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Job ID: 208338
Location: FORT BELVOIR, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 29, 2020
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Project Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior-level Program Analyst to work on our Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Research and Development Directorate (RD) Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) contract in support of the Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Technologies Department (RD-CX).  The general responsibilities of this position will be to provide focused senior-level advice and support to the CX Department Director in strategy development, program planning, budget planning and coordination of A&AS efforts across the Department.  This position is in direct support of the Department Director (an SES member) and the Deputy (an Army O-6) and requires the incumbent to think and interact with the CX Director at a strategic level.  The CX Director will expect the incumbent to anticipate requirements, and be ready to recommend actions, responses and initiatives.  The position is located at the DTRA headquarters at Fort Belvoir, VA.  Some support may be provided via telework.  Support will be provided during DTRA core work hours M-F.  Occasional CONUS travel may be required.  

Specific duties include:

  • Support for strategic planning, program planning and budget formulation at the executive level   

  • Support for development of annual budget estimates submissions, future years defense plan and long range budget plans in support of  Counter-WMD R&D programs

  • Development of executive correspondence, program briefings, etc.

  • Support in the development of Department policies, and procedures

  • Management support to the CX Director and Deputy in execution of defense R&D programs in accordance with DoD and DTRA Directives

  • Coordination of A&AS program support across six Divisions within the Department.


Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Current/active DoD TS security clearance with access to SCI

  • At least 20 years of relevant professional experience

  • Master’s degree in science or management related discipline

  • Experience in the development and management of Research and Development programs

  • Experience with DoD correspondence and administrative procedures

  • Experience with DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System (PPBES) and financial management policies and processes

  • Experience in preparing briefings for senior Government officials

  • Graduate of Senior Service School (Example, Army War College or Air War College)

  • Highly skilled in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and SharePoint.

  • The ideal candidate thinks at the strategic level, is thorough, has mature judgement, and can work under time pressure


    Desired Qualifications:

  • 25 years or more of experience

  • Experience as an action officer at OSD, on a Service Headquarters Staff  or the Joint Staff with experience in Program Objective Plan (POM) development

  • Experience with DoD Research and Development appropriations/program management and policies

  • Experience with counter proliferation or Counter-WMD R&D efforts

  • Experience working in DTRA

  • Experience with DTRA R&D programs

  • Experience with DTRA acquisition management, policies, and processes

  • Experience as a field grade officer at a service headquarters or Joint Staff
  • Completion of Defense Acquisition University courses or certification under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act  









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