Acquisition Program Analyst, Senior (Legislative Portfolio, AQS - Space Directorate) - TS/SCI

Job Locations US-DC-Pentagon/WDC
# of Openings
1
Category
Professional Services
Agency/Project
USAF
Job ID
2021-4697
Security Clearance
Top Secret with SCI eligibility

Responsibilities

OBXtek is currently staffing for an Acquisition Program Analyst, Senior in the Space Program Directorate (AQS).  This position supports the Secretary of the Air Force Headquarters on the Staffing and Technical Acquisition Services Support (STAQSS) prime contract.  AQS provides acquisition support and program management direction to field organizations for the development and procurement of Air Force space missile warning, communications and weather systems; space launch systems; space control and space situational awareness systems; and ground terminals and space battle management command and control. 

 

The Acquisition Program Analyst, Senior position directly interfaces with the Directorate Chief and Deputy Chief, points of contact on The Hill (representatives of the House Armed Services Committee – Defense; House Appropriations Committee – Defense), Legislative Liaisons and Directorate Program Element Monitors (PEM).  It focuses on monitoring and assessing the Congressional climate related to Air Force acquisition programs.

 

The tasks for this position include:

  • Supporting Headquarters Air Force (HAF) budget preparation and defense, SAE oversight and decision-making activities, PEO program execution and oversight efforts of space systems, to include writing reports on Air Force acquisition capability areas (including AF Science and Technology (S&T), and Air Force acquisition specialty capability areas) and individual acquisition programs.
  • Maintaining and analyzing planning and management data on Congressional activities, to include researching transcripts, hearings, and events and providing summary reports.
  • Studying, analyzing, and providing recommendations on requirements, space acquisition strategies, and reporting on key issues pertaining to Authorization and Appropriations processes.
  • Providing honest broker assessments of space programs approaching milestone decisions and of prime contractor technical and operational issues.
  • Researching and analyzing program trends, identifying issues, and recommending solutions, to include Congressional inquiries/inserts/appeals, testimony, Posture Hearing Issues Papers (PHIPs), Budget Program Fact Papers (BPFPs), Heartburn Appeals, Major Budget Issues, and DOD(IG), Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports.
  • Reviewing and providing data to assist in the preparation for legislative hearings, testimony, program documentation, briefing packages and read-aheads for Congressional staffer visits, formal Questions for Record (QFRs), and other events to ensure an integrated and consistent Air Force position in response to Congressional questions and requests for information.
  • 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.
  • Providing educational training and materials on the budget enactment process including staffer days and the Congressional process.
  • 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.
  • Maintaining legislative database. This database includes funding and language information by committee for Air Force acquisition programs throughout the “mark” process to final passage, legislation to include defense bills and reports, information on key congressional personnel to include their biographical histories and their interest areas, biographical information on key staff, and transcripts on Air Force acquisition-related hearings with member and respondent hearing quotes referenced to programs.

Qualifications

Active Top Secret with SCI eligibility Clearance

 

10 years of experience with DoD acquisitions and Congressional support and reporting.

 

Familiarity with the following software programs: MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and MS Excel.

 

Masters Degree in Business or Engineering.

Security Clearance

Top Secret with SCI eligibility

Company Information

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with OBXtek’s vaccination policy. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer vaccination requirements which may include any or all the following: social distancing, masks, mandatory statements regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory testing.

 

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia and founded in 2009, OBXtek is a fast-growing leader in the government contracting field. Our mission is Our People…Our Reputation. Our people are trained professionals who enhance our customers’ knowledge and innovation using technology, collaboration, and education.

 

We offer a robust suite of benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, matching 401K, paid time off, tuition reimbursement plans and much more.

 

As a prime contractor for 93% of our current work, OBXtek pairs lessons learned across disciplines with industry standard quality practices such as CMMI-Dev Level III, ITIL, 6Sigma, PMI, and ISO. Our rapid growth has been recognized by INC500, the Washington Business Journal, and Washington Technology magazine.

 

OBXtek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. 

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