Acquisition Program Manager (Global Hawk) in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH at DCS

Date Posted: 9/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

In this role you will provide full-spectrum ACQUISITION PROGRAM MANAGEMENT support to the GLOBAL HAWK PROGRAM OFFICE within the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

The DCS Team has entered the direct pre-award phase for this multi-year effort. Accordingly, we are working to smoothly transition incumbent team members, and to fill existing and projected vacancies.

These positions include both tele-work and government-site work requirements.

Nominal start of work is 20 November 2020.

Representative Positions:

  • Program Management, Director’s Action Group (DAG)

  • Program Management, Documentation

  • Program Management, Integration

  • Program Management, International Business

  • Program Management, Risk Management

  • Program Management, Sustainment

Essential Job Functions:

In addition to tasks and responsibilities related to the specific project, all team members must perform the various common programmatic duties to enable the accomplishment of the Global Hawk acquisition mission, to include:

Manage and monitor their assigned program to include program of record changes, cost/schedule/performance issues, risks, and contract status.

Assist with planning, organization, and control of all Global Hawk weapon system production and Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) / capabilities master schedules, testing schedules, program’s weapon system prime / subcontractor schedules, and identification / resolution of variances in weapon system contractor performance.

Assist in USAF project management during the development and integration of aircraft hardware/software to assess the functionality of each component.

Assist in assessing system operational performance in satisfying validated operational requirements.

Apply an understanding of the US Airworthiness Certification (AWC) processes to assist in coordination and resolution of certification issues, including UAV permissions-to-fly and ferry flight preparations.

Assist in customer interaction to establish critical System of Systems (SoS) interoperability requirements to gather and exploit imagery intelligence (IMINT) and signals intelligence (SIGINT) information, as well as interoperability with ground segment, line-of-sight and satellite communications (SATCOM) data links for command and control.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Possess a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, along with with 12 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 5 of which must be in the DoD.

An adjudicated DoD Security clearance on the First Day of employment. 

The required clearance level is dependent upon position and project assignment, and may include: Top Secret, Secret, and NATO endorsements.

Personnel at the Senior and Subject Matter Expert (SME) level shall possess the advanced knowledge, experience and recognized ability to be considered an expert in their technical/professional field, and possess the ability to perform tasks and oversee the efforts of junior and journeyman personnel within the technical/professional discipline.