• Acquisition Specialist - IPT Lead (U.S. Border Patrol)

    Job Locations US-VA-Crystal City
    Posted Date 4 months ago(7/30/2018 9:10 AM)
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  • Overview

    LMI seeks mid-level acquisition specialists to support a federal program management office in Northern Virginia. Join our team of collaborative self-starters focused on delivering practical and efficient solutions to help our client keep U.S. borders safe and facilitate travel and trade. As part of our high-performing team, you will augment our vital work to provide “eyes and ears” technology to protect our nation.



    You will lead the integrated project team (IPT) for one of our client’s major projects through the DHS system acquisition life cycle. You will be instrumental in guiding the acquisition strategy with an eye toward agile contracting that streamlines awards for the latest technological advancements in border security products. You will apply modernized processes and practices aligned with emerging technologies for maximum agility and efficiency to accommodate dynamic requirements. Your interdisciplinary IPT will adapt to changing environments and end user demands, providing a comprehensive perspective on risk and mission objectives for effective avoidance of risk and cost.

    You will develop artifacts required by DHS MD 102-02 and the acquisition life cycle framework (ALF) to successfully obtain milestone approvals. Representative responsibilities:

    • Develop and update program management plans and life-cycle cost estimates
    • Develop market research plans, analyses, and acquisition plans
    • Compile and develop cost estimation and acquisition program baseline documentation
    • Support the planning, programming, budgeting, and accountability process for resource allocation planning, congressional justifications, and acquisition planning


    • Ability to pass a government background investigation, including financial, criminal, residential, educational, foreign affiliation, prohibited substance abuse, and employment verifications; active U.S. Customs and Border Protection background investigation preferred. Please note that only U.S. citizens are eligible for a suitability determination.
    • Previous work with CBP’s Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT), Remove Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS), Mobile and Agent-Centric Systems (MACS), and/or Field Surveillance Services (FSS) portfolios is a plus.
    • 3–10 years’ experience and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business, management, finance, or a related discipline.
    • Knowledge of or experience with DHS MD 102.
    • Experience supporting complex systems acquisitions preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
    • Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Ability to effectively solve problems.
    • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
    • A true team player who maintains a positive attitude in a dynamic environment.


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