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Posted on: September 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] We're Hiring - Military Installation Resiliency Project Manager

We are Hiring Military Installation Resiliency

Position Title:  Military Installation Resiliency Project Manager (MIRPM) 

Closing Date/Time: September 15, 2021, 5:00 PM

Job Type: Full-time, grant-funded for approximately 18 months

Salary: $90,000 - $110,000 annualized hiring range; subject to qualifications

Employer: Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax VA 22031

Description: NVRC is recruiting qualified candidates for the full-time, grant-funded position of Military Installation Resiliency Project Manager (MIRPM).  Under supervision of the Director, Community and Military Partnerships, the incumbent will serve as the lead staff in project and grant management for a Military Installation Resiliency Review program funded by the Department of Defense, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation.  

The assessment will identify climate stressors, adaptation strategies, and compatible use factors in terms of screening threats, risks, and vulnerabilities (either natural or man-made, including from the effects of climate change).   The assessment will identify and prioritize areas of concern that should be the subject of further study and evaluation.   A primary goal of the study is to identify and recommend actions or investments expected to mitigate risks of highest concern as threats to the military readiness and operations for each the three bases in Northern Virginia (Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort Belvoir, and Marine Corps Base Quantico).

The MIRPM will:


  • fulfill grant administration requirements, including completing monthly, quarterly and annual progress and financial reports to the funding agency


  • coordinate the selection and setup of policy and technical advisory committees


  • manage procurement of, and oversee the contractor(s) selected to develop an area-wide, Military Installation Resiliency Assessment


  • work with other NVRC staff whose contributions will provide GIS analytics; ensure jurisdiction representation on the policy and technical committees; and provide interface with state, regional, and local resiliency projects


  • perform data collection, planning, assessment, and report preparation; review contractors’ written deliverables; prepare and present findings in one-on-one and group settings  


  • maintain relationships with the Base Commanders and key stakeholders, including both civilian and military personnel, to build strategic partnerships that will support cooperation of the bases and the local jurisdictions in selecting implementation activities and in reviewing the assessments for future funding opportunities and/or Intergovernmental Support Agreements (IGSAs)


  • provide recommendations for overcoming challenges in completing the work of the project, and for achieving consensus among stakeholders


Minimum Qualifications 

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to:  graduation with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, business administration, transportation/environmental planning, environmental science, or closely related field: PLUS 8-10 years’ increasingly complex experience with project management, planning, or management in field of environmental science, transportation, economics, or planning.  PLUS:

  • US Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain a Defense Biometric Identification System Card (DBIDS)
  • Valid driver’s license, and a car for travel to and from bases and meetings
  • Prior military installation/defense priorities experience as to military regulations, sensitivities, and requirements
  • Knowledge of principles of resiliency planning tools, military installation resources, state and federal resources, and climate resources as they pertain to climate, compatibility factors, and land use
  • Knowledge of climate stressors and compatibility factors
  • Knowledge and working experience with military and community in Northern Virginia
  • Experience in projects that involve prioritizing options based on technical criteria
  • Experience in contract management and consultant(s) oversight
  • Prior experience with interdisciplinary group with competing and conflicting issues  

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, public administration, business administration, transportation/environment planning, environmental science, or closely related field (in lieu of bachelor’s; experience and other minimum qualifications remain requirements.)
  • Possession of Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.



  • Vacation, sick leave, and holidays with pay
  • Health insurance (employer pays 80% of premium)
  • Fully paid life insurance & long-term disability insurance policies
  • Retirement program
  • Workers’ compensation coverage
  • Opportunity to enroll in medical & dependent care reimbursement plans and dental insurance plans
  • Opportunity to participate in deferred compensation plan
  • Free parking and electric vehicle charging; on bus route


Applicants may be required to submit to a request for a criminal history record check and/or credit check.


Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements via e-mail to  

No phone calls please.


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