The Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), is the Principal Staff Assistant and an advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense for augmenting other efforts within the Department with respect to strategic capabilities development. The SCO conducts analysis of innovations to shape and counter emerging threats with system level concepts across services and defense/intelligence agencies. The SCO primary mission objectives are to analyze and accelerate the development, demonstration, and transition of capabilities to counter strategic adversaries and improve the U.S. security posture in peacetime, crisis, and conflict.
In support of the SCO you will develop program plans, schedule, milestones, and monitor technical progress against performance objectives and budget and assist in creating pathways for these technologies to enter into warfighter capability sets;
-You will interact with Service or Defense Agency Program Offices to leverage existing capabilities in new and innovative ways and to provide expertise in relevant technical disciplines;
-You will assist in conducting quantitative analyses of system mission requirements as they pertain to the potential insertion of advanced technologies, evaluate alternatives and trade-offs, evaluate costs and benefits, investigate compatibility, inter-operability and integration, and study reliability issues;
-You will provide input to the SCO regarding portfolio objectives and in carrying out associated technical and program management responsibilities. This may include technical analyses to help define, assess, and monitor the technical aspects of the program;
-You will conduct performance analyses and assist with technical assessments of performer progress based on the task elements within the performer’s SOW to track program progress, technical risk, and potential program impact of failure;
-You will assist in the development and transition of technology and systems to the user community. You will support the activities of on-going and future work and be familiar with the interaction of the technology/system program with the respective community at large. This shall require identifying and translating user requirements into specific technology/system R&D objectives, illustrating the benefits of applying the technology/system to military equipment users and developers, identifying the military and commercial utility of new products and technology/system developments, and defining system architectures and supporting subsystem performance requirements;
You will coordinate rapid prototyping and demonstration efforts to generate preliminary technical management plans and estimate costs for demonstration and project milestone schedule for senior leadership.
You’ll Bring These Qualifications:
-Proficient in Microsoft power point, excel and/or other equivalent program management tools. Excellent communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, and be independently motivated maintaining a strong commitment to system transition.
-A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
Preferred degree in engineering, computer science, physics, or other science and technology related subjects.
A minimum of twenty (20) years of recent and relevant programmatic and technical support experience for senior level candidates and fifteen (15) years’ experience for mid-level candidates. Proficient in program management, systems engineering, and an in-depth knowledge of one or more of the following:
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