Business Specialist - Sr.
Company: ACT I
Posted on: June 8, 2021
Job Title: Acquisition Process Improvement Analyst (Sr.)
Job Location: Arlington, Virginia
Security Clearance: Secret
The purpose of this requirement is to provide the SAF/AQX
organization, and other Headquarters Air Force organizations,
support in the development and maintenance of strategic plans,
which will allow agencies to establish linkage among planning
elements such as mission, vision, goals, objectives, strategies,
and performance management initiatives.
Overview / Job Responsibilities:
We will provide support in aligning organizational investments
in people, technology and capital to the overall strategies while
assisting in the development and articulation of the agencies
strategic vision with corresponding mission, business, and
The Acquisition Process Improvement Analyst shall:
- Support Acquisition Process Improvement.
- Provide consulting support to align and integrate improvements
across all business areas of Air Force Acquisition by employing
Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) methodologies and exploiting
- Support the improvement of processes, performance measures,
metrics, etc. to support Air Force acquisition improvement and
- Support efforts using the "Lean" and "Six-sigma" techniques
espoused by the Practical Problem Solving Method (PPSM), and
"business process reengineering" and "theory of constraints"
techniques to institutionalize continuous process improvement, and
describe a new way of thinking about Air Force Acquisition.
- Develop plans, processes, procedures, and information systems
that foster collaboration and effective information sharing between
Air Force acquisition organizations, legislative bodies, programs,
and other stakeholders in the acquisition process.
- Support the SAF/AQ goals of empowering the acquisition
workforce with tools and training, and increasing acquisition speed
while maintaining disciplined assessment and reporting.
- Provide the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acquisition
Integration) (SAF/AQX) with robust business analysis and
organizational development expertise.
- Assist the organization in defining the organizational role
with respect to Air Force Acquisition improvement and define
products and services as it pertains to the Air Force acquisition
community. This includes identifying and implementing opportunities
for leveraging knowledge management and enabling technologies to
enhance organizational effectiveness.
- Support the development, analysis, and implementation of
improvements in the flow of business, work, and program processes
and tool utilization.
- Support the selection, acquisition, development and integration
of automated workflow system(s), within the scope of this effort,
making use of improved business rules.
- Maintain and update the Acquisition Process Model (APM). The
APM is a Government Owned, Contractor Operated tool which provides
a visual integrated acquisition process map based on documented
processes for acquisition as described and defined in current laws,
policies, and/or guidance. The intended APM audience is the
acquisition workforce with particular emphasis on the Program
Executive Officers, Program Managers, and their staffs, but is open
to both internal and external customers.
- Maintain in-depth knowledge (both technical and historical) of
Air Force and DoD Acquisition policy as well as the ability to
translate that into the virtual process flow via the APM. As new
policy is released, the Contractor shall analyze and incorporate it
into the APM as needed.
- Support working groups with AQXP to discuss planned changes in
acquisition process as well as changes or improvements to the tool
itself at least quarterly.
- Maintain the APM, to ensure that it stays up-to-date with
current DoD and Air Force acquisition policy, incorporating new
processes, as well as removing those that are superseded.
- Conduct training virtually as needed and in-person
approximately six times per year or as needed. Training will be
classified in two categories; one for personnel new to the APM, and
another abbreviated update training which highlights only recent
changes to the APM. Training locations include but are not limited
to the following: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), Los
Angeles AFB (for the Space and Missile Systems Center), Kirtland
AFB (for the Nuclear Warfare Center), within the National Capital
Region (NCR), and other DOD installations across the United
- Responsible for facilitating Rapid Improvement Events (RIEs)
that support process improvements and benefit the acquisition
enterprise. RIEs focus on short duration, successive meetings where
multiple parties find efficiencies in their combined processes.
Facilitation generally entails contacting the initiating party
up-front, helping to create value-stream maps, assigning and
ensuring stakeholders complete advanced preparation (homework),
acting as an intermediary during meetings where all stakeholders
are present to uncover potential efficiencies, documenting unbiased
findings, and helping to develop an implementation plan to realize
the potential efficiencies. RIEs typically involve several
stakeholders, who work together and are initiated by one of the
parties who believes processes may be streamlined.
- Plan for approximately 5 to 15 RIEs annually or as needed, to
be conducted at DoD locations within the Continental United
- Assist with Value Engineering tasks to include reviewing annual
Value Engineering awards citations and providing recommendations to
SAF/AQXP on their merit.
- Conduct Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training for DoD personnel on
an as needed basis at locations across the DoD.
- Provide subject matter expert analysis and review of new DoD
acquisition related publications, and implementing AF policy and
strategy documents for deficiencies, inaccuracies, and content.
Where necessary, changes to acquisition policy will be incorporated
into the APM.
- Support the development and implementation of annual plans to
document future CPI efforts. Additionally, the contract will
support the documentation of completed efforts, in an annual CPI
report. The Contractor will maintain other CPI branch documents as
needed (continuity book, training materials, etc.).
- Master's Degree plus 9 years of related experience OR
Bachelor's Degree plus 11 years of related experience OR a High
School Diploma plus 15 years of related experience;
- 5 years of experience supporting DOD or similar programs;
- Secret clearance.
- Experience supporting SAF/AQ, HQ USAF, or DoD environment.
ACT I delivers mission-critical Total Acquisition Management
solutions to customers across the globe. ACT I specializes in
providing the U.S. DoD, federal agencies, and allied partners with
high-value Acquisition Strategy, Program Management, Engineering,
Logistics, Financial Management, Healthcare Mission Support,
Security and Cyber, Contract Negotiation Support, and Security
Cooperation and Assistance services. Please apply directly through
the website at: http://act-i.com/careers/.
For any additional questions or to submit any referrals, please
ACT-I is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected
veteran status, or disability status.
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