Program Manager

Halfaker and Associates   •  

Arlington, VA

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 272 days ago

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Job Description

Halfaker and Associates, an award winning high growth small business, creates innovative and customer-centric technology solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Software Engineering and IT Infrastructure to improve the health, security and well-being of all Americans. Our commitment to excellence and our vision to “Continue to Serve” has resulted in steady growth and an expanding client base across government agencies in the health, defense, security and intelligence sectors. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we have employees nationwide and were recently named a 2016 Top Work Place by the Washington Post. Please take a moment to browse through our website and learn more about what it means to serve with Halfaker.


Halfaker has an opening for a Program Manager to join our talented, dynamic team. The key responsibilities for this position include:


  • Apply management and leadership skills to provide project management to ensure that program outputs are delivered on time, within agreed-upon scope, and within budget; monitor and control scope, schedule, and cost to enable program outcomes and deliver high-quality work products that trace back to program objectives and acceptance criteria
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, stakeholders, and teaming partners; proactively monitor project performance, stakeholder priorities, and manage program focus, direction and team activities accordingly
  • Learn and understand program goals and outcomes, decompose program objectives into actionable work packages and activities, and manage resources within schedule constraints
  • Create program financial forecast and work authorizations for team members, and monitor actuals against the plan to meet revenue and profit targets
  • Oversee the creation and submission of program performance reporting deliverables
  • Design project team structure, organization chart, and manage program human resources; define program roles and responsibilities and act as hiring manager to staff program
  • Mentor project team members and identify career development opportunities for staff; provide clear direction and regularly communicate expectations and feedback to team and individuals
  • Identify, manage, and communicate program risks and issues; identify and implement risk mitigation strategies and monitor (and minimize) risk program-wide
  • Conduct program activities in accordance with defined/required program management life cycle processes
  • Provide input into program management life cycle processes governing program execution to identify opportunities for improvement and efficiency
  • Work closely with Halfaker Business Development, Capture, and Proposal teams to identify new opportunities and facilitate growth within program domain and related areas
  • Experience in establishing a Program Launch schedule of activities; responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Create the staffing approach, organization chart, and resource requests
    • Create an high-level work schedule and financial forecast
    • Own and manage action items, conduct program launch, initiate and plan activities in accordance with company Program Management Framework
    • Create customer and internal program kick-offs
    • Create project budget and continuously update project forecast
    • Brief executive team on progress, updates, status, and next steps

Required Skills

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent oral communication and presentation skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to delegate work appropriately and manage time effectively for self and others
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Highly analytical; proven problem-solving abilities
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to learn new skills, new client environments, and grow domain expertise
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to conduct independent research to lead or support the resolution of complex questions and issues
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10+ years of work experience
  • Government consulting/contracting experience
  • Experience with Veterans Affairs (VA) programs