Job Description
Vision Centric, Inc. is searching for an experienced Acquisition Specialist to join our team at Redstone Arsenal supporting the Counter Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-sUAS) program which operates at the direction of the Directed Energy Project Office (DEPO), within the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO).  The acquisition analyst will perform a variety of roles including:

  • Responsible for assisting senior program specialists with assessing, preparing, and providing mission short- and long-range goals, objectives, and initiatives to be presented to senior leadership.
  • Assist with daily office operations and prioritization of events based on known activities or guidance provided such as synchronization and integration of events and activities for the Project Office through coordination, consolidation, and collaboration of information.
  • Attend and participate in organizational staff calls, stand-ups, project office tag-ups, working groups, ad hoc, IPTs or similar venues; assess action items from meetings and engage in the resolution process; and, propose responses to inquiries based on actions assigned. Prepare notes or after-action summaries, track actions items, and making recommendations on response for closure.
  • Provides acquisition strategy development and analysis during pre-solicitation through contract execution
  • Provides guidance on regulatory requirements governed by the FAR/DFAR/DoD Directive 5000 series
  • Analyzes contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, corporate policies and business unit procedure
  • Supports the development and/or review of acquisition and program management documentation, briefings and white papers
  • Assists with the development of Statements of Work/ Performance Work Statements, CDRLs, source selection plans, determinations and findings and other programmatic related documentation
  • Provides review and comment on contractor technical evaluations and/or independent government estimates
  • Assists with the establishment of long-range procurement objectives for requirements to be executed each fiscal year
  • Utilize independent judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload in a high, up-tempo, and detail-oriented work environment
  • Create, compose, consolidate, and review documentation, e.g., correspondence, briefings, response to inquiries, and talking points for correctness, format, spelling, and grammar before sending out for approval or signature. Draft response to taskers, RFIs, Congressional delegations and other key stakeholders.
  • Support program updates and assist in developing executive-level briefings, including accomplishments, impacts, risks, issues, and challenges, etc.; coordinate documents, e.g., white papers; conduct pre-meetings to prepare and distribute read-aheads; and secure approval of documents within read ahead timelines prior to submission for executive forums.
  • Assist with special projects where multiple functions are involved, coordinating actions, clarifying responsibilities and timelines for completion, and consolidating data, as necessary, and reviews to ensure accomplishment of objectives, timeliness, and acceptability.
  • Participates in definition of assignments, including identification of work to be done and deadlines for completion; plans and organizes the work; interprets regulations; and coordinates with others as necessary. Completed work is generally reviewed by the supervisor for compatibility with goals and for effectiveness in meeting objectives.

Desired Qualifications
  • DoD Acquisition Workforce Certification Level III in Program Management
  • Previous experience in R&D and/or test community is preferred
  • Previous experience with the Army Contracting Command is preferred
  • Must possess strong communications and analytical skills, be a self-starter, and detail oriented
Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree with 14 years direct experience as a DoD Acquisition professional or a master's degree with 11 years direct experience as a DoD Acquisition professional
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Ability to work in dynamic environment
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent Organizational Skills
Required Experience
  • Experience developing information papers and decision briefings
  • Experience serving and managing mission/information demands of executive members of the Army or DoD staff

This is a full time position
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