Program Manager

Clearance Level
Program Management
Rockville, Maryland
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Oral Communications

Program Financial Management

Project Planning

Project Schedules

Project Tasks

REQ#: RQ146877
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

Will the employee manage and be responsible for the successful completion of all tasks in assigned program area with annual revenues of $10M and above


We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, data science and IT are not just singular parts of our mission—they connect our GDIT dedicated professionals in our business and ensure that infrastructure acts as a catalyst and is embedded into every aspect of the scientific work we support.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Program Manager joining our team to support our federal Health & Science client activities in Bethesda, MD.   

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Program Manager supporting our Federal Health Division, you will work on cutting-edge programs and our client’s mission to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.  In this role, a typical day will include:


  • Oversee financial, personnel, cost, and technical performance for the project;
  • Responsible for managing client expectations and leveraging existing client relationships to develop additional business opportunities;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for clients and ensure daily, weekly, and monthly status reports are completed with accurate information;
  • Manage electronic copies of project management plans and templates in Microsoft Office Project and PDFs;
  • Document activities in EPLC framework as required for HHS/NHLBI;
  • Utilize standard project artifacts, schedules, risks, status dashboards, labor hours and other required documents as directed;
  • Responsible for full project status reporting, creating and submitting weekly project status of non-recurring project tasks;
  • Meet with Government stakeholders to review project status as requested;
  • Document all projects in process to provide government leads high level overview of projects that may impact each other- Review project plan, risk plan, QA plan, requirements management process and configuration management process for project as requested;
  • Execute project plan as authorized;
  • Document and manage all modifications;
  • Determine Level of Effort (LOE) for service/solution requests;
  • Produce weekly, monthly and quarterly status reports;
  • Develop project management plans; and
  • Develop project schedules using MS Project.


  • BS/BA or equivalent and eight years of experience or a MS and three years of experience;
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification;
  • Agile certification;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing IT projects according to PMI or standards;
  • Experience managing website or application development projects or teams;
  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.


  • Experience applying traditional project management approaches to scientific projects;
  • Experience with Agile and SAFe practices
  • Experience with Project Online;
  • Experience liaising with stakeholders in senior management regarding IT needs and requirements;
  • Drupal experience;
  • Ability to produce PowerPoint presentations.


  • Experience managing and executing projects,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project and scheduling best practices,
  • Proficiency in other Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint),
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate complex project management theories into easy-to-understand guidance,
  • Comfort in interacting with federal senior leadership and scientists,
  • Desire to collaborate in a team environment and provide excellent customer service to clients, and
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.


  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a federal Public Trust security clearance, and
  • U.S, citizenship is required.


  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you
  • 401K with company match
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.