Full Job Description
ESSENTIAL AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:
All areas of responsibility listed below are essential to the satisfactory performance of this position, with reasonable accommodation, if necessary. Work responsibilities may vary, depending upon assignment.
This position supports the B-2 Division (AFLCMC/WWZ) as a Low Observables and Special Projects Program Management, Subject Matter Expert (SME) at WPAFB.
Be capable of working on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and shall be able to independently perform the most complicated and technical support tasks relevant to the performance work statement in the basic contract and the B-2 Task Order performance work statement sections 3.2.2 through 3.2.3, and 3.12.15 as follows:
3.2.2 Minimally Required Tasks: The Contractor shall apply a full range of acquisition program management and sustainment philosophies, policies, and procedures, to perform a wide range of acquisition/sustainment management activities in support of the existing and future programs in the B-2 Division. The Contractor shall have an understanding of current Department of Defense (DoD) and Air Force acquisition instructions, guidelines, policies, and processes. The Contractor shall also support the acquisition program management of full life cycle requirements for systems, subsystems, and equipment. The Contractor shall assist with the development of documentation, such as, but not limited to, Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs) and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), PWSs, Statements of Work (SOWs), Requests for Proposal (RFPs), Urgent Operational Need (UON), Initial Capabilities Document (ICD), Capability Development Documents (CDD), Capability Production Documents (CPD), Service/Air Force Core Function Master Plan (CFMP), Analysis of Alternatives, Sustainment Metrics, Technical Reviews, and Life Cycle Cost, Modeling, and Simulation. The Contractor shall support the review of proposals as assigned by the customer. The Contractor shall assist in the coordination of documentation between functional resources (to include: financial, management, procurement, systems/software engineering, testing, and logistics) and assist with the consolidation of their inputs into common documents; assisting in planning for the accomplishment of various program milestones. The Contractor shall provide assistance in risk management, project management, process improvement support, and logistics support. The Contractor shall participate in meetings supporting the B-2 Division and its programs, e.g., Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), Life Cycle Integration Team (LCIT) activities, Integrated Product Team (IPT) activities, and Product/Process Improvement Working Group activities, Interface Control Working Groups (ICWG), Test Plan Working Groups (TPWG), etc. The Contractor shall assist in the collection of programmatic inputs from weapons systems program offices for defining, developing, and managing the acquisition and development/upgrades to the various B-2 Division aircraft configurations. The Contractor shall perform, as required, a non-voting, advisory role for program source selections on all acquisition related requirements. The Contractor shall assist in determining program progress, effectively communicating recommendations orally and in writing to higher organizational management. The Contractor shall apply program knowledge for developing and coordinating responses to taskers in response to internal and external program inquiries.
3.2.3 Specialized Knowledge, Experience, Tasks or Qualifications Required: The Contractor shall assist in producing or reviewing products for program office use that include Business Case Analyses (BCA), trade-off studies, estimates for program office acquisition and logistics requirements, written requirements documents for planned acquisitions, and acquisition strategies and plans. The Contractor shall support the program office during Materiel Solution Analysis, Technology Maturation & Risk Reduction, Engineering & Manufacturing Development, Production and Deployment, and Operations and Support (O&S) phases, to include all milestone activities. When requested, the Contractor shall support the program office in the specific areas as follows:
The Contractor shall perform materiel solution analyses leading up to design and milestone reviews. Contractor shall produce or support development of draft documentation and presentation materials as requested or necessitated by programmatic limits based on cost, schedule, and performance.
The Contractor shall provide support for strategic scheduling and planning documentation such as the Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), and develop and coordinate a reporting framework for event-based activities during the work efforts. The Contractor shall develop, analyze, and maintain a master integrated program schedule from concept exploration to fielding a system; employ networking software tools and capabilities to support lower tier schedule networking, network statusing, the generation of network graphics, the assignment of realistic durations and relationships to network elements; evaluate Contractor proposed schedules against government schedules; assess government program office schedules against schedule databases; conduct probabilistic and deterministic risk assessments on both contractor and government schedules by performing a Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA); utilize various types of scheduling software; work with the B-2 Lead Scheduler to integrate contractor and government schedule data with the B-2 Division Enterprise Integrated Master Schedule (E-IMS).
