JOB DESCRIPTION: Provide acquisition support on functions of program management. Assist program managers in developing program documentation, creating program schedules, tracking program status, evaluating operational and technical alternatives, performing risk assessment and managing integrated product teams. Provide expertise on the myriad of factors that influence cost, schedule, performance, and risk. Advise in the interpretation and tailoring of DoD/NSA acquisition regulations/memorandums, and ensure affordable, supportable and effective systems are delivered to the customer. Provides assistance in analyzing and developing improved policies, plans, methods, procedures, and systems of acquisition management programs.
Work with government project personnel and contracting, as appropriate, ensuring that all required documentation is completed and included (e.g. verify Section 508 information; acquisition security form and/or Contract Security Classification Specifications.
Support Government PM (GPM) in the identification and collection of Minimum Acquisition Requirements.
Assist the government project personnel with coordination and advice in the areas of acquisition and program management for Tier I and Tier II Programs.
Assist in monitoring program execution and provide recommendations to GPMs on addressing issues early to prevent escalation.
Assist GPM in developing Major System Acquisition program documentation and preparing for Milestone Decisions.
TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Fifteen (15) years of demonstrated combined experience in DoD acquisition management, program management, and/or contract management is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in an acquisition related field is required and professional certification at any level from a recognized institution is desired but not required. In lieu of the Bachelor’s degree, Project Management Institute PMP certification, or Contract Manager CPCM certification, or DAWIA Level III in any other focus area, and an additional three (3) years of directly related experience for a total of Eighteen (18) years may be substituted. In lieu of certification, an additional three (3) years of directly related experience for a total of twenty-one (21) years may be substituted. Minimum of two (2) years acquisition experience supporting Major System Acquisition programs during preparation for Milestone Decisions (Milestone Decisions A, B, IOC, and/or FOC).