Space Acquisition Support Specialist, #3658

Linquest Corporation El Segundo , CA 90245

Posted 2 months ago

LinQuest is seeking a highly experienced Space Acquisition Support Specialist to support the Space and Missile Systems Center Space Superiority Directorate (SMC/SY) STS-2 Engineering and Technical Services contract advisory services to SMC/SY. We work closely with the US Air Force to acquire next generation space and ground systems. We are currently seeking a professional space acquisition support specialist to join this expanding team. The individual shall support the integrated life cycle management of Enterprise Space Battle Management Command and Control (ESBMC2) related programs. The individual will support the development and coordination of required statutory and regulatory documentation (as detailed in DODI 5000.02 and AFI 63-101/20-101) as well as any other documents specifically mandated by the ESBMC2 Program Manager, SMC/SY, AFPEO/Space, SAF/AQ, and/or OSD leadership. The individual shall coordinate document development and approval with ESBMC2 personnel, SY staff, SMC staff, HQ AFSPC, SAF/AQ, and OSD personnel.


  • The individual shall collect and consolidate ESBMC2 program data to generate key weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports (Monthly Acquisition Report (MAR), Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES), Information Technology Investment Portfolio System (l TIPS), etc.) and administer and maintain knowledge sharing tools and repositories (ESBMC2 shared folder, ESBMC2 Wiki, ESBMC2 Sharepoint Site, etc.).

  • The individual shall support development of ESBMC2 Program Management Review (PMR) slide packages, Point Papers, Bullet Background Papers, and any other programmatic documentation (as required). The individual shall develop responses (as required) to all programmatic taskers (for ESBMC2 Program Manager approval).

  • The individual shall provide support for management of all ESBMC2 contracts. The individual shall support contract actions such as generating Request for Proposal (RFP) packages, developing Performance Work Statements (PWS), facilitating technical evaluations, supporting source selection, and assisting with contract management. The individual shall continuously assess contract cost, schedule, and performance against program baselines to ensure early identification and resolution of negative trends.


Required Skills:

  • A TS/SCI clearance with a current SSBI, and the ability to be accessed to the customer's programs is required to be considered for this position

  • Understanding of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

  • Ability to function in a multi-contractor/customer environment

  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to understand new concepts

  • Proficiency in MS Office

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking

  • Ability to travel is required

Preferred Skills:

  • Understanding of Agile/Lean software development methodologies

  • Ability to create, organize and manage Sharepoint sites

Required Experience:

  • A Bachelors Degree in software development, systems engineering or an acquisition management related degree.

  • At least five years of relevant experience in government acquisition management (to include software acquisition)

  • Must be familiar with the Department of Defense (DoD) space acquisition life-cycle management processes

  • Knowledge on the systems, organization, personnel, activities and capabilities of U.S. space systems

  • Current DoD TS/SCI (or recent SSBI) required

Preferred Experience:

  • Master's Degree is strongly desired

  • Acquisition experience at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) or equivalent.

  • 10+ years of experience in software acquisition desired.

  • A strong technical background is desired with 10+ years' experience in space systems, operations, satellite and special access programs acquisition

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Space Acquisition Support Specialist, #3658

Linquest Corporation