Program Manager

Location: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH

Req#: 474789
Company Information
Job Description

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work with some of the smartest and most accomplished people you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits, and it’s an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

The Project Manager will be the primary point of contact for the customer and also responsible for the management, content, and quality of work performed on this task order. The Project Manager must be available to coordinate with the customer’s representatives on a daily basis if required. The Project Manager will lead the Program Planning, Project Monitoring and Control, Configuration Management, Quality Management, and Risk Management Processes. The Project Manager must have credentials that substantiate that he or she has:

  • Mature experience in project management.
  • Successful management of project tasks and coordination of employees in various labor categories and with various skills in Operations & Maintenance projects leading teams of 20+ resources.
  • Demonstrated experience managing, coordinating, and facilitating a team’s efforts effectively and efficiently in a Time and Material/Labor Hour and Firm Fixed Price contracted environment within DoD.
  • Sufficient experience to be conversant in and have a working knowledge of Project Management, Application Management, Infrastructure Management, and Software Development and Delivery tasks.
  • The PM’s experience must demonstrate that he or she can understand all aspects of the work, with the ability to direct the staff to perform successfully.
  • Knowledge of Air Force management practices and program implementation.

This is a full-time position with an excellent benefits and compensation package.

Skills & Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of related work experience
  • Must have proven supervisory/leadership skills.
  • Must be self-starter with the ability to work well with others
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work independently, on tight schedules, and still provide high quality work
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint required/or five years of experience.
  • Experience with MS Project Server, Serena Business Manager and Serena Dimensions, IBM Rational System Architect and Rational DOORS a plus.
  • Individuals must exhibit good communication, briefing and organizational skills.

Training & Certifications:

  • PMI, PMP or other like Program Management training courses useful

Guidelines (level of supervision required to perform):

  • Works independently and guides the team to meet contract requirements.

Complexity of tasks/responsibilities:

  • Must have a thorough understanding of Microsoft Project to maintain the Integrated Master Schedules.
  • Knowledge of associated systems and processes would be nice.  
  • Work consists of a variety of duties that involve many different and unrelated processes and methods pertinent to this field.
  • Organizes, directs, and manages contract operation support functions, involving multiple, complex, and inter-related project tasks.


  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice.

  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • We are unable to sponsor H1B applicants for this role
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation