Program Management specialist supporting the International and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Division with primary focus on, but not limited to Qatar Programs.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Support all aspects of sound acquisition planning and program execution.
- Provide project management expertise, guidance, and operations support of International & FMS programs in various stages within the acquisition life cycle, most specifically to FMS cases and programs supporting the development, production, installation, test, training and sustainment for the State of Qatar.
- Provide day-to-day management expertise, guidance, and operations support to the program managers responsible for Air Force efforts under the Qatar Integrated Air Missile Defense (IAMD) portfolio, most particularly Air Defense Operations Center (ADOC), however can also be called on to support Early Warning Radar (EWR), and future cases such as Air Operations Center (AOC).
- Draft quality acquisition documentation as it relates to the management, contracting, execution, test, fielding and/or sustainment of Qatar programs (briefings, plans, docs).
- Apply agile development approaches to achieve desired results within program schedule and budget constraints to achieve solutions for the Qatari warfighter.
- Assist with Acquisition Strategy Panel planning, preparation and execution.
- Develop Statements of Objectives, solicit product requirements, prepare Request for Proposal (RFP) packages, and generate requirements package for delivery orders.
- Draft, review and update Statements of Work, System Requirements Documents and Contract Data Requirements Lists.
- Support contract negotiation activity, perform technical evaluations, prepare meeting minutes and follow up on action items.
- Conduct rapid research, writes analysis, and reports in support of Air Force positions.
- Assist the government by monitoring and analyzing program activities, abiding by regulations, policies and procedures related to FMS cases and contracts.
- Plan, research and support the development of options for government consideration and presentation to partner nations with regard to recommending acquisition strategies, execution approaches and sustainment plans.
- Formulate plans and recommend effective strategies to assist the program manager in meeting cost, schedule and performance objectives. Recommend viable courses of action and proposed solutions to correct problems.
- Apply qualitative and quantitative techniques for gathering, analyzing, and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of acquisition programs.
- Develop reporting and monitoring procedures and follow them to ensure program objectives are accomplished timely and cost effectively for international customers. .
- Review and track program status against cost, schedule and performance deliverables.
- Participate in milestone reviews and regular status meetings with prime contractor.
- Prepare for and support various Program Office activities and meetings, to include internal government meetings, case reviews, design reviews, Program Assessment Reviews, Interface Control Working Groups and Technical interchange Meetings.
- Provide acquisition management guidance and expertise that align with the principles, criteria, and procedures of DoD and Air Force Directives, regulations and policies as well as FMS instructions, directives, regulations, and guidance documents.
- Draft and review official FMS case correspondence: Letters of Requests (LORs), Pricing and Availability (P&As), Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs), Case Amendments and Modifications to ensure compliance with Defense Security Assistance Management Systems (DSAMS) regulations customer requirements.
- Independently perform as a representative of the program office, although with no decisional or obligation authority, to customer country leadership and representatives of Ministry of Defense (MOD), Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), Air Force, and Contractors, must be capable of answering questions to program stakeholders.
- Must have very effective communication skills, orally and in writing with a strong understanding and appreciation for international culture and communications.
- Must by willing and able travel overseas to potentially hazardous locations.
- Bachelors’ degree plus an additional five (5) years of relevant experience.
- Program management experience equivalent to APDP PM Level I
- Comprehensive knowledge of roles and relationships of DoD and Air Force, principles, policies and practices of systems acquisition and program management.
- Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project Desired)
- DoD Secret clearance required
- Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, political science, business administration, or engineering discipline plus an additional ten (10) years of relevant experience.
- Experience with implementation of Agile methodologies to acquisition programs.
- Experience with Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Security Assistance Management regulations, policies, and procedures, ITAR and Arms Export Control Act.
- Experience with the development, acquisition and/or operation of programs within the integrated air and missile defense arena, ex: EWR, AOC, ADOC programs.
- Top secret clearance preferred.
WORKING LOCATIONS & ADDITIONAL INFO
- Primary work location is Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
- CONUS and OCONUS travel in support of program reviews, meetings, and conferences is required; overseas travel up to 30% is expected.
- Capability and willingness to travel overseas to potentially hazardous locations.
This job posting sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position, which may be changed from time to time as shall be determined.
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