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Program Analyst Sr.

Job ID: 2011107
Location: FORT BELVOIR, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 13, 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 Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Senior Program Analyst.The Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) Team supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Research & Development (RD) directorate is looking for an Acquisition Project Manager to apply his/her strategic communications and project management experience to deliver acquisition program advisory and assistance support.  The position requires onsite programmatic support to the Combating Terrorism Technologies Division (CXC) functioning as an action officer with primary duties to:

·Provide acquisition support to CXC leadership planning, programming, and execution of defense acquisition programs in accordance with DOD Directive 5000.01.

·Author executive correspondence, program briefings, etc. and plans/facilitates senior leader engagements.


The successful candidate will work classified programs often independently representing government interests and coordinating with senior leadership from the interagency and combatant commands.  Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to collaborate and build partnerships with federal interagency partners and within the Department of Defense, in particular those agencies who conduct sensitive operations.  Other required skills include:

·Stakeholder management

·Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) knowledge

·Special Operations knowledge

·Acquisition Program Planning and Project Management

·Analytical Research (assessing threats and market research)

Acquisition project management requires an understanding of Department of Defense Acquisition System (DoD Directive 5000.01) and experience with DoD program support.  The successful candidate will apply experiential knowledge to:

a) Develop acquisition strategies and procurement documents;

b) Support the design of the program to meet capability gaps;

c) Develop and monitor program plans for assigned projects;

d) Coordinate and lead support to contracting officers up through contract award and administration functions to support the customer;

e) Prepare and maintain program management execution reports; and,

f) Support overall management of R&D projects related to cost, schedule, and performance. 

Qualifications

  • Education: BA/BS degree preferably in management, business, or policy.  Additional qualifications are preferred (e.g., Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Project Management, or PMP)
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in assignments of successive responsibility culminating in a minimum of 1 year as a project manager.  Experience with DTRA is preferred.  Candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working within the DoD preferably in Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation and as such, familiarity with the Acquisition Life Cycle and various contracting/procurement methods the government uses to acquire goods and services.
  • Skills/Competencies: ability to work independently and demonstrated successful project management reporting and execution; excellent communications at senior levels; demonstrated success at multi-year fiscal planning and execution; and, fully versed in MS Office software suite;
  • Behaviors: team player not afraid to be accountable and take initiative, anticipate requirements, implement self-developed plans for on-time, under budget success with minimal supervision; comfortable organizing and stewarding matrix organizations, able to manage and work multiple tasks simultaneously and successfully de-conflict multiple demands from equal stakeholders;
  • Knowledge: DOD Directive-5000.01 program management, work experience with DTRA and/or the SOCOM community, minimum of three to five years’ experience in DoD acquisition, program management or contracting is required;
  • Clearance requirement: TOP SECRET/SCI (SCI eligible will be considered )

  • In addition to the must have requirements, the ideal candidate will also possess the following: (these are differentiators, but not requirements of the job)a

    • Skills: demonstrated successful project management to include communications at the General Officer / SES level, and fiscal planning and execution management of annual budgets in excess of $20M;
    • Behaviors: leader willing and able to do all duties and functions of the program management team
    • Knowledge: Special Operations, Counter-Proliferation (CP) and counter-terrorism (CT) technology market, offensive CP/CT plans; detection and defeat of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons of mass destruction
    • Education: Master’s degree in management, business, or other related training (e.g., previous certification as DAWIA acquisition professional, membership in DOD acquisition corps, or Certified Project Management Professional). 
    • Clearance requirement: DOE Q, CNWDI, RD


    Overview

    SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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