SAF/AQE - 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/AQE which provides executive support and independent recommendations on key acquisition issues that cut across all SAF/AQ organizations (including the General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force, Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics Division (SAF/GCQ)) for direct use by the assistant secretary and military deputy.

***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
    • Producing 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, Posture Hearing Issues Papers (PHIPs), Budget Program Fact Papers (BPFPs), Heartburn Appeals, Major Budget Issues, and DOD Inspector General (IG), Congressional Budget Office (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 Questions for Record (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 library of Congressional legislation covering acquisition programs of client interest

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
    • Personnel shall also possess a high level of Congressional/Legislative expertise
    • Secret Security Clearance
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