JRAD

Program Analyst III – USAF

Job Title:

Program Analyst III – USAF

Job Description

ON-SITE, MONDAY-FRIDAY, WASHINGTON, DC (PENTAGON)

Role and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with multiple offices, agencies and organizations to develop courses of action for input to the Air Force Chief of Staff-directed Force Presentation Model Team.  In coordination with AF/A4CX leads, provide decision-level analyses on options for presenting Combat Support/Combat Service Support and Air Force forces to Combatant Commanders.  Review, analyze, and provide recommendations for policy, guidance, urgent needs requirements, and strategic documentation affecting Civil Engineer peacetime and wartime contingency organizational constructs worldwide.
  • Provide expert analyses, assessments, and recommendations in support of updating Civil Engineer expeditionary training and mission essential tasks (METS), joint requirements and tasks, Operations Plans (OPlans), and projected scenarios to assist in determining effective training requirements and policy and METS.
  • Provide detailed updates to leadership and stakeholders by participating in meetings/forums and coordinating, consolidating, developing and delivering/presenting associated meeting materials (e.g. slides, after action reports, minutes).\
  • Provide on-going administrative support by coordinating, facilitating, and performing daily staff operations, communications, and processes; ensuring the team understands deadlines, assignments, and objectives; assisting in the development of program documentation and briefing materials; and tracking the status of action items, program milestones, and monthly reports.
  • Support the Government lead on all associated working groups and provide guidance to senior Government leadership on relevant initiatives, issues, and strategies.
  • The offeror shall assist the team lead with the planning, development/refinement, initiation, and execution of new requirements, projects, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Maintain awareness of program execution and milestones, as well as their strategic impacts.
  • Brief leadership on the status of program reviews and recurring reports.
  • Assist in development, design, and implementation of annual and long-range plans to realize the product development components of strategic goals.
  • Apply relevant skills to review, analyze, and evaluate program development, status/progress, and performance (i.e., acquisition strategies and documentation, acquisition phases and decision levels, and timing and scope of decision reviews), and make recommendations for tailoring an acquisition approach which best fits program conditions.  Recommendations shall minimize the time it takes to satisfy the validated need, consistent with common sense, sound business management practice, applicable laws and regulations, and the time-sensitive nature of the users’ requirement.
  • Review and assess technical, cost, and schedule data and work with Government staff to identify shortfalls and potential corrective actions.
  • The offeror shall consider affordability, technology maturity, and responsiveness to assist in the formulation of broad, time-phased operational goals and initial capabilities.
  • Work at a senior level to stimulate customer alliances for portfolio, program, and project support, maintaining personal and organizational interactions to enhance stakeholder relations and actively promote rapport with customers.
  • Draft, review, staff, file, and update a variety of documents, to include acquisition documentation, memorandums, information and issue papers, briefings, executive summaries, milestone review packages, e-mails, and meeting minutes.  When applicable, documents shall be prepared in accordance with DoD policies and procedures for the research, development, test and evaluation, and procurement of materiel and shall be sufficiently complete, accurate, and timely to establish program goals, objectives, and milestones.
  • Maintain a list of required documents for assigned programs with corresponding projected need dates.
  • Review and provide input to acquisition documentation in support of program milestone decisions and IPRs.
  • Assist in identifying, assessing, developing, and mitigating program risk.
  • Assist to develop and update top-level briefings for public presentation to be utilized at various conferences and events.
  • Coordinate both internal and external conferences, meetings, and reviews for relevant stakeholders, ensuring that locations, phone, and video teleconference lines are properly booked for use; scheduling speakers; developing and providing meeting materials (e.g., day-to-day schedules, agendas, presentations and displays, etc.); and tracking action items as needed.  The offeror shall support each event in person and/or via teleconference, video teleconference, and web conference.  In addition, for each meeting conducted, the offeror shall develop meeting minutes and/or an executive summary.
  • Provide program status updates at regular senior staff meetings.
  • Provide input to support annual, monthly, and weekly recurring reports, as needed.
  • Track the status of action items, meeting minutes, program milestones, and monthly reports.
  • Assist in determining appropriate assignments; setting priorities, monitoring progress, and reporting on progress to meet established milestones and deadlines.
  • Communicate programmatic issues, concerns, and information.
  • Obtain and maintain all information regarding the projects and events he/she is responsible for managing and provide updates on issues, upcoming meetings, briefings, and taskers related to assigned projects, both orally and in written form.
  • Assist in the review, preparation, and submission of responses to formal taskers related to acquisition and program office operations.
  • Meet assigned deadlines.

Required Skills and Education  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Management or Business Management, as well as eight (8) years of general experience and five (5) years of relevant experience.
  • Possess DoD experience in project management, engineering management, or another related subject of comparable complexity and responsibility in support of Government programs (Air Force preferred, not critical).
  • Possess the capability to lead projects or tasks which involve tracking risk and providing constant status or process oversight.
  • Possess knowledge of DoD expeditionary planning, programming, civil engineering and/or training.
  • Possess an ability to write, review, and staff high-level staff action papers, studies, policies, and acquisition documents.
  • Possess an ability to independently manage, synchronize, and track multiple, complex, and cross-functional actions.
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, among a variety of audiences.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software, with specific experience in effective use of Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

Must have a security clearance at Secret level from the U.S. DoD; TS/SCI Preferred

JRAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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