TS Deputy Program Manager
Arlington, VA  / Washington, DC 
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Job Description

Role and Responsibilities


This position advises and assists the Program Manager with planning, organizing, and controlling the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Specialized Security Training (SST) program from conceptual stages, proposals and through program life cycles to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial, and corporate growth objectives.

This position is contingent upon program award. Position will be located in the National Capitol Region, in the proximity of the TSA Headquarters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Assist the Program Manager to manage day-to-day progress of a multifaceted program through constant interaction with the Government customer, subordinate managers and immediate staff, teams of instructors, subcontractor partners, and program support personnel.

  • Advise the Program Manager and help oversee strategic planning, fiscal, operational, procurement, administrative, and human resources management of the program; this position will serve as a principal point of representation and liaison with external constituencies.

  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and evaluate program staff at multiple locations.

  • Help develop and control deadlines, budgets, program schedule and activities.

  • Maintain direct involvement in all modification activities associated with the program.

  • Apply change, risk and resource management to complex program using various tools.

  • Help develop and execute customer contact plans with all key customers including acquisition community, subordinate units, program and government oversight personnel, and other key management personnel.

  • Coordinate and develop financial plans for the program.

  • Collaborate with a wide variety of functional areas such as curriculum development, engineering, marketing, business development, proposals, logistics, operations, contracts/subcontracts, human resources to meet cost, schedule, and performance goals.

  • As required, act as capture team leader for training services to produce FAR-compliant proposals.

  • Analyze and resolve simple and moderately complex problems using project management tools.

  • Provide technical expertise and training to other CAE USA departments in support of program.

  • Help maintain teaming associations with subcontractors on the program and manage subcontractor performance.

  • Prepare, conduct, and run medium to large technical and management meetings with internal and external customers.

  • Proactively provide leadership continual feedback on key program metrics and contract activities using existing tools and feedback mechanisms.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field. Graduate level coursework desired.

  • 8 years practical experience and at least two years of experience managing a major program or department required.

  • Preferred experience in managing training operations and policy and/or oversight of government contracts with the TSA and/or Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

  • 4 years managing government or commercial program(s) with budgets in the range of $10M - $30M annually.

  • Knowledge of the training systems market and experience managing the development, deployment, and operation of training solutions.

  • Able to reason, plan, direct, and evaluate situations to make appropriate recommendations and take actions beneficial to the program and the company.

  • Able to demonstrate leadership ability with complex reasoning and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to effectively present information to customer representatives, CAE USA executive management, and public groups.

  • Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of program/project management software is a strong advantage.

  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving ability.

Preferred Skills

  • PMP Certification.

  • Experience managing the development of proposals.

  • Possess complex financial managerial skills to include budgetary and proposal activities.

  • A basic knowledge of accounting.

Security Responsibilities

Must complywith all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures. Personally, responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval. All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.

  • Incumbent must be eligible for any required Government Personal Security Clearance.

Work Environment and 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.

  • Ability to travel, nationally, possibly for extended periods of time.

  • Work will primarily be performed in an office environment.

  • Ability to work effectively from home and remote locations for extended periods.

  • Ability to work autonomously.

  • Ability to work many hours under pressure.

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

  • May at times be exposed to the following conditions: extreme heat, airborne particles and loud noises.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

CAE USA Inc. is an EOE/AA employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEO is the Law poster.

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Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

As captured in our overarching value "One CAE", we're proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.

The masculine form may be used in this job description solely for ease of reading, but refers to men, women and the gender diverse.

CAE is firmly committed to ensuring a positive and professional working environment in which all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to provide a fair and consistent method for filling job openings in support of equality of opportunity and cultural diversity within the company.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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