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Job #: R-00024539
Location: Laurel, MD
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:


  • Lead program operations during Program Manager’s (PM) absence or while PM is responding to other program priorities.
  • Maintain full awareness of program activities, and provide communications between staff and Government as a secondary program point of contact.
  • Establish deep involvement with program technical activities across all teams to enhance effectiveness in responding to, and reporting, operational issues and needs, as well as communication of these activities to/from the Government. This allows the technical leads to focus on mission activities, and the PM to focus more on administration of the program.
  • Assist the PM in staffing efforts and managing personnel challenges and team dynamics. The DPM will also assist in responding to the individual needs of personnel to create/maintain a cohesive, mission-focused team.

Technical experience strongly desired:

  • Significant experience using MS excel
  • Significant experience using Jira tool suite
  • Understanding of IT infrastructure Components (Networks/Operating  systems such as Windows & Linux) is a solid benefit
  • Work with the higher level program manager, if applicable, to provide effective and efficient management of the contractor’s effort 
  • Allocate resources (staffing, facilities, and budgets) on the contract 
  • Review and propose the Integrated Program Baseline (or resource loaded schedule) to the Government 
  • Review and approve all earned value, Estimate To Complete, Funds and Man-hour Expenditure Report, or other financial reports as appropriate 
  • Review risk and risk mitigation activities and allocate budgets for the same 
  • Prepare program status reviews and other formal reviews to be presented to the Government PM 
  • Review and allocate management reserve within contractual limits 
  • Ensure the timely recruitment and training of program staff – both direct and indirect 
  • Review all financial and technical reports before release to the Government 
  • Ensure cross-discipline integration within the contract to meet Government needs 
  • Communicate issues and solutions to the Government PM in a timely and transparent manner 
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and administrative requirements imposed by the contract in coordination with the Contractor’s contracts staff 
  • Assist the Government PM by providing input to statutory acquisition reports and responses to Congressional Questions for the Record (QFRs) 
  • Coordinate the preparation of Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and value engineering proposals to the Government PM 
  • Provide Contractor input to the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan reviews or Award Fee reviews, as appropriate 


  • Ten (10) years’ experience as a program or project manager in managing programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. Shall have demonstrated experience in conducting requirements analysis, resource allocation, project costing, deliverable tracking, schedule and financial data monitoring, and reporting.
  • Shall have at least one (1) year of demonstrated experience in the management and control of funds and resources using complex reporting mechanisms such as Earned Value Management. Shall be knowledgeable of the guidelines provided by 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 multivendor environment is required. Must have a PMP, FAC-P/PM Mid-Level, or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 2 certification in Program Management.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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Proj and Prog Management


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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