Program Manager I

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Updated: December 20, 2019
Job ID: 215343
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Program Manager I to support the Battlefield Shock and Organ Support (B-SOS) Research Program within the Department of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). This position will be located on Rockledge Drive in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the USU B-SOS Research Program.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing administrative project oversight for activities conducted on the Naval Support Activity – Bethesda (NSA-B) campus in order to maximize the effective use of Center resources. Specific areas include: budget and accounting, space management, personnel management, overall management, contracts, and purchasing.  Works on problems of moderate scope and exercise judgment within defined procedures and policies.


  1. Provides administrative support, to include the development and formulation of multi-year budget requests, across all sites and activities; 
  2. Identifies key administrative and operational challenges;
  3. Prepares and manages budgets for research activities conducted at the B-SOS core laboratory (located at the Uniformed Services University); reviews and approves all project spending in close coordination with the Senior Program Manager;
  4. Monitors and reports burn-rates across all sites and activities;
  5. Facilitates information-flow between the Senior Program Manager, program members, scientists, and the HJF;
  6. Coordinates the decision-making process between all Center participants operating on the NSA-B campus;
  7. Supervises lower level members, coordinates interviews, and drives hiring actions;
  8. Directs, coordinates, and conducts personnel actions for activities conducted on the NSA-B campus and furnishes guidance and assistance as needed;
  9. Provides advice on manpower utilization, work flow, and operational procedures to increase efficiency, productivity, and make overall improvements for the Center’s activities at NSA-B;
  10. Assists with the preparation of requests for contract actions and proposals;
  11. Fosters a productive, supportive team culture to support program objectives;
  12. Coordinates and approves the initiation and processing of purchase orders, supply sources, work orders and maintenance and renovation requests;
  13. Performs other duties as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of organizational objectives, the federal budget process, office automation; ability to work completely independently; ability to use sound judgement in solving problems; ability to coordinate many complex systems and programs at the same time; excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor's degree. Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) preferred.

Minimum Experience: 3 to 5 years related experience in scientific project coordination or program management.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  Supervises support staff.

Work Environment: Office and laboratory setting.

Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.

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.