Program Analyst Job



  full-time   employee

United States

Program Analyst (Job Number:437274)



Program Analyst ? CTTSO Tactical Operations Support (TOS) (5+ yrs. Special ops experience)


SAIC currently has an opening for a Program Analyst in support of the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) located in Alexandria, Virginia. SAIC provides Advisory and Assistance Services to the CTTSO, which is the U.S. national forum that identifies, prioritizes, and coordinates interagency and international research and development (R&D) requirements for combating terrorism. The Tactical Operations Support (TOS) Subgroup identifies, prioritizes, and executes research and development projects that enhance the capabilities of DoD and interagency special operations tactical teams engaged in finding, fixing, and finishing terrorists. This includes the development of capabilities for state and local law enforcement agencies to combat domestic terrorism.

Job Description:

The Program Analyst acts as a technical and program management analyst, operations integrator, and policy researcher for the TOS subgroup. The position involves supporting the TOS Government Program Manager to develop cross-domain blended capabilities necessary to enable sustained and novel approaches for counter-evolving threat operations. This program leverages ongoing research and innovation from Government and breakthrough technology and strategies of the private and consumer sector to analyze, design, prototype and demonstrate enduring technical and operational capabilities. TOS projects blend several disciplines including tactics, operations, doctrine, policy, information, training, and technology. The Candidate will benefit from a combined operational and technical background and skills in the development of concise requirements, strategic plans and implementation. The candidate will assist in the composition of statements of work, technical review of proposals, technical and financial review of project execution, and supporting program management administration. The position involves preparation and delivery of technical and programmatic briefings and technical papers in support of specific areas of development. The Candidate will benefit from a basic knowledge of Government procurement and acquisition systems, fundamentals of project management, and procedures used to work with contracting personnel in the development of requirements documents, statements of work, technical evaluations, independent government cost estimates, and other contract award supporting documents. The Candidate must be able to track and analyze the status of assigned projects. The work will require becoming proficient in the use of unique TOS management databases and business management applications. In the Program Manager?s absence or as needed, the analyst should be capable of convening and managing interagency meetings at the flag-officer level and capable of effectively briefing senior executive audiences and forums. The majority of the work will be performed on the government site in Alexandria, VA. Travel will be required and can include international travel but will not typically exceed 20%. Travel may be performed in support of program reviews, test and evaluation trials, conferences, presentations, etc. This position requires a non-disclosure statement to allow access to sensitive, proprietary information from industry ? including SAIC ? to avoid any real or apparent organizational conflict of interest (OCI) issues.

Job Tasks: ?

- Ensure successful execution and delivery of multiple research and development projects in support of sub-group programs within CTTSO. ?
- Assist with processes to gather and define requirements. ?
- Assist in the solicitation preparation and coordinate the source selection process. ?
- Provide technical advice and assistance; review proposed solutions for technical feasibility. ?
- Develop procurement packages from Broad Agency Announcements and vendor solicitations, to include SOW, technical evaluations, cost estimates, and CDRLs. ?
- Participate in Kick-off Meetings, Preliminary Design Reviews, Critical Design Reviews; some travel is required. ?
- Plan, organize, execute, analyze, and perform technical work; organize project resources, manage budget, and project deliverables for projects. ?
- Assist with project and financial management to ensure successful delivery of research and development efforts within scope, cost and schedule. ?
- Conduct project stakeholder management that includes collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to communicate project data, project status, technical needs, risks, and opportunities. ?
- Monitor and report project commitments, obligations, expenditures, contract performance, and program status execution to include milestones, schedule and cost; conduct related analysis to track financial and technical metrics. ?
- Prepare technical and financial information for briefings, presentations, and status reports ?
- Support projects operational planning testing, system fielding, and sustainment efforts.

Required Characteristics:

- 5+ years experience with small arms weapons, weapons accessories, and ammunition.
- 5+ years experience with Department of Defense Special Operations Forces (SOF).
- 5+ years experience with research and development programs.
- Engineering degree preferred.
- 2+ years Project Management experience, with a focus on government contracts.
- Ability to work with diverse multi-functional teams.
- Ability to influence and collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders
- Able to administer critical support functions.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Superior communication (verbal and written).
- Work well within a team.
- Flexibility and willingness to respond to short notice tasking on a regular basis.
- Ability to manage time effectively and work on multiple, concurrent projects and tasks.
- Prioritize and complete tasks in a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment.
- Proficiency in standard Microsoft office applications, to include Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Desired Characteristics
- Experience working with military or other governmental agencies associated with combating terrorism or anti-terrorism operations and technology..
- Knowledge of DoD procurement and acquisition systems.
- Experience writing and/or evaluating contract documents such as statements of work, technical evaluations, CDRLs, and independent government cost estimates.
- Experience managing project and/or program finances.
- Military experience in current tactical operations techniques, equipment, procedures, and training.
- Experience conducting and evaluating quantitative and/or qualitative research.

Required Education/Experience:

- Bachelor's degree in a science /social science, engineering (preferred), or related field.
- 5+ yrs. Special ops experience

Desired Education:

- Master?s degree in a science /social science, engineering (preferred), or related field
- Project Management Professional Certification
- Defense Acquisition courses

Clearance Requirement:

- Active SECRET clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance.
SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAICs approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Jun 13, 2018, 12:53:42 PM
Primary Location: United States-VA-ARLINGTON
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time


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