SAF/AQR - Legislative Analyst (Senior)

Washington, DC /
Full Time - Exempt
/ On-site
Delta Solutions and Strategies is seeking a Legislative Analyst (Senior) to potentially join our team in Washington DC. This position supports SAF/AQR which serves as the Air Force S&T Executive, Air Force Acquisition Chief Engineer and Technical Authority, the Air Force Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive, Air Force Standardization Executive, and functional manager for the S&E career field. Develops and implements plans, policies, and procedures for Air Force S&T, laboratory management, technology transition (to include Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations (JCTD)), Technology Cooperation Program, technology transfer, development planning (DP), and experimentation.

This position serves as a legislative consultant to SAF/AQR on how to communicate with Congress in the most effective method to ensure Congress understands the importance of critical game-changing technologies, increasing the likelihood of adequate and timely funding for research efforts in support of warfighter needs.

***This position is contingent upon contract award and is expected to begin July 2023***

What you'll be doing:

    • Typically works on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently. May oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job
    • Continuously monitor and assess the Congressional climate and mood related to Air Force acquisition and acquisition programs of client interest
    • Identify, research, track, analyze, and report on Congressional issues, activities, reports, and laws that impact or may impact Air Force acquisition or specific acquisition programs
    • Produce summaries and reports covering all Air Force acquisition, acquisition capability areas (including AF S&T), and Air Force acquisition specialty capability areas), and individual acquisition programs
    • Monitor, research, and report on key issues pertaining to Authorization and Appropriations processes
    • Research and analyze Congressional inquiries/inserts/appeals, testimony, PHIPs, BPFPs, Heartburn Appeals, Major Budget Issues, and DoD (IG), CBO, and GAO reports
    • Review and provide data to assist in the preparation for legislative hearings, testimony, program documentation, briefing packages and read-aheads Congressional staffer visits, formal QFRs, and other events to ensure an integrated and consistent Air Force position in response to Congressional questions, issues, and requests for information
    • Research Congressional transcripts, press releases, public events, documents, and information
    • Provide summaries, analysis and reviews of such transcripts, hearings, events, and Congressional activities
    • Provide educational training and materials on the budget enactment process including staffer days and the congressional process
    • Maintain a legislative database. This database must include funding and language information by committee for Air Force acquisition programs throughout the “mark” process to final passage, legislation to include defense bills and reports, information on key congressional personnel to include their biographical histories and their interest areas, biographical information on key staff, and transcripts on Air Force acquisition-related hearings with member and respondent hearing quotes referenced to programs
    • Develop methods for gathering information to populate and maintain databases.
    • Research and track Congressional report requirements as they are developed by Congress.
    • Develop and maintain a digital library of congressional legislation regarding policy and funding of Research and Development (R&D) efforts on the SAF/AQR share drive
    • Filter and sort policies, congressional report requirements and funding information related to DAF R&D into standalone searchable Excel spreadsheets for use by PEMs and leadership on an as needed basis

What you'll need:

    • MA/MS; 12 years relevant work experience may be substituted for a MA/MS degree. BA/BS degree plus 8 years relevant work experience may be substituted for a MA/MS degree.
    • Years of experience: >10
    • Possess a high level of Congressional/Legislative expertise
    • Secret Security Clearance
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