KL: Herndon, VA

  • Senior Level Lifecycle Acquisition Management Support Specialist

    Security Clearance
    Regular Full-Time
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    A Day in the Life

    Knowledge Link is seeking a Senior Level Lifecycle Acquisition Management Support Specialist to provide support that will assist in carrying out the Exploitation Services Division program management responsibilities that contribute to NGA’s mission.  Primary duties include developing acquisition documentation and presenting documents for Government approval, providing the Exploitation Services Division with analysis based on independent review of deliverables and providing project management support that encompasses the entire program / acquisition life cycle.

    Time Well Spent

    • 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 submission in PRISM or other agency systems, Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request generation and submission in PRISM or other agency systems, program and entity spend plans, funding line item or Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) tracking, spreadsheets, and other funding tracking and processing mechanisms, systems, artifacts, and documentation.
    • 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. In addition, the contractor shall assist 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. The contractor shall 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, and NGA and Intelligence Community offices.
    • Support the Exploitation Services Division in the formulation and analysis of new requirements. The contractor shall 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. The contractor shall demonstrate communication skills when providing recommendations, via memorandums, briefings, and oral discussions to NGA and Exploitation Services Division stakeholders in all manners concerning the operations, the responsibilities, and the plans and actions of the PMO.

    Qualified Candidate

    • Demonstrated experience in acquisition, acquisition planning, and the development of acquisitions.
    • Bachelors 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, and 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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