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Deputy Program Manager 


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing United States government with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of TCG, 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, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving eleven (11) paid federal holidays.

Our client is seeking to hire a Deputy Program Manager to join our team near Washington, DC Navy Yard. Upon award, you will:

  • Assist our Program Manager in leading a team of 80 to 90 Columbia Group employees and subcontractors supporting our NAVSEA customer in ship acquisition.
  • Work with various teams to support our customer in various areas including the development and implementation of acquisition strategies and plans, financial management, sea trails, and other waterfront support.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 15 years of demonstrated senior level professional experience in the Defense acquisition process, program management, technical, or business management supporting Department of Defense (DOD) ACAT III or higher acquisition programs (ACAT I strongly preferred).
    • At least three (3) years of recent experience supporting the management of a DoD acquisition program within the last five (5) years.
  • Experience shipbuilding for amphibious or "T-class" ships would be valuable.
  • U.S. Citizenship is a prerequisite.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.


  • 15+ years of DoD/Navy program management, specifically NAVSEA shipbuilding programs, acquisition experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • DoD/DoN procedures and Policies (DoD 5000 process); Amphibious Ship experience highly desirable

This position is contingent upon and subject to the award of the contract from the government. You will be hired on a contingency basis.

Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Deputy Program Manager  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number PRO-22-00005  
Location Washington DC WNY  
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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