Program Managers are the guiding force behind delivering advanced, often innovative space systems, products and services to the U.S. warfighter, our allies, and the nation. In this position you will work on one or more acquisition programs to provide input into the source selection process; assess and report progress in assigned projects/programs; plan, organize, coordinate and participate in activities for a team of functional specialists; analyze internal and external issues impacting the cost, schedule and performance of the program(s); and recommend solutions to identified issues.
To qualify for this position, you must possess at least one year of related experience that includes knowledge of the principles, policies, legal requirements and practices related to the operation of the defense acquisition system; knowledge of, and demonstrated experience with, the acquisition processes and procedures needed for life-cycle management of complex defense systems, products and/or services; and experience applying the principles, methods and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating and managing projects and resources including technical performance.
You must be highly effective in planning and evaluating your work, setting priorities, and determining resource requirements; able to determine short or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; and coordinate with other organizations or parts of an organization to accomplish goals, monitor progress, evaluate outcomes. Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills to include solid presentation skills are a must, as is the ability to develop effective working relationships and operate in a team-oriented environment.
Criteria for a HIGHLY QUALIFIED Acquisition Program Manager include the ability to demonstrate your experience through use and knowledge of some of the following:
- Creating work breakdown structures
- Preparing program documentation (Acquisition Program Baseline, Request for Proposal, Life Cycle Management Plan, etc.)
- Managing to the Integrated Master Plan (IMP)/Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
- Using earned value management (EVM) principles to evaluate program performance, participating in source selections and other related activities
U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain a security clearance required.