As the Executive Director of PARM, the incumbent serves as the principal oversight and risk management official for all department-wide acquisition programs. Execution of responsibilities requires demonstrated executive level competency in leadership, program management, acquisition life cycle management, quantitative analysis, and critical thinking while overseeing all phases of the program's life cycle. These phases include: Needs Development, Analyze/Select, Obtain, and Produce/Deploy/Support.
The incumbent is required to work in partnership with the Chief Procurement Officer, who is responsible for the procurement/selection and contract management phases, to interpret acquisition policies and procedures to manage acquisition program management. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for:
1) Strategic leadership and executive oversight over all phases of DHS' acquisition programs throughout the approved Acquisition Life Cycle Framework.
2) Providing executive-level advice and assistance in support of various governance boards and councils.
3) Developing effective qualitative/quantitative methodologies and analysis to inform independent acquisition program reviews.
4) Ensuring that component acquisition executives comply with approved acquisition strategies and achieves cost, schedule and performance goals and targets.
5) Ensuring that component acquisition executives maintain a competent and ready program management workforce and comply with establishing certification standards.
6) Guiding component acquisition executives and the acquisition workforce through the development and implementation of effective program management policies, standards and procedures that improve the probability of success and mitigate programmatic risk.
7) Planning and overseeing the conduct of independent reviews, special studies, and provides expert advice to managers of Headquarters functions, using tools such as: alternatives of analysis, business cases, best practices, and risk studies and analysis.
8) Developing, implementing and monitoring sophisticated business intelligence and other program management systems that focus on program performance.
9) Evaluating new or modified legislation for projected impact upon DHS acquisition programs.
10) Serving as the USM/CAO's executive lead with senior Departmental and external officials.
The incumbent reports to the Department's USM/CAO, who delegates authority to oversee assigned programs. The incumbent leads a staff of over 50 professionals.