Requisition ID: 41708
All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia)
A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?
The Agile Systems Engineering Planning and Analysis Department within the Acquisition Analysis and Planning Subdivision is leading the charge in developing and applying innovative and efficient acquisition and systems engineering strategies to address evolving national security space (NSS) needs. The selected candidate will provide technical analysis and technical leadership to support surge requirements. In addition, the selected candidate should possess acquisition experience from pre-acquisition planning through source selection and experience applying systems engineering throughout the lifecycle of NSS space and ground programs.
Provide expertise to space and ground system acquisitions in the pre-solicitation phase of the acquisition.
Support areas include the development of acquisition strategies; conduct of market research, assistance in the development technical documents in a request for a proposal such as a statement of work, source selection criteria, instructions for bidders; and participation as a technical advisor in source selections.
Participate in systems engineering studies such as system requirements development and flow-down; analysis of alternatives; system integration, verification, and validation; readiness reviews; risk and opportunity identification, assessment, disposition, mitigation, and management; schedule management and assessment; technology planning and insertion; and performance assessment.
Assisting the government customer in applying innovative acquisition and systems engineering techniques.
Supporting interdisciplinary functional acquisition teams.
THIS IS A PART-TIME, CASUAL POSITION WITH LIMITED HOURS.
BS degree or higher in engineering, science, or a related field
Minimum of twelve years of relevant experience
Experience participating in acquisition support to government organizations
Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
Experience in some or all of the systems engineering and acquisition support areas listed above
Demonstrated self-motivation, communications, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Ability to be flexible, adaptable and able to manage multiple simultaneous tasks
Direct experience supporting the creation of the full range of pre-award documents required for federal IT, service, and development acquisitions
Strong ability to work with interdisciplinary functional acquisition teams
Strong oral and written communication skills
Proven ability working successfully in a collaborative and diverse environment
Proven ability to facilitate and drive consensus with multiple stakeholders
Excellent attention to detail, particularly documentation concerns
Excellent task management skills and ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment
Some travel might be required
Current and active TS/SBI
Advanced degree in engineering, science, or a related field
Knowledge in some or all of the following space and ground systems: Department of Defense, National Security Space, and Civil and Commercial
Experience in supporting the development of acquisition strategies, plans, and processes
Experience in drafting acquisition documents (e.g., Acquisition Strategy, Acquisition Plan, SOWs, Task Orders), and other required solicitation/contract attachments.
Experience in developing and coordinating Request for Proposal (RFP).
Experience in identifying, formulating, and collecting documents for inclusion in Contractor Bidders' Library for supported acquisitions.
Experience in identifying and assessing risks associated with acquisition implementation approaches for supported acquisitions.
Experience in acquisition streamlining initiatives for new programs and capabilities under development.
Experience with agile programs acquisition and systems engineering and the Dev/Ops environment;
Experience with IT and Managed Service Provider Acquisition and Systems Engineering;
Experience working in a government program office environment
Additional Requisition Details
System Job Title: MTS RET CASUAL R3
Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI
Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph
Relocation Available: No
Employment Type: Casual
Work Schedule: Part Time
The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.
From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.
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The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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