Program Manager/Strategic Planner (Job ID# 1026817)

Sayres & Associates Quantico , VA 22134

Posted 7 days ago

Sayres and Associates Corporation (Sayres) is a dynamic, Native American-owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned business that has been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001. We offer a broad spectrum of technical, engineering and administrative services including: acquisition, financial and program management; fleet synthetic training; logistics; ship construction engineering; systems engineering and integration; wargaming; test and evaluation; security, counterintelligence and policy analysis. Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad.

Our success can be attributed first to a proven track record of performance excellence based on our customer-focused approach to services. We have demonstrated experience effectively managing large contractor teams across multiple functional areas for major programs. Sayres offers financial stability and organizational maturity comparable to a large company, coupled with the agility of a small business, allowing us to provide cost effective and best value solutions to our customers.

Awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan District Office's 8(a) Graduate of the Year for 2017, Sayres and Associates Corporation continues to grow in a highly competitive environment while exceeding customers' expectations and providing a work experience conducive to personal and professional development.

The position description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform position-related tasks other than those stated in this description. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Sayres is seeking an experienced Project Lead/Strategic Planner to support our client in Quantico, VA. The strategy planner must have at least 15 years' experience as a strategic planner and be knowledgeable of the challenges facing government organizations in creating and executing strategic plans.


The Program Manager/Strategic Planner will be responsible for:

  • Lead and facilitate strategic planning activities with senior and mid-level leaders throughout the Defense Security Service (DSS).

  • Administer and analyze the results of climate surveys to the DSS workforce.

  • Provide project management support including the planning and execution of the DSS Senior Leader Annual Meetings (SLAMs) and Mini-SLAMs.

  • Provide support to the Strategic Management Office (SMO) in the performance of activities involving the DSS senior leaders and management in performance of strategic management activities.

  • Provide executive leadership coaching to senior executive service members and senior leaders at DSS to achieve leadership alignment around DSS' goals and common purpose.

Qualifications & Clearance Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills and Clearance

  • Masters' degree with at least 15 years' experience as a strategic planner.

  • At least three (3) years' experience in DSS or in some element of industrial security.

  • Knowledgeable of physical, cyber, and personnel security requirements of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).

  • Certification as either an executive leadership coach or as a certified and trained facilitator.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to gain trust of senior leaders.

  • Current Secret security clearance. Clearance must be verified in JPAS prior to start date.

Highly Desired:

  • Top Secret Security clearance.

  • Program Management experience and PMP Certification.

  • Experience with Balanced Score Card Analysis.

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