Odyssey Systems has an exciting new opportunity for a Program Manager Senior position supporting the Fixed Wing Branch HC/MC-130 Recapitalization Program. This is an ACAT IC program designed to replace the aging fleet of Air Combat Command (ACC) HC-130P/N aircraft and Air Force (AF) Special Operations Command (AFSOC) MC-130E/H/P. The MC-130 Recap aircraft is a versatile multi-mission tactical airlifter, principally focused on providing the combatant commander with strategic reconnaissance, direct action, counter-terrorism, and humanitarian relief capability.
Duties include, but not limited to:
- Shall apply knowledge and experience in acquisition program management philosophy policies and procedures to systems, subsystems, equipment procurement activities, post-award project/program management tasks, and acquisition programs throughout their life cycles. Shall manage and organize resources and personnel needed to efficiently and effectively meet the objectives of each task, as well as explore new approaches as applicable within the performance of these tasks. Shall assign personnel to provide services as described below in the execution of the SOF & PR Division acquisition management support requirements.
- Shall assist with developing integrated risk management plans and strategies.
- Shall assist with analyzing and preparing draft recommendations relating to weapon system contractor production changes for Government consideration. Shall assist with writing, reviewing, and editing program documentation with the goal of ensuring weapon system changes are accurately identified and recorded. Shall assist with reviewing Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and Contract Change Proposals (CCPs). Shall participate in fact-finding and support the Configuration Control Board (CCB) process.
- Shall assist with performing analysis of problems and issues confirmed by the Government as requiring additional support. Analysis of the problems and issues shall include but not be limited to the identification of potential impacts/risks to programs and mitigation/avoidance strategies.
- Shall provide support for strategic scheduling and planning documentation such as the Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and shall develop and coordinate a reporting framework for event-based activities during the work efforts. 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, generation of network graphics, 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 weapon system contractor and Government schedules by performing a Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA) using Monte Carlo simulation-based software; utilize various types of scheduling software, and integrate weapon system contractor and Government schedule data. Shall assist with the planning for program milestones and reviews.
- Shall perform analyses to support program strategy decisions and courses of action. Shall provide a program assessment for integration of documentation to ensure consistency with program strategy and consistency across all milestone documentation. Shall provide inputs, draft, coordinate (with the appropriate division and other Government agencies), adjudicate comments, and produce final versions of coordinated milestone documents and assessments. Shall develop and collect technical data and inputs for staff summary packages to support coordination and signature of all associated documents for milestone approval. Shall gather program information and conduct analyses as required by the program managers and leadership.
- Shall assist in the effort to improve internal management processes by recommending alternatives to management. Shall participate in process improvement activities as members of, or advisors to, Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and Product/Process Improvement Working Groups (PIWGs).
- Shall assist in translating user requirements documents such as the Capability Development Document (CDD), Capability Production Document (CPD), and Concept of Operations (CONOPS) into weapon system contract Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation. Shall assist with developing and documenting recommended program management inputs for PWSs, Contract Data Requirement Lists (CDRLs), and other acquisition documentation for assigned programs.
- Shall be proficient in Microsoft (MS) Project. Shall be familiar with the Comprehensive Cost and Reporting System (CCaRS), System Metric and Reporting Tool (SMART), and Air Force and SOF portals in order to conduct research/analyses and to prepare spreadsheets, briefings, figures, graphics, tables, forms, and papers. Finished products shall be technical and non-technical, classified and unclassified, in the media and format requested.
- Shall assist with leading/support activities including but not limited to planning meetings/offsites, facilitating meetings/off-sites, developing documents, and attending specialized meetings, as required. Support activities shall include developing and disseminating the agenda and slides, opening and setting up the conference room, recording and disseminating action items via electronic mail, and securing the room after the meeting.
- Shall provide advisory assistance and draft documentation support for efforts to include but not be limited to briefings, letters, and planning/coordination support for meetings.
- Shall assist with writing, coordinating, staffing, and maintaining program documentation, including but not limited to documentation regarding requirements, cost, schedule, performance, risk, impacts, and status of the program.
- Shall attend and support reviews, audits, and working group meetings including but not limited to Program Management Reviews (PMRs), Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs), Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), Test Planning Working Groups (TPWGs), and Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs). Support duties may include computer set-up, slide forwarding, documenting minutes/actions/decisions, and other duties as necessary.
- Shall assist with coordinating arrangements, agendas, and briefing materials and record/track program action items and suspense’s for events such as meetings, reviews, working groups, and audits. For these events, coordination should occur with functional managers, outside agencies, weapon system contractor personnel, and the program office customers.
- Shall assist with collecting and preparing materials for staff meetings and other programmatic meetings, as required by senior personnel.
- Shall provide assistance to the Government for assembling Contractor Performance Assessment Rating (CPAR) inputs for weapon system contracts.
- Shall apply knowledge, experience, and best business practices to provide DoD, USAF, and USSOCOM acquisition PM support, demonstrating a familiarity with USSOCOM Directive 70-1 and current acquisition processes, policies, and procedures as they pertain to programs up to and including ACAT 1D.
- Active Secret Clearance
- Advanced Degree, Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS) in a field relevant to their functional area, and 12 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, five years of which must be in the DoD
- OR, BA/BS degree in a field relevant to their functional area, and 15 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, five of which must be in the DoD
- OR, 20 years of directly related experience with proper certifications as described in the Functionally Aligned Job Descriptions, eight of which must be in the DoD
- Shall possesses the advanced knowledge, experience, and recognized ability to be considered an expert in their technical/professional field, possess 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. (Program Office, Enterprise and Staff Level Support interface)
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.