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Assistant Program Manager

Job Details

Hiring Organization United States Army Installation Management Command
Post Name Assistant Program Manager
Qualification Any Graduate
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 125000 To USD 140000 Per Year
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77001


Serves as Deputy Director for the Army Child and Youth Services (CYS) Division; HQ IMCOM, G9. Functions as primary staff action officer and supervisor of multiple CYS division branch chiefs. Provides advisory and operational oversight to Army-operated Garrison programs, off-post Army-sponsored and affiliated CYS outreach programs, financial operations, and analysis and evaluation.

Assists CYS Services Directorate in conforming to all applicable DoD and Army policy, Congressional legislation, and with the most current child and youth development theories and standards. Assists director in overseeing and monitoring the implementation of policies, plans, standards, and procedures for Directorate and CYS programs Army-wide.

Develops operational materials (i.e., inspection manuals, field operational handbooks, training) for Army-wide implementation. Analyzes and evaluates data to determine trends and identify strategies for program improvement.

Establishes rapport and maintains relationships with leaders within the Department of Defense, Department of Army, and other Department of Defense service components working in the field of child and youth development and education. Oversees resource integration functions to review financial and budget data relating to CYS field performance.


Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card are required upon appointment
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • Satisfactory completion of employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • One year probationary period may be required
  • If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty.
  • A valid passport is required for overseas travel


Must include at least one year of experience performing duties at a level that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform successfully in the position.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of military organizations, structure, missions, functions, responsibilities, operations, and relationships.
  • Experience as a staff action officer or in coordinating staff actions.
  • Experience in strategic budget development and execution, analyzing financial and performance data, and identifying areas to reduce costs or improve results.
  • Experience applying a wide range of management and program analysis and evaluation methods and techniques designed to identify program deficiencies and develop recommendations for improvement.
  • Experience providing a full range of personnel management, team building, and supervisory functions to a staff which included subordinate supervisors.
  • Experience developing and delivering briefings and other formal presentations demonstrating the ability to inform, advise, persuade, and defend complex ideas which impact all levels within a large organization
  • Experience interpreting governing regulations, policies, and plans to determine their impact and resolve controversial problems concerning child and youth programs.

Highly qualified candidates will also possess at least one of the following:

  • Headquarters or region-level program administration experience in a major program area, preferably child and youth and/or school support programs.
  • Leadership experience in multiple senior-level positions which included program operations and interface with personnel, funding, social services proponents, and community organizations related to child and/or youth programs (i.e., large facility director, administrator, coordinator, program operations specialist, supervisory training specialist, or similar).


To receive consideration as a highly-qualified candidate, applicants must upload separate written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments based on each item below. You must address each item separately, not to exceed three pages; no more than one page per narrative. Each accomplishment should be clear, and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope of programs/issues managed, and the results of your action.
Narrative responses will not be reviewed in the initial rating of your application. The qualification requirements stated above must be clearly addressed in your resume.
  • Narrative 1: Describe how you have demonstrated excellence in organizational leadership through inspiring others, building trust, facilitating collaboration, and integrating multiple work streams to achieve a common objective.
  • Narrative 2: Describe how you have applied critical thinking skills to generate, gather, synthesize, and evaluate different types of information from varied sources across an organization, and how those findings were utilized for planning, decision-making, and/or problem-solving.
  • Narrative 3: Describe how you have coordinated initiatives from ideation to implementation. Provide detail on the processes, techniques, communication tools, or other methods used; as well as how you measured results or effectiveness of efforts.

Please upload narratives separately in the documents section.
Highly-qualified candidates will receive initial consideration.


Education is not required for this position and will not be utilized in determining minimum qualifications or as a substitution for experience unless indicated in the vacancy. If you would like for your education to be considered by the hiring panel as part of your overall accomplishments, you must attach copies of your transcripts (online transcripts will be accepted). Only education from accredited and pre-accredited institutions will be accepted. Foreign education must be evaluated for equivalency in the United States.

Additional information

  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs may be authorized based on eligibility and a determination that a PCS move is in the Government’s interest.
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  • Due to COVID-19, the agency may be in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending on the terms of the agency’s telework policy.

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