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    This assignment is a 1-year non-reimbursable assignment and may be extended in 120-day increments as needed.

    The position serves as a Program Manager in the Office of Academic Engagement (OAE), Office of Partnership and Engagement (OPE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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    The OPE promotes an integrated approach to homeland security by serving as DHS's primary liaison to partners in the private sector, academic community, and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. The OAE supports DHS's mission by building, improving and leveraging relationships with the academic community. The OAE's work with the academic community occurs across DHS and focuses on six key areas: academic research and faculty exchange; campus resilience; cybersecurity; homeland security academic programs; international students; and student and recent graduate recruitment.

    Serves as a Program Manager and as such provides management and oversight of OAE programs, communications and stakeholder relationships. Serves as a focal point for reporting program and project specific information to both internal customers and the academic community. Works with senior management to define the goals, objectives, and linkages needed to build, improve and leverage relationships with the academic community.

    Identifies the impact of OAE operations and activities on the academic community, other agencies and organizations and works to resolve their concerns regarding OAE policies and programs.

    Builds and maintains relationships with stakeholder groups for continued participation in OAE programs. Manages and implements projects designed to improve customer engagement. Coordinates communications in response to questions and issues raised from entities external to OAE.
    Identifies and evaluates major programmatic issues that may require mitigation and planning and develop proposals and recommendations to address them.

    Analyzes and interprets established and purposed policies and procedures affecting OAE activities. Develops technical and policy papers, speeches, reports, testimony and various types of correspondence regarding OAE issues. Drafts briefing memoranda, talking points, and other materials to support OAE, OPE, and IGA leadership.

    Identifies opportunities to improve the accountability and efficiency of OAE business areas to include advocating a culture of integration and risk management that will strengthen interdependencies and mitigate program weaknesses.

    Identifies areas for performance measurement and quality improvement and leads development and administration of quality assurance activities. Works with the Executive Director to establish, implement and measure annual OAE strategies, goals and objectives.

    Continually fosters effective and harmonious working relationships with other departments, both domestically and abroad, for purposes of sharing and gathering pertinent information that could advance and improve OAE capabilities and effectiveness.
    Represents OAE at high-level, inter-departmental meetings, conferences, interagency task forces, and governmental seminars. Participates in various councils, professional organizations, and working groups, both internal and external to the DHS,

    Oversees office operations including administrative management, development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), responses to correspondence, Continuity of Operations Programs (COOP); asset inventory management, and contract oversight.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

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