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Program Manager

Program Manager

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Program Management
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Top Secret/SCI
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Full Time

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Job Description

The PM is the overall manager for the contract effort and shall serve as the Contractor’s authorized point of contact focal point for interfacing with the J63.  Workload priorities will be established between the Director of C4 Operations and the PM. The PM shall be responsible for successful management of all contract activities and shall interface with Government management personnel, Contract managers, and all subcontracting team members. The PM formulates and reviews strategic plans, marketing plans, subcontracting strategies, and deliverable items. The PM determines contract costs and ensures conformity with contract terms and conditions. The PM organizes, directs, and coordinates planning and production of all Contractor and subcontractor personnel. The PM must possess excellent oral and written communications skills with a demonstrated capability for dealing with all levels of Government management personnel, Contractor managers, and other Government representatives.


In addition, PMs provide enterprise leadership, direction, and management support. These individuals are responsible for planning, supervision, and execution of all aspects of contract performance, executive level direction, scheduling, and technical performance while requiring require strong interpersonal and communication abilities. They require strategic thinking and the ability to synchronize priorities across the global enterprise while improving mission operations and customer satisfaction. The PM ensures that all contract deliverables are delivered on time. The PM manages and controls effort and interfaces with the KO, the Primary Contracting Officer’s Representative (PCOR), Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs), and Government technical monitors to ensure excellent performance. The PM interacts with Contractor personnel to provide guidance, leadership and direction. The PM proactively identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, and develops alternative solutions. The PM is the supervisor to all Contractor program staff regarding operations. The PM implements and provides guidance related to processes and policies, and oversees Contractor and subcontractor work. The PM acts as the principal representative to the KO, PCOR, as well as Government managers and customers.


Typical duties include:


    • Establishing and maintaining relations with clients’ senior-level managers
    • Developing overall strategy, tactics and goals
    • Managing the Contractor and subcontractor staff, including the number of staff, final hiring and firing decisions, and staff development and mentoring
    • Working with third-party vendors
    • Organizes, directs, and manages contract operation support functions, involving multiple, complex and inter-related project tasks.
    • Manages teams of contract support personnel at multiple locations.
    • Maintains and manages the client interface at the senior levels of the client organization.
    • Meets with Government and Contractor personnel to formulate and review task plans and deliverable items. Ensures conformance with program task schedules and costs.



Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a course of study that is substantially useful in managing large, complex information technology (IT) programs and is closely related to the work described in the Statement of Objectives. Candidates may not substitute experience for education for this position.


Certification Requirements: Project Management Institute (PMI) Program Management Professional (PgMP), PMI Program Management Professional (PMP), or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Program Manager Level III


Experience Requirements: Fifteen years of progressive experience is required. Ten years of intensive and progressive experience managing at least 20 or more IT professionals in subordinate groups and in diverse locations, greater than one year managing complex organizations of which he/she has total responsibility for the financial success of the organizational unit, greater than one year managing programs with specific domain experience as called out in the Statement of Objectives; at least five years managing programs under the auspices of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (DoD 5220.22-M) to include its Supplement and Overprint.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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