Director Federal Program Management

Date: Jul 15, 2019

Location: HERNDON, VA, US, 201713202

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.


Job Summary


The Director of Federal Programs (Special Programs) provides overall guidance for a multi-functional, professional services contract. Contract functions include Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of a Government-owned network, integration engineering, security, information technology (IT), financial program control, configuration management, Inside Plant (ISP)/Outside Plant (OSP) engineering/construction/installation, contract compliance, and project management. Significant customer and CenturyLink management coordination and interaction required to successfully direct contract performance.

Job Description


  • Provide oversight, coordination, and implementation of program requirements.
  • Directs the development of program and processes/procedures to ensure Sponsor network operates efficiently, and addresses problems and deficiencies swiftly
  • Oversees the selection, implementation, operation, and maintenance of proper equipment to satisfy the government’s technical requirements
  • Responsible for a holistic approach to the development of program solutions and process – enabling and equipping innovation.
  • Develops customer required methodologies, procedures, and systems to produce reports to measure program success and direction
  • Provide and lead strategic planning and support for customer missions and future architecture
  • Review Requests for Engineering Change Proposals, Requests for Proposals, Statements of Work, and Request for Information ensuring responses meet mission needs, fit within CenturyLink capabilities and are compliant and competitive
  • Manage complex spend plans and ensures aspects of the program are operating within established budgets
  • Assesses and mitigates operational risks and issues – applying corporate resources and escalating to upper management as required
  • Applies Government contracting guidelines and requirements ensuring contract deliverable line items are successfully met
  • Direct interface to the customer and CenturyLink senior leadership on service related issues
  • Manages ongoing external and internal relationships and generates new strategic opportunities and scope expansion on assigned contract(s)
  • Communicates policies, purposes, and goals of the organization to  program personnel
  • Provides comprehensive program reviews to internal and external stakeholders
  • Responsible for securing classified contract(s) and successful implementation and expansion over the contract life cycle
  • Works with cross-functional non-sales and sales teams




  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related scientific or technical discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 10-15 years experience – Prefer focus of Program/Project management, leading large organizations, operational support, technology implementation, and/or managing complex networks
  • Specialized experience includes: full life-cycle development, a demonstrated ability to provide guidance and direction, proven experience in management and control of funds and resources, and demonstrated the ability to manage multiple, concurrent tasks
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) desired
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation desired
  • Excellent communication, persuasive, analytical and problem-solving skills required
  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication
  • Experience with full life-cycle support of communications networks and technology
  • Proven expertise in management and control of funds and resources, with demonstrated ability managing multiple tasks and disparate operational teams
  • Knowledge of network technologies and industry trends for the future
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, SharePoint, Project, and PowerPoint) required


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Security Requirements:​​​​​​​

  • Active TS/SCI with Poly

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 211377

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