Acquisitions Systems Analyst (Munitions Export License Application Specialist), Senior - Secret (MELA)

Job Locations US-DC-Pentagon/WDC
# of Openings
Professional Services
Job ID
Security Clearance


OBXtek is supporting the Staffing and Technical Acquisition Services Support (STAQSS) prime contract for the Headquarters Air Force. This opening is for an Acquisitions Systems Analyst, Senior, who will support the Munitions Export License Application (MELA) team, which evaluates export license applications, commodity jurisdiction requests, and voluntary disclosures, and prepares recommended responses for the Air Force to provide to DoD’s Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA).  The MELA office manages Air Force acquisition munitions export applications and applicable regulatory information to facilitate/support reviews and recommendations on the control of critical technology. The office also helps to develop export policies that meet all of the US and International laws and treaties.


The analyst will work on cases involving a wide variety of technologies, including fixed wing military aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, military communications, navigation, radar, space, rockets and missiles, training systems and simulators, software, and gas turbine engines.   


*This position is hybrid with a 4/1 schedule: work on-site 4 days per week and 1 day per week telework, with the telework days rotating during alternate weeks.*


The tasks for this position include:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Strong writing and analysis capabilities.
  • Master's degree in any field.
  • 10 years of acquisition or operational experience in Government.
  • Experience in defense acquisitions planning, or interpreting & implementing federal export regulations (ITAR, EAR).

Security Clearance


Company Information

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with OBXtek’s COVID-19 policy. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer COVID-19 policy which may include any or all the following: social distancing, masks, vaccination, 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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