ESSENTIAL AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:
All areas of responsibility listed below are essential to the satisfactory performance of this position, with reasonable accommodation, if necessary. Work responsibilities may vary, depending upon assignment.
- This position supports the B-2 Division (AFLCMC/WWZ) Directorate as a Test Manager Avionics and Armament, SME. Work is performed at WPAFB.
- Applies T&E knowledge and experience to support systems and subsystems development, procurement, and sustainment activities throughout their life cycles; this includes pre/post award project/program T&E tasks.
- Applies understanding of the acquisition process and of the entire system(s) being acquired to establish test objectives necessary to ensure a thorough, meaningful test program meeting program office objectives. Applies an understanding of DoD and USAF T&E regulations, processes, and procedures to support the design, planning, execution, and analysis phases of test programs and assess the performance of aeronautical systems, subsystems, and equipment, as they progress through the various acquisition phases and milestones.
- Applies experience and capability to support the assigned tasks and lead journeyman and junior level support personnel in the analysis, support, specialty, engineering and/or functional capability of the task. Assists in the designing, planning, execution, analysis and reporting phases of T&E programs (including any applicable Military certifications and procedures) to assess the performance of aeronautical systems, subsystems, and equipment, as they progress through the various acquisition phases and milestones. Reviews/develops/updates applicable program documentation for T&E management relevant requirements across the full spectrum of actions required to award contracts to include, but not be limited to: pre-award documentation, development of evaluation criteria, evaluation of contractor proposals, and post-award documentation actions. Performs an advisory role, as required, for program source selections on all T&E management related requirements. Supports project team meetings, working groups, and reviews as needed. Manages all aspects of the B-2 enterprise and individual test program Integrated Test Team (ITT) activities as needed, including interaction with other test organizations, e.g., B-2 Combined Test Force (CTF), Office Secretary of Defense or the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, 72 Test Wing, etc. Provides technical analysis support in planning, conducting and participating in PMRs, TRRs, TIM, ICWG, SRR, configuration management reviews/audits, and other technical/programmatic forums as required. Assesses, evaluates, and analyzes test strategies, requirements, and objectives for issues that specifically impact the availability, performance, safety, interoperability, or capability of the weapon system.
- Produces or supports development of documentation and presentation materials as requested or necessitated by programmatic limits based on cost, schedule, and performance.
- Provides assistance with preparing, maintaining, updating, and reviewing the full range of test and test-related documentation to include the TEMP, Integrated System Test Plan, ITT Charter, Program Introduction Document, Statement of Capabilities, and all other test plans and reports, as required. Reviews documentation for adequacy, specification/performance requirement compliance, conformity with mandatory guidance, and provide recommendations to the Government, as necessary, for improvement.
- Recommends, assesses, and analyzes requirements and objectives, T&E concepts, strategies, and plans. Coordinates the Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) for the delivered items and associated plans to include, coordination of testing requirements with program office customers, contractors, and other agencies.
- Performs tradeoff studies and recommend alternative test strategies and approaches to the government. Participates in ITT meetings, TRRs, and other test related program meetings and events as necessary. Assists in scheduling and securing required test resources in support of project/program office objectives.
- Monitors, assesses status, and reports on T&E efforts for any and all systems at Contractor and Government facilities. Assists in certification of system readiness for OT and participate in regular team meetings and other functional team meetings, as required. Recommends, assesses, and analyzes requirements and objectives, T&E concepts, strategies, and plans. Assists in preparing recommendations and assessing test data requirements and aircraft instrumentation systems necessary to meet program test objectives within program cost and schedule constraints.
- Provides recommendations on integrated data processing, software, and analysis considerations. Reviews and coordinates detailed test plans and programs to include determination of objectives, schedules, and cost. With a properly signed and approved Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), supports technical evaluations on contractor proposals to ensure compliance with programmatic requirements. Provides assistance and recommendations as necessary to POM inputs and funds execution and management for test.
- Assists the Government with the determination of capability and availability of major DoD and civilian test resources and facilities and in scheduling and securing required test resources in support of project/program office objectives. Provides recommendations on adequacy of data collection methodology, instrumentation, and procedures, format data to facilitate computer processing and analysis, and perform first and second generation data reduction.
- Assists with DR prioritization, tracking, and resolution. Actively participates in, and ensures consideration is given to; current and future test requirements in Configuration Control Boards, Engineering Technical Review Boards, PSR, PCB, and other applicable meetings.
- Provides on-site test facility improvement recommendations to government officials. Applies working knowledge of data analysis using modeling and simulation techniques, computer simulations or other methods as necessary to recommend changes in testing techniques, procedures, and/or to identify potential areas for further investigation.
