Program Manager (Department of State)

  • Washington D.C., DC
  • Full Time
  • Senior Manager/Supervisor

Position Overview

Position Description:

Censeo is seeking a Program Manager with experience supporting programs within the Department of State and other Federal Agencies.  The Program Manager will lead multiple project teams, working closely with clients  to understand their needs, developing strategies to meet those needs, and leading teams to implement those strategies.  The Program Manager will combine program management, people management, communication, facilitation, problem-solving, and analytical skills to guide our teams to develop impactful solutions for our Federal clients.

Qualifications and Experience:

Required Qualifications


  • BA/BS with strong academic background
  • 8+ years’ experience in a Federal consulting environment
  • Understands the requirements, environmental factors, organizations, activities, constraints, risks, and motivations impacting the Department of State
  • Knows and is capable of working within Department of State processes and managerial systems
  • Has demonstrated effectiveness applying program management practices across all phases of programs from inception through completion
  • Strong Understanding the Federal Acquisition process
  • Strong creative problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects in a team environment
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Active Secret Clearance or ability to obtain Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) credentials
  • Master’s Degree in business, engineering, education, social science or related field
  • Prior experience leading DOS programs as a contractor or DOS Program Manager
  • Experience with Federal Category Management

Work Requirements:

  • Ensure client satisfaction by leading teams working on Strategic Planning, Data Analytics, Acquisition Support, and Program Management projects
  • Manage the cost, schedule and technical performance of multiple Federal support contracts
  • Act as the senior customer contact for program activities and lead program review sessions with customers to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance
  • Build client relationships across Censeo’s Federal Government clients, including understanding customer requirements and identifying and resolving delivery risks before they happen
  • Oversee quality of delivery by Censeo staff and subcontractors
  • Build, manage, and maintain a strong, qualified, and motivated team to support our customer requirements
  • Identify and raise new opportunities to Censeo business development staff, and work with Censeo leadership to plan account development

About Censeo:

Censeo Consulting Group, a management consulting firm, is an advisor and partner to management teams who lead some of the largest and most complex organizations in the world. Our key areas of expertise include operations improvement, acquisition strategy, organization effectiveness, and IT strategy with a strong Federal footprint. 

Censeo is rapidly growing and has been recognized for our unique approach, culture, and values:

  • 2019 Ivy Exec #7 Overall Boutique Consulting Firm and #6 Top Consulting Firms for Culture
  • 2018 Consulting Magazine Best Small Firms to Work For 
  • 2017 Vault #12 Best Boutique Consulting Firm
  • 2016 Forbes Best Management Consulting Firms in America
  • 2015 Washington Business Journal’s Philanthropy List

Censeo is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.

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