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Acquisition Specialist / Program Management Expert with Security Clearance

Company: SAIC
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Description SAIC is seeking an Acquisition Specialist/Program Management Expert (SME) to support Senior Leadership and Program Element Monitors (PEMs) working space programs in the Space Capability Delivery Directorate (SQS) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Space Acquisition and Integration at the Pentagon. SAF/SQS provides headquarters oversight and advocacy for the planning, development, testing, deployment, and sustainment of a complex and dynamic portfolio of space-superiority capabilities of the highest national priority. The Acquisition Specialist/Program Management Expert shall provide program planning and acquisition support to SAF/SQSC and serves as prime consultant to the organization on highly significant matters relating to policies, programs, capabilities, and long-range goals and objectives. The successful applicant shall serve as a liaison between Program Element system program offices (SPOs) at Space Systems Command (SSC), Headquarters Space Force, and OSD Staff and be responsible for maintaining awareness of and assisting with proper execution of all funding within their designated Program Elements or programs of record. This SME will have substantial experience with the acquisition cycle and documents required for program execution and DoD milestone decisions. Qualified applicants must have a current/active Top Secret SCI with a current background investigation within five (5) years. Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
--- Provide expert advice to the Program Element Monitor (PEM) and Senior Space Force Leadership regarding program details, acquisition strategies, contracting, and program budgeting.
--- Understanding of systems that support the US gov't with space missions and tasks that need to be acquired and or sustained to support the space domain.
--- Support the review, vetting, and approval of acquisition documents such as an Acquisition Strategy Document (ASD), Request for Proposals (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW).
--- Develop annual budget materials to include RDT&E and Procurement budget justification documents, OSD hearing briefings, and congressional staffer briefs.
--- Support the development and presentation of annual budget materials to key stakeholders and develop and coordinate answers to questions for the record/media queries.
--- Ability to provide backup support in other mission areas as required
--- Properly assist customer with Pentagon staff officer skills, knowledge, and proficiency
--- Accurately recommend priority tasks, determine what can be achieved, and assume lead on government tasks directly assigned
--- Respond to all requests/tasks in a timely manner Qualifications T ypical Education and Experience: Bachelor and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Master and twelve (12) years or more experience. Must possess and active TS/SCI Security Clearance. SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline. Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Keywords: SAIC, Arlington , Acquisition Specialist / Program Management Expert with Security Clearance, Executive , Arlington, Virginia

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