Senior Acquisition Program Analyst – E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) Program

Senior Acquisition Program Analyst – E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) Program

    In this position, you will provide full-spectrum Acquisition Program Analyst Support to the Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS). JSTARS is a United States Air Force Airborne ground surveillance, battle management and command and control aircraft. It tracks ground vehicles and some aircraft, collects imagery, and relays tactical pictures to ground and air theater commanders. Its primary mission is to provide theater ground and air commanders with ground surveillance to support attack operations and targeting that contributes to the delay, disruption and destruction of enemy forces. The JSTARS uses a multi-mode side looking radar to detect, track, and classify moving ground vehicles in all conditions deep behind enemy lines. The aircraft is the only airborne platform in operation that can maintain real-time surveillance over a corps-sized area of the battlefield.
    This position requires a Secret clearance. The incumbent may be required to sign and comply with various government and commercial non-disclosure and non-compete agreements.
    Provide a wide range of acquisition program management, analytical, technical and support services.
    In compliance with current Air Force regulations and guidelines, the incumbent shall apply knowledge and experience in pre-acquisition definition and capabilities integration of requirements, acquisition program management principles, and policies/procedures to assist with the procurement of sensor systems, subsystems, and equipment throughout the total life cycle.
    Apply integration, communication, coordination, organizational and planning expertise to technical research and development activities and acquisition efforts across a broad spectrum of functional disciplines in order to assist with the implementation of program direction.
    Assist in planning, organizing, and managing critical aspects of the development, production, and/or deployment of capabilities sensors’ systems, subsystems, and equipment, to include managing program cost, schedule, performance, and risk.
    Assist in the full spectrum of actions required to award contracts and contract modifications to various vendors that may include pre- award documentation, assistance in support of source selection activities, and post-award support requirements.
    Assist in surveillance of weapon system prime contractor and subcontractor performance, to include determining program progress developing and analyzing key program metrics, analyzing earned value management systems, and in developing and integrating risk management strategies.
    Assist the program office with the requirements and procedures to be followed when procuring commercial items (such as non- developmental items (NDI), Commercial off-the- Shelf (COTS) items, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified items).
    The incumbent shall also be familiar with and provide compliance assistance with commercial practices (such as Performance Based Business Environment (PBBE), Evolutionary Acquisition, and Agile Acquisition).

Requirements:
  • Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience and at least six (6) years of experience must have been performed on DoD programs/projects in a relevant field relevant.
  • Understand and assimilate highly complex technical information, and assist in the assessment, operational planning, testing, and transition of technology to support new USAF programs of record.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information: Secret clearance eligibility on the first day of employment.

Desired Skills:
  • Familiarity with multiple intelligence disciplines to include, but not limited to: Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), Hyperspectral Imaging, and Sense and Avoid (SAA) Systems.
  • Experience with US Air Force sensor programs for manned and unmanned aircraft.
Location:
Washington D.C.
Schedule:
Full Time

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