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Senior Program Manager

Job ID: 2113510
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 10, 2021
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Program Manager to join our team and begin an exciting and challenging career here. 

The Senior Program Manager, DOI position will support the mission of across all DOI Bureaus, to include but not limited to DOI HQ, U.S. Geological Survey, Bureaus of Indian Affairs; specific duties the individual will perform under the contract; and complementary specialty skill and experience areas such as IDIQ/Task Order contracting, project/task management, systems/IT architecture, various cloud vendor but not limited to Microsoft and Amazon Web services (AWS) migration, scientific, and technical services. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of cross-cutting programs to understand associated with the USGS core science and technology programs, including Core Science Systems; Ecosystems; Energy and Minerals; Natural Hazards; Water Resources; and other programs.

The candidate must be passionate about making a difference and will be responsible for leading a team of scientists, engineers, researchers, analysts, and subject matter experts in support of the USGS mission requirements. The candidate will primarily support USGS’s scientific mission by: providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life, knowledge of USGS’ UAS initiatives is a plus. General areas of science and technical support services required include: administrative; program management services; research/science; data and information management; computer systems administration, operations, and maintenance; geospatial applications; modeling and associated technologies; web and database applications; and technical project management. Support also includes collection, monitoring, analysis, and providing scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The candidate will have diverse scientific expertise to support the planning and execution of large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations that provide impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.

Position Responsibilities:

•Customer single point of contact for all contract, technical, administrative, and contractual aspects of the IDIQ contract. Builds and maintains working relationships with team members, vendors, and other stakeholders involved in the projects.

•Interface with contract personnel to determine viable ways to grow existing contracts and develop new leads.

•Responsible for the staffing, management, quality, and performance of all task orders under the IDIQ contract. Analyzes requirements, determines appropriate support configuration, assigns responsibilities, sets deadlines, establishes costs, and monitors and summarizes progress of project.

This opportunity is continget upon award. 


• Bachelors degree and 18 years or more related experience in physical science, business, or a related field.

• Experience managing projects for Federal agencies. DOI experience is a Plus.

• Demonstrated project or contract management skills to successfully execute task orders using multi-disciplinary staff across geographically dispersed project locations.

• Technical expertise in systems/IT infrastructure, scientific, or technical services.

• Excellent communication, collaboration, and presentation skills.

• Well-developed verbal and technical report writing skills. • Ability to work in a team–oriented environment.

• Hands-on knowledge and experience supporting the Department of Interior and USGS mission requirements

• Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).

• Candidate must be a US Citizen. • Ability to pass a government-administered background investigation in order to be granted access to government IT systems. Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree and 16 years or more experience

•Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

•5 years of experience managing IDIQ contracts for Federal customers

•3 plus years' experience working with USGS supporting the mission of U.S. Geological Survey

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.
Target salary range: $175,001 - $200,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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