ASPR Senior Program Manager

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time


CAMRIS International is a medical research and development firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. Our core practice areas include HIV/AIDS, microbiology and infectious disease research, vaccine research, development and production, global health security, biodefense, and clinical research.


CAMRIS is seeking an Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Senior Program Manager to support the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 


*This is a forecasted position and it is contingent upon contract award. 




S/he follows the established guidance of HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). S/he facilitates information flow at HHS ASPR offices between contract members (at HQ and sites), department/office staff lead (at HQ), government leadership and staff. S/he will oversee and execute the HQ and site contract personnel actions, manpower utilization, workflow and operational procedures as outlined in contract requirements. Broad, in-depth, experience in business process development, process improvement, change management, project management, systems integration and general leadership and management. Broad skills and significant depth of experience in a variety of disciplines ensure rapid diagnosis of organizational performance and business systems gaps. Significant experience across all line and staff disciplines enhances ability to accurately prescribe and communicate organizational remedies. Demonstrated expertise in providing guidance and direction to small and complex projects and programs; proven abilities in process development for organizationally critical processes, process improvement, change management; demonstrated capability in managing multi-task projects and programs of high complexity; broad responsibility in process design, implementation and integration. Primary functions include specific and comprehensive analysis of organizational processes, systems and personnel in relation to core goals and strategic direction.


Essential Functions: 

  • Serves as lead contractor and single point of accountability for all ASPR support on this contract and provides oversight to contractors within all ASPR regions and sections.
  • Provides oversight and direction to Task Order Program Managers.
  • Facilitates information flow between network site contract members, ASPR leadership, Task Order Program Managers, government staff and contract company POC.
  • Provides oversight regarding the site and HQ contract expenditures to include task orders as required.
  • Ensures appropriate resources are assigned to accomplish tasks.
  • Oversees internal auditing of contractor performance, internal program assessments, quality of work and quality of deliverables.
  • Prepares program summaries and reports for ASPR leadership and others as required and/or requested.
  • Provides advice on manpower utilization, work flow and operational procedures to increase efficiency, productivity and make overall improvements for the program.
  • Provides ad hoc reports as requested.
  • Ensures full compliance with all contract requirements, schedules and provisions.



Preferred - Masters or better in Management or related field.




Required - 5 years: Bachelors Degree required, Masters in Management or health related field preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of senior leadership and program/portfolio manager experience.
  • Knowledge of large federal program management and federal budget process required.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in problem solving and excellent interpersonal and communications skills required.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple sites and complex issues at any given time required.
  • Must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. Office and clinical environment.
  • Must be available to travel locally, regionally and nationally.


  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Supervises and oversees their contract staff for administrative and personnel actions.


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