SAF/AQR - Acquisition Program Analyst (AFWERX) (Journeyman)

Washington, DC /
Full Time - Exempt
/ On-site
Delta Solutions and Strategies is seeking an Acquisition Program Analyst (AFWERX) (Journeyman) 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 assists the limited Government staff with AFWERX, Technical Transition, and internal processes and programs, included, but not limited to, data analytics, metrics, and visualization in support of program management.

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

What you'll be doing:

    • Typically performs all functional duties independently
    • Provide Investment and Strategic Partnership Oversight and provide support on strategic communication and pathfinder areas as well as support to overall AFWERX action items/taskers as directed
    • Provide guidance and oversight on the strategic objectives of this program on behalf of the Air Force Senior Acquisition Executive (SAE)
    • Track, understand and assist with understanding of AF policy, directives & instructions and maintain a digital repository of key documents for reference in assisting staff
    • Advise and assist the AQR staff as they work to increase understanding of and support for AFRL within Senior leadership & Staffs
    • Support on strategic communications, congressional requests, and requests from senior leadership throughout the AF and DoD
    • Provide support and advocacy for policy and legislative change actions
    • Identify/analyze AFWERX internal/external communications requirements/ processes to solidify the information needs of SAF/AQ and its internal/external stakeholders
    • Maintain regular exchange/communications with AFRL, on strategic relationships, such as manufacturing
    • Support all AF-wide training regarding commercial technology ventures, venture financing, and venture procurement
    • Support HAF budget preparation and defense, SAE oversight and decision-making activities, PEO program execution and oversight efforts of aircraft and spacecraft platforms and may be required to work independently
    • Study, analyze, and provide recommendations on requirements, acquisition strategies, program documentation, program phase transition plans, supplemental information, and program execution
    • Track compliance with stated program direction and identifying issues
    • Identify and research programmatic issues and tradeoffs in terms of required capabilities, costs, and schedules
    • 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 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:

    • BA/BS; 6 years relevant work experience may be substituted for a BA/BS degree. Associate degree plus 4 years relevant work experience may be substituted for a BA/BS degree.
    • Years of experience: 3-10
    • Relevant acquisition experience in a System Program Office and/or HAF required
    • Experience in the DoD acquisition lifecycle, acquisition strategies, documents, and processes are highly desired
    • TS/SCI Security Clearance
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