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Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) Project Manager III Division Lead 

Category Program/Project Mgmt  

This effort will assist in creating a network of likeminded allies and partners with increased threat reduction capabilities that contribute and advance the interests and security of the United States of America. It will assist in building strategic relationships with key international partners that enhance threat reduction on a global scale. It will also support the resilience of the global nonproliferation framework by building partner capacities to enforce the tenants of that framework.

The Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) Project Manager III Division Lead works directly with the government’s Division Chief and Division Operations Manager in support of Division functions and priorities. This position leads the A&AS Division team working in support of assigned country, region and other portfolios in the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) BTRP Department (CT-BT).

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Advise and assist BTRP in executing the mission.
  • Support management and execution of projects including initiation; acquisition strategies/plans development; budget, schedule, and performance management; project monitoring and closeout; and all-encompassing internal and external required reporting. A&AS PM Team members work in lockstep with the government counterparts to establish and maintain the rhythm and rigor required for productive coordination and communication, quality assurance, and knowledge management, consistently applying the Integrated Project Team (IPT) concept.
  • Ensure all deliverables across the Division meet quality and schedule requirements. She/he leads a broad range of activities, including Division-level planning; managing and utilizing staff resources to ensure team success; and supporting government counterparts.
  • Effectively apply and leverage the full spectrum of expertise available in the A&AS community, applying the IPT construct.
  • Lead the A&AS team responsible for project management advice and assistance within the Division.
  • Set expectations for assigned staff, monitors performance and alignment to expectations, and provides actionable feedback on individual performance.
  • Maintain broad visibility of ongoing BTRP projects at the global, regional, country, and project levels, ensuring synergy of effort within the Division Team and with other teams across Divisions and BTRP applying the IPT concept.
  • Proactively engage with the PM Team Lead and other A&AS leadership, peers and reports, share pertinent information, anticipate issues and recommend solutions.
  • Be an effective, collaborative and engaging member of the A&AS team.
  • Set criteria for Division Team prioritization in alignment with BTRP objectives, ensuring quality control and timeliness of work products generated by A&AS Division staff. Serve as an advisor and provides support to assigned staff.
  • Ensure assigned staff are trained and proficient in tasks/activities necessary for success. Identify and secure resources necessary for team success. Ensure workload is balanced across assigned staff.
  • Champion best practices, innovation, and process improvement within the team and across Divisions, with support of the PM Team Lead.
  • Identify and remove inefficiencies and impediments to team success.
  • Ensure mentorship and development opportunities are available for staff.
  • Support the Division Chief and Operations manager in management of short- and long-range planning activities that include multi-year work plans that are the products of subordinate organization projects.
  • Proactively identify risk areas across the Division, highlighting probability and impact to mission and proactively developing solutions.
  • Support the Division Chief and Operations Manager in planning and preparation to travel. Participate in travel, as needed.
  • Advise and assist the Division Chief and Operations Manager in development, implementation, and tracking of the Director’s Operational Imperatives; development, implementation, and tracking of Weekly Activity Reports (WAR); consolidation, review, and approval of quarterly project fact sheets and regional/country summaries for the Office of the Secretary of Defense; development, implementation, and tracking of Program Management Reviews (PMRs); conducting annual management cycle activities, including Program Objective Memorandum (POM), Annual Reports to Congress (ARC), Annual Spend Plans, metrics reviews, etc.
  • Manage/respond to short-fuse taskers and cables, to include coordination across the Division.
  • Capture meeting minutes and lessons learned, and incorporate solutions to action items and process improvement methodologies.
  • Partner with client Division leadership – as well as other government and A&AS counterparts contributing to implementation of Division priorities – and be a reliable source of advice and assistance.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Experience and successful track record building effective relationships with clients and other stakeholders, understanding client’s requirements, and meeting client expectations.
  • Experience leading teams.
  • Experience applying project management best practices in support of multiple ongoing projects while delivering high-quality outputs. Ability to track multiple competing priorities and dynamic portfolio components.
  • Track record working in a matrixed environment, coordinating work across large, diverse teams, and being an effective and collaborative team member.
  • Ten (10) + years of project management, government acquisition, international, or similar experience desired.


  • BA/BS required with three (3) + years of project management, government acquisition, or similar experience.
    • MA/MS desired.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification desired.

Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Have strong analytical skills, ability to see the bigger picture without losing sight of detail, and readiness/ability to track formal and informal taskers while delivering necessary advisory and assistance services in support of multiple, competing priorities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the BTRP mission, nature of biological threats and biological threat reduction approaches, the international nonproliferation regime, and key stakeholders working in the domains of nonproliferation and global health security spanning public and animal health sectors.
  • Familiarity with Cooperative Threat Reduction with experience related to DTRA CTR and government acquisition processes preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write for senior leaders.
  • Flexibility/adaptability/suitability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • Required to work in the office at least 2-3 days a week.

Security Clearance:

  • Secret security clearance required.
    • Top Secret security clearance desired.

US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Requisition Category Pipeline  
Req Number PRO-23-00010  
Location Fort Belvoir, VA  
About the Organization Here at Sawdey Solution Services, an ISO 9001-14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v2 Level 3 appraised corporate headquarters, we have built a nationwide and global footprint by providing innovative, cross-disciplined professional services, engineering, and cyber solutions to Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Agencies, and commercial customers. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Our mission is to provide employees with the best experience in a people focused, continuous process improvement environment. We are extremely proud of the culture we have created and encourage all prospective applicants to take a look at what other applicants and employees are saying about us:

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EOE Statement We are a Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4, Equal Opportunity Employer. Devoted to creating a diverse and friendly workplace, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. Our goals and beliefs are that diverse backgrounds and experiences empower and enable us to offer our customers an unmatched level of service. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  
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