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Program Manager 


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing the United States Military with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of The Columbia Group, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K Profit Sharing Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Account, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving ten (10) paid Federal holidays.

The client will support the DDG 51 ARLEIGH BURKE-class guided missile destroyer program.The program is undergoing the latest in a series of flight upgrades and has added significant capabilities in recent years, and continues to do so, not only through the flight upgrades but also through large mid-life modernization programs.  The US Navy manages the acquisition of DDG 51 ships with a team of uniformed, Government civilian, and contractor staff; this position is in support of one of the contractor efforts. 

We are seeking a Program Manager to join our team in Washington, DC.  The ideal candidate will:

  • Manage cost, schedule, and performance for a cost-type contract of approximately 50 personnel.  The staff will be headquartered in Washington, DC at the Washington Navy Yard and on the waterfront in Pascagoula, MS and Bathe, ME.
  • Support coordination of management office operations; Program Planning and Integration; Program Monitoring and Control; Contract Administration; program and acquisition management support to the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Gulf Coast (SSGC) in Pascagoula, Mississippi and the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Bath (SSBA) in Bath, Maine.
  • Support budget formulation and justification; budget execution; statutory, regulatory, and acquisition reporting; contract management; accounting reconciliation; ERP support; GFE & PARM Financial Management; and business process training and optimization.
  • Support EVMS, cost performance, schedule performance, cost and software data reporting, cost estimating, shipbuilder subcontracts, and analysis of the shipbuilder industrial base.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution. 
  • 15 years of professional experience in the Defense acquisition process in one or more of
  • the following disciplines: program management, technical, or business management. Three (3) years of the previous 5 years of experience must have been in support of DoD Program Management.
  • 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DoD program management, technical or business management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of DoD program analysis support and knowledge of DoD systems acquisition in technical or program area specified in the task order.
  • Professional certification: Project Management Professional – PMP or equivalent in the areas of Contract Management, Program Management or Business Management.
  • An active Secret security clearance.
  • US citizenship is a prerequisite. 

Strongly Desired:

  •  Direct experience with the DDG 51 program or another NAVSEA shipbuilding program
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Program Manager  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number PRO-20-00012  
Location Washington, DC HQ  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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