Acquisition Specialist (SME)
LMI is a not-for-profit government consulting firm, dedicated exclusively to advancing the management of the government. As a not-for-profit company, we deliver the best value for the government dollar as all revenues are directed to our mission of advancing government rather than to delivering shareholder value. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our not-for-profit status and specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction. We are seeking an Acquisition Specialist SME to work at a client location at Fort Belvoir, VA.The successful candidate for this position will suppport a program office within PEO EIS organization. Responsibilities The Acquisition Specialist possesses extensive experience in the full complement of acquisition activities and is capable of providing advanced advisory and liaison support to senior leaders that enables program success. This Acquisition Specialist supports strategic program planning and develops engagement strategies with external and internal stakeholders and defense industry partners as well as oversight organizations, including OSD and the Joint Staff, to facilitate program execution and decision making. The Acquisition Specialist advises the Government PM on current DoD policies and procedures to support major program decisions and recommends strategies and techniques for successful conclusions. Additionally, the Acquisition Specialist (1) supports all aspects of strategic planning, from the portfolio-level to the project-level, acquisition planning, investment planning, and stakeholder management; (2) sets the condition for acquisition execution, to include vision, objectives, key milestones, and acquisition documentation development and management; (3) assists the Government PM in strategic and programmatic communications from program plan through execution; (4) provides program management support, to include schedule management, budget formulation, and risk management; (5) provides systems engineering advice across life cycle phases; (6) engages with user authorities to ensure synchronization of program activities with user needs/requirements; (7) participates in reviews to assess alignment with program objectives and requirements and determine feasibility of execution within the defined program baselines. Qualifications Possesses a Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, or information systems, or related management field.At least 15 years direct experience in managing acquisition programs and/or operating within major Department of Defense acquisition programs (ie, ACAT I).Must possess an Active Secret Security Clearance.