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Chenega Corporation Program Manager in California



Company Job Title: Program Manager, NASA AMES

Chenega Job Title: Project Manager IV

Clearance: Secret Clearance

Location: Ames Research Center, CA

Reports To: Operations Director

FLSA Status: Regular, Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt

Prepared Date: 1/29/2020

Approved Date: 1/29/2020



  • The Program Manager is responsible for a fully trained contractor Protective Services Officer workforce. The PM is responsible for exercising leadership, maintaining high morale, directing and inspecting the performance of personnel assigned to their site. This includes overseeing the scheduling, work distribution, training, answering of questions related to work, and solving problems. The PM must have complete knowledge of the site, all building and facilities, post orders, emergency contact list, emergency procedures, special instructions and all post duties at the site.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent and act on behalf of the Program Manager during his absence, synchronize and coordinate intra department support.

  • Responsible for the overall operation and budget of the Security Services Department.

  • Directly responsible for overseeing the PM’s administrative functions, including budget, personnel supply/logistics, and coordinating those functions with the appropriate staff.

  • Serves as the primary liaison with organized labor under the CBA (if applicable).

  • Ensures efficient and effective planning, staffing and managing of all protective security officer functions at the site.

  • Responsible for administrative and technical requirements.

  • Provides professional management to accomplish all performance criteria in the contract statement of work and compliance documents.

  • Ensures compliance with Federal, State, local, NASA, laws and regulations and requirements and site energy management conservation regulations, collective bargaining agreements, security, safety, hurricane and other specialized programs or contractual requirements relating to the business of this section, working within the limits of established police.

  • Will verify that all officers receive and understand new, changed, or special instructions.

  • Conduct investigations into security matters and report findings to chain-of-command and the client.

  • Is accountable for the proper use and maintenance of all equipment used at all sites by assigned officers.

  • Will accurately maintain all field file records of employees assigned to the site. These records may include, but are not limited to, time and attendance, disciplinary actions, promotions, demotions, commendations, status/payroll change reports.

  • Manages the staffing of posts at the site in order to ensure complete coverage. This includes, but is not limited to, coverage for vacations, illness, and call-offs.

  • Will review and ensure clarity, completeness, accuracy, and legibility of all written reports, timesheets, & logbook entries.

  • Keeps post orders & operations manual accurate and up-to-date.

  • Takes charge and directs security personnel in any unusual or emergency situations requiring immediate and necessary action.

  • Maintains daily liaisons with NASA officials to ensure the terms of the contract are being met to the client's satisfaction and expectation.

  • Has complete authority over assigned personnel to ensure the accomplishment of quality work.

  • May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

  • Oversees and directly or indirectly supervises all security force officer personnel on the contract.

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Bachelors’ degree in a related field, such as law enforcement, police science, police administration, or criminology.

  • Equivalent experience may be substituted for education.

  • Eight (8) years’ experience in security or law enforcement administrative and operations experience in the armed forces security police or civilian equivalent or related field five (5) of which is at the supervisory level.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.

  • Must possess and maintain a Secret security clearance.

  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment.

  • Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook.

  • Must write clearly and informatively; Edit work for spelling and grammar; Vary writing style to meet needs; Present numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Primary Location: United States-California

Organization: Chenega Global Protection
Strategic Business Unit: Security
Security Requirements: Secret
Job Schedule: Full Time Exempt
Recruiter: Rachel Williams
Req ID: 2000000406