• Acquisition Program Analyst (Remote Sensing) SME - TS-SCI

    Job Locations US-VA-Pentagon/Arlington
    # of Openings
    Professional Services
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  • Overview

    • 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.


    This position will support SAF/AQ as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with regards to Acquisitions as related to Remote Sensing.  The tasks for this position include:

    • Maintaining and analyzing planning, scheduling, and management data.
    • Studying, analyzing, and providing recommendations on requirements, space acquisition strategies, program documentation, program phase transition plans, supplemental information, and program execution.
    • Providing honest broker assessments of space programs approaching milestone decisions and of prime contractor technical and operational issues.
    • Researching and analyzing program trends, identify issues, and recommend solutions.
    • Making recommendations on the allocation of funding, establishment of program goals, objectives, and schedules, and the formulation of program direction.
    • Tracking for compliance with stated program direction and identify issues.
    • Identifying and researching programmatic issues and tradeoffs in terms of required capabilities, costs, and schedules.
    • Reviewing and providing recommendations on existing and proposed Air Force space acquisition and capability area policies and implementation.
    • Reviewing and evaluating the impact of national, DOD, JCS, and civil government policies and activities that affect Air Force acquisition programs and capability areas.
    • Maintaining historical Air Force space program documentation and develop summary documents/briefings and training material.
    • 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), coalition, and international activities.
    • Preparing PPBE documentation to ensure they accurately articulate the current program requirements using IDECS database
    • Monitoring and reporting Program Obligations and Expenditures using CRIS database
    • Monitoring and reporting program spend plans and status using Executive CCARS database
    • Monitoring and reporting Available and Planned Program Funding using ABIDES database
    • 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.
    • Performing the Secretariat function for ASPs, AFRBs, and CSBs.
    • Reviewing and documenting Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
    • Reviewing capability area analysis and comparing current and programmed capabilities/scenarios to determine and clarify Air Force space system acquisition requirements.
    • Monitoring on-going studies, analyses, and developmental work relevant to space systems.
    • 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.


    Active TS-SCI Clearance

    • Master’s degree in a Business or Engineering discipline
    • 15 years of acquisition or operational space experience. 
    • Familiarity with the following software programs: IDECS, ABIDES, Executive CCaRs, CRIS, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and MS Excel. 
    • Experience with generating requirements, developing acquisition strategies, or executing Electro-Optical or Infrared remote sensing satellite programs.
    • Experience with generating or reviewing documentation for electro-optical or infrared payload System Design, Integration and Test
    • Experience with exploitation and dissemination of remote sensing data to include remote sensing system Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development across multiple user organizations expertise
    • Intimate knowledge of space acquisitions, DoD 5000, and better buying principles
    • Expertise with senior level engagements to include Air Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Congressional
    • Strong background in working with and within organizations in the Pentagon
    • Strategic planning on gaining advocacy for ACAT I acquisition programs across the range of stakeholders
    • Previous SAF/AQ or AT&L experience (highly desired)


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