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Senior Program Manager

Req #: 242635
Location: Fort Meade, MD US
Job Category: Project and Program Management
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Job Description

Manage the mission with a winning team!  CACI is looking for an experienced Senior Program Manager to join our team to lead a large, geographically dispersed program.  This role affords the opportunity to manage the program and become a trusted advisor within CACI.  Additionally, you will liaise between CACI leadership and the customer on management methodologies, and measures of success.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Lead a very large, geographically dispersed, program
  • Be a trusted advisor at all levels of the program to provide advice and guidance on project and program management methodologies and measures of success.
  • Manages budgets, operational plans, and performance requirements for a specified area of responsibility. Responsible for meeting budgetary goals and objectives.
  • Engage partners to build positive relationships, develop strategic and tactical plans to deliver project objectives, and direct the work to be executed.
  • Drives the team to achieve performance objectives for the program on schedule and within budget.
  • Provides technical leadership and guidance to team members to achieve complex goals.

More About the Role:

  • Leads team and facilitates communication between staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within and outside of the organization.
  • Shares highly complex information related to areas of expertise. Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of objectives.
  • Interacts with direct reports and peers in management, customer organizations, and vendors to interpret information and improve cross-functional processes and programs.
  • Builds and enhances key internal and external contacts.
  • Captures and tracks program risks and works with the organization to develop mitigations for the most critical risks.
  • Communicates program milestones, schedules, and risks to the technical team and to the broader organization.
  • Formulates a comprehensive technical program management plan that aligns with the overall business objectives, budgetary considerations, and product requirements.
  • Ensures key milestones and outcomes are turned into action plans for execution by technical teams.
  • Tracks and leads progress to planned milestones and program outcomes.
  • Supervise and direct program and project managers involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems.
  • Establishes decision-making framework that empowers team to execute and ensures effective and timely elevation through the program governance structure.
  • Plans and executes team and leadership sessions required to support execution including advanced planning of key reviews, decisions, and action items.
  • Identifies and facilitates timely resolution of significant issues impacting project delivery.
  • Lead execution and expectations using data - both quantitative and qualitative analysis of milestones and budget status, issues, and risks.
  • Develops budget, chart of accounts, and manage financial performance.
  • The primary point of accountability for the Contract in dealing with Contractor
  • Services delivery.
  • Will have overall responsibility for managing and coordinating the delivery of customer satisfaction
  • Build efficient and effective program management processes and facilitates the sharing of resources, methodologies, tools, and techniques. Collaborates with practitioners across the team and with other areas to continuously improve the practice.  Supports cross-functional efforts to meet technical program needs.
  • Establish project milestones, roadmaps, and schedules for technical teams using Agile and technical skills. Anticipates, captures, and manages cross-product dependencies across the program teams.
  • Regularly communicates across teams about critical cross-product dependencies and associated coordination efforts.
  • Meets regularly with the Government representatives designated by Government from time to time at designated Government facilities
  • Leads meetings with key stakeholders for the program to align on and make key decisions, remove obstacles, and address key program issues.
  • Serves as a key technical lead to ensure that business goals and product requirements are balanced with technical feasibility and available technical resources and budget.
  • Regularly communicates program milestones, schedules, and critical risks to the technical team and to the broader organization.
  • Initiates and manages workgroup alignment meetings to address program changes, tactical issues, critical risks, technical challenges, etc.
  • Creates a collaborative environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and learning.
  • Makes decisions with respect to actions to be taken by Contractor in the ordinary course of day-to-day performance of the Contractor Services and management of Government’s program in accordance with the PWS.

You’ll Bring these Qualifications:

  • Active TS SCI clearance with polygraph is required to start
  • Experience in either DoD or IC organizations managing large geographically dispersed program
  • Professional Experience: fifteen (15+) years Program or Project Management Experience
  • PMP Certified or (DAWIA) Level 3 certification in Program Management
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated experience in the management and control of funds and resources using complex reporting mechanisms
  • Knowledgeable of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS), DoD 5000 series, and ICD 801 policies
  • Direct experience in managing multi-task contracts and subcontracts of various types and complexity, as well as experience in leading a multi-vendor environment
  • Understanding of the intelligence analysis process
  • Understanding of requirements emerging from mission areas
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting requirements analysis, resource allocation, project costing, deliverable tracking, schedule and financial data monitoring, and reporting.
  • Experience managing and working in a Customer/Cross functional team
  • Service/Quality mindset

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience with Computer Network Operations (CNO) processes, procedures, and tools
  • Experience supporting the National Threat Operations Center (NTOC)
  • Knowledge of and connections with the Industry Base supporting CNO efforts in the IC

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.
  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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