Program Manager



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Program Manager

Position Description
CGI is searching for an experienced Program Manager, Senior Training Analyst, and Site Lead to support operations in Stuttgart, Germany. The primary purpose of this position is to provide a variety of management skills and services essential to the direction and operation of the Headquarters, United States European Command (HQ USEUCOM), Exercises and Assessments Directorate J7, Joint Training and Exercise (JTrEx) Division. The incumbent functions as principal assistant and advisor to the JTrEx Division Chief on matters of joint training and exercises. Serves as the division liaison on issues relating to exercises, training, information technology, information and knowledge management, advanced simulation technology, logistics, personnel administration, contracting, information systems, safety, security, financial management and exercise planning. Your future duties and responsibilities
Serves as an advisor on aspects of joint training, and exercise planning and execution. Must incorporate essential comprehensive skill sets and core competencies utilizing strategic thinking and scenario building to assist in providing oversight of a multi-matrix workforce to execute joint training, and for joint, combined, NATO and headquarters exercise planning and execution. Leads and participates in current and long-range planning meetings to ensure that goals and objectives are fully and effectively related. Keeps leadership advised and informed on all matters of importance; particularly those directed by higher authority. Renders expert-level planning, technical advice, operational problem solving and staff management on multi-tiered exercises, and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) integration into all joint, combined and NATO exercises. Keeps leadership informed and provides advice on program activities with particular attention to increasing planning efficiencies through proper utilization of various programs, methods, procedures, and advanced technology solutions.

Coordinates joint training, and exercise planning and execution to assure continuity of operations. Ensures the adherence to military and government regulations and standards, including personnel issues, training, logistics, personnel administration, contracting, , information systems, safety, security, financial management, communications and liaison. Interprets regulations and guidance (as applicable), and examines local procedures, policies and practices to ensure compliance with all standards. Develops procedures and techniques to ensure timely performance of the assigned technical missions in accordance with established objectives. Supports in providing continuity and policy, program and personnel management for training and exercises, which includes, but is not limited to, events supporting operational readiness, multi-tiered exercises, and exercises related to joint, NATO, multi-national, and coalition training.

Assists in supervision and oversight of all personnel and tasks. Assists in providing guidance and direction to applicable parties. Sets priorities and plans schedules for completion of work. Assists in determining training requirements, and assures that position structures are designed to ensure optimum efficiency. Ensures that adequate internal control systems are developed and operative so resources are efficiently and effectively managed. Reviews overall accomplishment to ensure adherence to schedules and conformance with policy and objectives. Reconciles conflicting views on significant phases of operational planning.

Participates in executive sessions with officials of multiple agencies to discuss and present a wide range of subjects ranging from basic exchange of information, ideas, training programs and interagency efforts to planning and coordination of governmental policies, procedures, and operations.

Manages the project budget, annual spend plan, and long range programming. Prepares historical report submissions. Ensures security functions and areas are properly managed for program facilities, per applicable policies, directives, and instructions.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role
A Bachelor's Degree AND a minimum of 6 years' directly related experience in the areas below are required for this position. Additional experience may be substituted in lieu of degree requirement.

Demonstrated, comprehensive knowledge and complete understanding of USEUCOM J-7?s mission, functions, organization of forces, command relationships, major issues, goals, objectives, and administrative/support processes; Service/ Joint and Combatant Commander?s (COCOM) personnel management doctrine; Service/Joint Planning Processes and Doctrine; COCOM strategy; the Joint Strategic Planning System (JSPS); the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS); and key DoD documents such as the Global Employment of the Forces (GEF), Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP), Unified Command Plan (UCP), and the Unified Action Armed Forces (UNAAF).

Knowledgeable of the analytical support on resource matters concerning budgetary policy, law and regulation, and budget and financial management pertains to the assigned areas in exercise and training.

Extensive experience in exercise development. Knowledgeable of the Joint Event Life Cycle (JELC).
Comprehensive NATO expertise. Knowledgeable in NATO exercise planning and operations.

Experience in exercise planning and execution. High-level skill in providing analytical support, technical support, and services for planning, preparing, rehearsing, conducting, and assessing computer-aided joint and combined training events and exercises, table-top exercises, senior leader seminars, conferences, and other events and activities as required.

Skilled applying SOFA and DOCPERS compliance requirements.

Intimate knowledge and demonstrated use of the Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS) software.

Highly competent in facilitating logistical and administrative support for contractor personnel assigned to work on this project (ID cards, ration cards, vehicle tags and registration, POV and GOV operator licenses, security badges, etc.).

Ability to ensure contractual obligations, including, but not limited to, financial, programmatic, security, and administrative, (i.e. ensure that Common Access Cards (CAC) for terminated employees and their dependents are returned to the COR within five business days of the termination) are met.

Demonstrated experience or formal training in joint doctrine procedures and manuals.

Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearance requirements, US citizenship is required.
At CGI, we?re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary depending upon specific assignment, or upon any US government security clearance if required. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender Identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or other status protected by law. CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI?s legal duty to furnish information.

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