Program Manager

Job Locations US-Remote
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(4/18/2022 2:55 PM)
ID
2022-1283
Category
Service Delivery (Health, Digital, Communications, & Mission Support)

Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a dedicated, forward looking Program Manager to support digital transformation within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This individual will work with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), VA Central Office (VACO) or the Office of Information Technology (OIT) to support the administration's mission with activities such as: project, product and product line management; moving from waterfall management processes to Agile and Scaled Agile practices; and from stove-piped development, delivery and operations processes to DevSecOps best practices such as Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD). We are seeking individuals committed to delivering and improving quality services to Veterans. 

Primary Responsibilities

A Program Manager must have experience with diverse IT projects both large and small.  Must be able to manage a portfolio of projects. Must be well versed in full systems development life cycle, enterprise-wide network engineering, strategic information planning, business process reengineering, structure and management practices.  Must be able to identify and mitigate risks to the program.  Must be able to manage to cost, schedule and performance. Must be proficient in some or all responsibilities:

 

  • Managing a team of project managers.
  • Organizing projects and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization. 
  • Developing newly won projects to support the strategic direction of the organization. 
  • Creating and managing long-term goals across projects. 
  • Developing a budget and operating plan for the program. 
  • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement. 
  • Ensuring goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction, safety, quality, and team member performance. 
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved. 
  • Act as a point of escalation. 
  • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services. 
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle. 
  • Analyzing program risks. 
  • Business development tasks including input/assessment of prior work and how it might be used to gain new work. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related scientific /technical discipline is required. 
    (10 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education.).  
  • 15 years related experience required 
  • Proven experience in program management. 
  • Proven stakeholder management skills. 
  • Proven experience managing a team. 
  • Must have experience with diverse IT programs both large and small.    
  • Must be well versed in full systems development life cycle, enterprise-wide network engineering, strategic information planning, business process reengineering, structure and management practices.    
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance. 
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience supporting large Cabinet-level federal agencies, ideally the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
  • Strong customer interaction skills and a demonstrated ability to work with various stakeholders—including government Senior Executives—across multiple tasks. 
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment. 
  • Capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done and high attention to detail. 
  • Excellent ability to communicate across most mediums and settings. 
  • Knowledge of military and Veteran populations.  

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We’re advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

 

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

 

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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