Position Description

Program Manager - Atmospheric Science Programs
Work Location College Park, MD
Exemption Status Exempt
Full Time or Part Time Full time
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Position Description

ERT is seeking a Program Manager to lead projects at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), and the National Weather Service (NWS).  This position serves as the primary interface between government customers and ERT contracted personnel. The program manager is responsible for CPC contract management, provides coordination of on-site support, and oversees contractor technical work to ensure overall quality, efficiency, and timeliness, to ensure the success of the CPC’s operational and developmental Missions.


10+ years of related experience:

  • Experience in contract and scientific project life-cycles, administration at the program level, and managing a staff of at least 25 people working at multiple sites and on multiple projects
  • In-depth understanding and experiences of the federal acquisition processes and security clearance requirements
  • Experience in scientific research, algorithm development, mathematical/statistical analysis, and scientific programming
  • Knowledge and 5-plus year experience in budgeting, expenses approval and tracking, reports and forecast, in scientific management and R&D environment
  • Experience in a research/development operational environment with progressively increasing responsibility
  • Working experience in administration, recruiting, subcontracting, scientific proposals, performance supervision, consultation and reviews
  • Demonstrated capability in leading contracted employees to ensure compliance with federal and corporate established rules, regulations and policies concerning safety and security.


  • Project Management Profession (PMP) certification
  • Thorough understanding of the mission of CPC, familiarity with its role in NOAA and a demonstrated track record of management within NCEP, NWS, NOAA, NASA, or a similar federal agency
  • Proven record of improving operational efficiencies through innovation for an organization similar to CPC

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.

MS or PhD in atmospheric science, oceanography, other geophysical or related sciences or equivalent. 

All full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits upon starting: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Paid Time Off, and 11 Paid Federal Government Holidays.

The position is located at the National Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD. Some work may be performed remotely, but the ability to commute to the NCWCP facility on a regular basis is required.

ERT is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer - All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran.

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