Reliance 21 Roadmap Support Technical Expert

Employer
CACI
Location
Alexandria, VA, United States of America
Posted
Nov 23, 2022
Closes
Dec 23, 2022
Ref
272525
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Reliance 21 Roadmap Support Technical Expert

Job Category: Engineering

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 be supporting the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) which is tasked with providing oversight and program management of science and technology (S&T) to solve current and future challenges for DoD. You will use your broad knowledge and expertise in support of science and technology (S&T) roadmap maintenance, update and evaluation. You will articulate the capabilities, accomplishments, and investment of S&T from a global perspective and ecosystem; identify and bridge technology gaps and provide recommendations and options, considering the entire S&T development life cycle; and develop of performance metrics and lessons learned. There are currently 16 active COIs covering the following cross-cutting technical areas: 1) Advanced Electronics; 2) Air Platforms; 3) Armed Services Biomedical Research Evaluation and Management (ASBREM); 4) Autonomy; 5) Biotechnology 6) Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I); 7) Cyber; 8) Directed Energy; 9) Electronic Warfare (EW); 10) Energy and Power (E&P); 11) Ground and Sea Platforms (G&SP); 12) Human Systems; 13) Kinetic Weapons Technologies; 14) Materials and Manufacturing Processes (M&MP); 15) Sensors and Processing; and 16) Space.

More About the Role:

You will:
  • Provide Strategic S&T Insight and Support to the Reliance 21 S&T Enterprise to ensure that the DoD S&T community provides solutions and advice to DoD's senior-level decision makers, warfighters, Congress, and other stakeholders in the most effective and efficient manner possible to meet joint warfighting needs;
  • Assist R&E in objectively developing, shaping, and coordinating comprehensive COI roadmaps and requisite investments that capture the opportunity, activity, and impact of S&T investments for their respective domains. Outline major operational/capability needs or systems performance requirements, and portray current posture and future strategic vision;
  • Support R&E portfolio reviews to frame DoD's S&T leadership discussions about investment priorities, the current state of technology, and future directions that consider: 1) Reliance 21 Coordination and Governance; 2) Science and Technology Research; 3) Experimentation and Transitions; 4) Program Planning, Analysis, Requirements, and Reviews; 5) Modeling and Tool Development; 6) Innovative Research and Outreach; and 7) Special Studies;
  • Assist R&E in providing technical leadership, management oversight, policy guidance, and coordination in research and engineering programs, to include strategic recommendations on COI community structure, technical areas, and members. Provide objective and well-informed strategic insights that consider the role of cross-cutting investment areas, and the investment space of the broader Federal, industrial, academic, and international communities;
  • Develop periodic and ad-hoc deliverables to include SECDEF briefings, COI roadmaps, COI taxonomy updates, cross-COI collaboration recommendations and technical exchange materials, industry briefings, and strategic research proposals;
  • Assist R&E in the evaluation, execution, and administration of the ARAP Seedling and Project proposals and programs. Provide strategic insight and thought leadership to assess level of innovation, alignment to DoD need and National Defense Strategy priorities, cost realism, and transition potential. Assist in scoring and ranking of proposals, and in the development of any requisite briefing materials for record; and
  • Provide strategic guidance and technical advice to COIs developing, refining, and/or evaluating ARAP Seedling (expansion of basic research) and full ARAP Project proposals (leading potentially to the design and development of prototypes.


You'll Bring These Qualifications:
  • Experience:Demonstrated progressive experience of which at least fifteen (15) years leading to program/project management, or DoD S&T oversight and roadmap development, at the Headquarters level or equivalent. Should be a subject matter expert in one or more of the following supported COI technical areas: 1) Advanced Electronics; 2) Air Platforms; 3) Armed Services Biomedical Research Evaluation and Management (ASBREM); 4) Autonomy; 5) Biotechnology 6) Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I); 7) Cyber; 8) Directed Energy; 9) Electronic Warfare (EW); 10) Energy and Power (E&P); 11) Ground and Sea Platforms (G&SP); 12) Human Systems; 13) Kinetic Weapons Technologies; 14) Materials and Manufacturing Processes (M&MP); 15) Sensors and Processing; and 16) Space. Ten (10) years of demonstrated experience in supporting S&T program management in DoD and knowledge of Defense S&T activities, organizations, and planning processes. In-depth knowledge of the PPBE process;
  • 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 new projects (i.e. no pre-existing business processes), and without detailed guidance from the client, and often within very short deadlines;
  • Education: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree is preferred from an accredited college or university in the relevant Reliance 21 COI of their assignment (e.g. for Cyber: computer science, computer engineering, software engineering; for EW: physics, electrical engineering; Quantum: Physics, quantum science, mathematics, etc.) At the discretion of the Government, specialized experience may be substituted in lieu of specific educational requirements, but generally not less than a relevant Master's degree in the appropriate field. Preference for candidates with exceptional DoD occupational mission experience in the COI of support; and
  • Clearance: active DoD Top Secret security clearance and ability to obtain and maintain SCI. Contractors with a DCID 6/4 eligibility within the last five (5) years are highly preferred.


These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • 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:

- We've been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation's highest priorities.

- For over 60 years, the principles of CACI's unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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