Program Manager -- High Threat Dignitary Protection Operations
Sikat Group LLC
 Chantilly, VA
Program Manager (PM), High Threat Dignitary Protection Operations

The program manager is the continental US (CONUS) focal point for all Contractor functions under the Client’s contract.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans and directs ongoing strategy to mitigate risk and maintain continuity of operations of the program in accordance with the requirements specified in this contract and all task orders under the WPS II contract.

  • Provides leadership, management, and direction to program management staff and to senior staff implementing program services CONUS and outside the continental US (OCONUS) (e.g., training services, security services, logistics, etc.)

  • Accountable to DS/IP/OPO and the CO for schedule, budget, performance, and quality of all program elements.

  • Coordinates with CONUS and OCONUS Department personnel, developing professional relationships with OCONUS personnel to include, but not limited to:

    • Embassy personnel.

    • RSO and RSO staff.

    • Private security personnel working for the Department or other government agencies.

    • US and foreign diplomatic personnel.

    • Foreign security personnel.


  • Ensures that all necessary Contractor effort is planned, provided, and maintained to the standards required by the contract.

  • The PM must have the authority to commit company resources for all actions necessary to perform work under this program, including training.

  • Attends all regularly scheduled meetings with DS/IP/OPO, as well as special and unscheduled meetings required by the COR or CO.

  • Be available to and communicate with DS/IP/OPO on a reliable and prompt basis regarding any/all aspects of the contract.



Qualifications

For Client approval, the PM shall meet the following qualifications:
  • US citizen

  • At a minimum, be a certified project management professional (PMP); possession of a program management professional (PgMP) certification is preferred.  Information on these certifications is available at www.pmi.org.

  • Must possess either:

    • A Master’s degree from an accredited institution and seven (7) years of applicable work experience

      • A minimum of five (5) years of this experience must have been work in planning, evaluating, analyzing, and implementing government security-type programs, specifically personal protection, emergency response team, or guard force.

      • A minimum of three (3) years of this experience must have been supervisory experience.



    • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and ten (10) years of applicable work experience

      • A minimum of seven (7) years of this experience must have been work in planning, evaluating, analyzing, and implementing government security-type programs, specifically personal protection, emergency response team, or guard force.

      • A minimum of five (5) years of this experience must have been supervisory experience.



    • An Associate’s degree and fifteen (15) years of applicable work experience.

      • A minimum of ten (10) years of this experience must have been work in planning, evaluating, analyzing, and implementing government security-type programs, specifically personal protection, emergency response team, or guard force.

      • A minimum of seven (7) years of this experience must have been supervisory experience.





NOTE:  Experience may be gained in the employ of any national, state, provincial, local, or commercial entities providing armed high threat protective services that require skills similar to those identified in the PSS or guard training courses as outlined in SOW.