Program Manager

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


We are seeking a Program Manager to join our team supporting the NIH NCI CBIIT - ECSS contract in Rockville, MD. 


The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-wide IT environment consists of every type of platform, network, system, and facility to be found in any civilian Federal Government agency. This includes, but is not limited to, different types of operating systems such as LINUX/UNIX (all flavors), Windows, and others, and hardware such as IBM-compatible PCs, Apple PCs, tablets, mobile devices, etc.  These are supported and accessed via an overall NIH Network (NIHnet) supporting many buildings in the Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Frederick, Maryland areas.  The NCI is one of 27 NIH Institutes and Centers (IC). The NCI network is a part of the NIHnet which is managed by NCI and provides controlled network access, central file and print services, NCI enterprise and custom applications, and web hosting services for the institute. 


TekSynap is a fast growing high-tech company that understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. “Technology moving at the speed of thought” embodies these principles – the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers.


We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Serves as the program manager responsible for organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of contract operational support functions involving multiple complex and inter-related project tasks that often require managing teams of contractor personnel
  • Provides overall direction of program activities
  • Manages and maintains contractor interface with NCI’s senior leadership including but not limited to NCI’s CIO, CISO, Deputy ISSOs, IT Operations Branch Director, other CBIIT Branch Chiefs, CBIIT’s Director, and Other NCI Divisions/Offices/Centers’ leadership
  • Consults with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review task plans and deliverables, ensuring conformance with program and project task schedules and costs and contractual obligations
  • Monitors the performance of each task area and manages all problems and accomplishments
  • Serves as technical authority for specific tasks and participates in solutions of systems problems with new technology
  • Directs systems analysts, subject matter experts, assessors, security engineers, programmers, other technical personnel on assigned work
  • Establishes and maintains technical and financial reports to show progress of projects to management and customers, organize and assign responsibilities to subordinates, oversee the successful completion of all assigned tasks


  • 12+ years' experience in cybersecurity
  • 7+ years' experience of relevant project/program management
  • Possess and maintain Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Possess and maintain’s Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) Certification
  • B.S. degree in a related field
  • Must be able to obtain the NIH Level 6 Public Trust security clearance
  • Previous experience successfully managing Cybersecurity Program at a Health oriented civilian Federal agency
  • Possess and maintain an ITIL Foundations Certification within 3 months of award
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing all aspects of the contract, financial management, and its subordinate functional and integrated projects of a similar size, scope, and complexity cybersecurity program

Additional Job Information


  • Establish Focus
  • Change Management
  • Develop Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Build Relationships
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Initiative
  • Foster Innovation
  • Results Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Location: Rockville, Maryland
  • Type of environment: Office
  • Noise level: Medium
  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift Monday – Friday. May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs.
  • Amount of Travel: 10%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



Citizenship:  United States

Clearance requirement: Must be able to obtain the NIH Level 6 Public Trust security clearance




Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. TekSynap does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as “protected status”). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.


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