US nationals: Program Manager

Alexandria, VA, US


Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
The U.S. Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources (IWR) was formed to provide forward-looking analysis and research in developing planning methodologies to aid the Civil Works program. IWR is a field operating activity under the supervision of the Director for Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

IWR fulfills its mission by supporting the Civil Works Directorate and USACE Major Subordinate Commands (MSCs) and District offices by providing: (a) analysis of emerging water resources trends and issues, (b) state-of-the-art planning and hydrologic engineering methods, models and training, and (c) national data management of results-oriented program and project information across Civil Works business lines.

The Institute is the USACE center of expertise for integrated water resources management, focusing on planning analysis and hydrologic engineering and on the collection, management and dissemination of Civil Works and navigation information, including the nation’s waterborne commerce data. It also serves as the Corps Center of Expertise (COE) for collaborative planning and environmental conflict resolution.

This position will be filled on a permanent basis.


Duties include program and contract management of Information Technology (IT) support, data analysis and product delivery to senior leaders and congressional staff on a routine basis. Management of a national IT program and IT support contracts, performing research, solving problems, and meeting deadlines. Direct, coordinate and manage Project Management activities covering all Civil Works business lines. Direct and manage the annual monitoring and three year approval cycle for the Risk Management Framework that supports the Civil Works Business Intelligence (CWBI) Authority to Operate (ATO) on the Corps of Engineers network. Manage data collection and entry associated with CWBI reporting requirements for IT and budget information through the Electronic Capital Planning and Investment Control System (eCPIC) required through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Responsible for maintenance of enterprise scale geospatial database for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Perform geospatial data analysis, database analysis and management, budget analysis, navigation data analysis and Geographic Information System (GIS) support.

Conditions of Employment

Other Requirements:

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • A Personnel security investigation may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 34 position.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. This requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated on a pre-appointment basis which may take up to 90 days or longer to process. The selectee may be allowed to start work prior to adjudication if management approved. If the security clearance is denied or revoked, the individual may be denied or removed from the position, accordingly.



In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Experience Required: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as working with Civil Works mission lines to include Navigation, National Flood Risk Management, Hydropower, Recreation, & Regulatory; advising on Applied Information Sciences (AIS) policy; budgetary data; agency performance data; continent scale geospatial data; geospatial data & navigation data analysis; budget analysis; program management; contract management; enterprise geographic information system; developing and managing project budget and schedules; analyzing large data sets to assure compliance with data standards & data quality; developing detailed reports; Civil Works Business Intelligence (CWBI); Geographic Information System (GIS). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the Federal service (GS-13).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Administration and Management
  • Database Management Systems
  • Geographical Sciences
  • Organizational Performance Analysis
  • Project Management


Some Federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted.