Senior Program Manager - NOAA Fisheries

Job Title
Senior Program Manager - NOAA Fisheries
Job ID
Work Hybrid
Falmouth,  MA 02543
Other Location
Silver Spring, Maryland, Seattle Washington,

Senior Federal Program Manager (NOAA Fisheries)
Scientific and Environmental Research Programs

Hybrid Role can be in Massachusetts, Maryland, Washington, Florida, or Texas
Must be a US Citizen

@Orchard is a growing Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) with an 8(a) designation from the SBA, actively engaged in multiple Federal programs within the areas of technology, science, and research. @Orchard is actively seeking an experienced Program Manager who has supported complex Federal scientific and technical programs with a particular emphasis on NOAA programs such as Fisheries and Oceans Research and commits to furthering the mission of our client. This is a critical leadership role, someone who will contribute to the success of our firm in winning and executing task orders under the awarded contract, while ensuring projects are run per the stated requirements and in the most efficient manner possible.

@Orchard offers our team excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance options, a 401k program, generous PTO, and 11 paid holidays. @Orchard is committed to the growth and development of our team and seeks to provide every opportunity for colleagues to gain valuable experience through career and professional development.

As the Senior Program Manager, you will;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Contracting Officer (CO), Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and Task Order Monitor (TOM), to facilitate effective communication and collaboration between the project team and government stakeholders. 
  • Oversee the overall program, and task orders, ensuring successful delivery of project milestones.
  • Provide strategic direction and guidance to meet programmatic objectives and implement program management processes to enhance efficiency.
  • Conduct regular meetings with customers to understand and address their needs and expectations to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with the team and customers to identify opportunities for program improvement.
  • Ensure all projects are accurately aligned with scientific goals and technical requirements by conducting regular technical assessments.
  • Lead the development of comprehensive project plans, budgets, and schedules. Monitor project progress, and budget utilization, and report on key performance indicators. Ensure timely and accurate reporting to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide programmatic support, including resource allocation, risk management, and performance tracking. Ensure adherence to project timelines and deliverables.
  • Lead and manage projects from initiation to completion.
  • Offer scientific, technical, and management assistance for project-specific requirements, and serve as a subject matter expert in addressing complex project challenges.
Your background will include;
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting NOAA Programs such as those in the Fisheries and Oceans domain.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive program management experience, including demonstrated experience supporting programs with a strong focus on scientific research and development or monitoring initiatives.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program management, project planning, strategic planning, budgeting, monitoring, and reporting activities.
  • A PMP or similar professional certification in Project/Program Management is strongly preferred though not required.
  • Proven experience handling complex issues inherent in a complex program, including excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a consulting engagement through cross-functional leadership, effective collaboration, and the ability to establish a trusted advisor relationship with the government client.
If you believe you have the experience, motivation, and drive to positively impact this role, we need to hear from you. Please apply.
Established in 2010, @Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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