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Senior FMS Program Manager

DCS Corp Bedford, MA (Onsite) Full-Time

DCS Corp has an exciting opportunity for a Senior FMS Program Manager providing support to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/PEO Digital Directorate (AFLCMC/HB). The Air Force Program Execution Office for PEO Digital (AFPEO/HB) has the collective Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) mission responsibility to manage and execute the modernization, development, testing, production, fielding, and sustainment of the PEO Digital portfolio, which includes over 130 programs for the United States Air Force (USAF) and foreign allies. AFLCMC/PEO Digital Directorate is headquartered at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA with geographically separated operating units CONUS and OCONUS.

This is a full time position located at Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA.

Essential Job Functions:

In this role you will have comprehensive knowledge of principles, policies and practices of FMS system acquisition and program management, as well as knowledge of roles and relationships within the FMS community. You be able to plan, research, analyze and assess system acquisition in terms of development, production and deployment of weapons systems and associated equipment; formulate plans and recommend effective strategies in meeting cost, schedule and performance objectives.

Responsibilities may also include but are not limited to:

  • Support and develop various briefings/schedules of program status and acquisition tasks to senior management. The Contractor shall support Program Acquisition Reviews (PAR), senior level meeting/reviews and IMP/IMS reviews.
  • Extensive background supporting all aspects of sound acquisition planning (e.g., industry day, market research, source selection planning, ASP planning, SOO/SOW/PWS writing, RFP planning, RFP document preparation, contract negotiation prep) with a special emphasis on FMS-specific peculiarities (e.g., mandatory use of in-country subcontractors; interface with SAF/IA, AFSAC, DSCA, AFLCMC/WFNFM, FDO; TSC).
  • Extensive experience in FMS-specific acquisition to include working knowledge of Anti- Tamper (AT) requirements, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulations, Manpower Resource Plan (MRP) preparation, LOR for Technical Assistance, LOR for Price and Availability (P&A) responses, LOR for Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) responses, freight forwarding and customs import processes, MASL codes.
  • Working level knowledge in the preparation of LOA data, including manpower requirements, utilizing mandated systems, including but not limited to Security Assistance Manpower Requirements System (SAMRS) and Defense Security Assistance Management System (DSAMS).
  • Capability and willingness to travel overseas to potentially hazardous locations.
  • Knowledge and experience in executing programs with prime contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers from foreign countries.
  • Ability to independently and successfully perform as representative (with no decisional authority) for the program office to the customer country’s Ministry of Defense (MOD), Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), Air Force, U.S. Security Cooperation Office (SCO) representatives in country, and capability to answer complex questions in real-time to customer country representatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and support of various program office activities and meetings, to include U.S. Government-internal meetings, case meetings, design reviews, Program Assessment Reviews, Interface Control Working Groups (ICWG), Technical Interchange Meetings, and case reviews.
  • Working level understanding of RMF requirements in FMS realm.
  • Working level understanding of CENTCOM Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) process.
  • Working level understanding/knowledge of customer country customs, etiquette and business practices.
  • Working level understanding of the DoD Transportation System as it relates to shipping equipment overseas to FMS customer final destination.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

A High School Diploma plus 15 years of experience, 8 of which must be in the DoD or a Bachelor's degree plus 12 years of experience, 5 of which must be in the DoD.

An adjudicated DoD Secret Security clearance on the First Day of employment.

Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for gathering, analyzing, and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of FMS programs.

Knowledge of support activities that assist the program manager in assessing what programs are within schedule and cost baselines, be able to recommend viable solutions to problems and the pursuit of alternative courses of action.

Effectively communicate orally and in writing, providing quality acquisition and program documentation (briefings, documents, and plans).

Recommended Skills

  • Business Ethics
  • Communication
  • Governance
  • Management Systems
  • Market Research
  • Program Management

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