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Internal Application: Program Management Analyst, Acquisitions - Public Trust

PMO Support | Washington Metro | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

At Applied Insight, we leave no stone unturned in solving our customers’ technology challenges. Supporting the Federal Government with the strongest mission focus, our solutions empower people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation.

On joining the Applied Insight team, you’ll be working to solve real-world problems on missions that matter with people who share your passions and encourage your ambition. It’s vital to us that we hire committed people who are great at what they do. We return that commitment by empowering them with the autonomy, the support and the tools they need to fulfill their true potential.

A day in the life (just a few of the things you may do on any given day):

  • Supports acquisition analysis support in drafting statutory and regulatory acquisition documents, developing contracting office requirements, and supporting program office strategic objectives, including single acquisition management plans, purchase requests, and program life cycle acquisition strategy inputs.
  • Assist with research and data collection efforts for acquisition and programmatic documents, as required.
  • Support program office providing assistance with contract audits, materials research, and market analysis.
  • Provide additional direct support performing monitoring and tracking of contract execution, providing input to weekly reports, supporting program office action item tracker, creating briefs and other supporting program documentation, as required, and recording meeting minutes.
  • Assist with the creation of procurement requests/documentation in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the DHS 102-1-series acquisition directives and instructions.
  • Reviews DHS and contractor documentation, participates in applicable working groups, and attends program and technical reviews.
  • Support the full range of program and project execution activities, including the preparation of acquisition milestone program documentation to support milestone decisions.
  • Assist acquisition Program Manager in the requirements generation process and preparing contracting documentation for current mission requirements.
  • Routinely collect, evaluate and update requirement changes and identify changes of quarterly status in the Quarterly Management Review using graphs and updates constructed utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Duties include;
    • Developing process to improve acquisition/procurement documents
    • Supporting all pre-award planning activities
    • Recommending contracting strategies and plans
    • Advise senior staff
    • Develop improved processes and metrics to measure improvements (especially in terms of quality and timeliness)
    • Developing and help institute acquisition requirements and best practices
    • Devising acquisition strategies, acquisition plans, and develop and review acquisition documents (Statements of Work, Independent Government Cost Estimates, and Justifications & Approvals or Determinations & Findings)

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • Bachelors or Masters in business, economics, mathematics, or other related disciplines.
  • Eight years of experience required in Federal acquisition and program management.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in presenting analytical results both verbally and in writing required.
  • Active Public Trust clearance.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%.

What we are desiring from you (i.e. the nice-to-have qualifications):

  • Experience with DHS/DoD Acquisition Process and Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC).
  • Experience with classified acquisitions.
  • Experience in AMO and CBP acquisitions.

What we will provide in return: Excellent compensation and amazing benefits

  • Multiple health insurance options from CareFirst BCBS which include a PPO plan with ZERO deductibles and an HSA plan.
  • 401k Immediate Vesting. Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed.
  • Fully paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account options.
  • Generous paid time off that includes one bucket of leave to use how the employee sees fit; no separate holiday, sick, or vacation.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Semi-Annual bonuses for hours worked "over standard".
  • Government shutdown protection where employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should empower those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication and an open door policy.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.