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PMO Program/Project Managers - Multiple Openings

Job ID: req1925
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: NIH
Location: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.

 Position Overview:

This position description does not represent a specific job but represents a sourcing announcement for current and future open positions. Our positions span a wide range of skills, so candidates who express an interest may be considered for upcoming positions at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.


The Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) is assisting National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to develop and implement a well-defined Program Management Office (PMO) framework and infrastructure that can quickly integrate project/program management and other support functions under a matrixed team concept, committing personnel and expertise from multiple organizations within the Institute.  This PMO will directly support major NHLBI initiatives and will allow for implementing robust project management processes and procedures across the Institute through training efforts, policy development, change management strategies, and other means as may be necessary.  The NHLBI provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives. The NHLBI stimulates basic discoveries about the causes of disease, enables the translation of basic discoveries into clinical practice, fosters training and mentoring of emerging scientists and physicians, and communicates research advances to the public. It creates and supports a robust, collaborative research infrastructure in partnership with private and public organizations, including academic institutions, industry, and other government agencies. The Institute collaborates with patients, families, health care professionals, scientists, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, community organizations, and the media to promote the application of research results and leverage resources to address public health needs. The NHLBI also collaborates with international organizations to help reduce the burden of heart, lung, and blood diseases worldwide.  NHLBI anticipates that the PMO will manage multiple Large-Scale Complex Initiatives that will involve program management coordination and support of personnel from organizations across the NHLBI, multi-tiered governance structures, national level stakeholders, and multiple awardees that are performing work as a consortium under Other Transaction Agreements. 


We are looking for multiple Program/Project Managers and Coordinators to provide support to NHLBI in the following areas:

  • Provides Program Management Staffing
    • Provides professional program/project management staff to support a wide variety of project management needs within NHLBI, employing PMI-based best practices to ensure consistent execution and successful project outcomes
  • Develops and Maintains PMO Resources
    • Provides administrative management and oversight of the NHLBI PMO operations, including the development of standard processes, procedures, and templates and the maintenance of PM systems and technology
  • Delivers PMO Training and Support
    • Creates and supports a culture of project management excellence throughout NHLBI through a robust communication and training program. Provide support to NHLBI project teams and develop a project management community of practice to share information, lessons learned, and best practices


  • Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • A minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience in administrative, scientific, or technical program/project management
  • Progressively responsible experience must demonstrate increased independence and overall responsibility for more complex projects at a program level
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • These requirements are minimum qualifications. Additional experience and requirements may be applicable for other PM positions


  • Current PMP Certification
  • Ability to review work products of teams for compliance with project objectives and goals
  • Ability to assess progress of work, goals, problems, and other issues
  • Experience in providing project and program level financial planning and analysis, such as performance against milestones and program financial forecasting
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, matrixed environment
  • Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other government regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Expert level knowledge of project management scheduling software and methods, such as MS Project, Smartsheet, and others

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