Leidos is looking for a Deputy Program Manager (DPM) with a strong background and experience managing the operation, maintenance, and modernization of an IT portfolio critical to the mission of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
This position will be responsible for all program operations in the absence of the program manager. During times when the Program Manager is unavailable, the Deputy Program Manager will serve as Leidos’ single BPA manager and will be Leidos’ authorized interface with the Government CO, COR, and TPOC for the TO.
The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for:
• Serve as the secondary point of contact to interface with CBP management personnel, CBP contracts staff, and other officials relative to program performance, as well as the Point of Contact for collaboration with other CBP contractors performing on related task orders in the environment.
• Formulate and review project plans, assists in determining costs, and ensures conformance to work standards.
• Responsible for formulating and enforcing work standards, assigning work schedules, reviewing work discrepancies, supervising personnel and communicating policies, purposes, and goals of the organization to subordinates.
• Able to evaluate proposed information systems to determine technical feasibility with government specified technologies, cost for implementation and operation, as well as functional adequacy.
• Participate in IT strategy planning activities, bringing a current knowledge and future vision of infrastructure technology and systems and best practices (e.g., ITIL) as related to the needs of the business.
• Proactively research and recommend courses of action to prevent problems and to maintain high infrastructure service levels for the user community.
• DAWIA Level III Program Management, FAC-P/PM Senior Level, or Project Management Professional® (PMP®) certification required.
• 10 years Program Management experience on large scare IT operations and maintenance contracts
• Demonstrates integrity, respect, and a commitment to excellence, collaboration, agility, and diversity
• Experience organizing, directing, and managing contract operation support functions involving multiple, complex, and interrelated project tasks
• Experience effectively communicating at senior levels within a customer organization
• Experience meeting with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review task plans and deliverable items, and effectively execute in accordance with approved plans
• Ability to collaborate with technical staff and customers in forming strategies to improve performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness
• Experience mentoring staff in order to maintain high levels of performance and positive morale
• Experience managing tools, purchases, and a demonstrated understanding of purchasing systems
• Knowledge of ITIL
• Knowledge of industry/government best practices
• U.S. Citizenship required and ability to obtain a CBP Full Background Investigation
• Experience developing a strategic vision for a complex organization, balancing modernization needs with critical daily operations and maintenance requirements.
• Experience managing programs or projects in a CBP environment.
• Experience with CBP OIT System Engineering Lifecycle Processes
• Active CBP Full Background Investigation
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Typically requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. Generally has 4+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family: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 www.Leidos.com.
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