Program Manager Support- Sr Acquisition (#1790)

POSTED ON 11/15/2022 AVAILABLE BEFORE 1/8/2023
Sr Acquisition (#1790) - COMPASS, Inc. Hired Organization Address Springfield, VA Full Time

Job Posting for Program Manager Support- Sr Acquisition (#1790) at Sr Acquisition (#1790) - COMPASS, Inc.

Position Title:     Sr. Program Manager—Acquisition (#1790)
Location:   Springfield, VA
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI


Overall Assignment Description:

Provide Acquisition Program Management to a Government lead and team that:

    • Provides acquisition strategy program management services to senior management.
    • Works across customer directorates to help the Government coordinate development of new and/or modified/enhanced capabilities for operational use.
    • Provides technical guidance to the Government Point of Contact (GPOC) on programmatic matters related to lifecycle engineering.
    • Provides program management guidance in service frameworks and models, agile engineering processes, and industry best practices to achieve customer’s GEOINT mission.

Duties may include:

    • Provide technical, financial, schedule and risk management guidance to the project, program or Program Management Office (PMO).
    • Provide support to the drafting of interagency agreements and other documents required for the execution of AF9‘s and MIPR’s.
    • Provide business executive support in linking Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Budget Planning with Budget Execution and Control.
    • Provide programmatic risk assessments, mitigation strategies and risk burn down plans to achieve the desired program results.
    • Support coordination of cost estimates and technical work scope with the PMO and appropriate project or program teams.
    • Interface with customer’s organizational areas, end users/customers including foreign and domestic agencies to identify and mitigate risks, develop and manage budgets, create and maintain schedules that ensure technical results and program performance.
    • Provide program management support to customer management in strategic business planning, business development activities, product concept development and Information Technology engineering.
    • Ensure programmatic alignment and adherence to the customer’s Vision, Planning and Programs, CIOT Priorities and TA Priorities.
    • Support the development, coordination and governance management of Request for Change (RFC’s) and Engineering Change Proposal (ECPs) requirements documents.
    • Ensure the technical maintenance and configuration management of program and project plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), architecture diagrams, and other key program documents.
    • Maintain PMO artifacts using customer’s approved software, tools and processes.
    • Provide acquisition program management expertise in lean six-sigma strategies and execution; working knowledge of agile methods, practices and execution; or working knowledge of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methods and applications.
    • Provide validation and verification of engineering results and deliverables to ensure the highest quality and traceability to requirements.

Skills and Experience:


  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Current  Top Secret clearance with current SCI access and in-scope SSBI date.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Business or a related field such as Economics, Accounting, or Finance.
  • Min 12 years overall experience.
  • Min 8 years of demonstrated specialized experience as a Program Manager in terms of cost, schedule, performance, and risk management.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP); DAWIA Level III certification in Program Management or equivalent specialized experience with Project Management tools and techniques.

 Desired: Demonstrated specialized experience in

  • Cost/ Price analysis, cost estimating or financial management.
  • Department of Defense (DoD) and or customer-specific acquisition processes.
  • Development and/or review of cost estimates and the associated technical work scope necessary to achieve stated objectives.
  • Geospatial intelligence mission and its contributions to the Intelligence Community.
  • Managing Cost Plus Fixed Fee, Cost Plus Incentive Fee, Cost Plus Award Fee, Firm Fixed Price, Time and Materials or Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity type contracts.
  • Lean six-sigma, Agile or SAFe methods with demonstrated results.
  • Tailoring and using both Agile and Waterfall development methodologies to support acquisition planning, execution, integration and transition to operations.
  • Identification of technical issues and proactive communication of possible impacts.
  • Performing validation and verification of various engineering results and deliverables to ensure the highest quality results against customer requirements.
  • Department of Defense (DoD) and/or Intelligence Community (IC) Configuration Management (CM) processes.
  • Developing and validating system roadmaps, project plans and mission capabilities.
  • Analysis of Alternatives (AoA’s).

Compass, Inc. (Compass) is a Small Business (SB) headquartered in Winchester, VA as a Defense and Intelligence solutions provider to the United States Government. We provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA), Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS), and Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) to our government and business partner customers. As a premier Defense and Intelligence solution provider, we employee a diverse, agile, highly trained and extremely talented staff.

Compass, Inc. is a federal covered contractor. As such, we are subject to Executive Order 14042, requiring all employees of federal contractors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, by applying for this position, you understand that you will be required to prove that you have been, or will be, fully vaccinated prior to your start date, or to verify that you cannot be vaccinated due to a legally recognized exception to the vaccine mandate set forth in the Executive Order.

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