Acquisition Program Analyst - Portfolio Manager SME

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  • 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 role shall possess a Master’s Degree in any field, and a minimum of 15 years of defense acquisition experience. SAF/AQ OTI requires contractor senior expertise in acquisition and program management to augment the OTI staff and provide support to solicit, review, advocate, and execute activities and reforms that might have the potential to fundamentally change the way the Air Force Acquisition Enterprise does business. Contractor personnel will be a critical part of the OTI team and will support identifying, administering and managing SAF Acquisition initiatives and projects to demonstrate potential innovations. This expertise will design, execute and evaluate a broad portfolio of activities and various innovation demonstration projects within the OTI. Personnel will be required to interact with leaders and managers at the most senior level of the Air Force, other Services, DoD Agencies, and/or Industry Partners and will include coordinating with and managing a wide range of Air Force and other stakeholders to ensure activities are executed in a timely manner to achieve the intended vision for success. They must operate in a fast paced, highly visible environment with limited supervision. They must be highly motivated, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to create, foster and maintain a positive and collaborative environment. They must also be able to build and lead highperformance teams.

The tasks for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting and managing the programmatic and administrative requirements for up to 10 projects/activities.
  • Supporting identification and evaluation of innovation ideas and recommendations.
  • Developing acquisition program support/sponsorship, methodology, and metrics for innovation demonstration projects.
  • Developing executable action plans for innovation demonstration projects.
  • Providing oversight and management of innovation projects during test and evaluation phase. 
  • Gathering and evaluate relevant metrics during demonstration phase.
  • Codifying (in policy and/or procedures) successful demonstration projects.
  • Organizing teams with Air Force and other stakeholders to implement activities.
  • Ensuring assigned activities are implemented according to schedule and within intended vision.
  • Gathering and reporting qualitative data for evaluating effectiveness of activities.
  • Advising OTI leadership on potential future projects and activities.
  • Analyzing and assess potential export agreements to prevent international transfer of U.S. military technology when such transfer is not in the best interests of the U.S. b. Analyzing and summarizing arms control treaties and activities.
  • Maintaining current information on U.S. and international policies, treaties, laws, etc., on the control of missile technology and related weapon delivery systems.
  • Developing and maintaining a database of Air Force acquisition munitions export applications and applicable regulatory information to facilitate/support reviews and recommendations.
  • Researching, analyzing, and providing draft recommendations on each MELA case and conduct export-related issue and policy studies.
  • Recommending export policies and actions that enhance the security of Air Force weapons systems.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and providing recommendations on international technology transfer issues and policy to include such specialized topics as manufacturing technology, industrial espionage, country-to-country agreements, and national security.
  • Monitoring and reporting on foreign disclosure limitations and FMS/NATO-related issues.
  • Researching and evaluating issues related to Foreign Military Sales (FMS).
  • Any other tasks closely associated with the performance of duties list above and as coordinated with the COR.


  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Master’s degree
  • 15+ years of defense acquisition experience
  • Must be able to operate in a fast paced, highly visible environment with limited supervision
  • Must be highly motivated, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to create, foster and maintain a positive and collaborative environment
  • Must also be able to build and lead highperformance teams.


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