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Horizon 2 DoD Acquisition Specialist



SAIC is seeking an Acquisition Specialist/Program Management Expert to provide acquisition support to the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Space Superiority Systems Directorate (SMC/SY). SMC/SY equips U.S. forces with space control systems to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority. It directs the planning, development, testing, deployment, and sustainment of a complex and dynamic portfolio of space- superiority capabilities of the highest national priority. The position requires a candidate with in-depth experience with DoD program acquisition processes and documentation required for acquisition planning, program execution, DoD acquisition milestone decisions (DoDI 5000.02), and developing solicitation and contracts documentation. The candidate will interact and coordinate daily with numerous stakeholders (Program Managers, Contracting Officers, and external organizations). The successful candidate will have excellent communication and team skills. In addition, the candidate will be expected to continually balance and adjust work priorities to meet short term work suspense and rapidly evolving customer needs.






Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide expert advice to the Program Manager and Senior Air Force Leadership regarding acquisition strategies, contracting, budgeting and execution
  • Develop/coordinate acquisition planning briefings and documents (e.g., ESIS, ASP, ASD, J&A, etc.) •    Develop/coordinate solicitation planning and execution documents (e.g., RFP, SOW, CDRLs, Incentive Plans, etc.), Source Selection Strategy, etc.)
  • Develop/coordinate overarching program planning and execution documents as prescribed by/tailored from DoDI 5000.02, and relevant DoD, AF, and SMC policies • Draft technical evaluations and function as an advisor in source selections.
  • Provide technical and programmatic assessments of contractor design / milestone reviews to assess progress, risks and issues, and the ability to achieve mission requirements.
  • Evaluate technical solutions and provide assessments to the government program manager. 





  • An active TS/SCI clearance with a current background investigation within 5 years and with willingness to consent to a polygraph examination.


  • BS/BA Degree- Business or Engineering.
  • 10+ years of experience in acquisition and program management within the Air Force community.
  • Must be able to interface with all levels of functional/division acquisition offices to accomplish projects for the government program office.
  • Must be able to work independently.


  • System Engineering experience
  • Source Selection experience
  • Space Control experience
  • PMP Certification
  • Prior Military Service
  • Space control mission area experience
  • Background in a technical discipline, engineering, and/or systems engineering.
  • Be capable of providing technical and acquisition support to Government and contractor milestone reviews to assess progress, issues, and meeting mission requirements traceability.
  • Be capable of evaluating design solutions and assess architecture analysis.
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EL SEGUNDO, California
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