Headquarters, Air Combat Command (ACC), Directorate of Operations (A3), Flight Operations Division (A3T) at Langley Air Force Base, VA is responsible for the combat readiness and training of the Combat Air Forces (CAF). ACC/A3T provides the operational expertise required to meet current and future needs of the CAF. The organization develops, coordinates and publishes command guidance for all aspects of CAF fighter aircrew training.
Assist AMIC to plan, develop, implement, execute, and control contractual, financial, and technical aspects of contracted purchases and services.
Assist with planning and execution of the management of the acquisition life cycle strategy for the Contracted Adversary Air (ADAIR) program. Vital aspects of the position require the development of and implementation of new approaches in the pursuit of alternative courses of action.
Review related governmental or private industry services and previous services' program history, market conditions, and specifications or technical data packages and develop a well-organized, realistic, and sound program management and contracting plan to meet the government's needs. Participate in the performance of market
research to determine commerciality requirement and an ample source of responsible contractors to include small business.
Organize acquisition strategies, forecast budgets, life cycle sustainment planning and use various information technology based programs to manage affairs for the ADAIR program. Review, analyze, and integrate program support performance information and data to determine appropriate contract structure is used.
Assist others within the organization and higher management echelons to provide status information on assigned programs/projects, as required, in high level meetings and discussions with senior government officials, both within and outside the DOD and to senior contractor/industry personnel.
Participate in approximately 50 conferences, management reviews, and meetings to deliver presentations on program/project status, accomplishments, and challenges encountered, anticipated support requirements, and the integration and advocacy of program and project objectives. Interphase with HQ ACC senior staff and aviation industry leaders while exercising management competence, originality, personal flexibility, and diplomacy in areas of the managed program. Resolve controversial issues, advocate recommendations and proposals, and report on progress in resolving critical issues.
Perform work associated with a wide range of contract and management methods to implement ADAIR
projects of a highly technical nature and diverse mission requirements to existing program requirements.
Articulate and communicate to the program team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, or program issues under review, deadlines, and time frame for completion. Remain fully versed on various contract types and management methods to ensure desired customer outcomes are reached in a timely, efficient and effective manner and outcome. May recommend departure from previous approaches if required to develop sound resolution or approach that comply with regulatory/procedural requirements and that meet the government’s needs.
Stay abreast of policy changes and new initiatives or practices to improve existing processes.
Review and assist the progress in meeting ADAIR program services and support objectives. Coordinate frequent program changes and support services compromises to assess the resulting changes in other areas of the program and overall mission impact. Facilitate and reach a consensus on issues where opinions on contract-related alternatives or program management solutions may differ or conflict.
Required Secret clearance.
Required Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree is desired).
Required ten years Air Force Fighter rated aviation experience with the most recent fighter operational flying experience within the last ten years. Additionally must have 5 years of experience with the USAF’s fighter MDS training requirements to include: Ready Aircrew Program (RAP), continued training requirements (CTR), Mission Qualification Training requirements (MQT), and Formal Training Syllabi.
Required functional knowledge of Adversary Threat Capabilities, Threat Ratio requirements, AFTTP 3-1
Threat Replication, Adversary Threat Replication Guide (ATRG) as they pertain to fighter MDS training requirements.
Desired ten years of experience in management of projects/programs, training, development, and have an organizational and operational understanding of CAF fighter pilot readiness. Formal program management certifications are not required.
Desired one year of operational Fighter command or MAJCOM staff experience.