DoD Secret – Specialist- Program Management

PDS Tech, Inc.
November 16, 2021
Jacksonville, FL
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PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a DoD Secret - Specialist- Program Management in Jacksonville, FL


  • Develops plans including budgets and schedules to meet contractual/project requirements for an assigned portion of a program.
  • Conducts program plan studies.  Participates in establishing and defining program plan requirements.
  • Coordinates interdepartmental development of program plans and interfaces with vendors and customers as required.
  • Monitors and reports performance against plans to ensure that contractual, cost and schedule objectives are met. 
  • Responsible for the oversight and management of complex Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program efforts in support of PMA-272 FMS DoN AECM, NAVAIR Jacksonville, FL.
  • Requires experience in FMS program management, technical work, staff supervision, financial and business development, and complete detailed projects.
  • Directs program activities to meet client work objectives and serves as a liaison with clients to coordinate activities, negotiate tasks, and solve problems.
  • Administrative support for the FMS Case Manager, analysis, case development from Pre-LOR through delivery of hardware and/or services, and management relating to the Department of the Navy (DoN) Air Expendable Countermeasures (AECM).
  • Collect, complete, organize and interpret technical data and financial information relating to AECM acquisition and establishments of program plans and milestones to manage all lifecycle aspects per the FMS cases
  • Oversees program management actions for FMS programs IAW ESAMM by analyzing, planning, coordinating, developing, directing and reviewing program performance.
  • Coordinate updates for FMS program status, progress and in the development of forecast reports.
  • Develop FMS case actions (e.g. P&As, LOAs, Amendments, Modifications, etc.) in DSAMS, including coordinating the definition of scope and associated pricing inputs with the providing organizations.
  • Provide expertise in utilizing various other FMS case management systems in support of case management, including: DSAMS, MISIL, DIFS, SCIP, CEPT and AECM APMT.
  • Establishes, schedules, develop briefings and ensures participating activities and contractor's compliance with contractual, technical, programmatic requirements.
  • Prepares correspondence and directives as necessary to ensure that initiatives, budgets, allocations and schedules in support of the assigned cases are properly reported and formally answered.
  • Process data IAW NAVAIR Security and Technical Transfer Policies/Procedures, and provide general support (meeting minutes, tracking action items, meeting coordination).

Required Skills:    

  • The candidate shall have comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint and shall demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis of FMS Programmatic requirements.
  • Candidate shall demonstrate a strong technical background and have a strong understanding of the myriad of international agreements and their application to FMS program management.
  • The selected candidate must have and maintain an active Secret clearance.

Required Education:    

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, science, business administration or equivalent experience. 2-years experience in technical program planning and implementation, contract interpretation, budget development and administration of government projects.

Required Years of Experience:    

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, science, business administration or equivalent experience. 2-years experience in technical program planning and implementation, contract interpretation, budget development and administration of government projects.

Desired Skills:    

  • Preferred candidate will have 5-years of Naval Aviation professional experience. A minimum of three (3) years FMS work experience in the field of Naval Aviation program management is required.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work effectively with high ranking USG and FMS customers’ country representatives on major FMS programs, also manage a team of FMS logistics and financial specialists in the completion of assignments.
  • The candidate should demonstrate experience commensurate with the skills required to perform a wide range of analysis, development of worthwhile recommendations, and prepare clear, succinct reports for management’s consideration.
  • The preferred candidate will be familiar with SECNAV, OPNAV, NAVSUP and OSD forms related to MIPRs, Work Requests, Requisitions, CDRLs, DD254s and DD1149s.
  • The preferred individual must have deep understanding of configuration management requirements and responsibilities to apply government-instituted processes for documentation, change control management, data management, and other relevant processes.

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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