Technical Project Manager (Chemical Biological Defense)

Lorton, VA

Full Job Description

ARServices is seeking a qualified Chemical Biological Defense Technical Program Manager to provide Assistance and Advisory Support (A&AS) to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Chemical and Biological Technologies Department, Detection and Diagnostics Division (RD CBA). The TPM will provide both scientific and project management support to the Government Science and Technology Manager (STM) on projects developing novel and state-of-the-art detection and sensing technologies to protect U.S. warfighters against chemical and biological threat agents.

Principal Duties

Assist with preparing procurement and financial documents and forms, and compiling acquisition documents for procurement packages (e.g., MIPR, IO, grants, contracts, OTA, etc.) to ensure speedy delivery of funds for projects. A successful TPM will need to react quickly to evolving tasks, as certain circumstances require packages to be prepared with 24 hours.
Routinely draft presentations, informational papers, fact sheets, and talking points on the status of current and future CBRN defense projects and initiatives. Attention to details is required as products are expected to be shared with mid-level, senior (GS-15), O6 and above, and SES personnel.
Accurately review project statements of work, cost proposals, monthly reports, quad charts, and financial and scientific reports to identify potential risks and issues with projects. A successful TPM will need to provide recommendations, path forwards, or mitigation strategies for resolutions.
Liaise with industry, start-ups, government and academia performers. A successful TPM will utilize their scientific knowledge to evaluate and analyze novel diagnostic technologies, research, proposals, and data to ensure accurate and reliable information.
Assist with special projects, key meetings, and administrative tasks as required to support STM including scheduling meetings, drafting meeting minutes, sending emails, and taking notes.


  • Active/current DoD Secret is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree and (six) 6 years’ experience or Master’s degree and four (4) years’ experience from an accredited university in a chemistry or biology field.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience with Government research and development acquisition programs, project management, and/ or the DoD acquisition lifecycle preferably in the area of detection and/or sensing development.
  • Excellent customer-oriented skills, critical thinking, and ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
  • Proficient in basic Microsoft Office products (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and experience using them daily.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of traditional and emerging CB threats
  • Experience with DoD agencies (preferably DTRA)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced work environment, the ability to work under pressure, multi-task, complete work on tight timelines, and to prioritize efforts based upon multiple factors (process deadlines, emergent requirements, relative importance, etc.)
  • An advanced degree in a relevant area, such as communications, journalism, or technical writing
  • Prior experience as a journalist, staff officer, correspondence manager, or production of commercial or government communications materials is desirable
  • Possession of a current DoD Top SECRET or higher clearance
  • ARServices is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.