Acquisition Program Manager - Sentinel Directorate

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  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
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Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We foster a culture and workforce based on merit, dignity, and respect where every employee (or Airman) feels accepted, valued, and has the opportunity to accomplish the mission.
OPEN: 3 JULY 2024
CLOSE: 17 JULY 2024

Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking a full-time Acquisition Program Manager position to work in the Sentinel Systems Directorate, Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Division, Weapon System Certification Branch at Hill Air Force Base near Layton, Utah.
This position (986492) is an NH-1101-03 which has a typical 2024 salary range of $86,962 to $134,435 (including locality)
*This position is not eligible for remote or full-time telework; situational-based agreements may be available at the discretion of the hiring manager.
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an experienced Acquisition Program Manager for the Weapon System Certification Branch responsible for successfully performing the duties described below.
  • Serves as an authority on acquisition strategy to develop, implement, and execute the cost, schedule, and performance aspects of project/program initiatives throughout the Acquisition Lifecycle.
  • Utilizes the basic skills of management - planning, organizing, leading, and executing – proving the ability to remain within cost and schedule bounds while achieving performance objectives and managing risk.
  • Oversees and coordinates the work of defense industry contractors, mission partners, government engineers, logisticians, contracting officers, and others to meet mission objectives and key results.
  • Utilizes Earned Value Management tools to monitor expenditure rates, management indicators, and completion data to reflect program status and provide early detection of emerging program/project challenges.
  • Negotiates, develops, and executes internal and external acquisition agreements; manages acquisition contracts.
  • Serves on integrated product teams and working groups composed of various functional disciplines engaged in the planning and execution of programmatic duties.
  • Represents the organization at executive levels within the government and to contractor/industry representatives; prepares and delivers presentations on project/program status, accomplishments, challenges encountered and anticipated, support requirements, and the integration and advocacy of program/project objective.
  • Position typically requires at least 3 years of DoD Acquisition Program/Project Management, working knowledge of DoD Directive 5000.01, Technical Manufacturing, Quality, engineering, and/or contract support.
  • Strong leadership and proactive communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with internal and external stakeholders at all levels is important for this key support role.
  • Experience performing/leading accountability in cross-functional teams with problem analysis and decision making, business process improvement, and/or Material Review Board (MRB) experience is desired.
  • ACAT I and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) weapon system experience is preferred.
  • Experience with AS9100/ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification requirements and processes, and Lean/Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification is desired.
  • Independence, assertiveness, self-reliance, professionalism, ability to work well under pressure, manage competing priorities, and track multiple issues/activities at a time, and tenacity to get the job done are necessary to be successful in this role.
  • A bachelor’s or higher degree in a business or technical major is strongly preferred.
  • Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance and will be required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise.
  • Employee must meet Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements, which includes achieving Program Management “Practitioner” certification within required timeframe after appointment.
  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.
  • Employee may be required to travel occasionally away from the normal duty station in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
  • Work may occasionally require the employee to work outside the normal business hours, such as overtime or an irregular work shift.
  1. When applying at the link below, please use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. 
  2. Click here to apply:  by Midnight Eastern Time, 17 JULY 2024.  Complete your application and upload your resume and any additional documents (e.g., unofficial transcripts, professional references, certifications, cover letters, etc.).
  3. **IMPORTANT**
  • Please submit your resume and supporting documents in MS Word or PDF format.
  • If using Microsoft Word, you must use 2018 or a more recent version, as MS Word 97-2003 documents are no longer viewable on Department of Defense computer systems.
  • Your resume is key to evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities; be clear and specific when describing experience to improve your chances of getting an interview. 
  • Candidates should provide three professional references on their resume or download their professional references on a document when applying on Salesforce.
  1. Recruitment incentives/relocation expenses may be covered on a case-by-case basis.
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