Sr. Program Manager (Remote) #3471


  • US-Remote Employee Location
  • Project/Program Management
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Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers–people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?


Job Overview


GovCIO is seeking a candidate for the position of Senior Program Manager to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). You will be responsible for managing scope, cost, schedule, staff and technical delivery of IT products and related functionality. The Program Manager will also be responsible for client interactions and ensuring that assigned projects are staffed with strong resources that produce quality deliverables against scope and schedule. You will be a key team member of a larger Product Line and Portfolio team so your skills, experience and current observation-based recommendations for the products, Product Line and Portfolio are key to the greater success of the customers, Veterans, and beneficiaries. You will also assist with developing and executing product development and maintenance based on agile, DevSecOps best practices team members and engagement with key stakeholders.


You will use current information as well as your domain knowledge, skills, and experience to analyze information and implement proactive and consultative approaches for managing the Products. These skills may also be utilized to assist GovCIO leadership with planning and executing strategic goals and objectives across the larger team. As one of the senior leaders across these contract efforts, you will play an essential role in identifying, expanding, and/or strengthening the team’s capabilities and services to the customer. The environment is dynamic and client needs are evolving; flexibility and forward-thinking views are important for success.


  • Set the GovCIO general direction based on the Portfolio-level leadership’s guidance and interactions.
  • Work with the GovCIO Leadership team to determine and execute strategic initiatives, where appropriate/requested.
  • Support VA Leadership with managing the Product Line including, but not limited to, developing and executing Product Line Management strategies, developing briefings to senior VA and OIT leadership, supporting data calls, supporting recurring reporting activities, facilitating recurring meetings, and performing research.
  • Support VA in meeting OIT’s Product Line Maturity initiatives including working with Product teams to enable DevSecOps tools and techniques.
  • Support VA with Product alignment and intake activities.
  • Work with VA’s Product Line Management Team and VHA business and product owners to solve business problems.
  • Provide career development support and administrative oversight to assigned staff including ongoing feedback, mentoring, and annual assessment reviews.
  • Meet with VA counterparts to understand their specific needs and obtain feedback on GovCIO’s performance.
  • Work with VA counterparts to forecast upcoming Product resource needs and proactively planning for, and executing, on appropriate staffing actions and shifts in Product work directions.
  • Lead staffing actions including hiring, terminations, and level of effort/cost management.
  • Work with the GovCIO project team to ensure execution of daily tasks at a high-quality level, maintain or bolster morale, clear obstacles, advise on task execution, and provide hands-on task execution support as needed.
  • Collects data and prepares organization-wide project status analysis and reporting.

  • Assist with providing metrics and reports for management leadership to support proper decision-making.

  • Analyze risks and perform risk management for a program

  • Participates in the financial auditing and assessment of completed projects and the development of future project roadmaps

Desired candidate will have 15 or more years of experience managing and providing technical development for complex IT organizations, large and small.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, or other related scientific or technical discipline
    • Additional years of experience can be substituted for a degree
  • Well-versed in DevSecOps and agile IT development and project management methodologies
  • Experience refining requirements and elaborating requests to deliver robust products, recommendations, and solutions
  • Ability to articulate technical expertise gained and used, such as healthcare or benefit-related IT software development, in conjunction with project management skills
  • Experience in all areas of the software development life cycle, enterprise-wide network engineering, strategic information planning, business process reengineering, structure, and management practices
  • Experience with program control, including development of controls used to manage performance, including cost, schedule, and staff management as wells as the WBS elements to report out status, progress, and accomplishments
  • Experience managing projects/products, delivering systems/tools/solutions in production, while transitioning to better technology solutions for operations
  • Great interpersonal skills and Ability to work independently with minimal guidance/supervision
  • Experience working and managing large teams in remote environments
  • Solid experience with Microsoft and other collaborative tools including Teams, SharePoint, Jira, etc.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience supporting or leading within the Veterans Affair Office of Information Technology, Veterans Benefits Administration, and/or Veterans Health Administration is a plus
  • Proven VA (or similar government agency) IT development track record highly desired
  • Knowledge of VIstA, Cerner, EHRM

COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.

GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disabled

Compensation Range (In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act for remote or positions located in CO)


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