Project/Contract Manager

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Updated: June 18, 2019
Job ID: 214910
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Silver Spring, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Project/Contract Manager needed to support the Veterinary Services Program (VSP), at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research/Naval Medical Research Center (WRAIR/NMRC) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to VSP.

Responsible for overall management and coordination of work. Shall provide management of the animal care personnel and other assigned personnel for their respective areas of responsibility. Individual shall have full authority to act in all matters relating to the daily operation. Provide on-site supervision to ensure that all functions are carried out in an efficient, professional manner, and shall assure that the policies and procedures for the WRAIR/NMRC are followed.


  1. Generate monthly progress report and other related reports.
  2. Direct the implementation and maintenance of the QC/QA program with the assistance of the contract managers.
  3. Implement the Contractors quality program in accordance with the approved quality control plan.
  4. Establish, implement and maintain the quality control program to assure that requirements of the contract are met as specified (e.g., timeliness, accuracy, appearance, completeness, consistency, and conformity to standards, guidelines, specifications and SOPs).
  5. Develop and maintain both a Training and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program designed to ensure all contractor personnel are clearly aware of the contractual requirements and are current from the time of contract start and remain current on any animal husbandry and OHS changes and updates.                
  6. Ensure that timely and effective corrective actions are obtained for all deficiencies identified. The plan will require all contractor personnel to be involved in the quality control process.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and database systems is necessary. Knowledge of Federal Regulations governing animal husbandry.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts (BS/BA) required. 

Minimum Experience:  4 – 6 years of experience in a supervisory capacity in an animal research facility of similar size and scope.

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of standing and sitting.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:  Required to be Certified Manager Animal Resources (CMAR) and American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certified at the Laboratory Animal Technologist Level (LATG).

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  Shall provide management of the animal care personnel and other assigned personnel for their respective areas of responsibility.

Work Environment:  Lab setting.

Background: US Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold Department of Defense issued Secret Clearance. Must have lived in the US 3 out of the past 5 years.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.