Acquisition Specialist/SME - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


Job 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 Secretary of the Air Force’s Space Acquisition Directorate (SAF/AQS) at the Pentagon.  SAF/AQS 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/AQSC 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 the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), and Air 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. 


Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide expert advice to the Program Element Monitor (PEM) and Senior Air Force Leadership regarding acquisition strategies, contracting, and program budgeting.

  • 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 presentation of annual budget materials to key stakeholders and develop and coordinate answers to questions for the record.


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and 9 years or more of related experience; Masters and eight (8) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and two (2) years or more experience


Clearance Requirement:

  • Qualified applicants must have a current/active Top Secret SCI with a current background investigation within five (5) years and consent to a polygraph examination.