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Program Manager –IHS RPMS

Job ID 6036
Job Location Rockville - MD
Category Management
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time


The Program Manager –IHS RPMS provides support to Indian Health Services (IHS) and for the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS). This position implements, manages and controls all program directives related to the contract. The Program Manager ensures the timely accomplishment of all specified requirements and works with senior management to establish program priorities.  The Program Manager – IHS RPMS is responsible for all related contract personnel and operates the program according to established policies / procedures and within stipulated budgetary confinements. 



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Serves as a focal point, and provides program management guidance and expert support for the contract.   Responsible for overall assignment of work, management of personnel, financial budgets, as well as all operations and technical aspects for the successful completion of the contract / program requirements.


Responsible for all technical and management areas of the contract. Acts as a technical advisor, and implements processes and procedures for effective program management. 


Ensures program goals and objectives are set and that all related program responsibilities / projects are assigned, completed on-time and within budget. Monitors progress, and resolves any identified issues affecting successful project / program completion. Makes certain results are documented. 


Pays strong attention to cost and schedule management. Prepares periodic reports regarding status of contract schedules and budgets. 


Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Develops program management competencies through training and coaching.


Ensures responsiveness, and negotiates submitted proposals with the Contracting Officer Representative (COR).


Acts as an advisor to program areas regarding conferences, projects, tasks and operations.


Performs a variety of complex tasks. Effectively interfaces with senior customer officials, management and field operations. 

Ensures compliance with all contractual requirements.


Serves as primary point-of-contact with government contract staff for reporting project status.


Responsible for effective communication with Contracting Officer and field operations.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor’s degree and minimum of ten (10) years direct experience in program management, or equivalent combination of education / experience. Experience in managing projects in the healthcare IT domain, development of custom software and implementation of COTS products. Experience in managing contracts in Health and Human Services and specifically Indian Health Service preferred.



Project Management Institute (PMI) / Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred

Possess or has the ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance



Demonstrated competency in working with a wide range of government departments with diverse business needs, interests, expectations and requirements

Skilled proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and project management software programs

Knowledgeable of and skilled in implementing “best-in-class” concepts / principles within the areas of planning, scheduling, budgeting and operations for successful achievement of program objectives

Excellent leadership, capital planning, financial management, cost control, estimating and contract negotiating skills

Ability to manage multiple services and task order projects simultaneously

Ability to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions

Ability to prepare, justify and administer program budget and to assess financial conditions

Ability to persuade others to accept recommendations and to negotiate to find mutually acceptable solutions

Ability to organize work, set priorities and determine resource requirements

Excellent supervisory and management skills with ability to recruit, train, mentor and motivate others

Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals

Ability to manage and resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations or disagreements in a constructive manner

Exceptional organization, problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with solid presentation skills and ability to write federal contract proposals

Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment


Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.