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Avionics and Armament PM, SME

Job Title
Avionics and Armament PM, SME
Job ID
Beavercreek,  OH
Other Location

Clearance Required: Must obtain and maintain a government security clearance at the required level (SECRET).


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Applies knowledge and experience in acquisition program management philosophy, policies, and procedures to systems, subsystems, and equipment procurement activities, post award project/program management tasks, and acquisition programs throughout their life cycles.Manages and organizes resources and personnel needed to efficiently and effectively meet the objectives of each task, as well as explore new approaches as applicable within the performance of these tasks.
  • Applies experience and capability to support the assigned tasks and lead support personnel in these tasks.
  • Applies a full range of acquisition program management and sustainment philosophies, policies, and procedures, to perform a wide range of acquisition/sustainment management activities in support of the existing and future programs in the B-2 Division.Applies an understanding of current Department of Defense (DoD) and Air Force acquisition instructions, guidelines, policies, and processes.Supports the acquisition program management of full life cycle requirements for systems, subsystems, and equipment.Assists with the development of documentation, such as, but not limited to, Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs) and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), PWSs, Statements of Work (SOWs), Requests for Proposal (RFPs), Urgent Operational Need (UON), Initial Capabilities Document (ICD), Capability Development Documents (CDD), Capability Production Documents (CPD), Service/Air ForceCore Function Master Plan (CFMP), Analysis of Alternatives, Sustainment Metrics, Technical Reviews, and Life Cycle Cost, Modeling, and Simulation.Supports the review of proposals as assigned by the customer.Assists in the coordination of documentation between functional resources (to include: financial, management, procurement, systems/software engineering, testing, and logistics) and assist with the consolidation of their inputs into common documents; assisting in planning for the accomplishment of various program milestones.Provides assistance in risk management, project management, process improvement support, and logistics support.Participates in meetings supporting the B-2 Division and its programs, e.g., Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), Life Cycle Integration Team (LCIT) activities, Integrated Product Team (IPT) activities, and Product/Process Improvement Working Group activities, Interface Control Working Groups (ICWG), Test Plan Working Groups (TPWG), etc.Assists in the collection of programmatic inputs from weapons systems program offices for defining, developing, and managing the acquisition and development/upgrades to the various B-2 Division aircraft configurations.Performs, as required, a non-voting, advisory role for program source selections on all acquisition related requirements.Assists in determining program progress, effectively communicating recommendations orally and in writing to higher organizational management.Applies program knowledge for developing and coordinating responses to taskers in response to internal and external program inquiries.
  • Assists in producing or reviewing products for program office use that include Business Case Analyses (BCA), trade-off studies, estimates for program office acquisition and logistics requirements, written requirements documents for planned acquisitions, and acquisition strategies and plans. Supports the program office during Materiel Solution Analysis, Technology Maturation & Risk Reduction, Engineering & Manufacturing Development, Production and Deployment, and Operations and Support (O&S) phases, to include all milestone activities.
  • Performs materiel solution analyses leading up to design and milestone reviews.Produces or supports development of draft documentation and presentation materials as requested or necessitated by programmatic limits based on cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Provides support for strategic scheduling and planning documentation such as the Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), and develop and coordinate a reporting framework for event-based activities during the work efforts.Develops, analyzes, and maintains a master integrated program schedule from concept exploration to fielding a system; employ networking software tools and capabilities to support lower tier schedule networking, network statusing, the generation of network graphics, the assignment of realistic durations and relationships to network elements; evaluate Contractor proposed schedules against government schedules; assess government program office schedules against schedule databases; conduct probabilistic and deterministic risk assessments on both contractor and government schedules by performing a Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA); utilize various types of scheduling software; work with the B-2 Lead Scheduler to integrate contractor and government schedule data with the B-2 Division Enterprise Integrated Master Schedule (E-IMS).
  • Supports the development of acquisition and contract strategies, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and the completion of a program risk assessment to document issues impinging on milestone execution.Provides support to develop market survey requirements, the lifecycle sustainment plan and lifecycle cost estimates.Supports the development of executive briefings, as well as schedule and coordinate through appropriate Air Force and government stakeholders.Updates the briefings and document meeting minutes.
  • Performs analyses to support program strategy decisions and courses of action.Provides a program assessment for integration of documentation to ensure consistency with program strategy and consistency across all milestone documentation.Provides inputs, draft, coordinate (with the appropriate internal and external government agencies), adjudicate comments, and produce final versions of coordinated milestone documents and assessments.Develops and collects technical data and inputs for staff summary packages to support coordination and signature of all associated documents for milestone approval.
  • Supports the development, review, and approval process for requirements document development and the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System process and staffing.
  • Assists in translating user requirements documents such as the Service/Air Force CFMP risks, UON, ICD, CDD, CPD, and Concept of Operations (CONOPS) into RFP documentation for the B-2 Division.
  • Supports key acquisition events and reviews as needed, such as: Materiel Development Decision, Milestones A/B/C, System Requirements Reviews (SRR), Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR), Critical Design Reviews (CDR), Test Readiness Reviews (TRR), Technical Coordination Meetings (TCM), Functional Configuration Audits (FCA), Physical Configuration Audits (PCA), Production Readiness Reviews (PRR), and others as applicable.
  • Supports Division processes including but not limited to: Monthly Acquisition Report (MAR), Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES), Selected Acquisition Reports, and the Senior Officer Communication and Coordination Electronic Resource (SOCCER).
  • Provides technical support for integrated program reviews and conferences, including, but not limited to, the following: executive, readiness, technical, budget, design, weapon system, requirement working groups, supportability, and management reviews.Assists in the review and analysis of prime and subcontractor Earned Value Management (EVM) systems.Supports the management of the action item process following each review.Supports program briefings and reports by gathering information, preparing charts, presenting briefings, and providing other support as needed.
  • Provides programmatic support to process and complete Modification Proposal AF Form 1067 activities.Effort includes supporting the development of technical solutions, risks, schedules, and estimated cost to satisfy the requirements in the 1067.
  • Applies understanding of Modeling Simulation & Analysis (MS&A) tools and processes that can be applied throughout the acquisition lifecycle.Accesses modeling databases and perform specific analysis as required.
  • Assists in planning, organizing, and managing critical aspects of the development, production, and/or deployment of capabilities (including System of Systems (SOS) and Families of Systems), systems, subsystems, and equipment.
  • Supports B-2 programs by collecting, compiling, analyzing, investigating, researching, and/or applying logistics, maintenance, acquisition, or financial data and information.
  • Participates in Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) activities.The Contractor shall review, evaluate, and provide recommendations on program budgets to include preparing documentation and briefing charts for the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and the Air Force Centralized Asset Management (CAM) processes.The Contractor shall identify and provide recommendations and/or solutions regarding candidate opportunities to reduce weapons system Air Force Total Ownership Costs (AFTOC).
  • Assists in program management support of the F-118-100 General Electric (GE) engine functions to include direct support of the B-2 Mechanical LCIT PM Lead and maintaining close contact and coordinating with B-2 Logistics Supply Support representatives, Engineering, Equipment Specialists, Northrop Grumman B-2 Integration Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) & Contractor Depot Maintenance, 509 BW/JEIM, AFGSC, AFRL, and other support personnel on all defined F-118-100 GE engine system issues directly related to mission support of the 509 BW.F-118-100 GE Engine support activities include, but are not limited to, writing reports, point papers, developing and conducting briefings, conducting daily, monthly, and quarterly reviews, and research/analysis directly related to the F-118-100 GE engine support systems.
  • Assists in the program management support to design, develop, integrate, and field software and hardware capabilities; also known as an Integrated Functional Capability (IFC).
  • Carry’s out other duties as may be assigned or requested.
  • Submits monthly status reports and other information as requested
  • Complies with requirements of the contract’s Visitor Group Security Agreement (VGSA).
  • Prepares CDRL inputs including the Task Order’s Monthly Status Report.
  • Completes required Government and PESystems training and certifications.


