The Program Manager Development Program (PMDP) serves as a training ground for recent college graduates to prepare them for careers as a Program Manager, Software/Hardware Project Manager, or Engineering Leader within the National Security Agency (NSA). As an entry-level PMDP participant, you will be a part of a team that handles a wide range of projects encompassing all that is involved in providing new and improved intelligence capabilities and products to our customers.
As a participant of the program, you will be required to complete four, nine-month rotational assignments in selected areas within NSA. During this three-year commitment, you will receive training in federal acquisition to become Level 2 DAWIA certified in Program Management, take six graduate-level courses toward a Master's degree in Technology Management or related field, and earn Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. Following the successful completion of PMDP, you will assume a Project Management position within NSA.
Responsibilities include the management and analysis of program costs, schedules and performance, ensuring prompt, proper execution and accounting for all contractual fiscal transaction and deliverables, managing outlays, and maintaining a portfolio of all associated technical tasks.
Entry is with a High School diploma and 3 years of experience, or an Associate's degree and 3 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree and no experience.
* Degree must be in engineering, systems management, computer science, program management, or a related field.
-No more than two (2) years of experience in Program Management
-Bachelor's degree in Computer Science; Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology. Cumulative 3.5 GPA preferred
-Agree to commit three (3) years to the Program Management Development Program (PMDP) and an equal amount of time in a project management position with NSA
'Successful completion of additional NSA specific training
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Salary range: $43,057 to $59,689
This Ad closes on December 19, 2015.
About National Security Agency
The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies.
We have two primary missions. Our Information Assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our Signals Intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.
At the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are also the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research.