UIC Alaska

Team Lead / Weapon Systems Manager

Program/Project Management
Location : Location
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement
10% - 25%


Bowhead is looking for a Team Lead / Weapon Systems Manager in support of the Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD).  This is a dual-hatted role performing both Team Lead and Weapon Systems Manager responsibilities separately. 


As a Bowhead Team Lead, the candidate will act as the on-site Bowhead Lead and support the Bowhead Program Manager for key coordination with SAMD support activities delivered by the PWS. 

  • Build rapport with employees and customers.  Encourage productivity and cooperation among the Team.
  • Act as a mentor to new hire employees, ensuring they know where to find the resources they need to be successful.
  • Play a role in employee retention, by identifying employee or customer concerns and working to find solutions.
  • Provide input to the PM on performance evaluations for team members, providing feedback and suggestions for improvement.
  • Identify training needs within the team especially if they are less experienced or need to acquire new skills to meet contract requirements.
  • Establish effective communication and trust with employees and interact professionally with the customer at senior levels of the organization.
  • Involved in implementing factors that govern program success to ensure high-quality delivery and assist with compliance of program requirements, work standards, and evolving needs of the organization.
  • Act on behalf of the PM in instances that require immediate onsite support, such as safety concerns and personnel matters.

As a Weapon Systems Manager the candidate will be responsible for logistics and acquisition duties related to FMS cases from cradle to grave.  

  • Organizing research of foreign government requirements.
  • Preparing Letters of Acceptance (LOA), identifying material, services, and shipping requirements, and estimating system life cycle costs.
  • Conducting technical reviews and analysis for Letters of Request (LOR).
  • Organizing the research of foreign government requirements.
  • Calculating manpower for FMS cases.
  • Developing unique FMS case notes.
  • Coordinating total package advanced planning for weapon systems and ensuring that Total Package Approach (TPA) sheets are accurate and are utilized in the case development process.
  • Vetting release of FMS country-requested equipment in accordance with technology security and transfer requirements, export controls, disclosure of classified and controlled unclassified information, and system-specific release requirements for sensitive technologies frequently requested by foreign partners.
  • Receiving, processing and tracking requisitions.
  • Forecasting congressional notifications.
  • Developing and implementing logistics program activities including, support for purchases, transfer, and leases of weapon systems, and technical documentation.
  • Coordinating efforts of subcontractors and field service personnel, resolving logistics problems and compiling data on standardization and interchangeability of parts to expedite logistic activities.


  • Bachelor's degree (preferred) and 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Understanding of APG and Army FMS.
  • This position requires strong business acumen with a thorough understanding of the customer mission, the customer organization and customer relations, and the ability to adapt to changing customer needs and requirements.
  • A demonstrated history of excellent customer service, situational awareness, and collaboration.
  • Ability to prepare and brief senior management.
  • Effective communication with a wide range of groups including internal and external customers and high-ranking government officials.
  • Highly organized with the ability to see both the details and the big picture.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to build strong relationships with stakeholders. Skilled in developing and sustaining positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Proactive and execution focused.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must currently hold a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location. 




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