Acquisition Specialist

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In today’s environment our clients’ abilities to respond to requests for information are more important than ever – and through people, processes, tools, and technology, we help them do so. Are you excited about exploring innovative ways to visualize data, use analytics, and help clients find relevant information in an ever-growing sea of emails and electronic documents? Do you have a legal or technology background and want to continue to grow your skills and abilities? We are a practice that brings together teams focusing on thought diversity, collaborative problem solving, and development of our professionals to enable our Government and Public Services (GPS) Discovery & Data Management Practice clients face litigation and other regulatory requirements with the resources to efficiently and effectively assist the government and respond to information requests. If you want to help clients make sense of their data and are passionate about keeping up with the latest data trends and technology sources, then our team would be a great fit for you!

Deloitte is seeking an
Acquisition Specialist to join our team supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Research & Development Directorate (DTRA RD). The position is located in Reston, Virginia supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The applicant will serve as a primary action officer to coordinate the procedural and administrative efforts for the acquisition of technically focused, urgent Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD) projects. The position requires the applicant to coordinate and manage division acquisition efforts spanning the portfolio. This includes developing detailed acquisition strategies and project plans, task tracking products, milestone dates and decisions to ensure proper sequencing of events and budgets throughout the lifecycle management of rapid acquisition projects. The position requires applicant to possess an active TS/SCI Security Clearance.

Work you’ll do:

  • Serves as the Division acquisition support advisor to maintain oversight and coordinate efforts of assigned projects while identifying and recommending actions to ensure each Counter-WMD project meets or exceeds cost, schedule and performance parameters and identified goals
  • Ensures Division acquisition associated documents are drafted, processed, and tracked in accordance with DTRA policies
  • Monitors project cost, schedule, performance, milestones, and key events for multiple DTRA Research & Development (RD), CWMD Technologies Department (CX), Urgent Solutions Division (CXU) projects
  • Coordinates with Service and Interagency Program Managers for DTRA funded projects to facilitate acquisition strategy to include development, evaluation, fielding, employment and ultimate transfer to service and interagency partners for lifecycle management
  • Responsible for the justification, development, execution, and sustainment of DTRA Counter-WMD capabilities
  • Develops Alternatives of Analysis (AOA’s) and conducts novel market research to support CWMD and emerging threat solutions and Course of Action (COA) generation
  • Prepares executive level General Officer/Flag Officer (GO/FO) briefing presentations in support of informational and decisional authority boards
  • Authors quality acquisition support documentation, staffs and initiates timely workflow actions for sustainable capabilities, warfighter employment and solution protection
  • Submits weekly/monthly summary of deliverables in support of contract performance requirements
  • Leverages urgent and rapid acquisition policy guidance in support of customer decision making
  • Identifies Risk and implements risk mitigation strategies to projects
  • Manages task order contract deliverables and uploads to appropriate databases and repositories
  • Performs other duties as required

The team:

Deloitte’s Government and Public Services (GPS) practice – our people, ideas, technology and outcomes-is designed for impact. Serving federal, state, & local government clients as well as public higher education institutions, our team of over 15,000+ professionals brings fresh perspective to help clients anticipate disruption, reimagine the possible, and fulfill their mission promise.

The successful candidate must possess the following requirements:

  • Experience: minimum 10 years professional experience within the Department of Defense in assignments of successive. Candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working within the DoD preferably with DTRA.
  • Education: BA/BS degree preferably in Engineering, Business Administration, Science, Finance, Mathematics or related discipline.

Preferred Skills:

  • 3+ years in a Department of Defense or Federal Acquisition focused position
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Science, Finance or Mathematics
  • Possess understanding of Counter-WMD Research and Development, portfolio and project management
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Defense Acquisition University Program Management Level 1 & 2
  • Demonstrated technical experience in the following areas is desired:
    • Materials Science
    • Explosive Detection / Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
    • Directed Energy / Device Neutralization
    • Ground penetrating Radar (GPR)
    • Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI)
    • Electro Magnetic Spectrum (EMS)
    • Signal processing
    • Electronic Warfare / Electronic Attack
    • Biometrics
    • Sensors and/or Sensor Integration

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