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Senior Program Analyst

Job ID: 2306966
Location: KIRTLAND AFB, NM, United States
Date Posted: Jun 7, 2023
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Project Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Senior Program Analyst to provide dedicated Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Nuclear Enterprise Directorate, Defense Nuclear Weapons School. The Program Analyst provides program planning and execution advice and assistance support to the Defense Nuclear Weapons School. Program. This is onsite position and the work will be performed at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM.

This position oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between government project management and planning, and project execution. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients. Responsible for ensuring project requirements and responsibilities are being accomplished, including working on the definition and implementation of project planning techniques to provide visibility into project execution



Primary duties include:

  • Assist in support of the Government Purchase Card Program
  • Develop and coordinate Spend Plans and Program Objective Memoranda (POM)
  • Support the execution of current and future programs and initiatives
  • Provide assistance/expertise in drafting procurement documentation (e.g., Statements of Work/Performance Work Standards, Contract Data Requirements Lists, CLINS, etc.)
  • Assist in the financial monitoring, oversight and reporting (e.g., personnel travel; tracking commitments, obligations and expenditures; contractor cost data, burn rates, trends, shortfalls, etc.)
  • Assist/advise the Program Managers (PM) and Contracting Officer Representative (COR) with annual closeout procedures
  • Execute day-to-day coordination with the assigned government Contracting financial analyst to provide accurate accounting of expenditures, obligations, unliquidated obligations, and real-time financial data.
  • Prepare briefs to senior leaders as required
  • Address requests for information from agencies/offices internal and external to DTRA
  • Assist in management and reporting of Defense Nuclear Weapons School Programs
  • Assist in gathering data and answering EIS taskers as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

The candidate must have a detailed financial background, understanding of DoD Financing and programs with significant funding flows. They need to be able to keep track of records to include MIPRs, DTS/travel, contracts financing, etc. The candidate should have an accounting and budgeting background with demonstrated expertise in the federal Government acquisition processes, in the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, & Execution (PPBE) process and capability to collaborate across a diverse workforce.  They will need to be able to track spend plan actions across the divisions.  They will need to effectively communicating to senior leadership through briefings, presentations, written/verbal correspondence, and other means as necessary, that can be understood at multiple levels.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree and six (6) years of experience; Master's Degree and four (4) years of experience.  
  • Must have experience as a Reviewing Official for the Defense Travel System
  • In depth knowledge and expertise with Microsoft Excel, including the ability to develop and maintain large, complex spreadsheets
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, preferably including Microsoft Project
  • Strong financial skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic understanding of Government contracting processes and practices
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills, team player
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must be a US Citizen and possess an active Secret Clearance


Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of military operations and familiar with strategic planning and joint operations with major Command staff activities.
  • Polished speaker capable of interacting with senior Government leadership as well as capable of preparing papers, reports and briefings.
  • 3-10 years relevant experience with DoD programs
  • Prior experience with DTRA programs, specifically within DTRA Nuclear Enterprise

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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