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Administrative Task Lead 


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.

We are searching for an Administrative Task Lead to join our team in Washington, DC ! The ideal candidate will:

  • Provide executive, analytical, management and administrative support for the DDG 51 program office to include direct support to the Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager.  
  • Coordinate program office operations including management of records, calendars, schedules, and correspondence.  This person will conduct long-term planning for the program office.  This person will provide deliverables and action item tracking.  This person will provide task management and assistance in the development of milestones and objectives for the DDG 51 program office. 
  • Provide administrative support in the development of Program Plans and provide assessments and indicators of progress. 
  • Implement and maintain an information system for control of all DDG 51 program office documentation to include routing and serialization of program documents. 
  • Monitor and maintain program schedules for potential or actual changes, advising the Government of alternatives and providing impact assessments. 
  • Provide programmatic support for DDG 51 program office goals, objectives, and execution strategies as well as understand and coordinate any interdependencies across program stakeholders and tasks as required. 
  • Implement and maintain a program integration plan to ensure Program Plans and deliverables are comprehensively integrated across all PMS 400D branches, to include all other task areas, which may span multiple support contractors.
  • Assist in developing required plans, concept papers, white papers, and senior level briefings.
  • Provide support for action and milestone planning and tracking, project planning and progress, and program metrics establishment and tracking.
  • This person will provide active participation in designated meetings and milestone reviews.  
  • In response to Navy inquiries, This person will provide executive level liaison with, and communication support functions to, Navy, DoD, Congress, and other Government agencies and organizations.  
  • Track Congressional budget deliberation schedules, analyze Congressional committee reports, track all proposed and actual Congressional marks, plus-ups, and adds as they pertain to and impact the DDG 51 program. 
  • Prepare planned and emergent documents/briefings; provide issues analysis; prepare reports, white papers, and draft integrated responses to Requests for Information (RFIs) originating from Congressional Professional Staff Members (PSMs) and other Congressional entities such as the Congressional Budget Office, Congressional Research Service, and inquiries from the Government Accountability Office.  All prepared reports shall include maintenance of backup documentation and historical files. 
  • Work across program stakeholders and tasks to develop and prepare responses to public affairs actions.  All prepared responses shall include maintenance of backup documentation and historical files. 
  • Provide support in performing program monitoring and control efforts, including critical path management, forecasting upcoming and recurring DDG 51 Class program events, planning and preparation for critical events, formulating meeting agendas and attendance lists, preparing and promulgating meeting minutes as required, and development of Milestone charts.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution
  • 10 years of professional experience including 5 years of experience leading a complex and high value Program Management team 
  •  5 years of supervisory experience,  DoD/DoN acquisition system expertise, and experience communicating with SES / Flag level staff.
  • 5 years of  DoD/Navy Program Management experience.
  • Active Secret security clearance

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Master's Degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP); or DAWIA Level III Acquisition Certification
  • DoD/DoN procedures and Policies (DoD 5000 process)
Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position LCS Task Lead - Program and Acquisition Management  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number PRO-20-00015  
Location Washington, DC Client Site  
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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