Program Manager - Mid to Experienced Level

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Education
Posted on June 8, 2022
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The NSA Story The National Security Agency (NSA) exists to obtain insight into foreign adversaries' plans and intentions and protect our U.S. cybersecurity interests. We provide national security insights and threat warnings to government decision-makers and eradicate cybersecurity threats. How You Can Contribute Do you love having a goal and plotting a course to reach it? Want to use your management skills to impact national security? Enjoy the idea of managing multi-million dollar acquisitions? Program managers at NSA oversee cost, schedule, and technical performance for acquisition programs, delivering 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, program managers maximize the impact of every dollar by guiding programs to succeed. Start a career where you become a steward of taxpayer dollars, seeking the greatest return that money can provide: the safety and security of our nation and its citizens. - Establishing and managing cost, schedule and performance baselines for acquisition programs - 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 and met - 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 Ideal Candidate We're looking for someone who: - Easily juggles multiple priorities and deadlines - Communicates clearly and builds positive working relationships - Enjoys teamwork and collaboration 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
On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).
The National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role through budgetary and contract activities that support our nation's security every day. We rely on the skills of our acquisition, finance, and accounting professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies. You formulate and execute budget resources, develop and allocate manpower resources and even provide guidance on implementing policy on cost, finance, and accounting. Start a career where you become a steward of taxpayer dollars, seeking the greatest return that money can provide: a superior intelligence service for the safety and security of our nation.
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