- Reviews, analyzes, and resolves equipment interface problems. Assists in the determination and definition of aircraft configuration requirements. Reviews, analyzes, and identifies potential updates to TOs and TCTOs, drawings, Engineering Change Orders, and other applicable technical data. Performs engineering studies, develop test procedures, repair capabilities and maintenance or inspection requirements, and analyze data from applicable sources (e.g. REMIS, Integrated Maintenance Data System, etc.). Provides technical, programmatic, and logistical historical context information and data so that comprehensive engineering and management decisions can be made in a timely manner.
- Evaluates the levels of effort, resources, and integration required to develop executable T&E programs and execute the T&E plan. Assists in scheduling and securing required test resources in support of project/program office objectives. Supports major program reviews, inspections, and conferences, TPWG meetings, executive independent reviews, program evaluations, ITTs, TRRs, other test related program events, as well as major milestone events. Assists in the development and/or maintenance of test plans and procedures, T&E management plans, acquisition strategies, and planning documents. Supports the coordination of ATP for the delivered items and associated plans as well as recommend and coordinate testing requirements with program office customers, contractors, and other agencies with standardization requirements for test programs.
- Performs research activities to define minimum test requirements, definition of task scope and selection of alternatives. Analyzes test strategies to interpret, organize, execute, and coordinate assignments for projects concerned with unique or potentially controversial test requirements having a major effect on the programs. Recommends any on-site test facility improvement to government officials. Provides potential solutions for any program test problems, issues or concerns. Determines the capability and availability of major DoD and civilian test resources and facilities to include planning and organizing the flight and ground testing of an aircraft, subsystems or components involving weapon system contractors, other USAF test organizations, and DoD agencies.
- Prepares, maintains, updates, and reviews the full range of test plans and test-related (T&E strategies, requirements, and objectives) documentation for adequacy, specification/performance requirement compliance, conformity with mandatory guidance, and provide recommendations as necessary for improvement. Performs and prepare tradeoff studies, and make recommendations on alternative test strategies and approaches to senior leadership.
- Assists in the management of the B-2 test team at Edwards AFB to ensure the team has the skills and clearances necessary to conduct flight test from the smallest demonstrations to the largest ACAT 1 programs. Assists in forecasting the B-2 test workload at the various test agencies and the B-2 CTF.
- Assists the development of test requirements for B-2 Modernization and Sustainment programs and the development and maintenance of an enterprise level integrated flight test schedule to support efficient test planning and resource allocation.
- Assists in the planning and execution of a replacement B-2 test aircraft including the initial selection, modification of the aircraft into a test configuration, and the de-modification of the existing test aircraft and its return to the operational fleet. Assists in the management of the existing B-2 test aircraft including the day-to-day operations, T-2 modifications, and maintenance.
- Establishes and maintains effective professional working relationships with co-workers, and customers.
- Follows policies and procedures as described in corporate manuals and directives.
- Attends work each day during scheduled work hours unless on approved travel or time off.
- Performs occasional travel to contractor and customer sites, as required (see WORKING CONDITIONS below).
- Works flexible hours, including occasional overtime.
- Carry’s out other duties as may be assigned or requested.
- Submits monthly status reports and other information as requested
- Complies with requirements of the contract’s Visitor Group Security Agreement (VGSA).
- Prepares CDRL inputs including the Task Order’s Monthly Status Report.
- Completes required Government and PESystems training and certifications.
- Perform occasional travel to contractor and customer sites, as required.
- Work is performed indoors with some potential risks to safety and health hazards related to electronics.
- A Subject Matter Expert is an individual whose qualifications and/or particular expertise are exceptional and/or highly unique. Subject Matter Experts do not have specific experience/education qualifications, but are typically identified as recognized Industry leaders for a given area of expertise. Subject Matter Experts typically perform the following kinds of functions: Initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements from a project’s inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs; Provides strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff; Provides detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development, and/or maintenance efforts for client-specific or mission critical challenges/issues; Consults with client to define need or problem supervises studies and leads surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions.
- Possess a minimum of 10 years T&E experience including experience in managing weapon system platforms.
- Possess Defense Acquisition T&E Level III Certification or equivalent experience (evaluated on a case by case basis by the B-2 Division).
- Required to be cleared at the required level.
- Must obtain and maintain a government security clearance at the required level.
- Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel) and other standard (Customer specified) applications.
- Must be able to transport self to various facility sites, as required. If using own motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Physical Skills and Abilities:
- May require lifting up to 25 pounds.
- Requires visual acuity to use a keyboard and monitor.