Serco Inc.

Acquisition/Program Management Analyst for Navy Systems

Recruiting Location : Location
Project/Program Management
Position Type
Security Clearance
No - Teleworking not available for this position

Position Description

Acquisition/Program Management Analyst for Navy Systems


Serco has a great opportunity for you to take an advancing role in supporting U.S. Navy acquisition programs for cutting edge systems and sensors for U.S. Navy Ships! 


Join an integrated government-industry team in and around the historic Washington Navy Yard right by Nationals Stadium, but partially remote during this period of Coronavirus response.  Be instrumental to the support of defense acquisition while building your professional background and expertise in support of the world’s greatest Navy.


Serco will provide technical support to its customer, a defense acquisition program management office which is responsible for the development, acquisition, production, fielding, and lifetime support of critical Navy systems. This mid-level position has aspects of task planning and allocations, project status updates, spend plan development and tracking, defense acquisition management, contract management, financial management, and other related acquisition skills.


In this role you will:

  • Function as an integral part of a program office team whose goal is to meet/exceed the customer’s requirements, as guided by government and contractor managers, assisting combined government-contractor teams with program management responsibilities including attending, and supporting program related meetings, providing support to the development of presentational/briefing materials, publication support, correspondence, action item tracking/closure, and weekly reporting.
  • Support the development and update of program execution plans, including spending plans and deliverables for incorporation into the system-of-record Task Planning Sheets (TPS). [Note: BFM contractor will lead TPS development/input into NAVSEA Enterprise Planning System (NEPS).]
  • Develop formal correspondence to stakeholders in support of such activities as providing action item responses and communicating program-related information.
  • Be knowledgeable in the defense acquisition process and be able to apply that knowledge to real programs.
  • Be familiar with new acquisition practices such as rapid acquisition, DEV/SEC/OPS, and use of collaboration tools in support of the program office.
  • Support program office tasking related to acquiring Naval systems. Work will require collaboration with staff from the program office, other contractors, system developer/manufacturer, and government field activities or labs.
  • Help to manage schedules and plans of action related to system acquisition. Support the government and contractor team in the execution of program reviews, budget management, coordination with related acquisition organizations and field activities, and coordination with Fleet support organizations on behalf of the program office.
  • Assist in the tracking and management of tasking and spending of organizations providing system acquisition and acquisition support. Collect data and track funding against benchmarks for obligations and expenditures.
  • Support government managers in various acquisition activities related to design, product development, test, production, or support. Assist the program office by tracking progress against schedules, recording and coordinating accomplishment of actions, coordinating the development/reporting of proposed solutions to issues, supporting meetings including generation of minutes and actions, and coordinating with external stakeholders on behalf of the government program management office.
  • Provide guidance to less experienced team members and work as a team to most-effectively accomplishing program office tasking.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.




To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Knowledge of defense acquisition principles and practices.
  • Bachelor's degree plus 5+ years of related experience.
  • Well-developed team communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • An active DoD Secret security clearance is required.

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • It is not expected that you will have experience in all the responsibilities listed above at time of hire but will have a background that supports quickly taking on some or all of these roles under the guidance of a more experienced team member.
  • Work experience may be adjusted based on an advanced degree. Degree requirements may be adjusted based on additional related experience, highly specialized knowledge, or uniquely applicable experience.
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and take on responsibility.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience in collaboration tools such as SharePoint is desired.
  • Knowledge of PBBE.
  • Previous government program office experience desired. Experience in ship systems, sensors, combat systems, or C4I systems desired.

Take this opportunity to join a high-performing team, advance your career, and make a real difference supporting America’s Navy. Join the Serco team today!



Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).


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