Naval Operations Action Officer

Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 01-23-2018
DecisionPoint is actively seeking a qualified candidate for the role of Naval Operations Action Officer. The Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) headquarters staff at the Pentagon, supports the warfighter by setting requirements, budgeting resources, and managing programs for many different Navy programs. The Surface Warfare Directorate, OPNAV N96, fulfills these tasks for some of the nation’s most important defense programs.
  • Provide background for responses to OPNAV and Congressional inquiries related to LCS/FF and Mission Packages, LCS/FF manpower and training, and Surface Warfare manpower and training.
  • Track existing Mission Package program of record and analyze the program affects (i.e. maturity status, risk and performance) of new software & component integration, and the development of new technologies.
  • Provide weekly status updates of LCS Mission Package development, production, integration, testing and employment to applicable LCS, FF or Mission Package branch head. · Provide strategic analysis and well-integrated/coordinated support for the LCS Mission Modules and Packages with Department of Defense program management and Acquisition oversight policies and strategies.
  • Review, develop, and update program specifications, guidance documents and technical documentation.
  • Prepare briefs, outlines, draft reports and publications and documentation to support Flag level technical and financial briefings/meetings and major milestone decisions.
  • Maintain daily liaison with programs’ Section Head and Deputy. Maintain a strong relationship and open communication with the PEO Ships, LCS, IWS; PMS 420, 501, 505, 515; IWS 3.0, 8.0; NAVSEA Program Offices; Fleet Commands; and related government activities and industries under contract to the associated Program Offices.
  • Maintain and track internal and external taskers.
  • Draft white papers, concept papers, technical reports, meeting summaries, or other material that document results meetings or analyses, and/or pertinent issues relating to Defense Planning Guide activities.
  • Participate in acquisition processes involving modernization, LCS Mission Modules programs to include Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) processing and Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) management of the Navy Surface Combat capabilities.
  • Participate in management meetings held for the purpose of deciding whether to modify or initiate a new program or project, to make suggestions for possible alternatives or options that should be considered before beginning modifications or to initiate action.
  • Provide recommendations regarding requirements and assists in the evaluation and impact determination of Analysis of Alternative Reports.
  • Assist in the development of proposals for POM budget cycles.
  • Identify, integrate and coordinate Mission Package requirements into the POM cycle.
  • Assist in the development of program performance metrics to include review and analyses of schedules funding profiles, and fielding profiles.
  • Attend and provide support to Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), Special Advisory Boards, and off sites.
  • Participate in Government/Contractor meetings as well as other interagency government meetings as required.
  • Attend conferences as the N96 Navy representative on assigned programs as required.
  • Maintain and execute continuous interface with program funds to determine compliance and support of requirements.
  • Prepare and track Milestone documentation.
  • Monitor programs and projects to measure progress towards reaching objectives in an effective and economical manner.
  • Review acquisition strategies and plans. Communicate program objectives to key high-level officials and project officers in those organizations that support the programs.
  • The Candidate shall provide Program Requirements Management at the Resource Sponsor level to OPNAV N96 branches and associated resourced programs.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of hands-on experience in performing operational functions defined in this task order, in addition to applying mission associated engineering analysis, concepts, policies, requirements processes, and program guidance.
  • Ability and experience to work autonomously given broad tasking and interface directly with PMS 501, 505, 515 and 420 in PEO LCS to fully understand LCS, Frigate and mission package technical issues and ensure N96E leadership is aware of issues and options.
  • Experience includes regular interactions with senior leadership internal and external to affiliated organization.
  • Provide expert level LCS, Frigate, and mission package engineering experience.
  • Existing extensive knowledge of the LCS, Frigate and Mission Package technical/engineering considerations including impact on cost, schedule and performance and shall display expert level of understanding of program requirements while performing all efforts related to this task.
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