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Acquisition Program Manager

McLean, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

Must know the NSA organization.

Ensure recognition of identified program needs to inform and begin the requirements validation process.

Lead and integrate functional teams to analyze potential program requirements and refine program requirements and continuously coordinate with users to determine appropriate interpretation.

Conduct advanced acquisition planning and programming to produce the acquisition and investment strategy and program plan and coordinate the acquisition through the contracting process (e.g., contracting milestones, solicitation, source selection, award, negotiation, and administration).

Oversee the preparation, justification, and/or administration of budgets and monitor expenditures for program areas.

Lead, plan, organize, staff, and monitor specific acquisition programs to ensure they meet cost, schedule, and performance requirements throughout the life cycle and maintain accountability for accurate and credible cost, schedule, and performance reporting.

Establish and oversee a risk management approach to ensure program success.

Manage ongoing working relationships and expectations with customers, stakeholders, users, and decision authorities throughout the program life cycle.

Oversee, monitor, and approved the technical strategy against requirements.

Ensure mission assurance (e.g. quality, maintainability, affordability, supportability, and training) for products and/or services throughout the life cycle.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a current permanent ODNI employee.


Must know the NSA organization.

Expert understanding of roles and missions of enterprise (e.g., agency, department, IC) and other external factors.

Superior ability to perceive organizational and political reality and expert understanding of how actions by one entity affect others to identify practical solutions for enterprise mission accomplishment.

Superior skill to align programs with strategic goals.

Expert understanding of the organization's financial processes.

Prepares, justifies, and administers the project/program budget.

Superior ability to oversee procurement and contracting to achieve desired results; monitor expenditures and analyze cost-benefits to set priorities.

Superior ability to develop collaborative information and expert knowledge of sharing networks and building alliances with colleagues and counterparts within and/or across the organization, the IC, other government/private organizations, or professional/technical disciplines to achieve organizational outcomes.

Superior ability to persuade others, builds consensus through give and take, and gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

Superior ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, especially in difficult situations (e.g. when defending or critiquing a position).

Superior ability to demonstrate and foster respect, understanding, courtesy, tact, and empathy.

Considers varied cultural backgrounds, work experience, and organizational roles in working with others.

Superior ability to develop new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to problems and to improve processes.

Designs new methods and tools where established methods and procedures are inapplicable, unavailable, or ineffective.

Expert knowledge to identify and understand issues, problems, different sources throughout the IC and external agencies to draw conclusions.

Superior ability to choose an approach, develop solutions, and take action consistent with IC values, available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Expert understanding of the interrelationships among organizations and components of the IC.

Expert understanding of how one's own work impacts and is impacted by the mission and operations of IC organizations and components and uses this information to maximize contribution to mission accomplishment.

Superior ability to identify and use principles, rules, and relationships to construct arguments or interpret facts, data, or other information.

Superior ability to dissect problems into meaningful parts and uses logic and judgment to determine accuracy and relevance of data.

Superior ability to identify and reconcile gaps, uncertainties, and key assumptions of data.

Superior ability to integrate evidence/information, evaluates and prioritizes alternatives, and assesses similarities and differences in data to develop findings and conclusions.

Expert understanding of potential implications of these findings or conclusions.

Superior ability to use experiences and challenges as opportunities to improve and become more effective. Pursues assignments and other developmental opportunities to stretch skills and to further professional growth.

Superior ability to improve the capacity of others and the organization through mentoring, coaching, and knowledge sharing.

Expert ability to identify, interpret, comply, and with and stay current on relevant regulations, guidelines, laws, and directives.


Bachelors Degree.

Additional information

Reasonable Accommodations:

The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodations Officer by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY.

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

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