Senior Program Manager - Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency - Bethesda, MD

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Updated: April 24, 2020
Job ID: 215720
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Senior Program Manager to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Field Investigation and Recovery Activities located at HJF headquarters in Bethesda, MD.  HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to DPAA.

The incumbent will be responsible for providing administrative project oversight in order to maximize the effective use of project resources. Specific areas include: budget and accounting, space management, personnel management, overall management, contracts, and purchasing. Works on abstract problems and identifies and evaluates fundamental problems for major functional areas through assessment of intangible variables.


  1. Facilitates information flow between program members, scientific directors, and the Foundation.
  2. Coordinates the decision-making process between all program participants.
  3. Supervises lower level program members and is responsible for their hiring.
  4. Projects, executes, and manages the budget for the program as a whole and for individual projects within the program.
  5. Reviews space utilization within the Program makes recommendations accordingly.
  6. Directs, coordinates, and conducts personnel actions and furnishes guidance and assistance as needed.
  7. Provides advice on manpower utilization, workflow, and operational procedures to increase efficiency, productivity, and make overall improvements for the program.  Analyzes costs and pricing data submitted by the contract centers to verify and substantiate direct and indirect costs.
  8. Prepares requests for contract actions and proposals.  Assures full compliance with all contract requirements, schedules, and provisions.
  9. Coordinates and approves the initiation and processing of purchase orders, supply sources, work orders and maintenance and renovation requests.  Authorizes payment of invoices.
  10. Completes other projects 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.

Ability to identify, establish and leverage customer relationships with senior level officials and program stakeholders across HJF and agency components; Accomplished leader in supporting business; Expertise in large competitive contracts, grants and cooperative agreements; Experience with program management, customer relations, developing team strategies; Ability to liaise with other department across HJF to help gather input from a variety of sources; Knowledge of funding opportunities with the DoD and other government agencies, funding organizations outside of the federal government and funding cycles; Knowledge of competitors in the market. 

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Master's Degree in a science or business­ related discipline; Advanced degree preferred. Military medical experience highly desirable.

Minimum Experience:  6 to 10 years related experience in scientific project or program management, with experience supporting DoD military health related Programs. 

Physical Capabilities:  Prolonged sitting and working at a computer.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  Supervises support staff.

Work Environment:  Office environment. Domestic and international travel may be required.

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.