El Segundo, California

LinQuest is seeking a Senior Acquisitions Specialist to join our team on-site at Los Angeles AFB, CA

The Senior Acquisitions Specialist willsupport cyber programs within the Program Executive Office's Space Domain Awareness and Combat Power portfolio

  • Sign-on/retention bonus will be considered

  • Provide advice to Program/Project Managers regarding acquisition strategies, schedules, contracting, budgeting and execution

  • Prepare periodic status reports, coordinate and execute periodic staff meetings and technical interchange meetings, and develop acquisition plans, schedules, and executive program briefings

  • Develop, draft, and coordinate overarching program planning and execution documents as prescribed by/tailored from DoDI 5000.02 / Acquisition Framework, and relevant DoD, AF, and local unit policies that pertain to rapid prototyping

  • Provide technical and programmatic assessments of contractor design/milestone reviews to assess progress, risks and issues, and the ability to achieve mission requirements

  • Provide program element coordination, staffing and monitoring; advise and assist government customer regarding funding commitments, obligations, and expenditures as well as drafting and supporting delivery of program funding documentation and monthly financial reports


  • Bachelors and fifteen (15) years or more of related experience in government weapon systems acquisitions and program management and, or Contracts management within the Department of Defense

  • Must have an active Top Secret clearance with in-scope SSBI/T5 background investigation. Ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information and Special Access Program accesses. Must be willing to consent to a counter-intelligence polygraph

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Business Management, technical management, and/or engineering

  • Professional certifications (e.g., PMI PMP)

  • Experience in the National Security Space and, or the Space Control mission area


  • The starting salary for this position ranges from $175,000 to $200,000, depending on relevant experience and qualificationd
  • Sign-on/retention bonus will be considered

  • LinQuest offers comprehensive and competitive benefit offerings to our team members to include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, company paid life insurance, and more! For additional information please visit: https://www.linquest.com/careers/our-benefits
COVID-19 Compliance Guidelines: As a federal contractor, all LinQuest team members may be required to comply with Executive Order 14042- Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which may include mandatory vaccination and ability to provide proof of vaccination status prior to start of employment. Additionally, team members are expected to comply with all safety protocols related to mask wearing and physical distancing while in covered contractor workplaces. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through LinQuest Human Resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

El Segundo, California

LinQuest delivers performance excellence across the Air, Land, Sea, Space, and Cyberspace domains. We provide highly valued, state-of-the-art and cost effective technical solutions to the U.S. government, civil and commercial customers. LinQuest's services and products span the engineering, testing, operation and sustainment of critical capabilities and programs ranging from intricate systems and architectures to highly complex enterprises comprised of families of systems. LinQuest integrates technical and operational domain expertise with process discipline and delivers superior performance across the life cycle of programs.

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