SAF/AQX - Acquisition Program Analyst (Senior)

Washington, DC
Full Time - Exempt
/ On-site
Delta Solutions and Strategies is seeking an Acquisition Program Analyst (Senior) to potentially join our team in Washington DC. This position supports SAF/AQX which provides expert advice and integrated acquisition positions to the Service Acquisition Executive (SAE), AF leadership, PEOs and Program Managers (PMs) on planning, programming, budgeting, execution, and acquisition oversight/reporting for AF acquisition programs. Serves as the SAF/AQ focal point for urgent needs, requirements, program integration, Earned Value Management, affordability, business tool, policy, and acquisition reform initiatives.

***This position is contingent upon contract award and is expected to begin January 2024***

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
    • Support HAF SAE oversight and decision-making activities, PEO program execution and oversight efforts, development, and implementation of acquisition reform efforts
    • 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 on programs within the oversight of SAF/AQX
    • 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 for compliance with stated program direction and identifying issues
    • Identify changes in program direction and assess impacts
    • Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of acquisition management changes directed on AF acquisition programs
    • Monitor OSD, Air Force, and other Service’s activities and assess their impact on AF acquisition programs
    • Support the HAF review process to include the AFROCs, DABs, Congressional cycle, ASPs, AFRBs, CSBs, GAO reports, etc
    • Perform the Secretariat function for ASPs, AFRBs, and CSBs
    • Support program-specific strategy development, analysis, and planning for all phases of a program’s life cycle (such as phase transitions from technology development), through system development, production, fielding, modification, and sustainment.
    • Maintain and analyze planning, scheduling, and management data
    • Identify and research programmatic issues and tradeoffs in terms of required capabilities, costs, and schedules
    • Advise and support program report process at both HAF and DoD level
    • Review and evaluate the impact of national, DoD, JCS, and civil government policies that affect Air Force acquisition programs and capability areas
    • Support the AF development of responses to Warfighter Urgent Needs and their implementation
    • Provide advice and status reports to leadership on a regular basis
    • Handle confidential and classified (Secret/TS-SCI) information, correspondence, and communications

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
    • Relevant DAF or DoD experience in acquisition-coded (ie, 1101, 1102, 6C0XX, 60C0, 63XX, 64XX, etc) positions required
    • TS/SCI Security Clearance
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