Jr. Program Manager - Weather Model Programs

Professional Services Silver Spring, Maryland


Job Title:    Jr. Program Manager - Weather Model Programs

Location:    Silver Spring, MD

Clearance Required: Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance

This position supports the National Weather Service (NWS) Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI). Located in Silver Spring, MD, the office is designed to manage the execution of acquisition and development programs meeting the needs for current and future NWS operations. Some of the programs managed include: Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), product improvement project for observing systems (e.g., ASOS, Automated Surface Observing System and NEXRAD), NexGen, Weather Radio Improvement Project (WRIP), Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP) and Regional Climate Reference Network (RCRN) to access science and technology options, prepare solutions and development plans to meet service requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

● Assist senior Program Managers in developing, maintaining, and managing plans and schedules in Smartsheet to track and report Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI) Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and Research and Development (R&D) milestones, deliverables, and metrics.

● Support the National Science and Operations Officer (SOO) / Development and Operations Hydrologist (DOH) Program through facilitation and planning of the national workshop, quarterly meetings, and engagement with the field.

● Coordinate the preparation of quad charts (e.g. Quarterly Program Review (QPR)) and other presentations to communicate program status to NOAA and National Weather Service (NWS) management.

● Coordinate, schedule, and facilitate regular and annual meetings (e.g. AOP), and generate meeting minutes for the Modeling Team.

● Provide general support to branch chief and and program leads. Respond to data calls and general taskers efficiently.

Required Skills /Education/ Certifications & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in physical science. (Oceanography, Meteorology, Environmental Science
  • 2-4 years experience in programmatic strategic portfolio management
  • 2+ years' experience in program/project management
  • PMP (preferred)
  • Experience with SmartSheets (preferred)
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written

About IBSS Corp.
IBSS is a Woman-Owned business. Since 1992, IBSS has provided specialized professional, scientific, technical, cybersecurity, IT, and software engineering solutions to the Federal sector. Our clients include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Justice (DOJ). We are committed to serving our clients and employees by delivering service excellence, creating value through technology, and continually improving our skills, services, and processes. Moreover, we maintain an ISO 9001:2015 certification which allows us to optimize current industry best practices to enhance delivery outcomes for our clients.

IBSS offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage with company-paid deductible, paid time off, federal holidays, matching 401K plan, tuition/professional development reimbursement, and Flex-Spending (FSA)/Dependent Care Account (DCA) options.

IBSS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.