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Senior Operations Specialist

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Job ID: 2118847
Location: WALLOPS ISLAND, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 3, 2021
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Project Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC has a potential opportunity for a Senior Operations Specialist to support the Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC) Wallops, Island, VA Programs Support Services.  Position will be located in Wallops Island, VA.

This position is contingent upon contract award which is expected May 2022.

Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients. Responsible for ensuring contract requirements and subcontractor responsibilities are being accomplished including working on the definition and implementation of project planning techniques to provide visibility on the contract. Responsibilities may include developing budgets and schedules to meet contractual/project requirements for an assigned portion of a program, participating in and establishing and defining program plan requirements, and monitoring and reporting performance against plans to ensure that contractual, cost and schedule objectives are met. (It should be understood that this is not intended to be a detailed nor comprehensive description of any individual employee's job content. Managers set the specific duties and responsibilities for each employee). 



  • Bachelors degree, an additional four (4) years’ experience in lieu of degree.
  • 10 years of Navy Combat System Technical Project Management experience in the implementation of projects of varying size and complexity.
  • Experience in managing, organizing and controlling project activities to include: Generating, updating, monitoring and distributing documents (including Project Pre-planning, Execution, Scope, and Project Plan); preparing financial, budget, and statistical reports; coordinating meetings.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Office suite and Microsoft Project software applications and best practices with skill in applying software functions necessary to prepare complex and detailed planning and budgetary documents and presentations and development of briefing materials.  
  • Project Management degree or certification may be substituted for three (3) years of Navy Combat Systems Operational or Technical background experience. 


  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must have an Interim Secret clearance to start work with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Secret clearance is preferred

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