Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC.

Legislative Analyst - Junior

US-DC-Natl' Capital Region
2 months ago

Overview

ACT I has been providing solutions for high profile military programs since 1998.
 
We are a Small Business DoD contractor and are aggressively seeking candidates to support the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ) and provide specialized expertise to complement the organization’s inherent resources for effective and efficient mission accomplishment and continuity, introduction of innovation, and enhancement of technical competence. 

 


The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ) has overall responsibility for acquiring weapons systems for the Department of the Air Force and serves as the Senior Procurement Executive, the Service Acquisition Executive (SAE) and acquisition representative on the Air Force Council. SAF/AQ oversees the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) and procurement of major Air Force platforms and systems across the full breadth of air and space capabilities. SAF/AQ reports to the Secretary of the Air Force, serves as an agent of the Secretary within assigned policy and program domains, and provides guidance, direction, and oversight for all matters pertaining to the formulation, review, and execution of plans, policies, programs, and budgets within the AQ area of responsibility. SAF/AQ also works in cooperation with the other agencies and organizations within the Secretary of the Air Force and Headquarters Air Force. Program Executive Officers (PEOs) at multiple acquisition centers, to include the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), reports directly to the SAE and the Defense Acquisition Executive (DAE) for Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition functions. SAF/AQ works to address immediate and near-term Combat Air Force and Combatant Commander’s requirements by managing acquisition projects that are conducted on accelerated timelines, require unique industrial interactions, and coordination and cooperation of other government agencies and organizations.

 

Place of Performance is at the Pentagon and various Government facilities in the NCR, military installations, and other facilities as may be required.

 

Proposed Period of Performance is August 2018 through August 2023 (one Base year plus four Option years).

 

This position is contingent upon Task Order award.

Responsibilities

Serves as the SAF/AQ focal point for congressional interface activities for the SAE and weapon system acquisition programs. Produces written testimony for the SAF/AQ, and is responsible for all hearing preparation materials.

 

The tasks for this position include:
a. Continuously monitoring and assessing the Congressional climate and mood related to Air Force acquisition and acquisition programs of client interest.
b. Identifying, researching, tracking, analyzing and reporting on Congressional issues,
activities, reports, and laws that impact or may impact Air Force acquisition or specific
acquisition programs.
c. Producing summaries and reports covering all Air Force acquisition, acquisition capability areas (including AF Science and Technology (S&T), and Air Force acquisition specialty capability areas), and individual acquisition programs.
d. Monitoring, researching, and reporting on key issues pertaining to Authorization and Appropriations processes.
e. Researching and analyzing Congressional inquiries/inserts/appeals, testimony, Posture Hearing Issues Papers (PHIPs), Budget Program Fact Papers (BPFPs), Heartburn Appeals, Major Budget Issues, and DOD(IG), Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports.

f. Reviewing and providing data to assist in the preparation for legislative hearings, testimony, program documentation, briefing packages and read-aheads Congressional staffer visits, formal Questions for Record (QFRs), and other events to ensure an integrated and consistent Air Force position in response to Congressional questions, issues, and requests for information.
g. Researching Congressional transcripts, press releases, public events, documents, and information.
h. Providing summaries, analysis and reviews of such transcripts, hearings, events, and Congressional activities.
i. Providing educational training and materials on the budget enactment process including staffer days and the congressional process.
j. Maintaining a legislative database. This database must include funding and language information by committee for Air Force acquisition programs throughout the “mark” processto final passage, legislation to include defense bills and reports, information on key congressional personnel to include their biographical histories and their interest areas, biographical information on key staff, and transcripts on Air Force acquisition-related
hearings with member and respondent hearing quotes referenced to programs.
k. Developing methods for gathering information to populate and maintain databases.
l. Researching and tracking Congressional reporting requirements as they are developed by Congress.
k. Develop and maintain a library of Congressional legislation covering acquisition programs of client interest.
l. Any other tasks closely associated with the performance of duties list above and as coordinated with the COR.

Qualifications

• Personnel at the Senior level in this position shall have an Master’s Degree as well as a minimum of 10 years’ experience in government acquisition or legislative affairs.

• Personnel at the Junior level in this position shall have an Associate’s Degree as well as a minimum of 3 years’ experience in government acquisition or legislative affairs.

• All personnel shall also possess a high level of familiarity with MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and MS Excel software programs

 

• Secret Personnel Security Clearance

• Experience in lieu of Degree Allowable Substitutions are : 

OASIS-Allowable-Substitution

 

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The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246 Prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin and requires affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees treated, without regard to race, sex, color, genetic information, religion, or national origin. (Enforcement Agency: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs).

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ACT I’s management strives to balance the need for competitive compensation packages while maintaining competitive pricing for its customers. Key aspects of ACT I’s compensation package for employees include medical and dental insurance, company 401(k) contributions, annual profit sharing, salary, vacation, education assistance, life insurance, and short/long term disability.


RETIREMENT includes a Profit-Sharing Plan; a Safe Harbor Program; a 401k Program including pre-tax or post-tax deferrals with quarterly enrollment participation; and a Profit Sharing Program.


Benefits include: LIFE and DISABILITY, MEDICAL and DENTAL; a CAFETERIA PLAN for a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Reimbursement/Health Reimbursement Account (HSA) IAW IRS limits; LEAVE (Vacation) including All Major Holidays, and Comprehensive Leave increasing with years of service.


OTHER PROGRAMS include:

• Tuition assistance & training/certification reimbursement available for job related professional development; and
• Annual Performance Bonus Program for outstanding performance.

Resumes will be reviewed immediately and candidates meeting the requirements will be contacted for further consideration and preliminary interviews.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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