Seeking Senior Acquisition Program Analyst VA
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Salary: Starting at $95,000 (+ BENEFITS) a $5K signing bonus
Location: Northern Virginia
Start date: As soon as possible
Type: Full-time, 50 Openings
Experience: 10+ years with Master’s Degree or 18+ with Bachelor’s
Clearance: Secret Clearance
DAWIA certifications preferable.
The Senior Acquisition Program Analyst VA will be involved through the entire acquisition life cycle, from pre-award planning through solicitation preparation, contract award, contract administration and contract close-out performing the duties described below.
Responsibilities for Senior Acquisition Program Analyst VA
• Assist government procurement agencies in developing acquisition strategies, work statements, evaluation plans and qualify vendors in support of Headquarters Air Force (HAF) budget preparation and defense, SAE oversight and decision-making activities, PEO program execution and oversight efforts.
• Maintain and analyze planning, scheduling, and management.
• Study, analyze, and provide recommendations on requirements, acquisition strategies, program documentation, program phase transition plans, supplemental information, and program execution.
• Provide honest broker assessments of programs approaching milestone decisions and of prime contractor technical and operational issues.
• Research and analyze program trends, identify issues, and recommend solutions.
• Update and analyze program documents (such as Issue Books, Fact Sheets, PMDs, Selected Acquisition Reports [SARs], etc).
• Make recommendations on the allocation of funding, establishment of program goals, objectives, and schedules, and the formulation of program direction.
• Track compliance with stated program direction and identify issues.
• Identify changes in program direction and assess impacts.
• Identify and research programmatic issues and tradeoffs in terms of required capabilities, costs, and schedules.
• Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of acquisition management changes directed on AF acquisition programs.
• Monitor Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Air Force, and other Service’s activities and assess their impact on AF acquisition programs.
• Maintain historical Air Force weapon program documentation and develop summary documents/briefings and training material.
• Provide short notice, quick-reaction analyses of critical programmatic issues in the context of Congressional, OSD Staff, Joint Staff, HQ USAF, Major Air Command (MAJCOM), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), coalition, or bi-lateral activities.
• Review PPBE documentation and Program Management Directives (PMD) to ensure they accurately articulate the current program.
•Support the HAF review process – Air Force Requirements Oversight Council (AFROCs), Joint Warfighting Capabilities Assessment (JWCAs), Defense Acquisition Boards (DABs), Congressional cycle, Acquisition Strategy Panels (ASPs), Air Force Review Board (AFRBs), Configuration Steering Board (CSB), Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, etc.
• Perform the Secretariat function for ASPs, AFRBs, and CSBs.
• Review and document Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
• Support program-specific strategy development, analysis, and planning for all phases of a program’s life cycle (such as phase transitions from technology development), through system development, production, fielding, modification, and sustainment.
• Interpret, using Microsoft Project or other equivalent software packages, the acquisition program schedule and compare to overall Integrated Master Schedule to identify schedule risk that could lead to increased costs.
• Involved through the entire acquisition life cycle, from pre-award planning through solicitation preparation, contract award, contract, administration, and contract closeout.
• Apply defense acquisition process in the analysis and improvement of acquisition policies and procedures to devise strategies for deploying and implementing new acquisition policy initiatives and measurement of the effectiveness of implementation
• Support program-specific efforts like Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development, Capacity Development Documents (CDD), Capacity Production Documents (CPD), Information Exchange Requirements (IER), and requirements working groups.
• Support the HAF review process- Air Force Requirements Oversight Council (AFROCs), Joint Warfighting Capabilities Assessment (JWCAs), Defense Acquisition Boards (DABs), Congressional Cycle, Acquisition Strategy Panels (ASPs), Air Force Review Board (AFRBs) Configuration Steering Board (CSB), Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports.
• Apply knowledge of the defense acquisition process in the analysis and improvement of acquisition process policy and procedures to devise strategies for deploying and implementing new acquisition policy initiatives and measuring the effectiveness of implementation.
• Use quantitative analytical techniques to assess system acquisition process issues and develop risk reduction/mitigation approaches for improving acquisition/program planning, control, and execution.
• Participate in developing acquisition plans, source selection documents (including evaluation criteria).
• Conduct Independent Government Cost Estimates, justifications and approvals, synopses, and requests for proposals/quotes/bids.
• Assist with the development of pre-award technical documentation (solicitation, IGCE, Technical Evaluation Plan (TEP) and Technical Evaluation Report).
• Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
• Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with co-workers, and customers.
• Follow policies and procedures as described in corporate manuals and directives.
• Attend work each day during scheduled work hours unless on approved travel or time off.
• Perform occasional travel to contractor and customer sites, as required (see WORKING CONDITIONS below).
• Work flexible hours, including occasional overtime.
• Carry out other duties as may be assigned or requested
Working Conditions for Senior Acquisition Program Analyst VA
• Work is performed indoors at SAFTAS II with some potential risks to safety and health hazards related to electronics.
• Travel to CONUS locations may be required.
Basic Qualifications for Senior Acquisition Program Analyst VA
• Must have a current Government “Secret” security clearance and ability to maintain it.
• Master’s degree, preferably in Engineering or Scientific discipline with 10+ years of experience in government or industry. OR Bachelor’s’ degree with 18+ years of related work experience.
• Must be competent in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).
• Must be able to transport self to various facility sites, as required. If using own motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
• DAWIA certifications preferable.