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Senior Program Analyst

Lexington Park, Maryland

Must be U.S. Citizen

Clearance Required: SECRET Ability to obtain a TS/SCI


MA/MS Degree in a business, management, or relevant technical discipline.
Allowable Substitution: Bachelor’s Degree plus 4 years additional work experience. An AA/AS degree and an additional 8 years’ experience or no degree and an additional 10 years’ experience

Position Description:

Serves as a PMA201 Foreign Military Sales Precision Guided Munition (PGM) Program Analyst. The PGM Program Analyst is responsible and accountable to the Level II FMS Program Manager (PM) for cost, schedule, and performance of the specific programs and weapons systems within that portfolio. The incumbent supports the PM in the execution of all management, procurement, and life-cycle support for components associated with PMA-201 PGM efforts. Responsibilities include all advanced planning efforts requiring a wide range of data gathering and analysis for the complete development, testing, production, acquisition, integration and sustainment of these programs. The analyst will assist the PM to plan, manage, and execute PGM programs to achieve cost, schedule, and performance requirements and thresholds in accordance with established program documentation and NAVAIR/DoD guidelines. Efforts include coordination with other field activities, and other services for planning and execution of multiple budget lines and management of a product portfolio that includes all smart weapons end items in multiple configurations, ensuring successful achievement of product development, procurement, and sustainment objectives.

Required Experience:

• Assist the Case Manager in the development and planning of new BPC and Standard FMS cases resulting from the successful implementation of solutions to emergent and contingency requirements.

• Assist the Case Manager with all research for Projects.

• Assist Case Manager with PMA-201, NIPO, COCOM, and Senior USN and DoD leadership communications.

• Assist the Case Manager with briefs for internal and external stakeholders, to include both unclassified and classified briefs.

• Assist Case Manager with International Customer communications.

• Collect and distribute action items from program meetings after receiving Government approval of the content and format of the documents. Maintain an issue and action item database to support the Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead and government systems engineers in managing the lifecycle of product issues and actions. Track action items to closure.

• Coordinate and participate in working groups, meetings, and conferences with other Program Manager, Air (PMAs) offices, Program Executive Offices (PEOs), Navy and other DoD and International Agencies to coordinate program plans, road maps, and reviews of potential technologies that may aid in accomplishing Emergent Requirements programs. Scope of support will include classified meetings, and may require CONUS and OCONUS support and travel.

• Support planning activities to include presenting alternative funding or acquisition strategies and cost estimates for new program requirements for Government consideration and appropriate action.

• Review program progress and track status of vendor critical contract deadlines to identify and report potential problems and/or issues with prime contractor and/or USG schedule conflicts, resource scarcity, and proposed solutions.

• Provide analyses of requirements and schedules, evaluate, and recommend changes to schedules and associated milestones to ensure compatibility with overall program objectives. Coordinate with Emergent Requirements team, and other stakeholders, to ensure timely schedule milestone execution.

• Provide input and adjudicate comments on CDRLs and CDRL Deliverables.

• Support related source selection evaluations as permitted by law and regulation to include performing analyses of contract proposals, change proposals and technical changes including related on-site reviews at applicable facilities.

• Perform other duties, as needed in support of the Emergent Requirements Team.

• Provide analyses of projected and actual systems cost, including program engineering requirements, logistics requirements, test and integration efforts, contractor’s cost, and potential product improvement initiatives. Provide recommendations to support each initiative, their potential return on investment, and associated risk to the program.

• Provide recommendations and alternatives in support of program execution; spend plan development, out-year planning, and the creation of funding request and justification documents across various funding authorizations (e.g. SDAF, BPC, FMF, and FMS). Contribute to the development of white papers, quad charts and trade studies.

• Coordinate with NAVAIR Public Affairs Office for all media inquiries and public release of program information and/or program status to include coordination with the Integrated Product Team Leads to ensure that products are releasable.

• Assess if hardware procurement and support contracts are being awarded in a timely manner, and the impacts of identified risks and issues.

• Review Release Policy to determine the disclosure and releasability of PMA-201 capabilities to various international customers in-line with current TSFD (Technology Security and Foreign Disclosure) practices and regulations. Should Release Policy not exist, assist the Case Manager in the identification of strategies to request policy, and support the writing and execution of the Release Policy request submittal. Coordinate with the PMA-201 Foreign Disclosure Officer and NIPO on these issues and requests. Efforts will largely be classified and require access to SIPR.


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