Dec 06, 2021

Life Cycle Logistics Specialist - Mid/Experienced Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

Do you want to be part of a fast-paced dynamic team focused on supporting the Nation's Warfighters? The Acquisition Logistics Office is in need of an experienced, self-motivated Acquisition Professional to manage life-cycle logistic support activities for complex NSA/CSS projects. The incumbent will be responsible for independent judgment and assessment of logistic support requirements for capabilities in various stages of acquisition and deployment to ensure that they are reliable, maintainable with low ownership cost, and that customer logistics support expectations are achieved. The incumbent will be responsible for proactive engagement with program and project managers, deployment site managers and various technical stakeholders, for initiating and conducting technical exchange meetings to resolve logistic support issues and for developing life-cycle support strategies for complex systems and formulating these strategies in planning documents. The incumbent will be responsible for oversight functions to ensure that deployment readiness requirements have been met and for initiating and conducting deployment readiness reviews for deploying systems. The incumbent will be responsible for negotiating with project and deployment site managers to resolve technical problems and to facilitate successful deployments of hardware and software capabilities.

The National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role through budgetary and contract activities that support our nation's security every day. We rely on the skills of our acquisition, finance, and accounting professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies. You formulate and execute budget resources, develop and allocate manpower resources and even provide guidance on implementing policy on cost, finance, and accounting. Start a career where you become a steward of taxpayer dollars, seeking the greatest return that money can provide: a superior intelligence service for the safety and security of our nation.

An Acquisition and Life Cycle Logistics background is highly desired and preferred, which may consist of some combination of life cycle logistics planning experiences and/or formal logistics training. It is highly desired that the incumbent have acquired working experiences at a field site or some remote assignment with an appreciation for the challenges of linking life cycle support to maintaining system and site readiness Salary Range: $72,750 - $113,362 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in a Business Management Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Life Cycle Logistics, Supply Change Management, Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology), or include at least 24 semester credit hours in accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial marketing, marketing, quantitative methods, and/or organizational management. Relevant experience must be in logistics or a related business field (e.g., supply chain management, life cycle logistics, acquisition logistics, and program management). Logistics or related experience in the government or as a government contractor and DAWIA I or equivalent certification is preferred. Salary Range: $103,690 - $134,798 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in a Business Management Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Life Cycle Logistics, Supply Change Management, Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology), or include at least 24 semester credit hours in accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial marketing, marketing, quantitative methods, and/or organizational management. Relevant experience must be in logistics or a related business field (e.g., supply chain management, life cycle logistics, acquisition logistics, and program management). Logistics or related experience in the government or as a government contractor and DAWIA II or equivalent certification is preferred.

The incumbent will be required to manage workloads consisting of multiple projects and to ensure that life-cycle support requirements are met through effective leadership, problem resolution and other people skills. The incumbent should have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and possess the ability to synthesize new information quickly, demonstrate initiative and sound judgment, and work collaboratively in a teaming environment with other organizations across the Enterprise. The incumbent must possess a customer service focus with the ability to interact with civilian, multi-service military, and contractor personnel of all grades. The incumbent will be expected to exercise diplomacy, tact and sound business skill in resolving technical problems and advancing projects for support of the Warfighter and NSA/CSS mission.

Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).