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Program Manager


ARServices is seeking a Program Management Expert to join our team.  This professional will lead a team to provide professional, technical, and administrative support to Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO). Specifically, the Program Manager will lead a program management office (PMO) of 4 individuals to provide program management expertise to the JIDO J8 Division Chief for Acquisition and Delivery. The position is located at the JIDO office in Arlington, VA.

Principal Duties

  • Provide the leadership and technical expertise to the PMO in support JIDO J8 division. 
  • In this role, the ARServices PMO will perform the following functions:
  • Provide program management expertise to the J8 division to support execution of C-IED R&D programs and projects throughout the acquisition life cycle. Review program documentation for accuracy and completeness. Review program technical, cost, and schedule data to assess performance against program objectives.
  • Create and maintain program and project management documents, including monthly status reports, SOWs, yearly spend plans and execution reports, and other required documents.
  • Support development of program solicitations and acquisition packages.
  • Support programmatic agility in response to changing requirements, emerging threats, or new technologies.
  • Assist in the assessment of state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for utility, maturity, risk, and applicability to C-IED requirements.
  • Assist in acquisition processes that support funding of government projects developing new technologies and products for use by U.S. military personnel. The responsibilities include: developing and maintaining budgets and spending plans and tracking project expenditures; supporting the development of funding award documentation and development/maintenance of program review materials, including Microsoft PowerPoint slides and Excel spread sheets; attending planning and review meetings; and providing technical and logistical support for planning, implementing, and evaluating program activities, including responses to taskers.
  • Provide technical support in development and management of integrated and advanced technology demonstrations, to operationally assess and transition C-IED technologies.
  • Knowledge/Information Management and Analysis


  • 15+ years of experience as PM supporting DoD
  • Contract Management Level III (DAWAII) certification and/or Program Management Level III (DAWIA) certification
  • Experience with Budget and Resource Management
  • Minimum secret clearance, TS/SCI preferred
  • PMP certification
  • Ability to develop executive-level briefing materials, administrative, and logistics support
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships within teams and across the organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience presenting to multiple audiences (e.g., technical and non-technical, executive-level)
  • Creative thinker; strong analytical, multitasking, and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience with DTRA or JIDO a plus
  • Previous experience working with R&D budgets

ARServices is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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