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Special Programs Analyst SAP

Job ID: 2216163
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 28, 2022
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


Task Title: Special Programs Analyst

Task Description:

  • The Special Programs Analyst directly supports the SAF/SQ Special Programs Chief in the Special Access Program (SAP) management duties required to acquire highly-classified space systems that are duly protected while promoting integration to meet warfighter requirements
  • Provides objectively based information and analysis for making decisions on the policy and programmatic aspects of SAP management and operations through a wide variety of assignments
  • Prepares SAF/SQ Special Programs Chief for program-related Special Access Program (SAP) topics and generates material for the DAF SAP governance and oversight executive forum.
  • Tracks and reviews current and upcoming Special Access Program (SAP) packages (i.e. Program Establishments, Program Scope Changes, Annual Reports to Congress)
  • Conducts analysis on how proposed program changes can impact or aid other programs, future operations and overall SAP security architecture
  • Maintains insight of space compartmented programs, associated ground infrastructures and related command and control systems across DOD and IC


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fifteen (15) years or more of related experience; Masters and thirteen (13) years or more experience; PhD or JD and ten (10) years or more experience.


Required Qualifications

  • 15+ years applicable experience with at least 10 years Special Access Program experience preferably in the last 5 years
  • Master's degree
  • Must have current Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Displays comprehensive understanding of DoD weapon system acquisition and Systems Engineering processes
  • DAF, acquisition program office, SAP Program Element Monitor and space systems experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and writing) skills. Must have experience in using critical thinking to prepare written reports and presentations for executive-level officials
  • Demonstrates understanding of current SAP issues and interest to develop new business practices
  • Demonstrates ability to plan, organize, lead and execute studies or projects
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint software applications

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.

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