You will serve as a senior analyst on a range of complex program activities requiring application of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for assessment of complex management processes, systems and mission support programs.
You will provide specialized support to the Department of Defense (DoD) Laboratories in support of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OASD(R&E)) and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research (ODASD(R)). Supports oversight and program management of science and technology (S&T) to solve current and future challenges for the Department of Defense (DoD). The ODASD(R) requires highly specialized technical, program, and administrative support services to achieve its mission.
You will provide support required to manage and execute efforts in the Basic Research Office. The support activities include:
- Assist in developing strategic basic research plan and drafting documentation for DoD-wide dissemination;
- Provide input to strategic planning and to documentation of strategic plans at higher levels within OSD;
- Assist in goal setting for BRO within the Office of the Secretary of Defense and to continuing assessment of progress toward established goals;
- Assist the Director for Basic Research in resource accounting, to include developing unfinanced requirement issue papers and other programmatic documentations;
- Organize research reviews, working group meetings, users groups, etc. Invite attendees, locate meeting space, and coordinate logistics support. Assist in developing technical content and agenda. Prepare agendas, read-ahead documents, action items from meetings, other follow up documents as required;
- Maintain broad situational awareness of research and development efforts involving the BRO;
- Prepare draft papers to include: weekly reports, information papers, action memoranda, emails, and other Basic Research program documents;
- Provide management support for functions related research business policy and procedures, including DoD and interagency grants policy;
- Provide background information and analysis to assist BRO in advocating for consistent and streamlined government-wide interagency research administration and grants policy;
- Assist drafting and editing the Defense Grant and Agreement Regulatory System (DGARS) which includes updates to the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) and other DoD issuances to include the DoD Research Misconduct Instruction), in part to reflect the current administrations' fundamental objectives of transparency and accountability, but also to reflect other legal and regulatory changes;
- Provide analysis and decision support to leadership/management in areas such as: grants and other instruments; indirect costs at universities, non-profit organizations, and other related performers; DoD and government-wide policies for award and administration of those instruments and related electronic business practices;
- Assist with resolving troublesome grants and research contracts clause issues as they relate to universities; and
- Assist in analyzing and collecting data to support DoD's annual submission to the National Science Foundation (NSF) survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to universities, colleges, and nonprofit institutions and the Survey for Federal Funds for Research Development.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Typically requires bachelor's degree or equivalent, and 10 to 12 years of related (project support or management) experience, but this specific position requires:
- At least five (5) years' recent and relevant experience. Demonstrated progressive responsibility in project management positions supporting the DoD science and technology enterprise. Excellent communication skills, unstructured verbal interactions, briefings, and meeting moderation; and, ability to work independently with both junior and senior staff in a distributed environment while maintaining a strong commitment to deliverable scheduled. Demonstrated success in the conception and execution of new projects (i.e., no pre-existing business processes), and without detailed guidance from the client;
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. A Bachelor's degree in scientific, technical, business management, or other related discipline is preferred. Degree requirement waived in lieu of significant recent and relevant work experience: minimum of five (5) years' active duty military or minimum of ten (10) years' experience; and
- SECRET security clearance.
Normal demands associated with an office environment. Ability to work on computer for long periods, and communicate with individuals by telephone, email and face to face. Some travel may be required.