ValidaTek, Inc

Senior Program Manager - Army

Location US-MD-Fort Detrick
ID 2023-10-2034
Program/Project Management
Position Type
Location Detail

Company Overview

At ValidaTek, we modernize and optimize IT services to solve some of the most critical challenges facing federal civilian and defense agencies. From customers to partners to top-talent employees, ValidaTek puts people first, empowering them to exceed expectations and transform government organizations. Our success starts and ends with our people, so we built a company where great people can do great things, with the resources and autonomy to make decisions that transform organizations. We operate as one team of diverse people, united by a passion for continuous growth and optimization. Our commitment to quality and performance optimization is the reason why our IT Service Projects and New Development Projects have been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 5, positioning us as one of a handful of elite companies to receive the highest form of third-party validation.


Provides project/program management support to programs and/or projects ensuring that implementation and defined activities are carried out in accordance with specified objectives.  Manages projects/programs of varying complexity and size. Participates on teams through some or all phases of projects including Project Initiation, Project Planning, Project Execution, Project Monitoring and Control, Project Closure. Ensures that the project plan, scope, work breakdown structure, schedule, risk, budget, and deliverables are in alignment with the project/program goals and objectives as defined by the statement of work. Facilitates the efforts of team members to achieve their project and/or task goals and initiatives.  ​

  • Assigns resources to projects, establishes project objectives, and monitors progress.
  • Develops project plans, and facilitates resolution of all issues to reach project goals.
  • Manages project budget to reach revenue, cost, and profit targets.
  • Manages and communicates ongoing changes in tasks, goals, or performance.
  • Participates in client meetings, contract finalization, and development of requirements and specifications.
  • Prioritizes, tracks, and manages complex projects ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Monitors progress, and adjusts schedules and resources to meet key goals.
  • Identifies and minimizes risks and issues; escalates and mitigates as needed.
  • Facilitates and guides meetings and project planning to ensure appropriate scope and resource allocation.
  • May be responsible for ensuring successful integration of all project/program segments and services.
  • May serve as primary liaison with project/program sponsors, customers and other stakeholders.


  • The Program Manager (PM) will oversee the GAIT contract and ensure the tasks and requirements contained within this PWS are accomplished efficiently and effectively. Single point of contact for addressing contract issues, quality issues, and overall Contractor This may include coordination with the Contracting Officer (KO) and the Contracting Officer Representative / Task Order (COR/COR-TO) to resolve any issues that may arise, trends relating to this contract, proposed changes, or modifications to this contract.
  • Personnel supporting this contract will address the GAIT NSC at Fort Detrick primarily but will also address the manning needs at the alternate locations at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Fort Bragg will function in tandem with the Fort Detrick site to provide Continuity of Operations (COOP).
  • Manage GAIT resources to include personnel. Overall responsible for shift management to ensure that fully qualified personnel are on duty. Responsible for personnel training as required for new capabilities and to certify that new personnel are qualified on all tasks required for their position. Validate and submit for government approval all travel requests.
  • Manage GAIT financial resources. Track expenditures and submit a monthly financial report.
  • Manage the GAIT New Employee Training and Certification Program ensuring compliance with the government standards of knowledge. Provide remediation for any new employee not making suitable progress in the onboarding process. Inform the government prior to any member being allowed to operate independently as a shift member upon completion of the site certification program.
  • Oversee the Quality Assurance and Quality Control Plans.
  • ​​Oversee the Army GAIT contract and ensure the tasks and requirements contained within this PWS are accomplished efficiently and effectively. Serve as the single point of contact for addressing contract issues, quality issues, and overall Contractor performance. This may include coordination with the CO and the COR/COR-TO to resolve any issues that may arise, trends relating to the contract, proposed changes or modifications to this contract.​


Education and Certification:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree and eight years related experience, or a combination of equivalent experience and training. 
  • PMP preferred. 
  • Prior Army (preferred)/military SATCOM and/or tactical network experience highly desirable
  • Top Secret Clearance - Desired. Secret Clearance - Required.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge - Develops advanced and new concepts, techniques, and standards.  Develop new applications based on professional principles and theories. Involves mastery of specialty and understanding of several specialties. 
  • Problem Solving - Develops solutions to problems of unusual complexity which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation. Challenges are frequently unique and solutions may serve as precedent for future decisions. 
  • Discretion/Latitude - Works under consultative direction toward long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated. Virtually self-supervisory. 
  • Impact - Decisions effect the financial, employee, or public relations posture of the organization. Erroneous decisions typically result in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and affect the image of organization's technological capability. 
  • Liaison/Leadership - Serves as consultant to top management in company planning concerning new or projected areas of technical capabilities. Acts as primary advisor to customers. 

EEO Statement

ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to verify authorization to work in the United States.

Offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a post-offer background check.


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