Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program Manager at CAE USA in Tampa, Florida

Posted in Management 18 days ago.

Job Description:

Role and Responsibilities


Acting under the authority of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Specialized Security Training (SST) Program Manager, the FFDO Program Manager is the central point of contact with the TSA for all technical and management issues on the FFDO Program in support of The Homeland Security Act of 2002. The FFDO Program provides initial and recurring training to commercial pilots seeking to qualify as a Federal Flight Deck Officer.

This position is contingent upon program award.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Manage and execute all aspects of the FFDO Program

  • Develop and manage schedules, budgets, personnel and activities associated with the FFDO Program

  • Lead, mentor and evaluate program staff at multiple locations

  • Collaborate with TSA, subcontractors, subject matter experts and a wide variety of functional area experts to execute the FFDO Program

  • Prepare, conduct, and run medium to large technical and management meetings with internal and external customers

  • Maintain positive teaming relationships with subcontractors and manage subcontractor performance

  • Manage and maintain security, weapons and ammunition controls IAW Federal, Department of Homeland Security and TSA regulations and guidelines

  • Manage and maintain oversight/control of Government Furnished Property, Equipment and Facilities IAW Federal Acquisition Regulations and other Government requirements

  • Ensure adherence to Project Management Principles as regulated by the Program Management Institute

  • Ensure adherence to the Quality Management System and compliance with AS-9100C standards.

  • Attend necessary weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings as required or directed by the TSA SST Program Manager and/or TSA.

  • Travel as required to support TSA SST FFDO Program requirements and to maintain positive customer relationships

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Required to directly supervise multiple geographically-separated personnel and subcontractors

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Must have at least 7 years of progressive management experience

  • Program Management Professional certification is highly desired

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Word

  • Must be able to effectively deliver oral presentations to management and customers

  • Must be able to work independently and direct subordinates

  • Must be able to work overtime as required.

  • Must be willing to work any shift or day of the week as required.

  • Must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance

Preferred Skills

  • Experience as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer

  • Experience managing programs, proposals, policy and/or oversight of Government contracts particularly with Department of Homeland Security, TSA or other Federal Law Enforcement entities

  • Experience handling and managing firearms and weapons inventories and qualification programs

  • PMP Certification

  • Possess complex financial managerial skills to include budgetary and proposal activities

  • A working knowledge of accounting fundamentals

Security Responsibilities

Must complywith all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures. Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval. All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Domestic and international travel as required.

  • Work in a regular office environment; communicate via personal computer, telephone and fax.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

As captured in our overarching value "One CAE", we're proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.

The masculine form may be used in this job description solely for ease of reading, but refers to men, women and the gender diverse.