Company Overview Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Drawing upon its heritage companies' histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market, Avantus ensures eminence is earned, sustained and grown. Avantus' services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges. Our capabilities include Project & Portfolio Management, Facilities, Acquisition & Sustainment, Systems Engineering Technical Services, Operations & Analysis, Transformation & Advisory Services, Data & Software Solutions, Digital Innovation, and Augmented Intelligence. Position Overview Avantus Federal is seeking candidates to provide senior level program and project management support to the OUSD(R&E) Director for Business Operations. This position will provide direct support to the R&E Director for BusOps and will assist in inter and intra coordination of all activities and materials on his behalf. This support will include developing and maintaining work products that support management decision making, strategy development, initiative definition, action tracking and monitoring, workflow/correspondence, meeting and workshop planning and execution. The candidate must be skilled at interfacing, communicating, and collaborating with government personnel ranging from action officer to senior leader levels, including civilian and military. Duties include: Responsibilities Our COVID-19 Task Force is taking every measure to protect our employees during this time. Speak to a recruiter about our telework options. * Serve as a strategic advisor to the Director of Business Operations and provide oversight and recommendations on BusOps projects and initiatives and how they integrate within the larger R&E organization. * Anticipate, monitor, and proactively engage with other BusOps and R&E personnel on behalf of the Director on key projects and initiatives that require additional attention and support. * Serve as a trusted advisor and action officer to provide actionable advice to senior officials in BusOps; support the coordination and collaboration with BusOps and other internal and external stakeholders. * Assist in communicating sensitive messages with both tact and actional impact (e.g., written and verbal) such as reports, PowerPoint presentations, position papers, etc. * Work behind the scenes to assist in defining work requirements and project plans and help determine how senior leaders need to engage to support the success of applicable projects and initiatives. * Serve as the de facto project lead for longer term engagements and associated special projects. Required Qualifications * Bachelor's Degree * 10 years' experience * Secret clearance #AvantusClearedJob * DoD or Intel experience Per Executive Order (E0 14042) proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to your start date. Preferred Qualifications * TS/SCI clearance * Experience in project management, operational management, strategy development and planning, communication, executive decision support. * Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects and tasks and deliver high-quality deliverables. * Ability to assess urgent work assignments, and quickly determine optimal courses of action. * Experience in a Chief of Staff, or Chief of Staff like role. Company EEO Statement Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law. Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.