Director, Base Operations Support ($3,000 referral bonus)

Keesler Air Force Base, MS
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Program & Project Management
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: Able to Obtain Secret
  • Req ID: 2024-8198


Job Summary:

Manages program(s) to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specified objectives. Responsible for the delivery of an assigned program(s). Manages the planning, scope definition, design, execution, and delivery. Tracks progress against milestones, budgetary guidelines, or other performance indicators, and prepares reports to senior management. Responsible for managing activities of external consultants and/or vendors. Comprehensive knowledge of the field's concepts and principles. Leads and directs the work of other employees and has full authority for personnel decisions. Administers departmental policies and procedures, evaluates results and performance, and assists with the development of new or modified budgets, strategic plans, or policies.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall management of the Keesler AFB Base Operations Support (BOS) contract consisting of Civil Engineering, Base Supply functions, Community and Fitness Centers, and Air Force Human Resources functions.

  • Demonstrates experience with managing Government contracting requirements included in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Government Furnished Equipment and Materials, Property Accountability, and Work Control.

  • Coordinates with Akima leadership and other company resources to effectively obtain company support to include personnel hires, employee benefit and record processing, travel and other expense vouchers, performance reviews, vendor set-up, invoice processing, time collection, addressing employee issues/concerns, etc.

  • Manages contract operations within budget to maximize the balance among contract performance, contract expenses and company costs, and profit margin. Ensures timely and accurate invoicing and monitors receivables for the project. Analyzes project profitability, revenue, bill rates and utilization.

  • Assists in recruiting personnel and overseeing their training and orientation. Monitor employee performance and productivity; supervise direct employees.

  • Reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of the organization and management of operations. Formulate recommendations for improved organizational structure, policies and techniques, methods, procedures, and systems designed to achieve performance on Acceptable Performance Levels (APL). Manages both fixed price and cost reimbursable work.

  • In conjunction with the Safety and Health Officer develops, implements and maintains a comprehensive worker safety and health and environmental program that prevents and reduces injuries, illnesses and losses and complies with company safety and environmental programs and guidelines.

  • Interface daily with site client management on all contract support issues. Lead proposal development for scope changes, REAs and pricing adjustments.

  • Continually looks for potential business development opportunities for the Akima family of companies and report potential opportunities to company management or business development resources.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field, Master’s degree in engineering or business administration field.

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

  • At least Five (5) years’ experience as a Program Manager managing large, complex, service type, performance-based government contracts with multi-disciplinary staff (200 person or more) multiple functional areas including program management, business operations, human resources, procurement, Subcontracts, contracts, operations, labor negotiations, civil engineering, and logistics support with a value of over $40M per year.

  • Two (2) years’ experience as a Base Civil Engineer.

  • Ten (10) years of experience with large-scale USAF organizations and the functions and operations of Wing/base activities (i.e., Maintenance, Civil Engineering, Logistics, Operations, etc.).

  • Thorough knowledge of general management principles, methods, and techniques and their practical application in the area of facilities management.

  • Experience in direct oversight of quality control, equipment, facility, utility, grounds management, safety and business operations management.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management processes and financial management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with unions and Collective Bargaining agreements and US Department of Labor employment law.


Job: Program & Project Management

Travel: None

Organization: AID - Akima Intra-Data

Clearance: Able to Obtain Secret

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8198