Program Manager

Washington, DC
Feb 1, 2024
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Company Description

BryceTech has partnered with technology and R&D clients to deliver mission and business success since 2017. Bryce combines core competencies in analytics and engineering with domain expertise. Our teams help government agencies, Fortune 500 firms, and investors manage complex programs, develop IT tools, and forecast critical outcomes. We offer clients proprietary, research-based models that enable evidence-based decision-making. Bryce cultivates a culture of engagement and partnership with our clients. BryceTech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Description


According to Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness (PPD-8), the nation must maintain a level of preparedness for the full spectrum of hazards and threats which face the country. National Preparedness requires efforts to be made across five mission areas: prevention, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) mandate is to build and maintain a capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Most of the preparedness efforts FEMA conducts are focused on all-hazards preparedness. Regardless of the cause, FEMA maintains the personnel, supplies, authorities, tools, and capabilities to respond to any hazard.

Challenges exist in executing the five mission areas against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) hazards. A framework for chemical incident response will not necessarily work effectively against a nuclear detonation. Health effects and the recognition of those effects differ among each of the CBRN threats. Different subject matter experts which may not reside within the Emergency Management community are required for each hazard to effectively advise the Agency on key critical decisions. Medical countermeasures exist for some CBRN hazards, but not for others. Complexities exist when managing the consequences of intentional CBRN events in conjunction with law enforcement interdiction and investigations. Depending upon a CBRN incident’s complexity and size, Stafford Act declarations may or may not occur, but still, require significant Federal interagency coordination and support to a designated Lead Federal Authority (LFA). CBRN hazards, therefore, pose unique problem sets requiring a dedicated team to research, collaborate, advise, and develop solutions for effective and prompt emergency management decisions to save lives, property, and the environment.

The FEMA Response Directorate CBRN Office is dedicated to planning, preparing, and building capabilities required to respond to a CBRN threat or incident. Unlike natural hazards, the impacts of a CBRN incident require FEMA to maintain unique capabilities to prepare for potential consequence management operations in the CBRN domain. The intent of this analysis is to conduct a holistic review of the CBRN enterprise within the Office of Response and Recovery (ORR), and determine how these programs contribute to FEMA’s fulfillment of its statutory requirements and maintenance of its core operational capabilities. The Response Directorate CBRN Office is a productive and well-run organization with a positive reputation amongst both internal and interagency partners. Over the last several years, FEMA has established itself as a leader in the consequence management areas of CBRN operations - building relationships, establishing credibility, and injecting FEMA’s capabilities and concerns into the overall planning and preparedness processes.

The CBRN Office Strategic Plan describes the mission, strategic priorities and objectives of the CBRN Office based on the September 2015 Response Directorate and Office of Program and Policy Analysis Program and Budget Review. This strategy addresses the importance of institutionalizing a centralized CBRN Office within FEMA, the significance of addressing both readiness and consequence management to CBRN threats, and to ensure efficient and effective business management practices to achieve key strategic priorities.


Bryce Space and Technology is looking for an experienced program manager to support the DHS FEMA, Office of Response and Recovery, CBRN program, supporting the Office of Emerging Threats Professional and Technical Services Contract.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the BryceTech Program Manager and counterpart to the Government’s contracting officer representative for all program-wide contract technical issues, contract performance, and issue resolution.
  • The PM shall be capable of managing a team of professionals in providing a wide range of services and managing assigned projects within scope and budget with little or no corporate guidance.
  • Provides strategic direction, vision, leadership, and program management supervision and counsel to BryceTech’s FEMA CBRN support team.
  • Responsible for BryceTech’s cost, schedule, and performance on the contract.
  • Ensures all positions are filled with highly qualified personnel acceptable to both BryceTech Senior Management and DHS FEMA.
  • Ensures that required deliverables are accurate and provided to the customer within the specified time requirements per the contract.
  • Spot checks personal performance on task. Performs required QA/QC checks.
  • Schedules and attends periodic performance review meetings with the COR/COTR and other Government personnel as necessary.
  • The PM provides leadership to the team, ensures conformance to performance requirements, and assists in the overall direction to all project level activities and personnel.
  • The Program Manager shall be a single point of contact for the Contracting Officer and the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
  • The Program Manager shall be responsible for ensuring conformity to contractual obligations and establishing and maintaining master plans and schedules.
  • The Program Manager shall perform day-to-day management of overall support operations.
  • The Program Manager shall be available to the Contracting Officer Representative via both telephone and email for a typical 8-hour workday within the hours of 0800 and 1700 EST, Monday through Friday, and shall respond to a request for discussion or resolution of technical problems within 24 hours of notification.


  • The Project Manager normally has ten (10) years’ experience in emergency management with five (5) of those years in a supervisory position, managing a minimum of five (5) personnel and increasing levels of responsibility.
  • The Program Manager shall have as a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in emergency management operations or other relevant area.
  • A bachelor’s may be used to substitute for four (4) years of emergency management experience, but not supervisory experience.
  • A master’s degree may be substituted for an additional two (2) years of emergency management experience, but not supervisory experience.
  • The Program Manager shall have and maintain current Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute.
  • Previous experience supporting DHS FEMA and/or the DHS FEMA CBRN program office is highly desirable.
  • A Top Secret security clearance is required.

Additional Information

Position is contingent on BryceTech winning a prime bid on the DHS FEMA CBRN: Office Of Emerging Threats Professional And Technical Services Contract.

Position is contingent on the ability to pass and maintain DHS Suitability.

BryceTech offers a full range of benefits, including competitive salary, a comprehensive health plan including dental and vision coverage, company-paid life & disability insurance policies, 401(k) plan with company match, and an educational reimbursement program.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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