This contract supports the SAF/AQ organization, other PEOs as directed, and other Headquarters Air Force organizations where it is in the interest of the SAF/AQ to have an acquisition support presence within that organization. The objective is to provide specialized expertise to complement the organization’s inherent resources for effective and efficient mission accomplishment and continuity, introduction of innovation, and enhancement of technical competence. The contractor shall support the entire spectrum of acquisition and sustainment efforts as necessary to support the respective Government organizations.
Personnel in this position will directly support Headquarters level actions regarding acquisition workforce Human Capital Strategic Planning and legislative actions for workforce issues. This individual must have a Master's degree, and 20+ years of DoD acquisition experience with at least 4 of those years working on workforce management, training or career field management. Have deep familiarity with the Air Force acquisition workforce, and a firm understanding of the AF acquisition organizations, and functional career field force development.
The tasks for this position include:
a. Supporting Headquarters Air Force (HAF) budget preparation and defense, SAE oversight and decision-making activities, PEO program execution and oversight efforts of aircraft platforms, and may be required to independently
b. Maintaining and analyzing planning, scheduling, and management data.
c. Studying, analyzing, and providing recommendations on requirements, acquisition strategies, program documentation, program phase transition plans, supplemental information, and program execution.
d. Providing honest broker assessments of programs approaching milestone decisions and of prime contractor technical and operational issues.
e. Researching and analyzing program trends, identifying issues, and recommending solutions.
f. Making recommendations on the allocation of funding, establishment of program goals, objectives, and schedules, and the formulation of program direction.
g. Tracking compliance with stated program direction and identifying issues.
h. Identifying and researching programmatic issues and tradeoffs in terms of required capabilities, costs, and schedules.
i. Reviewing and providing recommendations on existing and proposed Air Force acquisition and capability area policies and implementation.
j. Reviewing and evaluating the impact of national, DoD, JCS, and civil government policies and activities that affect Air Force acquisition programs and capability areas.
k. Maintaining historical Air Force weapon program documentation and developing summary documents/briefings and training material.
l. Providing 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.
m. Preparing Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) documentation to ensure they accurately articulate the current program.
n. Supporting 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.
o. Reviewing and documenting Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
p. Monitoring on-going studies, analyses, and developmental work relevant to weapon systems.
q. Supporting program-specific efforts like Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development, Capability Development Documents (CDD), Capability Production Documents (CPD), Information Exchange Requirements (IER), and requirements working groups.
r. Reviewing and providing data to assist in preparation for legislative hearings, program documentation, briefing packages and read-aheads, Congressional staffer visits, and other events to ensure an integrated and consistent Air Force position in response to Congressional questions, issues, and requests for information on assigned program/portfolio.
s. Assisting in human capital strategic planning for the Air Force acquisition workforce. Provide expertise on workforce management issues. Workforce analysis includes actions to ensure retention and development of competent and skilled professionals in acquisition positions and supporting technological areas. Making recommendations on establishment of workforce goals, hiring objectives, and the formulation of program direction.
t. Reviewing and providing data to assist in preparation for legislative hearings, briefing packages and read-aheads, Congressional staffer visits, and other events to ensure an integrated and consistent Air Force position in response to Congressional questions, issues, and requests for information on assigned program/portfolio.
u. Analyzing acquisition workforce statutes, draft legislation, and policy and develops recommendations in coordination with Army, Navy, and DoD offices engaged in acquisition career management policy development and guidance.
v. Developing and implementing acquisition workforce briefings for MAJCOM, Air Staff, and other component personnel. Briefings ensure maintenance of support for proactive workforce management practices and policies.
w. Developing policies for effective use of acquisition workforce development funds including tracking, distribution, and management of funding allocations. Monitor use of funds within the Department of Defense components and develop creative policies to ensure the consistent and future-oriented development of the workforce.
x. Any other tasks closely associated with the performance of duties list above and as coordinated with the COR.
Active Secret Clearance
Master’s degree in a Business, Finance, or Engineering discipline
20+ years of DoD acquisition experience
4+ years working on workforce management, training or career field management.
Must have a deep familiarity with the Air Force acquisition workforce, and a firm understanding of the AF acquisition organizations, and functional career field force development.