Program Manager - Emergency Management

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Public Trust


The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is a public health
preparedness and emergency response organization in the Office of the Secretary at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. ASPR was created under the 2006 Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (and reauthorized in the Pandemic and All Hazards Reauthorization Act of 2013) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to lead the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters. The ASPR serves as the principal adviser to the HHS Secretary responsible for providing integrated policy coordination and strategic direction with respect to all matters related to public health, medical preparedness, and deployment of the federal response for public health emergencies and incidents. The ASPR heads a Staff Division in the Office of the Secretary, serving as the Secretary's principal advisor on issues related to bioterrorism, and leads a collaborative approach to the department's preparedness, response, and recovery portfolio. In
addition to this policy responsibility, the office of the ASPR also has operational responsibilities both for the advanced research and development of MCMs, and for coordination of the federal public health and medical response to incidents. The office of the ASPR serves as the lead official responsible for all federal public health and medical response to public health emergencies and incidents covered by the National Response Framework and National Disaster Recovery Framework.


• Manage a team of technical and administrative personnel for each program. Able to act as deputy to the Corporate PM, can serve as Corporate PM in Corporate PM's absence.
• Coordinates with other Task Leads to ensure quality management across all program. Organizes and assigns responsibilities to subordinates, oversees successful completion of all tasks, maintains reports, maintains quality control, documents and resolves problems. Ensures 508 compliance.
• Provides leadership to project team.
• Conduct and manage interviews and meet and greets with candidates
• Manage budgets and create travel budget estimates
• Coordinate with partner companies’ POCs
• Manage large numbers of personnel
• Coordinate and manage personnel across the US


Undergrad degree in a life sciences, management or business, or other liberal arts or technical field


• 4-6+ years of program management experience with similar work experience.


PMP preferred


Excellent communications, writing and management skills


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