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Director, Base Operations Support ($3,000 referral bonus)


Security Operations


Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Intra-Data (AID), an Akima company, is not just another federal logistics services provider. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AID, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AID provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AID delivers flexible, full-spectrum facilities, maintenance, and repair and logistics services that enable our customers to reduce operating costs, improve productivity, and enhance the value of their existing assets.

As an AID employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Manages program(s) to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specified objectives. Responsible for the delivery of an assigned program(s). Manages the planning, scope definition, design, execution, and delivery. Tracks progress against milestones, budgetary guidelines, or other performance indicators, and prepares reports to senior management. Responsible for managing activities of external consultants and/or vendors. Comprehensive knowledge of the field's concepts and principles. Leads and directs the work of other employees and has full authority for personnel decisions. Administers departmental policies and procedures, evaluates results and performance, and assists with the development of new or modified budgets, strategic plans, or policies. Typically requires BA and 5-7 years.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall management of the Keesler AFB Base Operations Support (BOS) contract consisting of Civil Engineering, Base Supply functions, Community and Fitness Centers, and Air Force Human Resources functions.
  • Demonstrates experience with managing Government contracting requirements included in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Government Furnished Equipment and Materials, Property Accountability, and Work Control.
  • Coordinates with Akima leadership and other company resources to effectively obtain company support to include personnel hires, employee benefit and record processing, travel and other expense vouchers, performance reviews, vendor set-up, invoice processing, time collection, addressing employee issues/concerns, etc.
  • Manages contract operations within budget to maximize the balance among contract performance, contract expenses and company costs, and profit margin. Ensures timely and accurate invoicing and monitors receivables for the project. Analyzes project profitability, revenue, bill rates and utilization.
  • Assists in recruiting personnel and overseeing their training and orientation. Monitor employee performance and productivity; supervise direct employees.
  • Reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of the organization and management of operations. Formulate recommendations for improved organizational structure, policies and techniques, methods, procedures, and systems designed to achieve performance on Acceptable Performance Levels (APL). Manages both fixed price and cost reimbursable work.
  • In conjunction with the Safety and Health Officer develops, implements and maintains a comprehensive worker safety and health and environmental program that prevents and reduces injuries, illnesses and losses and complies with company safety and environmental programs and guidelines.
  • Interface daily with site client management on all contract support issues. Lead proposal development for scope changes, REAs and pricing adjustments.
  • Continually looks for potential business development opportunities for the Akima family of companies and report potential opportunities to company management or business development resources.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field, Master’s degree in engineering or business administration field.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • At least Five (5) years’ experience as a Program Manager managing large, complex, service type, performance-based government contracts with multi-disciplinary staff (200 person or more) multiple functional areas including program management, business operations, human resources, procurement, Subcontracts, contracts, operations, labor negotiations, civil engineering, and logistics support with a value of over $40M per year.
  • Two (2) years’ experience as a Base Civil Engineer.
  • Ten (10) years of experience with large-scale USAF organizations and the functions and operations of Wing/base activities (i.e., Maintenance, Civil Engineering, Logistics, Operations, etc.).
  • Thorough knowledge of general management principles, methods, and techniques and their practical application in the area of facilities management.
  • Experience in direct oversight of quality control, equipment, facility, utility, grounds management, safety and business operations management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management processes and financial management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with unions and Collective Bargaining agreements and US Department of Labor employment law.


We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Program & Project Management

Travel: None

Organization: AID - Akima Intra-Data

Clearance: Able to Obtain Secret

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8198