Program Manager

Clearance: Top Secret

Location: Houston, TX

Reports To: Executive Director

FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt


Position Description

The Program Manager primarily interfaces with JSC Management, serves as the contractor’s primary contract manager and is authorized to be the contractor’s interface with Government management resources across JSC, WSTF & WSC.  The Program Manager is responsible for the overall contract performance; compliance with the statement of work, formulating and enforcing work standards; developing schedules; directing contract supervision; communicating policies, procedures; strategic guidance; cross utilization and sharing of critical skills; implementing corrective actions; and goals of the organization to employees and subcontractors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Ensuring policy compliance with NPRs, JPRs, JSC Work Instructions (JWIs) and Federal regulations
  • Interaction with client representatives, to include, Center Chief of Protective Services, Center Chief of Security, Contract COR, Contract Alternate CORs, JSC Security personnel, and JSC management across various JSC organizations and departments to include JSC Senior Management Staff when necessary
  • Ensuring compliance with all aspects of the JSCPSC
  • Developing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with the JSCPSC, NPRs, JPRs and other federal regulations
  • Ensuring communication with all employees on all issues, procedural changes, and necessary information is correctly relayed and understood by all employees and electronic files updated as necessary with the most current information
  • Developing all work schedules for JSC, EF and SCTF, ensuring all contract requirements are met
  • Reviewing, approving all work schedules for all subcontractor personnel at JSC and WSTF and WSC
  • Ensuring that personnel are cross trained in various work classifications to ensure seamless performance on the JSCPSC
  • Ensuring all personnel meet established NASA training requirements at all times through direct interaction with the JSCPSC subcontractor Training Manager
  • Ensuring all that all Contract Data Requirement Descriptions (DRD) are completed
  • Directly responsible for interaction with employee unions at JSC
  • Ensuring that the Safety, Health and Quality Assurance goals and objectives are met in accordance with the approved JSCPSC Safety and Health Plan and the NASA Safety and Health Program
  • Other duties as assigned


This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • 20 years of related security experience or BA/BS plus 15 years of directly related security experience.

Computer Skills

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment
  • Working knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, (such as: MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritize and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence, effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills – Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to question activities and issues in all functional areas and make sound decisions based on that data.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

During visits to areas for training 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.


Praetorian Standard, Inc. is a SDVOSB. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.


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