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ARServices Technical Program Manager in Reston, Virginia

Are you looking for your next challenge supporting research & development? Come join a dynamic team supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) Research and Development (RD) Directorate! ARServices is seeking a qualified candidate to support the DTRA RD Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Technologies Department (CX), Target Assessment Technologies Division (RD-CXA) team.

The ideal candidates for this position have experience in technical program and project planning and general project management support. This position is full-time. Most of the work will be performed in a government facility at Fort Belvoir, VA. Some hours will be worked at a government facility in Reston, VA. Although situational telework may be permitted, the majority of the weekly tasks will require work on site at these two locations. This position requires a Top Secret clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. This position may involve occasional travel.


  • Support preparation of official correspondence and staff actions

  • Track, distribute and respond to tasking from higher echelons of the Agency;

  • Support division personnel actions

  • Support planning and execution of R&D programs.

  • Perform analysis and trade studies related to cost trade-off options.

  • Provide necessary input to acquisition planning meetings and create and manage Purchase Request Packages

  • Employ technical expertise to translate technical plans into required fiscal documentation to support the planning, programming, budgeting and execution.

  • Review program documentation to ensure validity and facilitate cross-communication regarding program priorities and courses of action;

  • Participate in Integrated Product Teams and serve as program point of contact;

  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders;

  • Provide support to and coordination of acquisition and planning, programming, budgeting, and execution documents to include development of budget exhibits (R Forms) and Program Objectives Memorandum (POM) materials, for a research and development acquisition program.

  • Assist in setting portfolio, project, and product level strategy and priorities;

  • Track, report and analyze program cost, schedule and performance information;

  • Ensure portfolios are responsive and mapped to program goals and requirements;

  • Coordinate and consolidate complex, technical, programmatic, and strategic responses to support division initiatives to a variety of internal and external audiences;

  • Create briefings and products for both technical and senior leader audiences;

  • Track cost, schedule, and performance of chemical and biological defense related technical projects to ensure they continue to meet the objectives of the program;

  • Advise the program team on risk assessment and risk management, business and contracting strategies, and technology transfers.

  • Assist with developing and tracking budgets and spend plans for a wide-ranging portfolio across multiple fiscal years;

  • Assist with tracking project expenditures, supporting the development of funding award documentation and development/maintenance of program review materials;

  • Provide technical and logistical support to the client and be prepared to provide insight for internal taskers;

  • Provide assistance with acquisition /contracting strategy for projects and programs;

  • Assist with planning, coordinating and executing stakeholder meetings and tracking project deliverables;

  • Assist with contributing input for budget execution reviews;

  • Assist with managing and developing the PPBE (planning, programming, budgeting, and execution) process as well as developing budget/program briefs.


  • Current, active DOD Top Secret level clearance with access to SCI

  • BS or MS in a Business or scientific/technical field.

  • Minimum of seven years of experience with a BS, or five years with a MS, and experience in:

  • DoD research and development planning and program management

  • Managing and reporting on multiple RDT&E projects

  • High-level proficiency with MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of DoD Directive 5000 series management guidance.

  • Knowledge of the DoD acquisition policies, preferably with experience in Counter WMD R&D.

  • Experience working at DTRA,