• Acquisition Specialist - Task Lead

    Job Locations US-FL-MacDill AFB
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/20/2018 9:08 AM)
    Job ID
    Clearance Level
    Top Secret SCI
  • Overview

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    Job Description:


    The Senior Principal Acquisition Specialist will utilize experience and knowledge in acquisition policies and procedures to provide support to US Special Operations Command acquisition programs.


    Job Duties Include (but not limited to):

    • Help ensure the maintenance of documentation of program costs and schedule adherence.
    • Assess progress in assigned projects/programs including cost estimates, schedules, and performance supportability baseline requirements by applying known methods and procedures.
    • Help establish management controls such as milestones, expenditure rates, management indicators, and management reviews to reflect program status and provide early detection of emerging problems.
    • Review programming documents and/or help assess the impact of external actions to determine their effect on the development, production, and logistical support and to ensure that programs are within baseline and budgetary limitations.
    • Assist the government in providing feedback to customers and keep abreast of changing environments and potential shifts in emphasis or other program changes.
    • Help coordinate program changes and engineering compromises to assess the resulting changes in other areas of the program.
    • Visit contractor plants/facilities in conjunction with Government personnel to help observe progress, discuss and resolve problems, and otherwise ensure the contractor is meeting contractual provisions.
    • Prepare and present staff studies for presentation to program leaders and other management officials.
    • Conduct presentations and demonstrations on program status, costs, adherence to baselines and schedules.
    • Advise Government program managers of significant actions or problems, and seek resolution.
    • Analyze interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity; develop recommendations to solve problems; and apply program management principles to guide program accomplishment through the various phases of the acquisition cycle.
    • Assist Program Managers with quantifying and measuring program performance; providing warnings when a program is deviating from the baseline; mitigating risks associated with cost and schedule overruns; and providing a means of forecasting final cost and schedule outcomes by employing Earned Value Management (EVM) to coordinate cost, schedule, performance goals of SORDAC programs.
    • TECHNICAL EXPERIMENTATION: Serve as Operations Officer responsible for assisting the USSOCOM Technical Experimentation team with the planning and executing of Technical Experimentation events to include organization, scheduling, coordinating, logistics/facilities, personnel/staffing, resourcing event related requirements. 


    Required Skills & Experience:

    • Must have 9+ years’ acquisition, SOF, and operations experience.
    • Professional experience in developing and updating acquisition and programmatic documentation.
    • Expertise in DoD 5000, JCIDS/SOFCIDS, and SOF-unique processes as well functional expertise in program management and technical support for ACAT II and III programs


    Education & Certifications:

    • B.A. or B.S. degree in Business, Engineering, Information Systems Management or related field.

    Security Clearance: 

    • An active TS/SCI security clearance is Required


    • National health, vision, and dental plans
    • 20 days of PTO and 10 paid holidays
    • Life Insurance
    • Short and long term disability plans
    • 401(K) retirement plan
    • Incentive and recognition programs
    • Relocation opportunities


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