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Acquisition Specialist (Lifecycle Acquisition‐Senior)

Acquisition Specialist (Lifecycle Acquisition‐Senior)

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About Strategic Alliance Consulting Inc.: Strategic Alliance Consulting Inc. (Strategic ACI) is a member of the Agile Support Alliance Joint Venture, LLC.  The joint venture recently announced that it was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the EMERALD Program. EMERALD is a procurement vehicle for life-cycle acquisition management, strategic financial, and business management support services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).  The contract has a one-year base plus four one-year option periods and a ceiling of $849 million. The EMERALD acquisition vehicle is structured as an agency-wide, small business set-aside program.  EMERALD is the follow-on for the Resource, Decision, and Acquisition Support (RDAS) contract.


Overall Assignment Description:

  • Functions as the advisor for the Government Technical Point of Contact (POC) and the Program Office.
  • Provide contractual and financial knowledge and assistance to the TIAM program offices.


  • Review contractor engineering change proposals and provide reviews to the program office.
  • Coordinate cost estimates and performance work statement updates for TIAM program offices, NGA finance, the appropriate project teams, and the Office of Contracting Services.
  • Attending monthly Program Management Review Boards and Budget Management review Boards.
  • Support development of acquisition documents, to include Source Selection Plans, Acquisition Plans, and budget documents.
  • Assist in tracking and managing contract deliverables, to include the contract funding status reports (CFSRs), and invoices.
  • Assisting in managing the program funds. Tracking spending, earned value, and routing funding documents.
  • Maintain TIAM business office artifacts using MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Identify technical issues and communicate impacts.



  • Demonstrated specialized experience with acquisition documentation and principals: contracting, contracting documents, the FAR, the contracting process, Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), Performance Work Statements (PWSs), the acquisition process and lifecycle management.
  • Demonstrated specialized experience with budgeting and funding basics, such as, fiscal years, appropriations, and IC or DoD budgeting process.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Business related field, or equivalent work experience.


  • Master’s degree in a business related field.
  • Demonstrated understanding with IC or DoD systems architecture and engineering.
  • Demonstrated specialized program management experience in terms of cost, schedule, performance, and risk.
  • Demonstrated understanding of NGA Mission and acquisition process.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NGA Configuration Management (CM) process.
  • Demonstrated specialized experience with the Source Selection process.

 To qualify candidates must have an active Top Secret SCI Clearance.