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Senior Staff Planner / Program Manager

Company: UIC Government Services and the Bowhead Family of
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Bowhead seeks a Senior Staff Planner Program Manager to support the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Mission Assurance contract located in St. Louis, MO. This position will manage an agency-wide business continuity planning team and oversee the successful planning and execution of emergency management preparedness, chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear/high yield explosives preparedness, emergency communications, and test, training, and exercise development and execution. The individual must be adept at interfacing directly with senior executive level officials of the government and providing expert level advice and analysis.

  • Develop the Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&M) with metrics that deliver and sustain an integrated mission assurance (MA) program which complies with all National, Executive, DoD and IC directed program elements

  • Developing and implement a multi-year strategic management plan that supports of Continuity of Operations (COOP) and integrated business continuity execution, Defense Critical Infrastructure Program, and risk management

  • Identify all NGA compliance elements within National, Executive, Federal, DoD, IC, and other applicable government statutes, directives and regulations, and provide insight into government and industry "best practices" / industry standards governing mission assurance, continuity of operations, business continuity, disaster recovery, and defense critical infrastructure protection planning

  • Establish and maintain a foundational level continuity process based on federal guidance and best practices, to include an annual auditing process, enterprise management, periodic formal plan audits, and test, training and exercises inclusive of corrective action plans

  • Maintain an Agency and Component process-oriented Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to include a monthly Current Program Assessment (currently known as the Monthly Readiness Metrics) reflecting individual Component status of program strength and planning review and leadership support to continuity planning, an Agency aggregate metric, and event management organization-focused metrics

  • Develop, maintain, monitor, and improve NGA COOP, and COOP Implementation to include administration of, and training on, the NGA Computerized Emergency Notification System (CENS); seamless transition of Normal and event Management activities; and develop into a repeatable and exercisable program process supporting COOP Operational Readiness

  • Develop and maintain continuity program documentation, to include: NGA implementation of policy/guidance in support of National, DoD and ODNI policy, plans and procedures; file management plan, archiving process and oversight; internal and external assessment reports and briefings; integrated continuity test, training and exercise (TT&E) program; NGA COOP Plan (updated as required, reviewed annually, and re-issued bi-annually per federal requirements); scenario-specific MA Plans; and a NGA Front Office and NGA Operations Center (NOC) enterprise Business Continuity Plan (BCP) / IT Disaster Recovery (ITDR) plan

  • Integrate CIP requirements into Continuity Planning

  • Develop, maintain, and monitor COOP Readiness Metrics and provide a means of displaying for NGA, NSG, and National leadership relevant COOP readiness metrics and status

  • Provide assistance at NGA Alternate Site locations, to include conducting facility tours to NGA Leadership, facilitating all alternate site TT&E requirements, and ensuring all COOP requirements are met during a contingency event

  • Support NGA Adaptive Planning efforts by developing Mission Assurance plans/appendices to NGA Concept of Operations Plans (CONPLANs), Operational Plans (OPLANs), and specifically GEOINT Functional Support Plans (FSPs)

  • Support NGA Lapse of Appropriations/Furlough Planning efforts by developing and maintaining the Agency Lapse of Appropriations SOP and the Agency Lapse of Appropriations Checklist


    • Fifteen (15+) years of leadership and management experience

    • Led at least three teams with a minimum of seven personnel in the team

    • FEMA Level 1 Professional (PCP) certification from the Emergency Management Institute within 180 days of employment

    • At least ten (10+) years of operational experience in contingency environments executing movement/relocation, providing courses of action, and managing logistical support to senior level government officials.

    • Excellent written and interpersonal skills; ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment; and strong client relationship skills.

    • Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.

    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts.

      Physical Demands:
      --- Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
      --- Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
      --- Must be able to twist, bend, and squat periodically
      SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must hold and maintain a DoD Top Secret security clearance. Must have SCI or be SCI eligible/able to obtain SCI.
      Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC's Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant's resume/application may be subject to verification.
      Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.
      UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCPhere ( .
      All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (
      The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
      UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as a paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs.
      ID 2023-18429
      Category Program/Project Management
      Location : Location US-MO-St Louis
      Minimum Clearance Required Top Secret/SCI
      Travel Requirement N/A

Keywords: UIC Government Services and the Bowhead Family of , St. Louis , Senior Staff Planner / Program Manager, Executive , Saint Louis, Missouri

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