KL: Herndon, VA

  • Expert Level Program Management Support Specialist

    Security Clearance
    Regular Full-Time
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    A Day in the Life

    Knowledge Link is seeking an Expert Level Program Management Support Specialist to provide support in carrying out the Exploitation Services Division assignment of the Structured Observation Management program that contribute to NGA’s mission.  Duties include assisting in developing acquisition documentation and presenting for Government approval as well as serving in an advisory role on source selection panels, document source selection findings, and if necessary support the Government in the defense of protest.

    Time Well Spent

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • assist in the verification of new or existing Requirements.
    • participate in technical exchange meetings, program reviews, acquisition panels, and configuration boards as required 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.
    • provide support in the outreach to customers, stakeholders, foreign partners, the NGA International Office, and other NGA and Intelligence Community offices.
    • Support customers and partners in the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) and the Allied System for Geospatial-Intelligence (ASG) and also work with Portfolios making technical and programmatic recommendations.
    • support GEOINT mission and functional responsibilities for the Target Monitoring Assistant (TMA), Geospatial Exploitation and Reporting Tool (GERT), Spatial-Temporal Analytic Research Environment (STARE), Geospatial Observable Web Kit (GOWK), and DishTrak. Respond quickly to requests for assistance in analyzing problems impeding the distribution and dissemination of intelligence data, products and services.   Support tracking of project status, stakeholder engagements (sprints, release planning events, etc.), identify issues and resolutions early in program execution phase and bring program tasks to closure.
    • 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.
    • demonstrate and apply exploitation systems domain knowledge, as well as knowledge of NGA, the DoD, and the Intelligence Community at-large.

    Qualified Candidate

    • Demonstrated experience in acquisition, acquisition planning, and the development of acquisitions.
    • BA. 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.
    • 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.
    • Subject matter expertise in Structured Observation Management (SOM), Object Based Production (OBP), and GEOINT capabilities.


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