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Principal Acquisition Professional

Job ID: 2405868
Location: FORT MEADE, MD, United States
Date Posted: May 22, 2024
Category: Contracts
Subcategory: Contracts
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


Come be a part of the SAIC team in Fort Meade MD, where we help address the nation’s most pressing and complex challenges. SAIC works with our customers on missions that strengthen security and safety and protect the basic values of our society. We have an opening for a motivated, dedicated and energetic Principal Acquisition Professional to support a recently awarded program supporting the Intelligence Community.  


The Acquisition Professional will Draft pre-solicitation documents that reflect the Government’s requirements while adhering to all applicable MD customer policies and federal regulations.  Draft acquisition strategy documents and assist the Government in implementing the strategies.  Advise in the interpretation and tailoring of acquisition regulations/memorandums. Ensure affordable, supportable and effective systems are delivered to the customer.  Provide assistance in analyzing and developing improved policies, plans, methods, procedures, and systems of acquisition management. Specific tasks include:

  • Support Government Program Managers Minimum Acquisition Requirements,
  • Coordinate and schedule pre-acquisition meetings, to include Integrated Planning Teams (IPTs),
  • Conduct market research and document findings,
  • Draft market surveys and analyze results,
  • Draft Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) justifications for other than full and open competition,
  • Write requirements documents to include Statements of Work (SOWs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Technical Task Orders (Completion and LOE), Labor Categories, and Performance Work Statements (PWS),
  • Assist the Government in documenting, and implementing contract/acquisition strategies including preparation of briefing slides,
  • Write Award Fee Plans documenting the Government’s strategies to incentivize performance,
  • Assist the Government in providing oversight and compliance review of acquisition documentation at all levels of preparation, and
  • Assist the Government in developing Major System Acquisition program documentation and preparing for Milestone Decisions


Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Fifteen (15) years of demonstrated combined experience in DoD/IC acquisition management, DoD/IC contracting, or DoD/IC contract management is required. 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with a business or technical focus is required.  
    • In lieu of a degree, DAWIA Level II in any 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 five years’ experience writing pre-solicitation documents in compliance with NSA/CSS Policy 8-2, including annexes, or another DoD Agency’s similarly guiding acquisition policy. 
  • Applicants MUST have a current/active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in DoD source selection desired.  Minimum of three years’ experience guiding Major System Acquisition programs through the acquisition life cycle including preparation for multiple Milestone Decisions (Milestone Decisions A, B, C, IOC and/or FOC).

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

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