Responsibilities: Provide executive leadership support, assist with managerial direction and program continuity working directly with the Deputy Program Executive Officer (DPEO). Perform critical program management, technical, or business analysis of major DoD acquisition systems and provide recommendations to ensure program success. Provide program analysis support for all aspects of the program. Participate as a member of and/or supports the overall Program and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs). Collect, complete, organize and interpret technical data and financial information relating to aircraft acquisition and product programs. Track program/project status and schedules. Apply policies and procedures for financial planning.
Ensure tasking, actions and governance from the DPEO to appropriate individuals and organizations, with an understanding of priorities, message and intent. Attend meeting with the DPEO to keep him informed. Assist with communication to and from the DPEO. Develop and prepare briefing material on behalf of the DPEO/Executive Leadership Team. Ensure that all forms of information are optimally and completely prepared and presented to enable DPEO program strategy formulation, analysis and decision making, often within significant time constraints. Develop presentations on program status, accomplishments, and progress to all levels of DoD, JPO Governance Forums, and industry. Assist with the execution of strategic initiatives that require senior level attention and leadership. Exhibit an extremely well informed and high level dialogue and decorum that reflects a diplomatic and professional communication and interaction within and outside of the organization. Possess a thorough understanding of the organization and organizational goals. Streamline processes and break down barriers when needed.
Must have senior level NAVAIR experience. Preferably retired O-6 or equivalent.
Education: MS or MA from an accredited university in a Science, Engineering or related Business Management degree.
Allowable Substitution: A BS or BA degree from an accredited university and an additional four (4) years of experience can be substituted for an MS or MA degree.
Experience: At least ten (10) years experience in defense acquisition program management related to weapon systems acquisition and life cycle management; and a minimum of five (5) years out of 10 years of recent work experience related to international acquisition programs. Familiarity with DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.2 (Operation of the Defense Acquisition System), DoD Directive (DODD) 5530.03 (International Agreements), and the International Cooperation in Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (IC in AT&L) Handbook. Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, policies, and practices of system acquisition to plan, organize, and coordinate critical aspects of the development, production, and deployment of systems, subsystems, and equipment. Demonstrated knowledge of the system equipment life-cycle phases and the documentation, analyses, and reviews associated with those phases.
Other: Travel 25% of the time, CONUS and OCONUS. Must have an Active Secret Security Clearance.
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