Program Analyst (Platforms And Weapons Technologies (P&WT) Directorate)

Alexandria, VA, United States of America
Nov 23, 2022
Dec 23, 2022
Full Time
Program Analyst (Platforms And Weapons Technologies (P&WT) Directorate)

Job Category: Project and Program Management

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Top Secret

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

What You'll Get to Do:

Do you want to be a part of solving the current and future science and technology challenges for the Department of Defense (DoD)? You will assist with supervision and oversight of Department of Defense science and technology efforts across P&WT Directorate areas including Munitions, Nuclear Delivery Systems, Directed Energy Weapons Technologies, Operational Energy, Materials, Aerospace, counter-unmanned systems technologies, and enabling manned- and unmanned-platform technologies across the domains of air, land, sea, and space. Assist in the development of and recommend adjustments to the DoD's science and technology strategies for P&WT areas through research and direct interface with the Department of Energy (DOE), OSD Staff, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, Services, OGA's, industry and academia. Provide management and integration support to assist in the development of and recommend adjustments to the DoD's Science and Technology (S&T) Investment Strategy as it applies to P&WT. Provide proven capability to maintain programmatic oversight for portfolios of highly technical projects; track monthly status reports, outstanding actions, and performance metrics; analyze and monitor funding and scientific breadth of research programs implemented; and conducts technical analysis for emerging, ongoing, or completed P&WT projects. Assimilate complex technology issues and summarize as appropriate to intended audiences (technical and senior leadership).

More About the Role:

As a Program Analyst you will:
  • Provide assessments and analyses of P&WT Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) programs and technologies areas across Budget Activities 1-3, for use by OUSD(R&E) leadership during PPBE meetings, Service Reviews, and OSD reviews;
  • Provide recommendations of near-, mid-, and far-term platforms and weapons-related S&T efforts across the DoD as well as those which should be accelerated to provide near-term benefit to operational forces;
  • Assist in developing a strategy for P&WT investments, including developing and analyzing different models, approaches or processes for such investments.
  • Assist in executing the strategy for P&WT investments including: analyzing the needs and opportunities to be addressed; formulating solicitations or similar documents; and, helping to organize and conduct the evaluation of proposals;
  • Produce analytical products, directives, meeting minutes, reporting documentation, or other requirements necessary for the efficient management of DoD S&T efforts;
  • Assist the P&WT team's support of the OUSD(R&E) regarding congressional issues by tracking legislative developments, congressional reporting requirements and congressional actions and helping to gather and prepare materials for congressional hearings;
  • Execute and plan C-UAS studies, analysis, and simulation experiments to include large- scale collaborative engagement and swarming concepts/defense; Track Service lead studies, analysis, and experiments for S&T insights across the department;
  • Work with DoD Joint Capability Office for C-sUAS and DOT&E to monitor C-sUAS T&E, experiments, assessments, testing protocols, and related events to ensure interoperability, reduce duplication of effort, and identify collaboration opportunities; Collaborate with CCMDs on technical data sharing agreements, C2 interoperability, and development of a working Common Operating Picture (COP); support and serve as the OUSD(R&E) technical lead for UAS traffic management (UTM) initiatives and implementation of FAA mandated remote ID processes across the department; serve as OUSD(R&E) action officer POC with the interagency with respect to UAS/C-UAS;
  • Establish and manage the day-to-day coordination of the Unmanned Systems Technologies (UxST) team and coordination with UxS S&T Reliance 21 COI; Support UxST office with UAS/C-UAS analysis efforts; Participate in FAA/DHS C-UAS initiatives that my impact DoD/OUSD(R&E); Engage with Intelligence Community on UAS threat to keep OUSD(R&E) informed and assist in development of action plans to mitigate UAS threats to DoD and critical national assets;
  • Provide programmatic assistance in managing Munitions Office office programs and perform technical assessments of technologies of interest to munitions focusing primarily on the prioritization of munitions technology (energetic materials, advanced propulsion, warhead technology, lethality, fuzing, sensors, communications, etc.) objectives. Resolve ambiguous and challenging tasks typically found in senior-level Federal Government scientific research and engineering offices;
  • Provide support to activities, meetings and projects to include, but not limited to: development of meeting agenda, management plans, and execution strategies; research and analysis of technical content and data; draft and review content (information papers, action memoranda, weekly activity reports, white papers and presentations); and accomplish coordination across required DoD offices;
  • Prepare and socialize program governance documents, charters, designation memos, etc. describing program processes, roles and responsibilities, and outreach;
  • Maintain broad situational awareness of research and development efforts involving the P&WT, including nuclear and strategic weapon system program areas; and
  • Assist in the POM development process, including the development of unfunded requirement issue papers and other programmatic documentations.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:
  • Experience: Ten (10) years' recent and relevant experience providing strategic technical oversight of projects;
  • Demonstrated progressive responsibility in technical project management positions;
  • Work experience in positions requiring exceptional oral and written communication skills, and above-average skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel applications. Demonstrated success in the conception and execution of highly complex and technical detailed projects (with minimal guidance from the client, and often within very short deadlines;
  • Education: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Degree requirement waived in lieu of significant recent and relevant work experience: minimum of ten (10) years' active duty military or minimum of ten (10) years' experience;
  • Clearance: DoD Top Secret security clearance and ability to obtain and maintain SCI.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • PhD degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or other relevant field is preferred. Demonstrated progressive responsibility in project management positions supporting the DoD science and technology enterprise.

**This position is in support of future opportunities. As we get closer to filling this position, we will be contacting qualified candidates. If you are selected to interview, you will be contacted directly by a recruiter.

What We Can Offer You:

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