Education, Experience, and Skills

  • A SME is an individual whose qualifications and/or particular expertise are exceptional and/or highly unique. SMEs are typically identified as recognized leaders for a given area of expertise.A SME shall have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in professional engineering, mathematics, or science (specifically related to the subject matter).SMEs typically perform the following kinds of functions: Initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements from a project’s inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs; provides strategic advice, technical guidance, and expertise to program and project staff; provides detailed analysis, evaluations and recommendations for improvements, optimization development, and/or maintenance efforts for client-specific or mission critical challenges/issues; consults with client to define need or problem; supervises studies and leads surveys to collect and analyzes data to provide advice and recommend solutions.
  • obtain and maintain a government security clearance at the required level.
  • be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel) and other standard (Customer specified) applications.
  • be able to transport self to various facility sites, as required.  If using own motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.


Physical Requirements / Travel

  • Perform occasional travel to contractor and customer sites, as required.
  • Work is performed indoors with some potential risks to safety and health hazards related to electronics.
  • Performs occasional travel to contractor and customer sites, as required.


Azimuth Overview

Azimuth Corporation, founded in 2001, is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), dedicated to serving our customers as a trusted partner. As a small business, we remain flexible and affordable. We listen and respond to the needs of our customer. The solutions we develop are a direct result of our strong partnerships.  We provide exceptional leadership in program and administrative management, bringing expertise within national security, research and development, installation management and industrial base analysis mission areas.


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.

Azimuth Corporation does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Required Skills

A SME shall have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in professional engineering, mathematics, or science (specifically related to the subject matter).
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