The Contractor shall support the development of acquisition and contract strategies, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and the completion of a program risk assessment to document issues impinging on milestone execution. The Contractor shall provide support to develop market survey requirements, the lifecycle sustainment plan and lifecycle cost estimates. The Contractor shall support the development of executive briefings, as well as schedule and coordinate through appropriate Air Force and government stakeholders. The Contractor shall update the briefings and document meeting minutes.
The Contractor shall perform analyses to support program strategy decisions and courses of action. The Contractor shall provide a program assessment for integration of documentation to ensure consistency with program strategy and consistency across all milestone documentation. The Contractor shall provide inputs, draft, coordinate (with the appropriate internal and external government agencies), adjudicate comments, and produce final versions of coordinated milestone documents and assessments. The Contractor shall develop and collect technical data and inputs for staff summary packages to support coordination and signature of all associated documents for milestone approval.
The Contractor shall support the development, review, and approval process for requirements document development and the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System process and staffing.
The Contractor shall assist in translating user requirements documents such as the Service/Air Force CFMP risks, UON, ICD, CDD, CPD, and Concept of Operations (CONOPS) into RFP documentation for the B-2 Division.
The Contractor shall support key acquisition events and reviews as needed, such as: Materiel Development Decision, Milestones A/B/C, System Requirements Reviews (SRR), Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR), Critical Design Reviews (CDR), Test Readiness Reviews (TRR), Technical Coordination Meetings (TCM), Functional Configuration Audits (FCA), Physical Configuration Audits (PCA), Production Readiness Reviews (PRR), and others as applicable.
The Contractor shall support Division processes including but not limited to: Monthly Acquisition Report (MAR), Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES), Selected Acquisition Reports, and the Senior Officer Communication and Coordination Electronic Resource (SOCCER).
The Contractor shall provide technical support for integrated program reviews and conferences, including, but not limited to, the following: executive, readiness, technical, budget, design, weapon system, requirement working groups, supportability, and management reviews. The Contractor shall assist in the review and analysis of prime and subcontractor Earned Value Management (EVM) systems. The Contractor support shall include the management of the action item process following each review. The Contractor shall support program briefings and reports by gathering information, preparing charts, presenting briefings, and providing other support as needed.
The Contractor shall provide programmatic support to process and complete Modification Proposal AF Form 1067 activities. Effort includes supporting the development of technical solutions, risks, schedules, and estimated cost to satisfy the requirements in the 1067.
The Contractor shall have an understanding of Modeling Simulation & Analysis (MS&A) tools and processes that can be applied throughout the acquisition lifecycle. The Contractor shall access modeling databases and perform specific analysis as required.
The Contractor shall assist in planning, organizing, and managing critical aspects of the development, production, and/or deployment of capabilities (including System of Systems (SOS) and Families of Systems), systems, subsystems, and equipment.
The Contractor shall support B-2 programs by collecting, compiling, analyzing, investigating, researching, and/or applying logistics, maintenance, acquisition, or financial data and information.
The Contractor shall participate in Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) activities. The Contractor shall review, evaluate, and provide recommendations on program budgets to include preparing documentation and briefing charts for the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and the Air Force Centralized Asset Management (CAM) processes. The Contractor shall identify and provide recommendations and/or solutions regarding candidate opportunities to reduce weapons system Air Force Total Ownership Costs (AFTOC).
The Contractor shall assist in program management support of the F-118-100 General Electric (GE) engine functions to include direct support of the B-2 Mechanical LCIT PM Lead and maintaining close contact and coordinating with B-2 Logistics Supply Support representatives, Engineering, Equipment Specialists, Northrop Grumman B-2 Integration Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) & Contractor Depot Maintenance, 509 BW/JEIM, AFGSC, AFRL, and other support personnel on all defined F-118-100 GE engine system issues directly related to mission support of the 509 BW. F-118-100 GE Engine support activities include, but are not limited to, writing reports, point papers, developing and conducting briefings, conducting daily, monthly, and quarterly reviews, and research/analysis directly related to the F-118-100 GE engine support systems.
