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SDA Acquisition Program Manager, EO Systems

Company: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary

Odyssey Systems has an exciting new opportunity for an Electro-Optical (EO) Systems Acquisition Program Manager supporting the Electro-Optical Portfolio of the Sensor Support Services (S3) contract supporting the Space Domain Awareness Division in the US Space Force Special Programs Directorate of the Space and Missile Systems Center.


Job Responsibilities:

The Electro-Optical Acquisition Program Manager provides technical and programmatic support to the Electro-Optical Portfolio, including the Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) system, Space Surveillance Telescope (SST), Solar Electro-Optical Network (SEON), and the MARK IVB network of meteorological data stations, as well as numerous investments in emerging electro-optical sensing, image/signal processing, and data exploitation technologies supporting Space Domain Awareness (SDA).

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Provide acquisition support: assist in developing acquisition strategies, cost estimations, requirements, statements of work, and requests for proposal; review and provide technical evaluation of vendor proposals for sustainment, contractor re-competes, new acquisitions, upgrades, and modifications; prepare and staff required program and contract documents; interact with financial, contract, scheduling, risk management, and execution activities and personnel
Oversee and facilitate SYG sustainment and modification budgets for program managers; develop and edit program inputs in the Comprehensive Cost and Requirement (CCaR) and Centralized Access for Data Exchange (CAFDEx) systems to facilitate a final government budget and justification for each budget
Support, review and provide comments/input to, the development of overarching system design documentation to include: technical requirements documents (TRD); capability description documents (CDD); capability production documents (CPD); ICDs; and system specifications
Support the Government at technical interchange meetings (TIMs), design reviews, provisioning conference, tech order in-process reviews (IPRs), test readiness reviews, event scheduling, internal staff meetings, Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings, working groups, and informal meetings; interface with contractor program management and technical personnel
Organize and support working group meetings across multiple organizations; research, provide recommended solutions and/or resolve questions, issues, and risks identified in IPT meetings; develop and provide recommended actions to the Government Program Management team and to Portfolio and Division senior management; coordinate with prime contractors, depot contractors, and Government functional teams
Develop strategies, plans, and packages for classified and unclassified document submissions and facilitate associated life cycle cost planning and benefit analyses, partnering, acquisition of data rights, and provisioning; staff packages through the process and follow through final approval
Review and provide relevant critical feedback on contractor prepared schedules, budgets, development, and test plans; provide program oversight support to the Government team; prepare briefings, reports, and informational analyses in support of the Division's programs; identify and prepare consolidated lessons learned reports from applicable related programs for Directorate and SMC reviews
Other duties as requested by the Government and within the constraints of the S3 contract


Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in Project Management, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Space Operations, or a related discipline plus 12 years of experience including at least 3 years of experience supporting Space Surveillance, Space Operations, Intelligence Support for Space Control, or a related mission area
Knowledge of standard acquisition regulations, practices, and procedures
Knowledge of Program Management and Scheduling processes and tools
Knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) processes and tools
Active Secret clearance, able to obtain a TS/SCI (current TS/SCI preferred)

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Space Operations, or a related discipline plus 15 or more years of experience in Space Surveillance, Space Operations, Intelligence Support for Space Control, or in a related mission area including a leadership role
DoD Acquisition, Logistics, or Sustainment experience supporting similar requirements in Air Force Space Command, Air Force Material Command, or similar missions in an intelligence organization, Federally Funded Research Development Center (FFRDC), or DoD/DoE Laboratory
Project Management Professional (PMP), Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) Level 3 Certification in Program Management or Contracting, or equivalent DAIWA certification
Active TS/SCI, agreeable to polygraph
Able to travel as needed (CONUS/OCONUS, est. 25%)


Company Overview

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd., Colorado Springs , SDA Acquisition Program Manager, EO Systems, Executive , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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