funding invested in workforce training to overseeing development of the most innovative and classified technologies.
The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position.
Degree must be in a Business Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology).
Relevant experience must be in program management (e.g., trend and forecast analysis, earned value management, cost benefit analysis, balanced scorecard, activity based costing, life cycle cost estimating, activity based budgeting, and gap analysis).
Entry is with a Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Managing DoD and IC sponsored programs and DAWIA I in program management or equivalent certification is preferred.
Entry is with a Bachelor’s degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Formal or informal supervisory experience is required. Managing DoD and IC sponsored programs and DAWIA III in program management or equivalent certification is preferred.
The ideal candidate:
– Easily juggles multiple priorities and deadlines.
– Communicates clearly and builds positive working relationships.
– Successfully collaborates in a blended work environment with civilian, military, and contractor personnel.
– Can conduct quantitative and qualitative program/project analyses such as earned value management.
– Known as a leader of people and/or projects and is trusted with a significant level of responsibility.
– Can think in big (long term strategic planning) and small (monitoring contract details) terms to deliver program requirements.
– Understands information technology and telecommunication programs, programs, tools and processes is a plus.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary offers are based on candidates’ education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.
Salary ranges vary by work level.
Salary Range: $78,592 – $172,075 (Full Performance to Senior Level)
On-the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).
How to apply
U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.
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This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans’ Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans’ preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.
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