Project Manager - DOD Secret
Billet Description: Acquisition Professional responsible for managing the full life cycle of assigned REF materiel equipping efforts.
Billet Roles and Responsibilities:
• The contractor shall be accountable for taking a new validated requirement from concept exploration to the deployment of an operational piece of equipment. In broad terms, responsibilities involve keeping a program within budget, on schedule, ensuring performance of the end product meets desired criteria, and ensuring the system to be equipped has logistical support plan. Execution of REF projects includes identifying materiel solutions, testing materiel solutions, coordinating assessment of materiel solutions, equipping and training materiel solutions, ensuring sustainment of materiel solutions and recommending final disposition of material solutions.
• The contractor shall participate in the conduct of Requirements Analysis – one of the most crucial tasks of every REF effort. Must fully understand the METT-TC conditions the requesting Unit is operating under and the capability gap the materiel solution is intended to fill. Be able to participate in requirements analysis in support of operations directorate to determine performance criteria and any performance trade-offs that may arise. Be familiar with Unit CONOPS and TTPs related to the materiel solution gap. Must also understand past REF efforts related to a Unit’s request
• The contractor shall identify Materiel Solutions. Through traditional Market research and through collaborative partnerships, identify materiel solutions with Cost, Schedule and Performance trade-space analysis. The contractor shall coordinate with ASA(ALT) counterparts in the applicable Program Management Office to deconflict efforts, leverage existing resources whenever and wherever possible, and share information related to the potential procurement.
• The contractor shall develop a comprehensive acquisition strategy for the desired material solution. At a minimum, this acquisition strategy should address: funding required, contracting strategy, sustainment strategy, training strategy, testing strategy, shipping strategy, and assessment strategy. Upon subsequent recommendation and approval by REF leadership, the contractor shall execute the acquisition strategy to include all required paperwork and preparations as necessary: i.e., contract documents, Government Purchase Card request documents, funding transmission documents, MOA with other Government agencies.
• The contractor shall coordinate testing of the material solution(s) with ATEC and any other agencies necessary (i.e. Public Health Command) to determine the safety of the item, performance capabilities and limitations, and any issues related to those areas.
• The contractor shall work with REF logistics as necessary to execute shipment of the item(s) to the requiring Army activity. Upon completion of all required testing and Director equipping approval, the contractor shall coordinate with REF operations and logistics directorates to ensure the unit is prepared to receive the equipment and that necessary training resources are in place to ensure a professional NET experience. Depending on the training strategy chosen either coordinate training resources within initial contract action or coordinate with REF operations to schedule REF Tiger Team training support.
• The contractor shall work with REF counterparts in the Operations, Assessment, and Logistics divisions to execute training, assessment, and sustainment plans as necessary and address any issues if and when they arise.
• The contractor shall recommend a disposition strategy (continue, terminate, transition…) for all REF efforts and then execute it as necessary.
• The contractor shall be responsible for ensuring accurate recordkeeping of all project-related activities in the REF KM System.
• The contractor shall prepare any other project-related documents for briefings and demonstrations as needed by REF leadership.
Security Clearance Requirements: Secret clearance required prior to assumption of position.
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least 24 semester credit hours among the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree).
Experience Requirements: Five (5) years of related experience in DoD acquisition with at least two (2) years in Army acquisition.
Other Requirements: DAWIA Level II certification/equivalency in the career field of Program Management or the applicant shall have attained Project Management Professional certification.