VTG is seeking to add a Senior Program Manager position to assist the customer at Wright Patterson AFB, OH. The Contractor shall possess the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to be able to self-sufficiently perform all duties and tasks in support of the Directorate missions. The contractor will be expected to apply their knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience in acquisition program management statutory requirements, philosophy, policies, practices, and procedures to FMS and USAF systems, subsystems, equipment, and services procurement activities, post award project/program management tasks, and life-cycle acquisition and acquisition logistics management.
- The Contractor shall apply an understanding of DoD and AF Program/Project analysis to plan, organize, complete and present assessments of program/project activity management concepts, analyses, studies and procedures to senior leadership. The Contractor shall evaluate implications of existing or proposed projects, programs, processes, and policies/laws and recommend improvements to the Government point-of-contact (POC). The Contractor shall assist the PM and Acquisition Team in: the planning and organizing of program management activities, and/or analyses efforts of a group of specialists, and /or advising on and performing work related to program management. The Contractor shall plan, organize, complete, and present assessments of program management concepts, analyses, studies, and procedures. The Contractor shall assist in performing a wide range of activities including gathering a variety of program information, conducting analyses, acquisition strategy planning, pre-award and post-award document preparation, and milestone planning, tracking, scheduling, briefing preparation, staff coordination, and decision documentation preparation.
- The Contractor shall provide support to establish and maintain databases and assist in the development and analysis of key program metrics. The Contractor shall assist in developing and integrating risk management plans and strategies and support program briefings. The Contractor shall assist in determining program progress and effectively communicate recommendations orally and in writing to higher organizational management.
Schedule Project Management
- The Contractor shall develop, report, and maintain schedules and metrics that are needed to track program status. The Contractor shall have a working knowledge of, and be able to effectively apply Earned Value Management (EVM) principles in order to evaluate and report program health and status.
- The Contractor shall interface and coordinate with lateral USG organizations, i.e. headquarters, major commands, aircraft wings/squadrons, test agencies, and USAF Centers or other external agencies as required in order to accomplish assigned tasks.
External Mission Partner Program Management Activities
- The Contractor shall assist with the resolution of programmatic issues including, but not be limited to, interfacing/querying Air Staff, Air Force Major Command, and Department of Defense personnel. The Contractor shall document the status, decisions, and open actions to be resolved because of inquiries, and deliver executive-quality products to the PEO/Deputy.
- The Contractor shall assist with the proper coding and filing of Directorate records within the Air Force guidelines, and shall be knowledgeable in the use of Air Force Records Information Management System (AFRIMS) and proficient with the Electronic Records Management (ERM) system per AFI 33-364 and AFMAN 33-363.
- Knowledge and understanding in the application of acquisition management initiatives such as buying commercial items (i.e. acquisition of Non-developmental Items (NDI), Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) items, and FAA certified items), Commercial Practices (such as Performance Based Business Environment), Earned Value Management System (EVMS), Evolutionary Acquisition and Agile Acquisition of the Integrated Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Life Cycle Management System and Acquisition Streamlining.
- Assist in planning, organizing, and managing critical aspects of the development, production, and/or deployment of systems, subsystems, and equipment.
- Apply DoD acquisition procedures, analytical methods and techniques to gather, analyze, and evaluate information required by program/project managers and Mission Partners.
- Knowledge and understanding of current Air Force acquisition regulations, guidelines, and processes to integrate, communicate, coordinate, organize, and plan technical and acquisition efforts across a broad spectrum of functional disciplines (i.e. Technology development and integrating engineering, program control, foreign disclosure, test and deployment, configuration management, production and manufacturing, quality assurance, and logistics support).
- Ability to support the acquisition program management full life cycle requirements of systems, subsystems, and equipment throughout the case life cycles.
- Provide recommendations in support of overall training systems to include, but not be limited to, systems requirements identification and documentation, simulation and support systems design activities, SIMCERT, planning site bed-down and facility planning, sustainment planning, installation, test and integration, acceptance and eventual integration into the field training unit (FTU) and sustainment.
- Assist in providing acquisition program analysis support, including technology development and integrating engineering, program control, foreign disclosure, test and deployment, configuration management, production and manufacturing, quality assurance, and logistics support.
- Assist in the management of Instructional Systems Design (ISD) processes which include, but is not limited to, managing/conduction proposal analysis/reviews, courseware requirement reviews, various working groups and program management reviews.
- Assist in the management of Training Systems Analysis (TSA) efforts for system modifications and emerging training requirements.
Acquisition Document Preparation
- Support various program actions such as meeting attendance; meeting minutes; milestone planning, tracking, and scheduling; briefing preparation; staff coordination; risk management plan and strategy development and integration; and decision documentation preparation.
- Develop and prepare briefings in the required format for approval by the Government Program Manager to provide program status.
- Assist with development of documentation and funding requirements leading to program implementation.
- Assist in identifying and resolving any program management issues.
- Assist in the review of documentation for programmatic considerations and issues and shall assist in recommending solutions or improvements.
- Assist the Program Management Office (PMO) with development and review of Should Cost/Will Cost Estimates and programming of funds for POM submission into the FYDP.
- Assist in preparing plans and documentation required to participate in the Material Development Decision (MDD), pre/post Acquisition Strategy Panels (ASPs), and the Milestone A, B and C decision processes (DoDI 5000.2).
- Candidate shall have knowledge, experience and demonstrated ability to perform as a Senior Program Manager.
- Possess the advanced knowledge, experience and recognized ability to be considered an expert in their technical/professional field, possesses the ability to perform tasks, and oversee the efforts of junior and journeyman personnel within the technical/professional discipline. Shall demonstrate advanced knowledge of their technical/professional discipline as well as possess a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply associated standards, procedures and practices in their area of expertise. A Senior skill level typically works on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently.
- Minimum Education and Experience is a MA/MS and ten years of experience in Program Management or,
- Minimum Education and Experience is a BA/BS and twelve years of experience in Program Management or,
- High School and fifteen years of directly related experience in project and program management.