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Program Manager

Sekon – Bethesda, MD

SeKON is looking for a Program Manager to join our talented and innovative team supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director (OD) in Bethesda, MD.

The OD is responsible for setting policy for NIH and for planning, managing, and coordinating the programs and activities of all the 27 NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Although each institute within the NIH has a separate mission, the NIH OD plays an active role in shaping the agency s research agenda and outlook. With a unique and critical perspective on the mission of the entire NIH, the Director is responsible for providing leadership to the institutes for identifying needs and opportunities. The services required under this contract include skill in developing new applications, configuring commercial software, and supporting an existing software portfolio.

With over 20 years of experience, SeKON specializes in providing large-scale health IT programs in support of federal government customers including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Defense Health Agency (DHA), and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our vision To be the premier management and technology consulting firm providing solutions that improve quality of life and work.


  • Serve as the program manager typically 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 at multiple locations
  • Provide overall direction of program activities
  • The program manager shall have a Level 5 (NACIC) security clearance or obtain a Level 5 (NACIC) security clearance within six (6) months of contract award
  • Establish and maintain 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, and assume the initiative and provide support to marketing personnel in identifying and acquiring potential business
  • Manage and maintain contractor interface with the senior levels of the customers organization
  • Consult 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
  • Manage and maintain contractor interface with the senior levels of the customers organization
  • Must be willing to serve in a variety of ad hoc roles to include, but not limited to proposal writing, editing, and reviewing
  • Must be eligible for a Public Trust


  • A Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other related discipline is required. A Master of Science (MS) in Information Technology is preferred.
  • This position requires a minimum of ten (10) years of experience, of which at least five (5) years must be specialized
  • Specialized experience includes project development and management from inception to deployment, expertise in the management and control of funds and resources using complex reporting mechanisms, demonstrated capability in managing multi-task contracts and / or subcontracts of diverse types and complexity. Overall experience should include increasing responsibilities in information systems design and or management
  • Experience working multiple projects concurrently within deadlines while ensuring that complex information is conveyed in a clear, accurate, and concise manner under normal and critical situations
  • Qualified candidates should be detail oriented
  • Superior communication and customer service skills

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