Wanted: Systems acquisition manager with a current Customs and Border Protection (CBP) background investigation public trust determination. Opportunity to lead the team in acquiring and sustaining sensor and surveillance systems to improve our nation’s border security, and provide expert advice in the preparation and review of acquisition documents.
LMI is looking for a Lead Systems Acquisition Manager to support a federal program management office (PMO) charged with planning, acquiring, and managing the operation of technology and capabilities to keep our borders safe and facilitate travel and trade. We are seeking an energetic self-starter who is focused on practical and efficient solutions delivered by a multi-dimensional collaborative team.
Guide a team of about 30 acquisition specialists and analysts in applying acquisition best practices to support system acquisition and sustainment, identify and mitigate risk, shape technical planning and management, support and provide insight to stakeholders, and identify systemic issues.
Provide subject matter expertise in acquisition to support the program life cycle from requirements definition through procurement, deployment, and sustainment.
Work with stakeholders to ensure technical validity, operational feasibility, and operator suitability of solutions across multiple portfolios.
Oversee technical delivery of multiple, complex, and interrelated project tasks.
Review project progress from an acquisition perspective, measuring performance and taking necessary corrective actions to maintain agreed upon requirements.
Ability to effectively manage acquisition activities
Ability to be resourceful and take initiative without everyday tasking from client / supervisor
Ability to persuade and effectively negotiate
Ability to communicate clearly with a wide variety of stakeholders
Ability to effectively problem solve
Possess strong communication skills, both oral and written
Possess strong organizational skills
Have expertise in guiding programs through the Department of Homeland Security acquisition life cycle framework and the system engineering life cycle, including getting projects through the acquisition decision events. Knowledge of the DHS Acquisition Management Directive 102-01 (MD 102).
Proficient in Microsoft Office tools: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Ten years of experience managing an acquisition workforce as they support the acquisition life cycle for large, complex programs.
Experience in major systems acquisition for DHS or DoD.
Experience providing detailed leadership to staff involving multiple, complex, and interrelated project tasks.
Experience effectively communicating at senior levels within a customer organization.
Required Education and Certifications
Current CBP background investigation public trust suitability determination.
Certification in acquisition management from a recognized credentialing agency (e.g., Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Contracting certification, Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM).