Program Manager (International Programs)

U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Location
    Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jul 11

Position description

As a PROGRAM MANAGER (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS) at the GS-0340-9 some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Directs and manages the implementation of one or more programs, portfolios, and/or projects. Prepares program-wide and individual project plans, acquisition baselines, acquisition strategies, implementation plans, and funding plans.
  • Oversees the execution of approved plans through DTRA contracts, Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPR), or Interagency Reimbursable Orders (IACRO)
  • Directs and supervises the execution of a large-scale program that leads to WMD Proliferation Prevention success, as discussed above, in accordance with federally established acquisition guidelines through the use of DTRA contracts with the U.S. and foreign firms. 
  • Facilitates and participates in technical discussions with foreign officials concerning CT projects. Develops close ties and a solid working relationship with foreign counterparts and representatives from CCMDs, other U.S. agencies, international partners, and NGOs. 
  • Prepares procurement requirement specifications and documents; chairs technical source selection evaluation boards; prepares source selection recommendations; conducts detailed technical discussions with contract bidders; debriefs both winning and losing bidders on proposal deficiencies; provides frequent guidance to integrating contractors and other support organizations; monitors contractor and partner organization performance; reviews and approves all contract reports and deliverables and recommends required adjustments to existing contracts. 



Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential




Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work Schedule: Full-time
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • PCS: Not Authorized
  • Student Loan Repayment: May Be Authorized
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required up to 25% of duty time.
  • Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random drug testing thereafter.


You may qualify at the GS 9, if you fulfill one or more of the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with U.S. interagency counterparts, non-governmental organizations, academia, or foreign partners
  • Communicating at various levels both orally and in writing, to include publications
  • Working with or leading small team
  • FEMA certifications or equivalent experience acceptable
  • Familiarity or experience, to include education, with weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threat reduction and/or border security experience is preferred but not required.

B. A Masters degree or MBA, or 3 full years of progressively higher education leading to such a degree.
The following majors are preferred but not required: preference for the following: Management, to include Program Management; Business Administration; Political Science; International Relations, to include specific regional area concentrations; Homeland Security; Security Studies; Consequence Management; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Explosive (any subset of this degree, for example Biosafety & Security, Nuclear, Chemical, etc).

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2) If you are serviced by the office filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Foreign Education

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