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Job #: R-00026054
Location: Shaw Air Force Base, SC
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Be part of the winning Leidos team and use your valued experience to support the critical mission of the US Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) at their HQ location at Shaw AFB. This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Program Manager located in Sumter, SC of a large, Firm Fixed Price Program leading over 200 FTEs.

United States Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) is the air component of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), a regional unified command. USAFCENT, in concert with its coalition, joint and inter-agency partners, delivers decisive air and space power for behalf of USCENTCOM for the security and stability of the Southwest Asia (SWA) region. The USAFCENT Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC) delivers cyberspace command and control (C2) superiority to the warfighter by engineering, implementing, securing, managing, operating and maintaining USAFCENT’s Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet), Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPRNet), USCENTCOM Partner Networks (CPN-X), and associated C2 networks, systems and services.

The USAFCENT NOSC executes the full-spectrum of IT services management and operations for USAFCENT networks 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week (24/7); and is tasked by USCENTCOM to provide information assurance (IA) boundary intrusion detection and intrusion prevention for USCENTCOM components. Comprised of NOSC operations, operations support, cybersecurity, network engineering, and command support functions, the USAFCENT NOSC plans, engineers, installs, integrates, operates and maintains, protects and manages enterprise-wide network and systems architecture, infrastructure and services; and provides enterprise-level oversight to its subordinate and supported communications support activities.

The Task Order Program Manager shall provide management, direction, administration, quality assurance, and leadership of the execution of this contract. This includes the management and oversight of activities performed by contractor personnel, including subcontractors and teaming partners, to satisfy the requirements identified in the AFCENT NOSC IT PWS.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate primary responsibilities will be:

-Responsible for organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of contract operational support functions involving multiple complex and inter-related project tasks that often require managing teams of contractor personnel at multiple locations.

-Provide overall direction of program activities, manage and maintain contractor interface with the senior levels of the customer's organization, consult with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review task plans and deliverables, ensure conformance with program and project task schedules and costs and contractual obligations.

-Establish and maintain technical and financial reports to show progress of projects to management and customers, organize and assign responsibilities to subordinates, oversee the successful completion of all assigned tasks

-Manage a diverse, matrixed team of professionals including IT and telecom to ensure the success of the program.

-Excellent communication and presentation skills. Candidate should be comfortable communicating with the customer and stakeholders and be able to interface effectively with task and functional leaders, subcontractors, and support personnel. Ability to negotiate and influence others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.

-Responsible for planning, organizing, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific program goals and objectives.

-Ensure that all projects for this effort run within scope, time, and budget constraints.

-Lead the team in analyzing and solving issues that can impact schedule and performance and have a forward leaning approach to solving any potential road blocks for the team and customer.

Basic Qualifications

-Bachelor’s Degree and 12 plus years of overall experience, of which 7 years must be in managing and leading teams.

-Candidate must possess an active Secret Clearance, and be eligible to obtain a Top Secret clearance.

-Candidate must possess the following certifications:

  • PMP
  • ITIL Foundation
  • IAT II
  • Security+ CE or CCNA-Sec

Prior experience managing a Program of this size, scope and complexity (NOSC, 24 X 7 Ops, Dual locations, embedded workforce)

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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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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