• 24-Oct-2018 to 23-Dec-2018 (PST)
  • Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Full Time

PeopleTec is currently seeking an Acquisition Analyst (Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to support our Huntsville, AL location.

Candidate will support all aspects of sound acquisition planning and program execution. Provide project management expertise, guidance, and operations support of International & FMS programs in various stages within the acquisition life cycle, most specifically to FMS cases and programs supporting the development, production, installation, test, training and sustainment. Provide day-to-day management expertise, guidance, and operations support to the program managers responsible. Draft quality acquisition documentation as it relates to the management, contracting, execution, test, fielding and/or sustainment of FMS programs (briefings, plans, docs). Apply agile development approaches to achieve desired results within program schedule and budget constraints to achieve solutions for the warfighter. Assist with Acquisition Strategy Panel planning, preparation and execution. Develop Statements of Objectives, solicit product requirements, prepare Request for Proposal (RFP) packages, and generate requirements package for delivery orders. Draft, review and update Statements of Work, System Requirements Documents and Contract Data Requirements Lists. Support contract negotiation activity, perform technical evaluations, prepare meeting minutes and follow up on action items. Conduct rapid research, writes analysis, and reports in support of Army positions. Assist the government by monitoring and analyzing program activities, abiding by regulations, policies and procedures related to FMS cases and contracts. Plan, research and support the development of options for government consideration and presentation to partner nations with regard to recommending acquisition strategies, execution approaches and sustainment plans. Formulate plans and recommend effective strategies to assist the program manager in meeting cost, schedule and performance objectives. Recommend viable courses of action and proposed solutions to correct problems. Apply qualitative and quantitative techniques for gathering, analyzing, and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of acquisition programs. Develop reporting and monitoring procedures and follow them to ensure program objectives are accomplished timely and cost effectively for international customers. Review and track program status against cost, schedule and performance deliverables. Participate in milestone reviews and regular status meetings with prime contractor. Prepare for and support various Program Office activities and meetings, to include internal government meetings, case reviews, design reviews, Program Assessment Reviews, Interface Control Working Groups and Technical interchange Meetings. Provide acquisition management guidance and expertise that align with the principles, criteria, and procedures of DoD and Army Directives, regulations and policies as well as FMS instructions, directives, regulations, and guidance documents. Draft and review official FMS case correspondence: Letters of Requests (LORs), Pricing and Availability (P&As), Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs), Case Amendments and Modifications to ensure compliance with Defense Security Assistance Management Systems (DSAMS) regulations customer requirements. Must have very effective communication skills, orally and in writing with a strong understanding and appreciation for international culture and communications. Must by willing and able travel overseas to potentially hazardous locations.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Candidate serves as advisor to program officials in procurement planning meetings. Advises program officials of the procurement objectives to be used, and assists in the preparation of SOW/SOO/PWS, determination and findings and solicitation documents.
  • Advises technical specialists, and management on matters pertaining to contracting and business management policies and procedures, and offers new or innovative solutions that produce efficiencies for the organization.
  • Develops solutions to problems when there are uncertainties involving the legislation, authorities and scope of the action resulting from Congressional interest.
  • Provides assistance to contracting officer Representatives (CORs) and managers regarding specific situations or problems and upon receipt of changed procedures imposed by high headquarters involving regulations, laws and good business practices.
  • Candidate will be responsible for providing authoritative contracting advice, guidance, insight, and direction to all levels of administrative and technical management in matters to include, but not limited to, contract procurement and acquisition policy, procedures, and documentation.
  • Candidate conducts highly complex independent reviews of acquisition requirements for computer and/or engineering product and services packages prepared by CORs and PMs prior to submission to the Army Contracting Command (ACC) Contracts Office. Packages are reviewed for accuracy, completeness, and feasibility to ensure adherence to established technical and acquisition policies and procedures.
  • If deficiencies and/or omissions are identified through the analysis of acquisition requirements, plans are developed with the program action lead(s) to resolve issues and take appropriate action.
  • Minimum Requirements: 
    • Must demonstrate attention to detail.
    • Will use independent judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload in a high-pace and detail oriented environment.
    • Understanding roles and responsibilities of functional areas.
    • Must have demonstrated experience working individually as well as organizing and facilitating working groups. 
    • Must be able to prepare detailed written reports and briefings suitable for presentation to senior level military and corporate leadership, as well as present material orally.
    • Outstanding communication, both written and verbal.
    • Outstanding analytical skills.
    • Proficient ability with Microsoft Office suite of products (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.)
  • Travel: 5%
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • An active DoD Secret clearance is required to perform this work. Candidates are required to have an active Secret clearance upon hire, and the ability to maintain this level of clearance during their employment.


Education Requirements:

A completed Bachelor's Degree in a related field and 10+ years of experience in a related field. 


Desired Skills:

  • DoD Acquisition Workforce Certification Level III in Contracting.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of regulations, DoD Acquisition policies and precedents, program goals and objectives, and work processes of the organizations supported, as well as relationships with other programs within Department of the Army.
  • Acquisition Program Management or Contracting Office experience.
  • Ability to manage projects, work effectively with others, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with implementation of methodologies to acquisition programs.
  • Experience with Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Security Assistance Management regulations, policies, and procedures, ITAR and Arms Export Control Act.



PeopleTec, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in its job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following email address, and/or phone number (256.319.3800) to contact us about your interest in employment with PeopleTec, Inc.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. PeopleTec, Inc. participates in E-Verify.

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