UIC Alaska

Acquisition Specialist Sr

Program/Project Management
Location : Location
US-MD-Patuxent River
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement
Less than 10%


Newly reawarded contract! Bowhead has an immediate opening for an Acquisition Specialist Senior with CSPT and PMT experince to join our team. This position directly supports PMA-263 Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Office specifically the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Recognizance (ISR) IPT at NAS Patuxent River.  The Acquisition Specialist Senior applies analytic techniques in the evaluation of program/project objectives. Analyzes requirements, status, budget and schedules.


The Acquisition Specialist duties include but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge and awareness of all statutory and regulatory acquisition documentation requirements and advise the Government Acquisition Lead regarding changes or delays in approval cycles or documents that are no longer.
  • Review and provide recommendations regarding program.
  • Perform the research, development, review, analysis, revision, routing and tracking of acquisition documentation for Government review and approval to include all DoD 02 documentation, Justification and Approvals (J&A), Program Decision Memorandums (PDM), Acquisition Category (ACAT) Determination Letters and Tailoring Agreements.
  • Provide independent assessments and recommendations for improving program acquisition efficiencies.
  • Monitor contracts & track mission objectives to include selection, definition, and documentation generation and coordination of Procurement Initiation Documents (PIDs) in the Procurement Management Tool (PMT), Statements of Work, Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs) and Class I Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) contract Maintain status of PID package as it goes through the procurement process and provide weekly updates for programs.
  • Assist in the coordination of technical evaluations of proposals, tracking and coordinating Basis of Estimate evaluation.
  • Support program procurements by providing acquisition support services through the collection of technical progress reports, cost, schedule, alternative and work around procedures provided by the prime contractors.
  • Willing to mentor junior level staff.



  • MA/MS* Degree with over 10 years related experience. Working knowledge of DOD 5000.02 required.
  • *Allowable substitution BS/BA Degree with 16 years’ experience.
  • Applicant must have prior NAVAIR Acquisition experience.  Applicant must be proficient in Acquisition Management System (AMS) tools specifically Procurement Management Tool (PMT) and Common Spend Plan Tool (CSPT).
  • Must be able to multitask and thrive in an agile environment.
  • Familiarity with schedules preferred. Experience with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint required.


 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 be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.





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