Program Manager

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The Program Manager shall demonstrate an understanding of DoD acquisition processes, and analytical methods or techniques to gather, analyze, and evaluate information required by programs or project managers and Mission Partners. The Program Manager shall draw conclusions and devise solutions to problems relating to improvement of acquisition effectiveness and compliance. The Program Manager shall develop and draft acquisition documentation and ensure quality control, perform work measurement studies, program or operations efficiency reviews, cost studies, or workload change impact analyses. The Program Manager shall rely upon and use automated management information systems in performing fact finding, analytical, and advisory functions.

  • Government Acquisition
  • Apply an understanding of contracting 19 policies and processes for the purpose of analyzing requirements and developing solutions.
  • Acquisition Planning
  • Apply understanding in the application of acquisition management initiatives such as buying commercial items (i.e. acquisition of Non-Developmental Items (NDI), Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) items, and FAA certified items), Commercial Practices, including Performance Based Business Environment, Earned Value Management System (EVMS), Evolutionary Acquisition and Agile Acquisition of the Integrated Defense Acquisition, and Technology and Logistics Life Cycle Management System and Acquisition Streamlining.
  • Assist with planning, organizing, and managing critical aspects of the development, production, and/or deployment of systems, subsystems, and equipment.
  • Apply DoD acquisition procedures, analytical methods and techniques to gather, analyze, and evaluate information required by program/project managers and Mission Partners.
  • Possses an understanding of current Air Force acquisition regulations, guidelines, and processes to integrate, communicate, coordinate, organize, and plan technical and acquisition efforts across a broad spectrum of functional disciplines, including technology development and integrating engineering, program control, foreign disclosure, test and deployment, configuration management, production and manufacturing, quality assurance, and logistics support.
  • Support the acquisition program management full life cycle requirements of systems, subsystems, and equipment throughout the case life cycles.
  • Provide recommendations in support of overall training systems, including systems requirements identification and documentation, simulation and support systems design activities, SIMCERT, planning site bed-down and facility planning, sustainment planning, installation, test and integration, and acceptance and eventual integration into the field training unit (FTU) and sustainment.
  • Assist in providing acquisition program analysis support, including technology development and integrating engineering, program control, foreign disclosure, test and deployment, configuration management, production and manufacturing, quality assurance, and logistics support.
  • Assist in the management of Instructional Systems Design (ISD) processes, including managing/conduction proposal analysis/reviews, courseware requirement reviews, various working groups, and program management reviews.
  • Assist in the management of Training Systems Analysis (TSA) efforts for system modifications and emerging training requirements.
  • Acquisition Document Preparation
  • Arrange and support various program actions, including meeting attendance, meeting minutes, milestone planning, tracking and scheduling, briefing preparation, staff coordination, risk management plan and strategy development and integration, and decision documentation preparation.
  • Develop and prepare briefings in the required format for approval by the government Program Manager to provide program status.
  • Assist with development of documentation and funding requirements leading to program implementation.
  • Assist in identifying and resolving any program management issues.
  • Assist in the review of documentation for programmatic considerations and issues and assist in recommending solutions or improvements.
  • Assist the Program Management Office (PMO) with development and review of Should Cost/Will Cost Estimates and programming of funds for POM submission into the FYDP.
  • Assist in preparing plans and documentation required to participate in the Material Development Decision (MDD), pre/post Acquisition Strategy Panels (ASPs), and the Milestone A, B and C decision processes (DoDI 5000.2).
  • Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) prior to assisting in the development of pre and post-award documentation supporting source selection activities, including requests for proposal (RFPs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Performance Work Statements (PWSs), and Statements of Work (SOWs).
  • Under a signed NDA, review proposals of prime contractors and their subcontractors, and present recommendations to the government for use in technical evaluations.
  • Assist with the review, interpretation, and application of new statutory and regulatory requirements and then provide recommendations for government integration.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Master's degree and 10+ years of experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of experience OR
  • 15+ years of directly related experience
  • Secret clearance required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to work independently and yet be effective within a team setting.
  • Ability to manage multiple efforts with time related constraints in a fast-paced contracting environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups and individuals.
  • Friendly presence, helpful attitude, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work well with others.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other Office applications.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience working in a home office setting.
  • Ability to train end users on frequently asked technical issues.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance and support over the phone with good phone skills and a professional demeanor.
  • Previous customer service experience strongly desired.
  • Good problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize a problem or situation and think abstractly to solve it.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee may use repeated motions that include the arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)
  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.


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