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SAIC is seeking an Operations Manager with an active Top Secret clearance to support the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. The Operations Manager will analyze the productivity and efficiency of organizational structure, projects, and activities, and advise SES-level leadership on the effectiveness of government programs and operations. The role... will support the DASD, Enabling Technologies as a trusted agent in the oversight of the organization’s mission execution.

A perfect candidate will have depth and breadth of knowledge of: organizational analysis (e.g., analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing staffing capacity and capability; missions; management principles and processes); and programmatic planning and analysis (project and organizational cost, schedule, performance and risk) in the context of OSD-level organizational mission dynamics between operational requirements (e.g., Combatant Commands, Joint Staff), budget (e.g., OSD CAPE), and DoD weapons systems development and acquisition (e.g., OUSD(R&E), OUSD(A&S)).

The position is hybrid remote with some onsite work located in Arlington, VA.

Job Responsibilities:
• Develop, recommend, and implement modifications to current procedures and policies to improve efficiency; develop new standard operating procedures (SOPs).
• Provide organizational management to include staffing analysis; support director-level organizational surveys (seek feedback from the staff); provide recommendations on staffing efficiencies to accomplish organizational goals.
• Work with front office staff (e.g., workflow manager, legislative affairs) to assess impact of taskers and new laws/policy on the organization and to support the development and tracking of taskers/action items assigned to the organization to facilitate timely senior leadership feedback and approval.
• Evaluate and advise on the organization, methods, and procedures for providing administrative support systems such as records, communications, directives, forms, files, and documentation (e.g., improvements organizational and project level data for ease of searching and sharing).
• Analyze management information requirements to develop program or administrative reporting systems including the systems specifications, data gathering and analytical techniques, and systems evaluation methodology.
• Recommend KM technology where applicable (e.g., advise on the potential benefits/uses of automation to improve the efficiency of administrative support or program operations).
• Develop monthly reports/briefs on significant activities with a focus on quantifiable progress, report on the effectiveness of projects and processes.
• Organize and facilitate internal and external communications on a wide array of subjects including internal and external tasks, program reviews, meetings, congressional events, invitations, speaking events, and resources.


Required Clearance:
• Active Top Secret clearance required to start; Ability to obtain a TS/SCI required to maintain employment.
• US citizenship

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and fifteen (15) years of relevant experience; Masters and thirteen (13) years experience. Additional years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.
• Extensive experience in the Pentagon at OSD, Joint Staff, or other high-level organization.
• Strong leadership, problem identification/resolution skills, flexibility, initiative, and a proven ability to work with Senior Executives.
• Experience writing white papers, briefings, correspondence, and reports.
• Exceptional organizational and teambuilding skills and interpersonal skills.

Desired Qualifications:
• Master’s degree.
• Understanding of JCIDS, PPBE process, POM cycle, CATMS/TMT or other tasking system, and Adaptive Acquisition Framework.
• Strong knowledge of OSD-level organizational structure and understanding of the National Defense Strategy and DoD Modernization areas.
• Senior Service College Graduate.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site
Arlington VA United States


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