The Contractor shall assist in the program management support to design, develop, integrate, and field software and hardware capabilities; also known as an Integrated Functional Capability (IFC).
Required tasks in section 220.127.116.11 are as follows:
a. The Contractor shall perform Executive Officer related duties and provide advice to the B-2 Systems Program Manager (SPM) and Division Leadership on B-2 program and organization topics and issues. The Contractor shall review and track documents, packages, and executive correspondence submitted for B-2 SPM or Deputy System Program Manager (DSPM) signature, military reports and decorations; prepare the B-2 Historical Report; and perform other related Front Office Group (FOG) administration tasks such as maintaining FOG calendars, scheduling meetings, and making travel arrangements, etc. …
f. The Contractor shall develop and manage the E-IMS and assist program IPTs in developing and updating their specific IMS. The Contractor shall work with the program IPTs to identify schedule and resource risks and issues across the programs/enterprise, perform “What-If” analyses, reflow schedules, and conduct monthly meetings with prime contractors to verify schedules and keep schedules in alignment with the E-IMS. Contractor shall conduct monthly aircraft availability optimization meetings with all related stakeholders (e.g. Lead Major Command, Operational Wing, etc.) and conduct quarterly schedule status meetings with Division Leadership. The Contractor personnel providing this support are required to possess a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
As a SME, the contractor shall also possess program management experience supporting or leading Acquisition Category (ACAT) 1 or ACAT 2 weapon system programs. Contractor is required to have experience in at least one modernization related acquisition phase (e.g. phases related to Milestone A, B, or C, Low Rate Initial Production/Full Rate Production).
Establishes and maintains effective professional working relationships with co-workers, and customers.
Follows policies and procedures as described in corporate manuals and directives.
Attends work each day during scheduled work hours unless on approved travel or time off.
Performs occasional travel to contractor and customer sites, as required (see WORKING CONDITIONS below).
Works flexible hours, including occasional overtime.
Carry’s out other duties as may be assigned or requested.
Submits monthly status reports and other information as requested
Complies with requirements of the contract’s Visitor Group Security Agreement (VGSA).
Prepares CDRL inputs including the Task Order’s Monthly Status Report.
Completes required Government and PESystems training and certifications.
Perform occasional travel to contractor and customer sites, as required.
Work is performed indoors with some potential risks to safety and health hazards related to electronics.
A Subject Matter Expert is an individual whose qualifications and/or particular expertise are exceptional and/or highly unique. Subject Matter Experts do not have specific experience/education qualifications, but are typically identified as recognized Industry leaders for a given area of expertise. Subject Matter Experts typically perform the following kinds of functions: Initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements from a project’s inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs; Provides strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff; Provides detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development, and/or maintenance efforts for client-specific or mission critical challenges/issues; Consults with client to define need or problem supervises studies and leads surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions. Subject Matter Experts do not have specific experience/education qualifications, but are typically identified as recognized Industry leaders for a given area of expertise.
This position requires a minimum of 10 years program management experience including experience in managing weapon system platforms.
This position requires program management experience supporting or leading Acquisition Category (ACAT) 1 or ACAT 2 weapon system programs. Position requires experience in at least one modernization related acquisition phase (e.g. phases related to Milestone A, B, or C, Low Rate Initial Production/Full Rate Production).
Must obtain and maintain a government security clearance at the required level. This position requires is a Top Secret/SAP clearance.
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel) and other standard (Customer specified) applications.
Must be able to transport self to various facility sites, as required. If using own motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Physical Skills and Abilities:
May require lifting up to 25 pounds.
Requires visual acuity to use a keyboard and monitor.
PESystems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for Employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status and disability (including physical or mental disability as well as pregnancy) veteran status or any other status protected by Federal State or local law.