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Acquisition Manager, Senior


Acquisition Management

Tracking Code

UID 403.0

Job Location

Tinker AFB, OK

Location of Position

Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Position Type


Clearance Required?

Ability to Qualify

Level of Clearance Required


Position Funded?


COLSA identified as the 4th Best Employer in Alabama by Forbes in 2021!

General Summary: 

The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of DoD acquisition processes, and analytical methods or techniques to gather, analyze, and evaluate information required by the USG; assist in drawing conclusions and devising solutions to problems relating to improvement of acquisition effectiveness and compliance; assist with developing and drafting acquisition documentation and assisting with quality control; assist with performing work measurement studies, program or operations efficiency reviews, cost studies, or workload change impact analyses; and rely upon and use automated management information systems in performing fact-finding, analytical, and advisory functions.


Will function as the Capabilities Manager and duties include:

  • Responsible for the organization of the JARWG, tracking of requirements and 1067s, and market research for new requirements including the coordination of a cost estimate when required.  

  • Conduct the ID brief for any new capabilities that are funded. 

  • Required to conduct an ID brief and lead the pre-acquisition activities for capabilities that are predicted to be funded and are large enough that work needs to start prior to the receipt of funding.

  • Support USG implementation of policies, processes, and tools for capability planning and development. The Contractor shall assist capabilities managers in arranging and supporting High Powered Teams (HPTs) for capabilities development.

  • Assist in developing and implementing capability-based planning processes for AFMC.

  • Assist in facilitating AFMC support to Capability Review and Risk Assessment (CRRA) and integrate AFMC/Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) capability-based planning activities and by providing input for Integrated Summits (I-SUMMITs).

  • Support AFMC’s Capabilities Integration Panel resources to include financial and manpower resources.

  • Assist with reviewing capability requirements and option sets to ensure the necessary interoperability and appropriate linkages to other capabilities.

  • Assist in performing material solution analyses leading up to design reviews.  

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 Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • MA/MS 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-
  • BA/BS 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-
  • Twenty (20) years of directly related experience, eight (8) of which must be in the DoD.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills to develop and maintain working relationships with the internal and external personnel involved with the project or program.
  • Possess the advanced knowledge, experience, and recognized ability to be considered an expert in the technical/professional field, possess the ability to perform tasks and oversee the efforts of junior and journeyman personnel within the technical/professional discipline.
  • Will demonstrate advanced knowledge of the technical/professional discipline as well as possess a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply associated standards, procedures, and practices in their area of expertise.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security clearance at the required level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with Avionics and Avionics systems is highly desired

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.

COLSA is a covered Federal contractor subject to the federal mandate requirements for the COVID 19 vaccine.  Currently, there is a temporary injunction against the Government enjoining the vaccine mandate; however, it may become a condition of employment in the future if the injunction is lifted.

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