KL: Herndon, VA

  • Senior Level Program Management Support Specialist

    Security Clearance
    Regular Full-Time
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    A Day in the Life

    Knowledge Link is seeking a Senior Level Program Management Support Specialist to assist the Exploitation Services Division of NGA in carrying out the division’s responsibilities that contribute to NGA’s mission. 

    Time Well Spent

    • Develop acquisition documentation (Acquisition Strategies, Statements of Work, Requests for Proposal, and acquisition and source selection plans) and present those documents for Government approval. 
    • Serve in an advisory role on source selection panels, document source selection findings, and if necessary support the Government in the defense of protest.
    • Provide the Exploitation Services Division with analysis based on independent review of deliverables provided.
    • Provide project management support that encompasses the entire program / acquisition life cycle.
    • Prepare, edit, review, and/or submit financial documentation and artifacts as requested by the Government, including, but not limited to: Air Force 9 generation and Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request generation and submission in PRISM or other agency systems
    • Provide support in the oversight, test monitoring and verification, and agile backlog management of programs within the division.
    • Participate in the planning, execution, oversight and/or review of government and contractor program test activities and events, including, but not limited to: Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Site Acceptance Testing (SAT), Operational Readiness Reviews (ORRs), Operational Acceptance Reviews (OAR), regression testing, user testing, Discrepancy Report (DR) verification and testing, and DR resolution testing.
    • Asist in the verification of new or existing requirements.
    • Participate in technical exchange meetings, program reviews, acquisition panels, and configuration boards to ensure the active participation and representation of the Exploitation Services Division.
    • Support the program office in the identification and mitigation of risk in accordance with the NGA Risk Management process and other specific program risk management processes.
    • Support the Exploitation Services Division in the formulation and analysis of new requirements.
    • Support the Request for Change (RFCs) activities and work with NGA review boards, systems integrators (SIs) and segment contractors to support impact statements for RFCs affecting Exploitation Services Division programs and entities.
    • Provide the Exploitation Services Division with analysis and recommendations. The contractor shall demonstrate and apply exploitation systems domain knowledge, as well as knowledge of NGA, the DoD, and the Intelligence Community

    Qualified Candidate

    • Demonstrated experience in acquisition, acquisition planning, and the development of acquisitions
    • B.A. or B.S. degree in an associated area such as, but not limited to, program management, business, computer science, management, geography, geospatial information systems (GIS), or cartography or equivalent work experience.
    • Experience with agile software development, or the possession of agile certifications such as, but not limited to, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification

    Exceptional Candidate

    • Experience with and knowledge of cloud computing technologies.
    • Experience with Military, Department of Defense, or NGA acquisition.


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