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Program Acquisition Specialist

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Job ID: 2216097
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 16, 2023
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Project Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Program Acquisition Specialist to provide programmatic support to a program within the Program Executive Office's Space Domain Awareness and Combat Power portfolio in El Segundo, California.

The following represents a general overview of duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide advice to the Program/Project Manager and Senior Air Force Leadership regarding acquisition strategies, contracting, budgeting and execution
  • Develop/coordinate overarching program planning and execution documents as prescribed by/tailored from DoDI 5000.02, and relevant DoD, AF, and local unit policies that pertain to rapid prototyping
  • Provide technical and programmatic assessments of contractor design/milestone reviews to assess progress, risks and issues, and the ability to achieve mission requirements
  • Provide feedback and, or recommendations on the use of various contract types/strategies and impacts of fiscal law constraints for various stages of the program lifecycle



 Required Education and Experience:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree with 14+ years of related experience (Master’s degree with 12+) in:
    • Government weapon systems acquisitions
    • Program management within the Department of Defense
    • Contracts Management within the Department of Defense
  • Must have an active Top Secret clearance with in-scope SSBI/T5 and have the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI for Special Programs.  Must be willing to consent to a counter-intelligence polygraph. 
  • US Citizenship required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Business Management or technical management track
  • Professional certifications (e.g., PMI PMP)
  • Experience in the National Security Space and, or the Space Control mission area

Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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