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Innovation Programs Specialist (Remote)

Versar, Inc.
Springfield, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Status: Full-time/Exempt
Location: Washington, DC / San Jose, CA
US Citizenship: Yes
Clearance Required: DHS Suitability

Position Summary:

Serve as an Innovation Programs Specialist to provide leadership advice on sensitive and complex national security matters addressing cybersecurity, in support of clients at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.


  • Serve as trusted advisor to Silicon Valley Innovation Programs (SVIP) Director:
  • Apply technical expertise to support SVIP’s compliance with relevant regulations and policies.
  • Evaluate and advise on strategy for Fostering Effective Technologies in support of SVIP mission, including cybersecurity R&D efforts.
  • Support the development of constructive relationships with program stakeholders that will benefit SVIP.
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed to progress SVIP activities.
  • Recommend and advise on program development and administration, to include improvements and optimization; take actions as directed by clients on executing and driving results of various portions of the overall program plan.
  • Prepare internal and external program/project documents, including Project Management documentation and technical presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a relevant field with a consulting background, outreach and project management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting professionally with senior government and industry partners.
  • Strong writing, editing, and slide deck-building skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills.
  • Experience operating in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Experience supporting US Federal Government agencies preferred.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.

Software Required:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Versar, Inc.


Springfield, VA
22151 USA



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