Project Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 513000-860275
    • Job Location: Hybrid, DC
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 07/20/2023
    • Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description

  • Recruitment service provider(s) do not contact COE to offer recruiting assistance for this position.

About COE

Have you ever dreamed of going to a job that you love? Well, you need to look no further - COE is an award-winning workplace with a balanced focus on client, employee, and company. We offer competitive benefits and a flexible environment focused on your success. We encourage all interested candidates to apply! It’s time to see if COE is the right place for the next step in your career - we are ready to invest in you!

As an EEO employer, COE celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment of equitability where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and COE employees. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

About the Role

COE is seeking an experienced, motivated Project Manager to support a multi-year Program Improvement project for the US Forest Service. This position will support a Senior Program Manager and lead the execution of the national evaluation of their Wildfire Crisis strategy encompassing the review, planning, prioritization, and monitoring of this mission critical program to reduce the threat of uncontrolled forest fires in the West. The Project Manager will be integral to COE’s success in stakeholder management, remote facilitation, strategic communications, program evaluation strategies, and providing recommendations for process and program improvements. This is primarily a hybrid work assignment, with occasional travel to local client site(s) within the Washington DC/Metro area and limited travel to Western client locations.


The candidate should apply with proven experience to execute the following:

  • Good understanding of Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning. Experience with emergency management and/or Fire prevention strategies is a plus.
  • Managing and executing project engagements/tasks, supervise contract personnel interfacing with senior client leadership, and ensure the quality of overall deliverables.
  • Responsible for the overall performance of the BPA call such as formulating work standards; assigning contractor schedules and resources; reviewing performance, cost, risk, and budget information.
  • Responsible for communicating policies, purposes, and goals of the organization to build and lead effective, energized teams.
  • Ensure the desired results by adhering to the project scope, project planning and scheduling, and allocating appropriate resources.
  • Interface with client sponsor on all aspects of the program.
  • Ability to leverage tools and techniques and methods from other projects.

Experience and Skills

Required Experience

  • Must have prior experience working with the Federal Government. Candidates without Federal experience will not be considered.
  • Bachelor's degree and eight (8) years of experience, master’s degree and six (6) years of experience in business, management, information systems or other related fields.
  • Strong background in project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and direction to staff and possess expertise in the management and control of funds and resources, establishing requirements and procedures for responding to statements of work for BPA call, and preparing deliverables.
  • Ability to lead and integrate elements of complex projects to achieve desired results by setting strategically aligned goals.
  • Other areas of expertise may include business process reengineering, statistical process control, individual and organizational assessment and evaluation, process modeling and simulation, strategic and business planning, performance measurement, organizational development, change management, and the development of leadership/management skills.
  • Must possess strong facilitation and cross-functional team facilitation skills.
  • History of ethical and value-based performance.
  • US citizenship is required.
  • Willing to work in a hybrid environment as described above.

Job Benefits

COE has been awarded the prestigious "When Work Works" award every year from 2013-2017 in recognition of our engaging corporate culture and strong employee benefits! We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits to meet the personal and family needs of our employees. The following information is a brief summary of these benefits and may be subject to change.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Basic Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Group Term Life and Accidental Death Benefit
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Employer-Paid Professional Development
  • Educational Assistance
  • Performance Incentive Bonus Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Smart Benefits®
  • Parking Assistance Policy
  • Holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave