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Program Manager 2

Chenega Professional & Technical Services, LLC
Fort Deterick, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Clearance: Secret

Come join a company that strives for Extraordinary People and Exceptional Performance! Chenega Professional Technical Services, LLC., a Chenega Professional Services’ company, is looking for a Program Manager 2.  The Program Manager shall have the ability to work independently or in teams to assess, analyze and solve process-level inefficiencies or problems, as well as identify and manage complex program/project related issues or risks. The Program Manager must have demonstrable business acumen either through business related work experience or advance business education or a combination of both. Program Manager must have two years of demonstrated experience working within a regulated environment such as ISO, GLP, GMP, etc., as well as experience in the managing of non-human primate (NHP) studies.


Our company offers employees the opportunity to join a team where there is a robust employee benefits program, management engagement, quality leadership, an atmosphere of teamwork, recognition for performance, and promotion opportunities. We actively strive to channel our highly engaged employee’s knowledge, critical thinking, and determination to innovate scalable solutions for our clients. 


  • Research Program Office (RPO) Support. The Program Manager will be assigned directly to the RPO and as such will be expected to work in coordination with other RPO staff to support programmatic initiatives with internal and external stakeholders.  Support may include meeting coordination, creating agendas, creating minutes, development of process maps and presentations, conducting root cause analysis and get-well plans, development of written policies and procedures. 
  • Maintenance of Master NHP Study Schedule. The Program Manager will be expected to collect, compile and analyze study-specific activities, and to use this data to prioritize and schedule studies IAW available resources.  Will develop and implement NHP procurement strategy with Veterinary Medicine Division leader oversight and track budgetary requirements and execution.  The Master Schedule will be a critical roadmap for leadership, science teams and support staff. The Master Schedule and associated status of activities will be maintained at all times and made available as a resource for scientific, support and leadership staff
  • Resource Management and Reporting. The Program Manager will be expected to track and analyze programmatic rollups of financial execution of research projects. Financial data/metrics will be made available to the science leadership, Division/Branch PMs and other entities monitoring budgets. Summary reports and Executive Summaries (EXSUMs) will be generated, submitted or used IAW leadership direction or strategic plan guidance.
  • Team Coordination and Support. The Program Manager will be expected to plan and lead special project team meetings, record outcomes, and track all action items. Scheduled and Ad Hoc Smaller Working Group meetings will also be supported. The Program Manager will work in coordination with Division project managers from other teams to collectively support any overarching Program meetings or leadership reviews. These higher level meetings may require oral presentations, preparation of visual slides, and verbal discussions of project status, schedule, risk and resources. 
  • Study Planning and Execution. The Program Manager will be expected to know and manage key timeline programmatic metrics for the Institute’s research portfolio.  The Program Manager will be involved in risk mitigation activities, as needed, and will participate in activities to resolve program/project issues.  Written plans will be accessible to the team, appropriately implemented and outcomes/actions documented.
  • Project Manager Subject Matter Expert/Trainer. Serves as subject matter expert on project management processes and procedures. Serves as a SME resource for Division PMs. Develops training materials and presents standardized training to Division/Branch PMs in both formal and informal formats, as required.  
  • Temporary RPO support to science directorates. Provides temporary backfill project management support to Directorates/Divisions/Branches, as needed, to cover while vacancies are being filled. Provides surge support to science directorates, as needed in times of increased workloads.
  • Project Execution. Communicates and coordinates with Directorates, Division Chiefs, PIs, study staff, and service areas to facilitate project execution.  Tracks and assists with completion/documentation of critical tasks, deliverables, milestones, agreements, and purchases required to execute projects.  Conducts required product/service research, documentation, and obtains approvals required to procure equipment, supplies, and service contracts.
  • On average the Program Manager will be expected to oversee the performance of 130-150 Institute research projects, as well as oversee an annual research portfolio budget of $80-100M.


Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Required.
  • 5+ Years of Experience with 2+ years working in Science Laboratory environment.
  • Must hold one of the following: current Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Defense Acquisition certification in S&T Management or Program Management, post-graduate certification in project management, advanced degree in project management, or equivalent. Experience in developing science related training material and training individuals or small groups is highly desirable.
  • US citizenship

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Mastery of in vitro enzymatic assays, cell-based phenotypic and reporter assays, Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and plaque assay
  • Must be proficient in using automated liquid handling systems such as Beckman Biomek, Perkin Elmer Janus, Viaflo, Viafill, Multi-drop Combi and HP dispensers
  • Experience with in vitro enzymatic assays such as kinases, proteases and similar
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Multi-task in a high paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain BPRP status
Company Description
This widely recognized 8(a) Small Business firm specializes in providing information technology, health scientific, engineering and technical support, professional management and administrative services to federal government agencies.

Chenega Professional & Technical Services, LLC

This widely recognized 8(a) Small Business firm specializes in providing information technology, health scientific, engineering and technical support, professional management and administrative services to federal government agencies.


Fort Deterick, MD




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