• Deputy Program Manager (Enterprise IT)

    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/12/2018 2:16 PM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    MSC is currently searching for a Deputy Program Manager to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Raleigh, NC (Research Triangle Park – RTP).


    Position Summary

    Serves as the deputy to the program manager for a large, complex task order. The Deputy Program Manager shall work with the Government Contracting Officer (CO), the contract-level Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COR), task order-level COR(s), government management personnel and customer agency representatives. The Deputy Program Manager is responsible for the overall management of the specific task order(s) and insuring that the technical solutions and schedules in the task order are implemented in a timely manner.

    Skills & Responsibilities:

    • Establish and maintain project management support services, tailoring the project management approach to team and project needs.
    • Analyze project management needs and tailor industry best practices to suit the environment; apply a wide range of traditional and agile principles to provide responsive and effective project management solutions.
    • Apply knowledge of federal government planning, programming, and budgeting as well as resource planning and execution processes, to support customer program planning, decision briefings, and progress assessment across multiple projects.
    • Develop templates, procedures, and guidelines for managing project information and deliverables.
    • Establish a central repository for project documentation and reporting.
    • Work with stakeholders to define clear project objectives and requirements, agree on priorities, communicate progress updates and demonstrations, and provide responsive change management in frequent planning/re-planning meetings.
    • Document requirements in business cases, project charters, and project plans; update these documents to record progress and changes.
    • Work with cross-functional teams with diverse technical skill sets to support successful project completion; re-plan and adjust project course based on realities of team velocity and dynamic business/user needs.
    • Track progress and report on status and metrics at task/work package and project level.
    • Create project management dashboard for providing timely progress information to project teams and customer management.
    • Raise issues and exceptions; follow-through to resolution.
    • Devise clear risk mitigation strategies and engage appropriate stakeholders.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.



    • B.S. in Business, Information Technology, or other relevant discipline
    • Minimum of 4 years as a Technical Project Manager
    • Experience working with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a must
    • Experience in applying agile development methodologies
    • Successful track record in delivering value through successful project results that meet business requirements
    • Experience as a manager for an IT infrastructure and helpdesk/service desk contracts
    • Full understanding of software development lifecycle best practices
    • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Client interface experience; proven experience managing client expectations & relationships
    • Prior experience managing and/or participating in large, integrated teams including client and other third-party vendors
    • Proven knowledge of program management, performance management, finance and governmental procurement
    • Experience in research organizations
    • Ability to read, write and communicate in English


    • Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
    • Eligible to satisfy Security Clearance/IT access requirement – Security Access Control (SAC)/IT level – 5b
    • ITIL v3 preferred

    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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