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FMS Acquisition Manager, Journeyman

Tracking Code

UID 423.0

Job Location

Dayton, OH

Position Type


Clearance Required?

Ability to Qualify

Level of Clearance Required



  • Utilize and maintain expert knowledge in Security Assistance (SA), technology transfer, disclosure and releasability, export/import compliance, risk management, program/project management, Total Package Approach (TPA) logistics support and sustainment, technical data management, contractor services, and training/training support.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating program/project management documents, developing standard plans and operating instructions/procedures, financial management, developing and maintaining IMS and critical path models, identifying, assessing, and documenting acquisition and acquisition logistics resource requirements, evaluating and responding to Letters of Request (LOR), formulating Letter of Offer and Acceptance Data (LOAD), and Manpower Requirements Packages (MRP).
  • Capable of independently performing tasks described in this section of the PWS. The Contractor shall maintain a current U.S. passport and be willing to travel to foreign Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) locations.
  • Apply a full range of Information Assurance IA, SA, FMS, Section 1206/1203, Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF), and Building Partner Capacity (BPC) acquisition program management concepts, philosophies, policies, procedures, guidance, and practices to perform a wide range of acquisition and logistics management activities in support of the existing and future Directorate FMS programs.
  • Assist in the review of documentation, correspondence, reports, and data.
  • Assist in the identification, assessment, coordination, and documentation of functional data and resource requirements (financial, management, procurement, engineering, technical data, training, provisioning, and logistics) and the consolidation of such requirements into requisite programmatic plans, concepts, report, deliverables, and documents.
  • Assist with the refinement/improvement of existing processes, as well as assist with the development of new processes.
  • Provide assistance in cost, schedule, and performance risk assessment/management, acquisition program/project management, and TPA logistics and training support.
  • Prepare agendas, briefing charts, minutes, and action items to assist with meetings.
  • Assist in producing or reviewing products for program office use that include business case analyses, trade-off studies, estimates for program office acquisition and logistics requirements, written requirements documents for planned acquisitions, strategies and plans.
  • Assist with the development, coordination, review, and distribution of meeting minutes and action items, plans, data, briefings, program documentation, reports, and other documents and correspondence prepared by or submitted to the Government for release to USG International partners or allies.
  • Assist in the identification, assessment, coordination, and documentation of functional data and resource requirements (financial, management, procurement, engineering, technical data, training, provisioning, and logistics) and the consolidation of such requirements into requisite programmatic plans, concepts, report, deliverables, and documents.
  • Produce or support development of draft documentation and presentation materials as requested or necessitated by programmatic limits based on cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Assist in development, coordination, execution, and documentation of relevant plans, program milestones, and support various IPT activities to include, but not limited to meeting attendance; the preparation of agendas, briefing materials and reports, minutes, and actions.
  • Perform material solution analyses leading up to design reviews.
  • Assist with development of documents including but not limited to, Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) documents, Statements of Objectives (SOO), PWS, Statements of Work (SOW), LORs, Letter of Acceptance (LOAs), LOAD, and MRPs IAW the Foreign Assistance Act, the Arms Export Control Act, the International Traffic-in-Arms Regulation (ITAR), the SA Management Manual (SAMM), AFMAN 16-101, International Affairs and SA Management, and other relevant legislation, policies, directives, guidance, procedures, and practices.
  • Assist in translating user requirements documents (e.g., LOR) to provide pricing, availability data, and LOA documentation for the directorate.
  • Assist with strategic scheduling and planning documentation such as the Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and the IMS to develop and coordinate a reporting framework for event-based activities during the work efforts.
  • Support the development of contract strategies, work breakdown structures, and the completion of a program risk assessment to document issues impinging on milestone execution.
  • Perform analyses to assist with program strategy decisions and courses of action.
  • Provide assistance in key acquisition events and reviews, such as: Scheduled Status Reports (SSRs), PDR, CDR, TRR, TCM, FCA, PCA, PRR and others, as applicable.
  • Assist the SAPMs and Defense Security Assistance Management System (DSAMS) and Security Assistance Manpower Requirements System (SAMRS) technical support personnel in all phases of the planning, development, coordination, and implementation of FMS, pseudo-FMS, Section 1206, and SDAF cases.
  • Assist with acquisition strategy planning; preparation and coordination of Pricing and Availability (P&A) data; Request for Information (RFI) responses; feasibility and trade studies; Program Contracting Officer Letters (PCOLs), Comprehensive Performance Management (CPMs), and IMSs; risk assessments/ reports; Life Cycle Management Plans (LCMPs); Program Protection Plans (PPPs); and other relevant FMS-peculiar plans, documentation, reports, studies, data products, and correspondence.
  • Utilize the application of acquisition management initiatives to assist with commercial acquisitions (e.g., Commercial Off-The-Shelf [COTS] and FAA certified items), commercial practices (e.g., Performance Based Logistics [PBL] and contracting), incremental and hybrid-acquisition, and country-peculiar CONOPS.
  • Assist with case acquisition program planning, scheduling, implementation, execution, and risk management.
  • Assist in executing both the directorate-wide self-assessment program and other relevant internal/external FMS case assessment and reporting programs.
  • Assist in successfully preparing for and executing scheduled and no-notice Unit Compliance Inspections (UCIs) and Operational Readiness Inspections (ORIs).
  • Be proficient in the use of FMS-specific software and Management Information System (MIS) applications, to include but not limited to Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate (AFLCMC/WF)-On Line and DSAMS/SAMRS applications, to produce databases, spreadsheets, graphics, and other specialized products to facilitate the use of standardized automated forms, materials procurement, maintenance and disposition reports, and other periodic or ad hoc reports.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining FMS-peculiar OIs, guides, and process models, including the development and maintenance of self-inspection/assessment processes, procedures and checklists.

At COLSA, people are our most valuable resource and centered at our core value. We invite you to unite your talents with opportunity and be a part of our “Family of Professionals!” Learn about our employee-centric culture and benefits here.  


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and twelve (12) years of experience in the respective technical / professional discipline being performed, five (5) years of which must be in the DoD -OR-
  • Bachelor’s degree, and fifteen (15) years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, five (5) of which must be in the DoD -OR-
  • 20 years of directly related experience with proper certifications as described in the Functionally Aligned Job Descriptions, eight (8) of which must be in the DoD. 
  • U.S. Citizenship required; must be able to obtain/maintain DoD security clearance

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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