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Junior Specialty Engineer

Alexandria, Virginia
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Clearance Required: Active Secret security clearance is required to be considered for this position.
Education: BS degree in field supporting SpE disciplines from an
accredited college or university. 

Required Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a related field of expertise.
  • Capable of providing technical expertise within a Specialty Engineering area.
  • Capable of establishing strong working relationships within the DoD and identifying and resolving risks and issues is required.
  • Experience working with DoD.
Position Description: 
  • Support the creation, maintenance, and participate in Communities of Practice (CoPs), Working Groups (WGs), Bodies of Knowledge (BoKs), and similar groups. Participate in outside agency CoPs, WGs, and data repositories.  Investigate current trends in knowledge management and manage capability to index and archive developed products. 
  • Technical lead to help develop recommended courses of actions.  Advise and support assessments of transitioning OUSD(R&E) developed technologies.  
  • Provide expert advice, advocacy, guidance, reporting, documentation, outreach, and engagement (nationally and internationally) with external organizations. Identify obstacles to an interoperable engineering community.  
  • Support the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Inspector General (IG) and Congressional report review process by reviewing, preparing quality comments and recommendations related to engineering and risk assessment.
  • Oversee the planning involved in national and international meetings. 
  • Advance the Practice: 
    • Review modernization priorities and related technologies, legislation, policies, procedures, practices, guidance, standards, handbooks, tools, DoD workforce skills and training in coordination with DoD organizations, DoD Components, other federal agencies, and academic and industry partners
    • Make recommendations to advance the practice of the specialty engineering disciplines
    • Propose updates and changes that improve acquisition lifecycle outcomes, integrated with the Defense Acquisition System
    • Identify advancements, lessons learned and best practices, and promulgate them through direct interaction with DoD customers
  • Improve and Support Defense Acquisition Programs and Projects:
    • Technical assessments and reviews of programs and projects with regard to engineering disciplines
    • Provide technical assessments and recommendations to improve outcomes over the lifecycle of these programs and projects, aligning with policy, guidance, standards and best practices
    • Provide cost and benefit analyses of recommendations to support leadership decisions concerning lifecycle cost, schedule and performance tradeoffs for these programs and projects


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