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Tracking Code ARAT-18-0677-F
Job Code 18-0677
Posting Title Senior System Acquisition Specialist
Post Date 4/16/2018
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Negligible
City Atlanta Area
State GA
Country US
Description Senior System Acquisition Specialist (ARAT-18-0677-F)

Bowhead is seeking a Senior System Acquisition Specialist to support U.S. Army Reprogramming Analysis Team (ARAT) Support Cell Activity in the Atlanta, GA area. The Senior System Acquisition Specialist must be an accomplished problem solver with strong analytical skills who is creative, resourceful and able to work both independently and as part of a team in support of on-going projects. The Senior System Acquisition Specialist will act as the central POC in programmatic and operational coordination of ARAT’s early involvement in software design, development and field testing, post production software sustainment, and development of implementation plans between supported customers, other activities of ARAT, and the ARAT Program Office.

• Support contract management and USG interactions across a multi-functional organization
• Interface with the government lead, customers, supervisors, managers, leadership (up to Executive level) to ensure projects are progressing according to schedule and budget
• Provide recommendations for work functions and tasking activities
• Responsible for successful coordination of USG and support contract staff CONUS and OCONUS events
• Maintain project and program schedules and calendars
• Compile task and action item tracking, status reports, coordinating schedules, managing and facilitating project meetings, and identifying/resolving problems
• Coordinate project activities and ensure all project phases are documented and executed appropriately
• Prepare cost projections, spend plans, and forecasts (monthly, quarterly and annually)
• Monitor execution of funded programs falling under the oversight of ARAT
• Support required program budget activity meetings
• Monitor program budgets and program expenses to determine if allocated funds have been spent as specified; ensure that program expenses are charged correctly and, if not, audit and provide reasons for discrepancies.
• Develop project correspondence, courses of action, and deliverables
• Prepare briefs and presentations in support of executive reviews and course of actions decisions.
• Bachelor's Degree Business with 9 years’ experience (four additional years of applicable experience may be substituted for the degree)
• Broad knowledge of the various functions performed by and for the organization
• Familiarity with acquisition strategy, policy and regulations
• Army Acquisition Corps Level 2 certification in logistics, program management or information technology is highly desired OR recognized industry equivalent professional certification.

• Ability to plan and coordinate the activities of administrative, program, and technical personnel
• Capable of providing direction for operations and ensuring compliance with all management policies, plans, and procedures
• Capable and willing to provide recommendations for resolution of technical problems and process improvements
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-disciplinary team
• Proficient in Microsoft Project, Excel, Power Point, Word, and SharePoint
• Familiarity with government contractual procedures and funding appropriations
• Working knowledge of uploading, storing, and organizing documents along with understanding permissions using SharePoint
• Ability to plan, analyze, and review programs associated with mission and customer funded efforts
• Must be able to interface with others at all levels of leadership
• Attention to detail
• Highly organized
• Resourceful – motivated and able to seek out the right resources and points of contact to perform job functions.

• Understanding of post-production software sustainment (PPSS) methodologies and concepts
• 5-10 years’ experience and knowledge of army staff actions and functions
• Understanding of DoD acquisition policies
• Experience in acquisition programs for Department of Defense aviation platform, weapon, network and/or sensor programs
• Experience working in a Program Management Office or Program Executive Office (PEO).

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must have an active and be able to maintain a security clearance at the Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.


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