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Project Manager

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Project Manager
Faculty Rank: Project Associate
Posting Number: SR0170289
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Position Summary:

The Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech seeks project managers for its research laboratories. Multiple Project Management positions are available at the rank of Project Associate. The Project Manager Positions may be located at the Information Systems Laboratory (ISL) based in Arlington, Virginia, or the Aerospace Systems Laboratory (ASL) based in Blacksburg, Virginia and the Electronic Systems Laboratory (ESL) also based in Blacksburg, Virginia. Positions will report to the Director of the applicable lab who has ultimate responsibility for successful program development and execution. The Project Manager position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, and offer of employment requires US citizenship.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Managers are responsible for supporting researchers in the execution of programs focused in:
1) ISL: cybersecurity and big data, with a particular emphasis on critical infrastructure cybersecurity, deep learning, activity-based intelligence, and analytic forecasting
2) ESL: digital communications, wireless systems and radar platforms
3) ASL: satellite systems, autonomous control, space domain awareness and system optimization and orchestration. These programs are funded by a variety of defense and intelligence science and technology (S&T) organizations such as DARPA and IARPA.
Project managers have delegated responsibility for the day-to-day programmatic, administrative, budgetary, and contractual aspects of sponsored research programs, in support of principal investigators who are responsible for both the development and execution of research programs.
-Maintain awareness of upcoming business opportunities with sponsors
-Support proposal efforts for new research program opportunities
-Work with research staff to clearly identify and document project requirements, develop work breakdown structures and realistic schedules, manage resources, and document risk
-Ensure principal investigators and lab directors are aware of project status and issues
-Manage program personnel loading, program risk tracking, and program expenditures such as purchasing and travel; -Insure appropriate contract burn rates
-Work across the Center’s portfolio and with program managers in other labs to balance program expenditures and ensure effective use of research staff personnel.

Required Qualifications:

- An earned master’s degree in a related technical or professional field or an earned bachelor’s degree in a related technical or professional field with equivalent experience
-Project management experience
- Good communication skills, with demonstrated experience delivering formal and informal presentations, written proposals, and reports;
- Ability to work as a member of a team in developing and managing projects;
- Capability to rapidly become familiar with technical fields, take on broad tasks, identify the steps necessary to execute them, ensure their proper execution, and succinctly convey their results;
- Capability to take on broad tasks, identify the steps necessary to execute them, ensure their proper execution, and succinctly convey their results; and
- Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience working in and/or with the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community;
-Experience in formal project management, defense contracting, financial management and research proposal development
- Formal training and certification in project management such as CAPM or PMP;
- Experience managing federally funded research programs;
- Active security clearance at the TS/SCI level; and
- Experience working in academic research environment.
-Specific technical expertise in any of the following fields is desired: signals intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW), information operations (IO), high performance computing, satellite communications and reconnaissance, computer network attack (CNA), computer network defense (CND), and/or computer network operations (CNO).

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Some travel will be required.

Employment Comments:

This position may be based in Blacksburg, or Arlington, VA.

How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references to Apply to posting #SR0170289. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: reviewed annually based on funding and performance
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Hume Center
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg: Positions sought for Blacksburg and/or Arlington, VA
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5 M-F
Job Posting Date: 06/20/2017
Review Begin Date: 07/07/2017
Job Close Date(if applicable):
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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  1. Due to restrictions established by the federal funding agency, eligible candidates must be either a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident. Do you currently meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents