Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Overview

Oasis Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Advanced Capability - Program Manager, Senior located at Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH. The Advanced Capability - Program Manager will provide support to the F-15 Division. The F-15 Division is responsible for management and professional services, engineering and technical services, and studies, analyses and evaluations to accomplish the unit’s mission to design, develop, integrate, test, produce, deploy, modernize, sustain and support U.S. and FMS F-15 fighter aircraft weapon systems and subsystems.

 

LOCATION: Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

JOB STATUS: Full-time

TRAVEL: Occasional CONUS travel may be required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Certifications, Experience, Skills)

SECURITY CLEARANCE: DoD Top Secret clearance required

EDUCATION: 

  • Advanced Degree (Master of Arts (MA)/Master of Science (MS)) and 12 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 5 years of which must be in the DoD.
  • OR, BA/BS degree, and 15 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 5 of which must be in the DoD.
  • OR, 20 years of directly related experience with proper certifications as described in the Functionally Aligned Job Descriptions, 8 of which must be in the DoD.

CERTIFICATIONS: No certifications required

 

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Senior level

  • Possesses the advanced knowledge, experience and recognized ability to be considered an expert in their technical/professional field, possess the ability to perform tasks and oversee the efforts of junior and journeyman personnel within the technical/professional discipline. Will demonstrate advanced knowledge of their technical/professional discipline as well as possess a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply associated standards, procedures and practices in their area of expertise (Program Office, Enterprise and Staff Level Support interface).

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS: 

  • The Contractor shall have a general understanding of current DoD and AF-specific acquisition regulations, guidelines, and processes.
  • The Contractor shall have a minimum of five (5) years of requirements generation, acquisition management, and USAF fighters or bombers military operations experience within the last five (5) years. The Contractor is required to have detailed knowledge of capability planning processes. The Contractor shall possess USAF MAJCOM expertise, preferably at the Air Combat Command (ACC) level, as a background for understanding broad user war fighter requirements; assisting with the analysis of war fighter requirements with ACC and HAF/AQ, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC), and Combat Effectiveness and Vulnerability Analysis Branch (AFLCMC/EZJA); and understand strategy to task for capability gap identification and ops analysis.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Program Management:

  • The Contractor shall apply a full range of acquisition program management philosophy, policies, and procedures, to perform a wide range of acquisition management activities in support of the existing and future F-15 Division aircraft programs.
  • The Contractor shall have an understanding of current DoD and AF-specific acquisition regulations, guidelines, and processes.
  • The Contractor shall support the acquisition program management of full life cycle requirements, subsystems and equipment. The Contractor shall write approved milestone documentation.
  • The Contractor shall assist with the development of documents, such as, but not limited to, Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs), Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs), Statements of Objective (SOOs), PWSs, Statements of Work (SOWs), Requests for Proposal (RFP), Mission Needs Statements, Operational Requirements Documents (ORD), Initial Capabilities Documents (ICD), Capability Development Documents (CDD), Capability Production Documents (CPD), Milestone Documentation, Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), and Rapid Fielding Requirements Documents (RFRD).
  • The Contractor shall support the review of proposals as assigned by the Government. The Contractor shall assist with the following coordination of documentation between functional resources, including but not limited to, financial, management, procurement, engineering, and logistics) and assist with the consolidation of their inputs into common documents, and planning for the accomplishment of various program milestones.
  • The Contractor shall participate in process improvement activities as members of, or advisors to Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and Product/Process Improvement Working Groups.
  • The Contractor shall assist in the collection of programmatic inputs from weapons systems program offices for defining, developing, and managing the acquisition and development/upgrades to the various USAF and FMS F-15 aircraft configurations.
  • The Contractor shall perform, as required, a non-voting, advisory role for program source selections on all acquisition-related requirements.
  • The Contractor shall assist in determining program progress, effectively communicating recommendations orally and in writing to higher organizational management.
  • The Contractor shall apply program knowledge for developing and coordinating responses to Senior Officer Communication and Coordination Electronic Resource (SOCCER) taskers in response to internal and external program inquiries.
  • The Contractor shall support key acquisition events and reviews as needed, such as: System Requirements Reviews (SRR), Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR), Critical Design Reviews (CDR), Test Readiness Reviews (TRR), Technical Coordination Meetings (TCM), Functional Configuration Audits (FCA), Physical Configuration Audits (PCA), Production Readiness Reviews (PRR), milestone documentation development, and others as applicable.
  • The Contractor shall assist in planning, organizing, and managing critical aspects of the development, production, and/or deployment of capabilities (including system-of-systems and families-of-systems), systems, subsystems, and equipment.
  • The Contractor shall apply knowledge and experience in acquisition program management philosophy, policies, and procedures to DoD, USAF and sister service systems, subsystems, and equipment procurement activities, including prime mission equipment and Support Equipment (SE), post-award project/program management tasks, and acquisition programs throughout their life cycles.
  • The Contractor shall assist in producing or reviewing products for program office use that include business case analyses, trade-off studies, estimates for program office acquisition and logistics requirements, written requirements documents for planned acquisitions, and acquisition strategies and plans.
  • The Contractor shall provide milestone documentation support for documents defined in DoDI 5000.02 and as tailored by the program office and milestone decision authority. The Contractor shall provide a program assessment for integration of documentation to ensure consistency with program strategy and consistency across all milestone documentation. The Contractor shall provide inputs, draft, coordinate (with the appropriate F-15 Division programs and other Government agencies), adjudicate comments, and produce final versions of coordinated milestone documents and assessments. The Contractor shall develop and collect technical data and inputs for staff summary packages to support coordination and signature of all associated documents for milestone approval.
  • The Contractor shall support the development of contract strategies, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and the completion of a program risk assessment to document issues impinging on milestone execution.
  • The Contractor shall provide support to develop market survey requirements, Life Cycle Support Plans (LCSP) and life-cycle cost estimates. The Contractor shall support the development of executive briefings, and scheduling and coordinate through appropriate USAF and Government stakeholders. The Contractor shall update the briefings and document meeting minutes.
  • The Contractor shall perform analyses to support program strategy decisions and courses of action.
  • The Contractor shall support the development, review, and approval process for requirements document development and the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System process and staffing.
  • The Contractor shall assist in translating user requirements documents such as the CDD/CPD and Concept of Operations (CONOPS) into RFP documentation for the F-15 Division.
  • The Contractor shall support Commander/Director Action Group processes including but not limited to, Monthly Acquisition Reports, Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES), and Selected Acquisition Reports. The Contractor shall provide programmatic support for the using commands’ requirements and planning councils or similar requirements review processes.
  • The Contractor shall provide technical support, plan for, coordinate, and participate in integrated program reviews and conferences, including, but not limited to, executive, readiness, technical, budget, design, weapon system, resource, requirement working groups, supportability, and management reviews. The Contractor shall support program briefings and reports by gathering information, preparing charts, presenting briefings, and providing other support as needed. The Contractor support shall include the management of the action item process following each review.
  • The Contractor shall assist in the review and analysis of prime weapon system and subcontractor Earned Value Management (EVM) systems.
  • The Contractor shall provide support to process and complete AF Form 1067, Modification Proposal, activities. Effort includes logging, assigning review responsibilities, tracking completions, providing responses to the using command, and archiving results.
  • The Contractor shall provide support to the directorate/division self-assessment program. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing for the inspection, distributing checklist information to the checklist Points of Contacts (POC), developing and maintaining a checklist tracking and reporting system, monitoring checklist completion status, and recommending corrective actions.
  • The Contractor shall have knowledge of OFP software development and testing processes, interpreting user requirements, and a thorough understanding of the Multi-National Fighter Program cost sharing process. The Contractor shall manage risk, cost, schedule, and performance of various OFP development efforts in a program management support role.

General Engineer & Capabilities Planning Manager:

  • The Contractor shall support application of knowledge and experience in engineering principles, criteria, and procedures to USAF systems, subsystems, and equipment procurement activities, post-award project/program management tasks, and acquisition programs throughout their life cycles.
  • The Contractor shall apply an understanding of DoD, USAF and common engineering/scientific principles, processes and procedures to improve performance and sustainability of existing and future USAF and joint service weapon systems.
  • The Contractor shall have an understanding of applying MIL-HDBK-516B, Airworthiness Certification Criteria, to aircraft systems and subsystems.
  • The Contractor shall assist in translating user requirements into weapon system requirements, which will be used to design, develop, fabricate, test and evaluate weapon systems, subsystem and equipment for eventual fielding and deployment.
  • The Contractor shall assist with the development of requirements and technology needs into action plans and policies necessary to improve and retain world class manufacturing, operations, re-manufacturing and de-militarization/disposal of weapon system capabilities within USAF.
  • The Contractor shall perform technical/mission analyses of existing and future operational requirements, assist in developing system concepts and perform technological/trade-off assessments of proposed designs/modifications.
  • The Contractor shall provide rapid response engineering service and support as augmentation to organic resources through in-depth problem identification, impact assessment and development of corrective actions for critical supportability problems.
  • The Contractor shall support and conduct the system safety engineering program, including mishap risk assessments, evaluate contractor safety proposals and safety analyses, evaluate safety concerns of F-15 using and support commands and assist with resolution of high priority safety issues.
  • The Contractor shall assist in translating Headquarters Air Combat Command (HQ ACC) and other user requirements into system requirements, which will be used to design, develop, fabricate, test and evaluate systems, subsystems, and equipment for deployment.
  • The Contractor shall provide support to produce or review products that include the following: technical evaluations/plans; engineering studies, reports and analyses; and acquisition strategies/plans such as: ICD; ORD/CDD; CONOPS; CPD; System Requirements Document (SRD); System Specification; RFPs; System Engineering Plan (SEP); Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP); program environment, safety, and occupational health evaluation; information support plan; Program Protection Plan (PPP); Technology Assessment/Control Plan (TA/CP); cybersecurity strategy (formally information assurance strategy); Security Classification Guide (SCG); Alternative Live Fire T&E Plan; Clinger-Cohen Act compliance; consideration of technology issues; DM strategy; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear survivability assessments; net-centric data strategy; spectrum supportability determination; technical data rights strategy; technology readiness assessment; manufacturing readiness assessment, and; other program/technical documents as required.
  • The Contractor shall develop and collect technical data and inputs for staff summary packages and executive briefings to support coordination and signature of all associated documents for milestone approvals.
  • The Contractor shall support project team meetings, working groups, and all technical reviews, upon request, including but not limited to: SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, TCM, TIMs, FCA, PCA, PRR, PMR, and other meetings/working groups/reviews as applicable.
  • The Contractor shall analyze equipment and software deficiencies, make recommendations for equipment and software deficiency corrections, and develop, integrate, and test equipment and software deficiency solutions.
  • The Contractor shall assist the Government in the engineering evaluation of prime weapon system/subcontractor recommendations for operational and support issues such as: evaluations of ACSNs, ECPs, CCPs, Federal Aviation Administration bulletins, modification proposals, DMS, program risk, and related documents.
  • The Contractor shall support the development and evaluation of IMP/IMS and systems engineering detail schedule engineering cost estimates.
  • The Contractor shall perform, as required, an advisory role for program source selections on all engineering-related requirements.
  • The Contractor shall support the F-15 Division in the performance of disciplined engineering activities to assure Operational Safety, Suitability, and Effectiveness (OSS&E) for all products. The Contractor shall follow the Life Cycle Systems Engineering (LCSE) and OSS&E related AFIs and all lower level supplements and related documents including applicable Operating Instructions (OI).
  • The Contractor shall assist with establishing, implementing and adhering to LCSE processes to ensure OSS&E compliance is achieved and maintained.
  • The Contractor shall aid the USAF in reviewing and updating the OSS&E Baseline Document and shall support the USAF in the identification of OSS&E elements, progress reporting of OSS&E metrics, and interaction with other organizations to ensure continued OSS&E compliance.
  • The Contractor shall ascertain the implementation status of the SEP throughout program operations and notify the USAF of pertinent shortfalls or gaps for which corrective action may be needed.
  • The Contractor shall help support the Mechanical System Integrity (SI) Program, maintain and update the Critical Safety Item list, and monitor airworthiness certification for F-15 Division aircraft.
  • The Contractor shall participate in value stream mapping activities and Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) Program Facilitation. The Contractor shall understand the AFSO21 initiative and shall be able to apply and facilitate performance improvement events and actions to ensure the use of best engineering practices.
  • The Contractor shall advise the F-15 Division on engineering determinations of acceptable substitutes when parts obsolescence occurs.
  • The Contractor shall apply an understanding of systems acquisition, system and sub-system level hardware and software integration, systems requirements analysis and allocation, computer systems architecture, and systems and subsystems T&E.
  • The Contractor shall provide capability planning including, but not limited to, technology solution sets, strategy, cost savings, and sustainment in support of the F-15 Advanced Capabilities Branch and the F/B Directorate portfolio of programs and serve as key advisor to Government branch leadership on mission-critical capability needs.
  • The Contractor shall perform all capability planning actions required to span the entire product/system life-cycle from pre-concept to disposal in support of future program technical needs with F-15 platform.
  • The Contractor shall support and conduct studies and analysis of trade-offs for incorporation of potential capabilities onto USAF and FMS platforms.
  • The Contractor shall support and represent F-15 interests in TIMs and working groups, serve as a liaison between user requirements and engineering activity.
  • The Contractor shall establish and maintain contacts between the program office, supporting Government offices, other contractors, Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), HQ ACC, and higher HQ mid-to upper-level staff, industry, services, and other Government agencies.
  • The Contractor shall independently apply/demonstrate proficiency in various project/program initiatives; investigate, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, or evaluate solutions for project/program efforts, and; provide expert-level issue resolution and recommendation support to achieve desired program outcomes.
  • The Contractor shall identify and solve problems; aid in the influence of science and technology investment decisions; develop and execute a collaborative process bridging warfighter-identified capability needs to plan for acquisition of materiel solutions; support the trade-space evaluation of emerging capability needs, including system-of-systems assessments; identify and assess technology maturity and risk drivers, and; incorporate comprehensive life-cycle planning.
  • The Contractor shall prepare and review pertinent data, coordinate with applicable managers, and finalize related documentation/information for verbal and visual presentation of the plan status at required meetings. These meetings shall include, but are not limited to, IPT meetings, PMRs, TIMs, working groups, and conferences.
  • The Contractor shall support identification of needs and development of requirements for potential materiel solutions through analysis; initiation of high confidence acquisition programs via early systems engineering; development of early T&E strategy; technology and manufacturing maturity; assessments of life-cycle analyses, life-cycle cost estimates, and early acquisition intelligence engagement.
  • The Contractor shall build business relationships and perform activities necessary to influence science and technology investment decisions favorable to F-15 Division interests through use and engagement with AFRL, the Innovative Research and Development website and National Air and Space Intelligence Center.
  • The Contractor shall support various program actions to include implementation of policies, processes, and tools for capability planning and development. The Contractor shall assist capabilities managers in arranging and supporting “high powered teams” for capabilities development. The Contractor shall develop and implement Capability-Based Planning (CBP) processes for AFMC. The Contractor shall review capability requirements and option sets (architecture-based) to ensure the necessary interoperability and appropriate linkages to other capabilities.
  • The Contractor shall communicate with multiple platforms, programs, and phases as well as across multiple enterprises on option sets. The Contractor shall assist in integration of intelligence information and infrastructure to ensure cross-enterprise capabilities planning and system acquisition.
  • The Contractor shall assist in establishing a capability architect function to ensure integrated architectures are developed and used as a standard vehicle for cross-enterprise comparison, analysis and integration. The Contractor shall identify and advocate to various levels of management O&S capability requirements. The Contractor shall support O&S transformation via CBP, modernization initiatives and process engineering. The Contractor shall support early and pervasive integration of intelligence in force modernization efforts from concept development through sustainment.
  • The Contractor shall promote the use of MS&A throughout the acquisition life-cycle process and foster the development and maintenance of common use MS&A tools useful to the division/groups/industry. The Contractor shall support command leadership and policy for MS&A to enable CBP and acquisition. The Contractor shall access modeling databases and perform specific analysis.

 

Who We Are

Oasis Systems is a premier provider of customer-driven, cost-effective and quality Engineering Services; Enterprise Systems and Applications; Human Factors Engineering; Information Technology and Cyber Security; Professional Services; and Specialized Engineering Solutions to the Department of Defense, FAA, NRC and other federal agencies.

 

We strive to be an exciting and welcoming company that attracts, develops, motivates and retains the most talented, skilled and dedicated people in the industry; where they are encouraged to achieve personal excellence, purpose, and their full potential and career aspirations; while supporting mission-critical national security technologies and programs.

 

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Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

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