Sr Program Analyst - Acquisition

Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Program Analyst - Acquisition ( SPACE SA , SBIRs, MILSATCOM/SMI International )

Location: Washington DC

Clearance Required: Secret

Do you have acquisition experience and are excited to support the Air Force?

Our growing client is seeking leaders with a technical / engineering background in acquisition. We have multiple positions on this growing team. If you have an Acquisition and Engineering background, we would like to hear from you!

We are seeking Sr. Acquisition Analysts with knowledge or experience in one or more of the following: Cyber Warfare, Aerospace Systems, Military Aircraft, Information Technology Systems and Electronic Data Systems.

Our client has provided technology services to both Federal Agencies and commercial enterprises for over 40 years. This is a small privately held business which has cultivated a family-like culture.

Apply today if you are interested in joining this growing team!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

All areas of responsibility listed below are essential to the performance of this position, with reasonable accommodation, if necessary. Work responsibilities may vary, depending upon assignment.


  • Assists government procurement agencies develop acquisition strategies, work statements, evaluation plans and qualify vendors in support of client budget preparation and defense, SAE oversight and decision-making activities, PEO program execution and oversight efforts.

  • Maintain and analyze planning, scheduling, and management.

  • Study, analyze, and provide recommendations on requirements, acquisition strategies, program documentation, program phase transition plans, supplemental information, and program execution.

  • Provide assessments of programs approaching milestone decisions and of prime contractor technical and operational issues.

  • Research and analyze program trends, issue identification, and recommend solutions.

  • Update and analyze program documentation (such as Issue Books, Fact Sheets, PMDs, Selected Acquisition Reports / SARs, etc).

  • Make recommendations on the allocation of funding, establishment of program goals, objectives, and schedules, and program direction.

  • Track for compliance with stated program direction and identify issues.

  • Identify changes in program direction and assess impacts.

  • Identify and research programmatic issues and tradeoffs in terms of required capabilities, costs, and schedules.

  • Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of acquisition management changes directed on acquisition programs.

  • Monitor service activities and assess their impact on acquisition programs.

  • Continue historical weapon program documentation and develop summary documents, briefings and training material.

  • Provide short notice, quick-reaction analyses of critical programmatic issues in the context of client activities.

  • Review documentation and Program Management Directives (PMD) to ensure they accurately articulate the current program.

  • Support the review process with client.

  • Administrative efforts for ASPs, AFRBs, and CSBs.

  • Review and document Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

  • Support strategy development, analysis, and planning for all phases of a program's life cycle (phase transitions from technology development), through system development, production, fielding, modification, and sustainment.

  • Interpret, using, the acquisition program schedule and compare to overall IMS (Integrated Master Schedule) to identify schedule risk that could lead to increased costs.

  • Involved through the entire acquisition life cycle, from pre-award planning through solicitation preparation, contract award, contract administration and contract close-out

  • Applies knowledge of the defense acquisition process in the analysis and improvement of acquisition process policy and procedures to devise strategies for deploying and implementing new acquisition policy initiatives and measuring the effectiveness of implementation.

  • Uses quantitative analytical techniques to assess system acquisition process issues and develop risk reduction/mitigation approaches for improving acquisition/program planning, control, and execution.

  • Participates in developing acquisition plans, source selection documents (including evaluation criteria).

  • Independent Government Cost Estimates, justifications and approvals, synopses, and requests for proposals/quotes/bids.

  • Assists with the development of pre-award technical documentation (solicitation, IGCE, Technical Evaluation Plan (TEP) and Technical Evaluation Report).

  • Work independently, communication and coordination with colleagues and clients.

  • Work flexible hours, including occasional overtime.

  • Work responsibilities may vary, depending upon assignment.


  • Some travel may be required.



  • Master's degree, preferably in Engineering or Scientific discipline with 10+ years of experience in government or relevant industry. (Equivalent: BS/BA degree plus 20 years' related experience.)

  • Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) and Microsoft Project or other equivalent software packages.

  • DAWIA II, PMP or equivalent. Additional experience/education may be considered in lieu of certification.

  • Current Government security clearance and ability to maintain it.

Our client is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for Employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, marital status and disability (including physical or mental disability as well as pregnancy) veteran status or any other status protected by Federal State or local law.


Posted By

Dunhill Professional Search

Dice Id : 10238000
Position Id : 5844-997
Have a Job? Post it

Similar Positions

Program Manager
  • Caelum Research Corporation
  • Washington, DC
Technical Program Manager
  • Saksoft
  • Bethesda, MD
Clinical Systems Program Manager
  • Essex Management
  • Rockville, MD
Senior Technical Program Manager
  • Kavaliro
  • Reston, VA
Program Manager
  • Halfaker and Associates
  • Arlington, VA
Program Manager
  • CompuGain Corporation
  • Mclean, VA
Sr. Program Manager
  • MorphoTrust USA (formerly L-1 Identity Solutions)
  • Washington, DC
Technical Program Lead
  • Blue Canopy Group LLC
  • Washington, DC
Technical Program Manager
  • Softthink Solutions, Inc.
  • Reston, VA
Program Manager AV/VTC
  • Strategic IT Staffing
  • Rockville, MD
Program Manager
  • Karsun Solutions LLC
  • Herndon, VA
Cleared Program Manager
  • Intervise Consultants, Inc.
  • Arlington, VA
IBM Curam Program Manager
  • TDC
  • Washington, DC
Defense Manufacturing Program Manager
  • SouthTek Resources
  • Annapolis Junction, MD