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Principal Acquisition Specialist; Senior

Acquisition | Tampa, FL | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

About Us:

Calhoun International is a Professional Services company providing innovative solutions to our clients. Our expertise ranges from strategic intelligence analysis, expert instruction on intelligence analysis and sensors, cyberspace operations, information systems training, and knowledge management services among others. Calhoun International is located in Tampa, FL with employees in Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and overseas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  

Responsibilities:  The contractor shall utilize experience and knowledge in acquisition policies and procedures to provide support to US Special Operations Command acquisition programs. Examples of tasks the contractor may be required to perform include:
Help ensure the maintenance of documentation of program costs and schedule adherence.
 Assess progress in assigned projects/programs including cost estimates, schedules, and performance supportability baseline requirements by applying known methods and procedures.
 Help establish management controls such as milestones, expenditure rates, management indicators, and management reviews to reflect program status and provide early detection of emerging problems.
 Review programming documents and/or help assess the impact of external actions to determine their effect on the development, production, and logistical support and to ensure that programs are within baseline and budgetary limitations.
 Assist the government in providing feedback to customers and keep abreast of changing environments and potential shifts in emphasis or other program changes.
 Help coordinate program changes and engineering compromises to assess the resulting changes in other areas of the program.
Visit contractor plants/facilities in conjunction with Government personnel to help observe progress, discuss and resolve problems, and otherwise ensure the contractor is meeting contractual provisions.
 Prepare and present staff studies for presentation to program leaders and other management officials.
Conduct presentations and demonstrations on program status, costs, adherence to baselines and schedules.
 Advise Government program managers of significant actions or problems, and seek resolution.
Analyze interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity; develop recommendations to solve problems; and apply program management principles to guide program accomplishment through the various phases of the acquisition cycle.
 Assist Program Managers with quantifying and measuring program performance; providing warnings when a program is deviating from the baseline; mitigating risks associated with cost and schedule overruns; and providing a means of forecasting final cost and schedule outcomes by employing Earned Value Management (EVM) to coordinate cost, schedule, performance goals of SORDAC programs.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 10 years of SOF acquisition or related experience, and extensive knowledge of Technology, Security, Foreign Disclosure, and DOD International acquisition policies and procedures. 

Security Clearance:

  • TS/SCI