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Acquisition Program Analyst, SME (ICBM Modernization) - TS/SCI

Pentagon, VA
Acquisition Program Analyst, SME (ICBM Modernization)
Location:  Pentagon - onsite 4 days per week
Active TS Clearance with SCI eligibility

Nationwide IT Services is currently looking for a Acquisition Program Analyst, SME for our STAQSS II contract.  The STAQSS II contract supports the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ).  The objective is to provide specialized expertise to complement the organization’s inherent resources for effective and efficient mission accomplishment and continuity, introduction of innovation, and enhancement of technical competence. The contractor shall support the entire spectrum of acquisition and sustainment efforts as necessary to support the respective Government organizations.
This position is currently telework eligible, with on-site work happening 4-5 days per week. Position may be 100% on-site in the future.
AQP, Global Power Programs Directorate, directs, plans, and programs for development, procurement, and product support of $10B portfolio of global power programs. The portfolio includes legacy fighters such as the F-15, F-16 and A-10 as well as fifth-generation aircraft like the F-22 and F-35. It encompasses the entirety of the AF munitions procurements to include weapons currently used in OIR operations such as Joint Directed Attack Munition, Small Diameter Bomb, and Hellfire missiles. Finally, the Global Power portfolio captures the AF investments in nuclear triad to include the legacy and modernized ICBM and Cruise Missile programs.
The Acquisition Program Analyst, SME directly supports Headquarters-level actions, providing expertise on nuclear modernization programs including, but not limited to, the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program (LGM-35A Sentinel) and ICBM programs. Additionally, this position supports the full range of nuclear modernization activities, including nuclear certification.
Tasks for this position include:
  • Supporting Headquarters Air Force (HAF) budget preparation and defense, SAE oversight and decision-making activities, PEO program execution and oversight efforts of aircraft platform.
  • Maintaining and analyzing planning, scheduling, and management data.
  • Studying, analyzing, and providing recommendations on requirements, acquisition strategies, program documentation, program phase transition plans, supplemental information, and program execution.
  • Providing honest broker assessments of programs approaching milestone decisions and of prime contractor technical and operational issues
  • Researching and analyzing program trends, identifying issues, and recommending solutions.
  • Making recommendations on the allocation of funding, establishment of program goals, objectives, and schedules, and the formulation of program direction.
  • Tracking compliance with stated program direction and identifying issues.
  • Identifying and researching programmatic issues and tradeoffs in terms of required capabilities, costs, and schedules.
  • Reviewing and providing recommendations on existing and proposed Air Force acquisition and capability area policies and implementation.
  • Reviewing and evaluating the impact of national, DoD, JCS, and civil government policies and activities that affect Air Force acquisition programs and capability areas.
  • Maintaining historical Air Force weapon program documentation and developing summary documents/briefings and training material.
  • Providing short notice, quick-reaction analyses of critical programmatic issues in the context of Congressional, OSD Staff, Joint Staff, HQ USAF, Major Air Command (MAJCOM), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), coalition, or bi-lateral activities.
  • Preparing Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) documentation to ensure they accurately articulate the current program.
  • Supporting the HAF review process - Air Force Requirements Oversight Council (AFROCs), Joint Warfighting Capabilities Assessment (JWCAs), Defense Acquisition Boards (DABs), Congressional cycle, Acquisition Strategy Panels (ASPs), Air Force Review Board (AFRBs), Configuration Steering Board (CSB), Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, etc.
  • Reviewing and documenting Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  • Monitoring on-going studies, analyses, and developmental work relevant to weapon systems.
  • Supporting program-specific efforts like Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development, Capability Development Documents (CDD), Capability Production Documents (CPD), Information Exchange Requirements (IER), and requirements working groups.
  • Reviewing and providing data to assist in preparation for legislative hearings, program documentation, briefing packages and read-aheads, Congressional staffer visits, and other events to ensure an integrated and consistent Air Force position in response to Congressional questions, issues, and requests for information on assigned program/portfolio.
  • Any other tasks closely associated with the performance of duties list above and as coordinated with the COR.
  • Active TS Clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Master’s degree in a Business, Finance or Engineering discipline.
  • A total of 10 years of DoD acquisitions experience in a System Program Office and/or Air Force Headquarters.
  • At least 5 years of experience in/with:
    • Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program (LGM-35A Sentinel) and ICBM programs. 
    • Nuclear modernization activities, including nuclear certification.
    • Have a deep familiarity with the nuclear surety process, and a firm understanding of the various organizations involved in the nuclear enterprise and their role in the successful fielding of sustainment modifications and new systems.
  • DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process, to include development of budget documentation and familiarity with analyzing budget execution.
Work Experience Substitutions:
  • A total of 22 years of relevant work experience may be substituted for a MA/MS degree.
  • Or, a BA/BS degree plus a total of 18 years relevant work experience may be substituted for a MA/MS degree.

Must have the minimum following skills at a proficient level:
  • All computer-based communication/office IT tools and ability to learn software packages used by the DAF including, but not limited to, the following: Microsoft (MS) Office Suite – Word, Power Point, SharePoint, Excel, TEAMS; Adobe (both reader and Pro); public speaking – capable of delivering briefs, speaking in meetings in person and online, and giving presentations.

About Nationwide IT Services 
NIS is an IT and Management consulting company, is a CVE-verified Service-Disabled Veteran- Owned Small Business. Our mission is to deliver value-added services to our customers, leveraging technology, people, and industry best practices to implement innovative solutions through our trusted employees and team members.   

Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan with employer match, paid holidays, PTO (sick/vacation), commuter benefits, employee assistance program (EAP) and educational reimbursement along with Pet Insurance. 
Nationwide IT Services, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, disability or protected veteran status. 


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