SAF/AQP - Acquisition Program Analyst (Bomber & Nuclear Weapons Modernization) (SME)

Washington, DC /
Full Time - Exempt
/ On-site
Delta Solutions and Strategies is seeking an Acquisition Program Analyst (Bomber & Nuclear Weapons Modernization) (SME) to potentially join our team in Washington DC. This position supports SAF/AQP which directs, plans, and programs for development, procurement, and product support of $10B portfolio of global power programs. The portfolio includes legacy fighters, fifth-generation aircraft, as well as sixth-generation aircraft programs.

This position directly supports Headquarters-level actions, providing expertise to nuclear modernization programs including, but not limited to, the B-1, B-2, B-52, Long Range Stand Off Weapon (LRSO), and B61 Tailkit Assembly programs. Additionally, this position supports the full range of nuclear modernization activities, including nuclear certification.

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

What you'll be doing:

    • Provides strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff; Provides detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development, and/or maintenance efforts for client-specific or mission critical challenges/issues; Consults with client to define need or problem supervises studies and leads surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions
    • Support HAF budget preparation and defense, SAE oversight and decision-making activities, PEO program execution and oversight efforts of aircraft platforms
    • Maintain and analyze planning, scheduling, and management data
    • Study, analyze, and provide recommendations on requirements, acquisition strategies, program documentation, program phase transition plans, supplemental information, and program execution
    • Provide impartial assessments of programs approaching milestone decisions and of prime Contractor technical and operational issues
    • Research and analyze program trends, identifying issues, and recommending solutions
    • Make recommendations on the allocation of funding, establishment of program goals, objectives, and schedules, and the formulation of program direction
    • Track compliance with stated program direction and identifying issues
    • Identify and research programmatic issues and tradeoffs in terms of required capabilities, costs, and schedules
    • Review and provide recommendations on existing and proposed Air Force acquisition and capability area policies and implementation
    • Review and evaluate the impact of national, DoD, JCS, and civil government policies and activities that affect Air Force acquisition programs and capability areas
    • Maintain historical Air Force weapon program documentation and developing summary documents/briefings and training material
    • Provide short notice, quick-reaction analyses of critical programmatic issues in the context of Congressional, OSD Staff, Joint Staff, HQ USAF, MAJCOM, NATO, coalition, or bi-lateral activities
    • Prepare PPBE documentation to ensure they accurately articulate the current program
    • Support the HAF review process - AFROCs, JWCAs, DABs, Congressional cycle, ASPs, AFRBs, CSBs, GAO reports, etc
    • Review and document MDR and FOIA requests
    • Monitor on-going studies, analyses, and developmental work relevant to weapon systems
    • Support program-specific efforts like CONOPS development, CDD, CPD, IER, and requirements working groups
    • Review and provide 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
    • Handle confidential and classified (Secret/TS-SCI) information, correspondence, and communications

What you'll need:

    • No educational requirements
    • SMEs do not have specific experience/education qualifications but are typically identified as recognized Industry leaders for a given area of expertise.
    • 5 years’ experience working on or directly supporting the development, operations, or sustainment of bomber aircraft and/or airborne delivered-nuclear weapon
    • Deep familiarity with the nuclear surety process
    • Firm understanding of the various organizations involved in the nuclear enterprise and their role in the successful fielding of sustainment modifications and new systems
    • Experience working on or directly supporting aircraft programmed depot maintenance (to include integrating new capabilities onto existing aircraft) is desired
    • TS/SCI Security Clearance
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