Join SAIC’s OneSETA Team to provide our government customer with Systems Engineering & Technical Assistance (SETA) Support. SETA services range from providing administrative assistance to providing expert technical assistance on national efforts that will contribute to maintaining and expanding the capabilities of homeland security.
In support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, the Office of Mission and Capability Support (MCS) executes Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) to transition technologies, knowledge products, and solution approaches in support of its DHS Component customers, Federal, State, Local Tribal and Territorial (FSLTT) first responders, and the larger Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE). MCS executes Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) funding to find or develop solutions to fulfill DHS component operational requirements. MCS covers all DHS mission areas, and serves 13 discrete customer portfolios. The MCS Front Office requires support to conduct oversight and management of its RDT&E portfolio and facilitate its efforts to analyze, introduce, and enhance technological products, services, systems, and capabilities to S&Ts customers. It includes strategy development, portfolio administration and oversight, stakeholder engagement and communications, reporting and data call management, property and records management support, and business operations and financial management support.
These support functions include program analysis, tracking, and reporting; program and communication coordination; high-level technology research and technical feasibility assessments; program budget assessment and analysis; and studies and analysis related to program management, engineering, and technical services for current and proposed MCS programs.
S&T’s core mission areas mirror the Department and MCS customer requirements in the following program/projects areas:
• Counter Terrorism and Homeland Security Threats
• Secure U.S. Borders and Approaches
• Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
• Preserve and Uphold the Nation’s Prosperity and Economic Security
• Strengthen Preparedness and Resiliency
• Champion the DHS Workforce and strengthen the Department
MCS has a high volume of taskings, data calls, FOIA requests, Congressional Inquiries, Request for Information, Queries for the Record, and other communication streams for regular and ad hoc reporting throughout S&T, the Department, and the larger governmental apparatus. The Senior Portfolio/Program/Project Analyst will maintain coordination of those information flows and will maintain MCS FO records, and a contractor under this task will serve as the MCS POC to attend Records Management (RM) meetings and coordination of RM requirements and information to MCS personnel. The Senior Portfolio/Program/Project Analyst may expect to perform the following tasks.
• Support the review and clearance of internal and external S&T MCS communications including: briefs, meeting agendas and read-ahead’s, white papers, program fact sheets and quad charts, senior leadership correspondence, year in review, and other artifacts.
• Assist in the review/clearance of inbound and outbound inquires, requests, and documents from the Office Executive Secretariat /or S&T Front Office that have MCS equities; responses to congressional questions for the record that convey the current status of projects within S&T to congress and other government representatives; review signed letters, memos, and plans from component heads or other agencies; taskers that commit the directorate to actions or dedicate resources; read-ahead items that will be used by DHS leadership (i.e., DHS Secretary, S&T USST) for upcoming meetings or briefings with key stakeholders/or customers.
• Review MCS subject matter expert (SME) input for taskers; offer a concurrence or request that the SMEs expand on the subject or answer questions from leadership.
• Review between 10-20 daily action items with varying due dates and necessary approvals each week.
• Coordinate MCS RM requirements in support of the MCS Federal Records Management POC in accordance with Applicable DHS Management Directives (available at http://www.dhs.gov/department-homeland-security-management-directives)
• Communicate Records Management Policy and provide records management guidance to MCS personnel in coordination with the DHS S&T Records Management Officer.
• Host one-on-one and small-group training sessions, in-person or via electronic medium (webinar, Lync messenger, etc.) for MCS personnel regarding S&T Records Management processes and requirements.
• Attend the regularly-scheduled S&T Records Management meetings to remain current on RM policy, and report new policy information to the MCS Front Office and MCS Staff as it is published.
• Maintain DHS records (hardcopy and electronic) in accordance with applicable DHS Management Directives and S&T Standard Operating Procedure System (SP2s)
• Coordinate MCS Property Management requirements in support of the MCS Federal Property Management POC in accordance with Applicable DHS Property Directives (available at http://www.dhs.gov/department-homeland-security-management-directives)
• Communicate Property Management Policy and provide property management guidance to MCS personnel in coordination with the DHS S&T Property Management Officer. Host one-on-one and small-group training sessions, in-person or via electronic medium (webinar, Lync messenger, etc.) for MCS personnel regarding S&T Property Management processes and requirements.
• Attend the regularly-scheduled S&T Property Management meetings to remain current on Property Management policy, and report new policy information to the MCS Front Office and MCS Staff as it is published.
• Facilitate and/or conduct execution of the annual Accountable Property inventory.
At SAIC, the Senior Portfolio/Program/Project Analyst assists program managers in their execution of programs within the RDT&E process encompassing: technology foraging and scouting; research and development; test and evaluation; systems & operational analysis and engineering; operational testing and integration; information management; technology transfer, transition and commercialization; and risk management and mitigation. The individual will:
• Assist with defining requirements; provides input to project scope, schedule and budget based on an understanding of the program lifecycle.
• Assist in maintaining changes to project baselines; monitor deliverables; assess documents, plans and applications; conduct quality reviews of projects and tasks.
• Prepare presentations and other materials to support project functions.
• Lead activities to identify project risks and assist in the development of mitigation plans.
• Draft correspondence, reports, white papers, minutes, spreadsheets, communications products, briefs, and other documentation.
• Maintain and track action items, and participates in meetings.
• Support the development of procurement requests to include having and applying practical knowledge of the acquisition process as outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to formulate various acquisition approaches.
• Assist in drafting various documents supporting a procurement.
• Be relied upon to provided technical and procurement guidance to junior contractor staff on the team.
• BA/BS + 10 years of relevant experience or Master’s + 5 years of relevant experience.in program management.
• Must be able to successfully obtain a Public Trust
• Must be a US Citizen.
• Experience in a Systems Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) environment.
• Travel may be required.
• Prior DHS contractor fitness (suitability) authorization determination.
• Prior DHS experience including any DHS components or HQ Directorates, especially DHS S&T.
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