Valbin is a leading language service provider to the government and private sector and is dedicated to delivering superior linguistic, analytical and cultural services to the diplomatic, defense, intelligence, and business sectors as well as other entities. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, we currently have over 100 full time employees. Valbin Corporation is currently recruiting a self-driven, proactive on-site Program SupportManager. This is an excellent opportunity to thrive with a government contractor with hands-on business experience and grow with the company.
POSITION SUMMARY: This Program Support Manager position will manage and be accountable for cost and work schedules and delivery of services on Government and commercial contracts as a conduit between on-site management, the customer and Valbin Headquarters. The POM will oversee a 106-FTE linguist contract for a DoD/IC customer. Place of work is Bethesda MD adjacent to the Bethesda METRO stop and with pay parking available.
Coordinate contract tasks and mission support with the on-site Contract or Task Order Program Manager (TOPM). Collaborate with HQs-level upper management and other office PMO staff (Security, HR, Recruiting, Accounting, BD) to fulfill contract requirements and maintain superior technical performance.
Coordinate issues among the corporate HQs staff to support forward-based personnel. Identify resources needed and develop solutions to sustain contract performance.
Manage corporate day-to-day contract activities providing responsive support to on-site management and linguists.
Review deliverables prepared by team before their formal submission to client.
Maintain manual and automated records using database software to assist preparation of accurate invoices.
Recruit and screen applicants to process candidates for employment. Sustain 100% manpower requirement levels for this 100+ FTE contract.
Coordinate employee training and language proficiency testing to meet contract and corporate requirements.
Advocate for the on-site PM to obtain resources and provide solutions. Provide situational awareness of major issues and activities to the Headquarters staff and leadership.
Accomplish other duties as required.
Coordinate employee pre-deployment activities in preparation for their assignments/travel overseas to AFG and other specified Theaters of Operation.
4-5 years management experience directly supervising employees
Excellent written and verbal communication skills capable of corresponding clearly and effectively with peers, senior management, prospective applicants and clients
Flexible working with other cultures, team oriented while maintaining a positive attitude
Experience with government or commercial contracts as a previous PM, deputy program manager or program officer
Detail oriented and ambitious to learn new skills
Strong proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Ability to create and maintain automated databases
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
Ability to work under pressure and can handle stress
Prior experience in the U.S. Military; deployed assignments overseas a plus
Prior experience supporting management of government contracts with the Department of Defense, members of the Intelligence Community
PMP, CAPM or other project management certification
Proficiency with MS Access and Project
Previous experience as a Linguist or working in support of linguistics