CISA Program Manager

  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Clearance: Top Secret/SCI

Company Description

At RED GATE we do everything we can to serve our clients:

Using the right technical skills, unique methodologies, best practices, and integrated technology, we help clients implement bold solutions. New approaches to emerging and evolving threats. Non-traditional ways to overcome entrenched obstacles. Advantage through opportunity. If you have a serious challenge or problem, we can help you solve it.  The below job description provides details on how this role will help to serve our clients.

Job Description

BACKGROUND: Created in November 2018 from the former National Protection and Programs Directorate, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is the Nation’s risk advisor, working with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future. The threats our Nation faces—digital and physical, manmade, technological, and natural—are more complex, and the threat actors more diverse, than at any point in our history. CISA is at the heart of mobilizing a collective defense as it leads the effort to understand and manage risk to critical infrastructure. CISA’s partners in this mission span the public, private, and nongovernmental sectors. The cybersecurity, infrastructure security, and emergency communications capabilities and services CISA provides are driven by a comprehensive understanding of the risk environment and the corresponding needs identified by its stakeholders. CISA seeks to help its customers better manage risk and increase resilience using all available resources, whether inherent to their organizations, provided by the federal government, or licensed by commercial vendors.

Within CISA, the Integrated Operations Division (IOD) was created to ensure Agency-wide operational activities are coordinated, collaborative, and transparent to provide stakeholders with an integrated, “whole of CISA” response to their most critical needs. IOD’s Operational Planning, Readiness, and Continuity (OPRC) sub-division plays an integral role in this process by developing, maintaining, training, and exercising the operational planning products used to guide CISA operations during Steady State, in support of special events, and in response to all-hazards threats and incidents. OPRC coordinates across the Agency to foster a culture of preparedness that reflects CISA strategy and leadership priorities and incorporates the unique capabilities, roles, and responsibilities of each division and line of business. Red Gate will provide OPRC with expertise in operational planning, training, and exercises; technical writing; and graphic design. The Program Manager will serve as Red Gate’s primary point of contact for delivering these services to the government and fulfilling the requirements identified in the contract statement of work.


  • Organizes all services provided to the government under this contract
  •  Leads program management, project control, and contract administration necessary to manage contract tasks
  • Engages with the client to ensure Red Gate’s team meets requirements and performs according to identified quality standards
  • Fulfills staffing plans
  • Provides strategic guidance to multiple functional teams
  • Formulates, organizes, and monitors interconnected projects
  • Prepares and/or presents reports and briefings to government project managers
  • Fulfills task management deliverables requested by the government
    • Briefing slides for contract kickoff meeting
    • Monthly status reports
    • Briefing slides for monthly program management reviews
    • Project schedules
    • Risk management plans
    • Recommendations for continuous process improvement
    • Contract transition plans
    •  Asset inventory of government-furnished equipment
  • Coordinate with task leads to ensure specific deliverables are completed within agreed upon timeframes
  • Identify program risks, develop mitigation strategies, and recommend courses of action to the government


  • Master’s degree (emphasis in Business Administration, Cybersecurity, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Management, National Security, Political Science, or Public Policy/Administration preferred)
  • At least 10 years of experience as a project/program manager directly supervising the efforts of less senior staff and/or overseeing the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific project/program
  • Demonstrated ability to support high-visibility or mission-critical aspects of a given project/program and perform all functional duties independently
  • Significant experience in operational planning, training, or exercises with a civilian government agency or military service
  • Familiarity with DHS Plan Development Process, National Planning System, National Incident Management System, Joint Operation Planning and Execution System, Joint Publication 5-0, and/or the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
  • Strong meeting coordination and facilitation skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software package
  • Experience supporting federal government clients (DHS experience preferred)
  • Knowledge of federal authorities related to all-hazards planning, national preparedness, federal response and recovery operations, and critical infrastructure protection preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Level I Program Management Acquisition Professional certification preferred

Additional Information

The Red Gate Group, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Red Gate Group, Ltd. considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.  EEO is the Law

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