Acquisition Analyst Subject Matter Expert (SME) (TS/SCI) | Quantico (LHOT-D4ZNR8)

Quantico, VA | Full-Time

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CSCI seeks an Acquisition Analyst Matter Expert Subject Matter Expert (SME) team member who will support the United States Marine Corps Special Access Program (SAP) Central Office (SAPCO) that advances USMC interests (Technology Maturation, Developmental Test & Integration, Operational Assessment, product Fielding and Sustainment) with a 20-person team of subject matter experts and program security professionals.

This position is on-site, Monday-Friday. The primary duty location will be the Quantico.


As one of the contributing team members, Acquisition Analyst SME primary responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Prepare briefing materials for weekly project-level synchronization meetings; ensure timely and accurate updates to the: Product Manager and Program Manager’s bi-weekly situation report, Test & Evaluation weekly and monthly updates.
  • Manage collaborative Integrated Product Team (IPT) authoring of programmatic, systems engineering, and lifecycle documentation. Manage document collection feedback via comment resolution matrices and collaboration sites; facilitate document staffing for signature.
  • Manage programmatic contract execution and the status of funds; review Contract Deliverable Requirement List (CDRL) items delivered by industry and provide acceptance recommendations to the government; ensure CDRL registers are updated; and author and maintain the responsibility assignment matrix to align stakeholder reviews of CDRLs.
  • Update the Government Integrated Master Schedule and coordinate with the Business Team to develop One Pager reports.
  • Support Product Manager and Program Manager Financial status of funds synchronization meetings; provide timely and accurate support to financial spend plan drills and funding decrement scenario inquiries.
  • Review the project Risk Register and continually status mitigation steps according to the risk burn-down action plan and milestones.
  • Engage with stakeholders across the Marine Corps Capabilities Development Directorate, Headquarters Marine Corps, and Consortium Groups. Respond to vertical and horizontal organizational data calls and requests for action.
  • Author, edit, and proofread memorandums of agreement, requirements, and technical documents. Review documents and presentation materials for clarity, grammar, spelling, punctuation, content, format, and style. Lead and ensure team adherence to government style guides, e.g., Naval Correspondence. Correct technical documents as necessary; conform to strict editing guidelines and security clearance protocols. Ensure that all written content meets our company’s standards and those of the customer.

Skills - Minimum of 8 Years Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience in Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, or equivalent.
  • Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility.
  • 8 years of related experience required in the DoD environments.
  • Experience with reviewing business case and requirements documents, authoring project charters, acquisition strategies and acquisition plans, project management plans, analyzing project scope, performing work decomposition, developing integrated master schedules, facilitating independent government cost estimation, identifying project resources, developing technical action plans, planning systems engineering technical reviews, planning lifecycle sustainment, defining quality management metrics, implementing and auditing quality control measures, reviewing contract deliverables, managing project/program risks, engaging stakeholders; developing technical performance work statements, knowledge of cloud-based information management systems and classified networks; and interpersonal soft skills.
  • Detailed knowledge and working experience with the following references:· DoDI 5000.2 Operation of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework
    · DoDI 500.8 Operation of the Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA)
    · Federal Acquisition Regulation and Other Transaction Authority
    · SECNAV Instruction 5000.2G
    · Standards for Work Breakdown Structures MIL STD 881F
    · IEEE 15288.2 Standards for Systems Engineering Technical Reviews
    · Project Management Body of Knowledge – Project Management Institute
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Well-developed analytical, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be willing to actively communicate with co-workers, program leadership, and clients, which may involve delivering presentations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior military experience preferred, but not required.


  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Program Management (Advanced) and Engineering and Technical Management (Foundational), Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute)

Experience Levels:

LEVEL 1 – requires a minimum of 3 years related experience
LEVEL 2 – requires a minimum of 5 years related experience.
LEVEL 3 – requires a minimum of 8 years related experience.
LEVEL 4 – requires a minimum of 10 years related experience.
LEVEL 5 – requires a minimum of 12 years related experience.
LEVEL 6 – requires a minimum of 15 years related experience.
LEVEL 7 – requires a minimum of 20 years related experience.

*This position is a level 3. 

Requirements - US Citizen / Top Secret/SCI Clearance


Local travel and infrequent long distance travel.

U.S. Citizenship:


Minimum Clearance:

Applicants are required to have, at a minimum, a TOP SECRET (TS) clearances with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the last 5 years.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

CSCI stands in support of equality for and advancement of all people based solely upon the merits of abilities and actions alone, without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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