• Director of Justice Programs

    Job Location USA-VA-Fairfax
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/15/2018 8:59 PM)
    Job ID
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Program/Project Management
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (YEARS): Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 15 years of demonstrated leadership; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 13 years of demonstrated leadership.


    Applicants selected will be subject to a U. S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U. S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Director of Justice Programs.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental law enforcement services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    • Drives Justice program strategic planning
    • Drives overall growth and customer usage of GDMS justice programs and contracts
    • Establishes regular communication channels to critical department of justice decision makers
    • Develops and executes strategies to win new programs and contracts with the department of justice
    • Develops & implements product/program strategies, roadmaps, and cohesive integrated plans for portfolio to meet business and program objectives relating to revenue, margin, quality, and time-to-market
    • Develops, defines and executes project plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables
    • Balances programs, risks and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets
    • Conducts reviews to drill down into issues on products/programs, identify issues, develop corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts and corrective actions to program teams
    • Set standards for metric reviews over a family of programs/product line or within a business area
    • Manages people who lead department or cross-functional program teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives
    • Prepares and presents program/product status to leadership and external customers
    • Reviews organizational capabilities, and development/execution of strategies, to improve the competitiveness of the organization through actions such as professional growth & development, strategic hiring, strategic partnering, and acquisitions
    • Interfaces with customers on technical matters regarding program/products
    • Develops customer relationships and develops new business within the market/program
    • Identifies market/scope changes and develops product/program positions for costs/price and feature changes or equitable cost/schedule adjustments
    • Develops personnel to ensure efficient operation
    • Delegates assignments to others for developing solutions
    • Develops and executes proposal plans and strategies
    • Effectively engages in complex negotiations involving various aspects of the business area
    • Responsible for directing other product/program managers and responsibility for managing people including performance evaluations and pay increase recommendations
    • May be responsible for directing the planning, proposal preparation, negotiation, budgeting, performance measurement, and profit generation of other program managers
    • May be responsible for Remote Site Management


    • Extensive knowledge of Department of Justice technologies and key decision makers
    • Extensive knowledge of products and technologies including current and potential applications for the Department of Justice market
    • Extensive knowledge of law enforcement markets
    • Ability to generate cohesive program plans
    • Ability to identify partnership candidates best suited to fill product gaps
    • Demonstrated leadership of a program with significant delivery or technical risk
    • Skilled in the development and implementation of product/program strategy and tactics
    • Extensive understanding of business and supply chain strategy
    • Ability to develop and implement a product-oriented WBS and WBS Dictionary
    • Ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans and identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends
    • Extensive verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to lead teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives
    • Ability to lead others in team building, conflict resolution, motivation, leadership and advanced risk management
    • Ability to apply advanced negotiation skills to solve internal, external and customer issues
    • Will interact frequently with internal personnel and outside representatives at various levels
    • Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions on programs to internal and external representatives
    • Needs ability to execute company policies that affect immediate operations
    • Extensive ability to understand and analyze program financial data
    • Outstanding relationship management and marketing skills
    • Expert risk and opportunity management skills and ability to apply them to programs
    • Ability to evaluate quality of work product to ensure satisfaction of customer requirements
    • Extensive knowledge of government contracting practices and regulations regarding acquisition
    • Ability to develop and execute proposal plans and strategies
    • Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results may jeopardize the business execution plan at the Division/Line of Business level or within an organization of a functional area
    • Knowledge of MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
    • May be required to travel
    • May be responsible for hire/fire decisions


    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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