National Capital Region Homeland Security Program Management Office (PMO) Managing Director

Organization: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG)
Salary: $124,654 to $173,144 plus exceptional benefits
Close Date: February 18, 2014

Job Description:

Founded in 1957, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is an independent association comprised of elected officials from 22 local governments, members of the Maryland and Virginia state legislatures, and members of the U.S. Congress. COG's Region Forward vision is a commitment to create a more accessible, sustainable, prosperous, and livable National Capital Region (NCR). COG is supported by financial contributions from its participating local governments, federal and state grants and contracts, fee-for-service contributions, and donations from foundations and the private sector. COG's annual budget is approximately $27 million.

COG's public safety programs include law enforcement, fire protection and disaster and emergency preparedness. COG coordinates these programs through the National Capital Regional Emergency Preparedness Council (NCR EPC), an advisory body that oversees and implements the Regional Emergency Coordination Plan. The NCR EPC, the Chief Administrative Officers (CAO) Homeland Security Executive Committee (HSEC), and state representatives from the Senior Policy Group (SPG) oversee the NCR Homeland Security Strategic Plan. These groups have identified the need for a Program Management Office (PMO) to manage regional homeland security initiatives, including those funded by FEMA through Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grants. UASI grants currently amount to more than $50M annually. The PMO Office will be initiated and managed by the PMO Managing Director.

The PMO Managing Director will implement and manage NCR Homeland Security Strategic Plan and will be responsible for ensuring effective, results-focused operations of the PMO. The PMO Managing Director will oversee PMO staff; manage NCR-wide stakeholder coordination and engagement, and collaborate with members of the SPG and local government CAOs and their staffs to implement and support homeland security initiatives within the NCR. The Managing Director will report administratively to COG and operationally to a Steering Committee comprised of members of the SPG/CAO-HSEC. For more details about this exciting program professional opportunity please visit the COG website at

Requirements include experience working in a complex stakeholder environment, demonstrated leadership among senior stakeholders, expertise in project and program management, experience managing multiple projects, expertise in strategic planning, effective manager of multiple staff, excellent communications skills, demonstrated ability to create and implement a vision for the PMO and the ability to organize and prioritize multiple complex projects. Desired skills and abilities include familiarity with UASI or other public safety grants; experience working for or within the public sector; experience in public safety; experience in homeland security and/or emergency preparedness and experience designing and implementing program office startups. Added consideration will be given to Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, a Masterís degree in relevant field and ten plus years of relevant work experience.

Salary and How to Apply - - The search is open until February 18, 2014. The salary range is $124,654 to $173,144 plus exceptional benefits. Beginning salary is negotiable depending on education, training and experience.

Applications should be made electronically. Please submit in confidence your resume, cover letter, and
salary history/requirements to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848


Women and Minorities are Highly Encouraged to Apply

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