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SAIC Acquisition and Project Management Support SETA in CHANTILLY, Virginia


Acquisition and Program Management Support SETA

Job Description

SAIC has an immediate opening for top talent to join our team supporting the NRO’s Communications Directorate. This role is for a full-time experienced IT Acquisition Professional/Program Manager SETA to assist the Intelligence Community customer in the Aurora area. Qualified candidates must have a current TS/SCI level clearance with Polygraph.

Job Description: Provide acquisition and project management SETA support to assist and advise the customer throughout the acquisition life-cycle to include: acquisition expertise, continuity of effort, and value-added judgement on a full spectrum of activities from pre-acquisition to program execution and performance management.

Daily Activities include:

  • Provide overall lifecycle acquisition and program management support to the customer Program Manager(s), Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative(s), and Contracting Officer(s)

  • Support the planning and execution of end-to-end acquisition life-cycle functions, including:

  • Market research

  • Assist in the development of acquisition strategies, acquisition plans, program requirements, incentive arrangements

  • Drafting acquisition documents including, but not limited to, Acquisition Strategies, Acquisition Plans, Statements of Work, Task Orders, and other required solicitation/contract attachments

  • Developing Requests for Proposal

  • Development of Contractor Bidders’ Library for supported acquisitions

  • Proactive identification, assessment and resolution of risks associated with acquisition approaches for supported acquisitions

  • Supporting source selection activities as an advisor

  • Conduct programmatic analysis and provide strategic recommendations for activities or projects in the acquisition cycle

  • Supporting performance management activities

  • Supporting contract administration activities

  • Conducts analysis and monitoring of program requirements, performance metrics, financial limitations, and schedule

  • Provide recommendations to improve acquisition planning processes and streamline acquisitions

  • Track and perform programmatic reviews of non-SETA contract CDRLs

  • Provide administrative support to non-SETA contract award fee activities

  • Assist the Government with the oversight of the execution of non-SETA contracts

  • Participate in identifying and coordinating actions across the team


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fifteen (15) years or more of related experience; Masters and thirteen (13) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

Ability to establish trust-relationships as well as build and lead highly functioning, multi-faceted and “joint” teams across various operational sites

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and deliverables simultaneously

  • Possess knowledge of industry accepted standards and best practices related to Acquisition and Project Management

  • Proven technical IT expertise and communications skills that demonstrate the ability to interface with all levels of management

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct analysis and evaluations - making recommendations and providing professional advice and assistance to include preparing criteria and analytical aids, briefings, reports, and presentations

  • Experienced in resource and requirements analysis, planning, coordination, and scheduling

  • Ability to apply technical expertise in proper context for management review

  • Skilled/comfortable working in high-tempo environment, able to be flexible and to adjust to dynamic political, technical and/or fiscal challenges

  • Active TS SCI clearance with Polygraph Desired Qualifications:

  • Recent experience with the NRO Communications Systems Directorate and knowledge of their tools and processes

  • Contracting experience in the IC and/or DoD


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability