Jacobs Strategic Program Manager in Washington, District Of Columbia

Strategic Program Manager


"Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and software applications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

We deliver an integrated approach to IT network engineering design and network management, as well as full lifecycle IT service management, IT service delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement support, and software/hardware vendor management. Our network engineers, controllers, and technicians are trained in multiple disciplines to successfully maintain legacy systems as well as insert the latest technologies for voice, data, and video networks in fast-paced, mission-critical environments. Our cybersecurity experts conduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks, and our Cyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations for Federal clients. Our software engineers are writing and tailoring code to solve hard problems across Federal Agencies, and our Data Scientists and Analysts are helping thwart illegal acts before they can endanger Americans or our way of life.

We are thriving – growing by nearly 100% in the last two years – and need your talent and motivation to help continue propelling us farther, faster."

Jacobs is seeking a Strategic Program Manager in Washington D.C. & Sterling, VA. Duties will include:

  • Establish and manage a Program Management Office

  • Assist government leaders in coordination with multiple stakeholders across many project teams

  • Develop detailed project plans from high level government policies

  • Develop and implement a government communications plan

  • Develop a structural framework around which multiple integrated project teams may organize


  • Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility

  • BS degree from an accredited engineering school, and ten (10) to fourteen (14) years of progressive technical experience with at least three (3) years in project management, or a MS degree in engineering, computer or system science, and eight (8) to twelve (12) years of progressive technical experience with at least one (1) year in project management experience or Ph.D. and four (4) to seven (7) years of related experience

  • Demonstrated competence in project management and technical competence in discipline field(s) and knowledge of company policies and practices.

  • Strong writing and briefing skills, with the ability to engage and work collaboratively with SMEs across all different functional areas (oversight, mission, technical)

  • Experience standing up a program management office (PMO) or PMO-like teams and function

  • Demonstrated ability to take vague, high level, strategic direction (e.g., NSPMs, IC, or USG policies) and break it down into clear, understandable, and manageable steps and success in building consensus around an action plan/implementation

  • Experience developing and implementing a communications plan to ensure relevant stakeholders have relevant information at the time and frequency they need it

  • Experience as a PM, managing multiple tasks/teams across different disciplines

  • Preferred Qualifications (Desired not required):

  • Experience with DHS information sharing authorities, requirements, and activities (e.g., systems; data; and privacy and civil rights/civil liberties policies, processes, and requirements)

  • Understanding of USG vetting activities pertaining to travel, immigration, and border security or IC support to those activities

  • Clear understanding of both NSPM9 and NSPM-7 in order to effectively communicate the touchpoints between the two and, more specifically, how NSPM-9 serves as a foundation for NSPM-7 objectives.

  • Experience with DHS budget and acquisition processes managing contract financials

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.



Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-District Of Columbia-Washington

Req ID: ATE0001DM