Project Manager 2 ISR SME - 27749 in TBD, Africa at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/3/2019

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    TBD, Africa
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Job Description



Position Summary

The Project Manager 2 ISR SME acts as a project manager and deployed site lead on a project or program that is complex and/or novel in concept and development related to military operations and strategy.  Develops problem resolution options based on thorough knowledge of the situation, globally, as well as internally, utilizing complex quantitative and qualitative theory and principles to develop viable options.
Under the general direction of a project, program, and/or division manager, and within the scope of work derived from a contract with a government customer, performs multi-faceted assignments requiring the analysis and synthesis of complex systems and projects.  Utilizes effective theory, concepts and principles in the design, development and implementation of analytic models and systems.  Is an expert in the field and in certain client communities.  Anticipates future requirements.  Develops and evaluates plans for various projects or program activities to meet requirements.  Assesses and recommends the feasibility of proposed approaches to solve problems.  Possesses a thorough knowledge of applicable operational mission areas and national defense requirements.  

Duties and Responsibilities           

  • Applies extensive operational and analytical background experience gained from intelligence and special operations military service and leadership roles, as well as proficiency in advanced analytic theory, management, and principles, during interagency, joint, and combined operations at tactical, operational, strategic and national levels to solve current and/or future mission needs and to correct problem areas.  Leads and/or participates in operational coordination and analytical implementation teams, working groups, program development forums, special activities, readiness exercises, training, education and other forums as required to accomplish requirements.
  • Acts as Alion’s representative to United States (US) and Partner Nation Force (PNF) representatives.
  • Reports to the PM and provides timely and accurate information.
  • Liaises between the Alion Program Manager (PM) and the US and PNF command and staff.  Communicates and coordinates Alion’s activities with key US and PNF stake holders.  Integrates into the US and PNF staff.  Actively advises, informs, and councils US and PNF key stake holders, while representing Alion’s interests.
  • Acts as Alion PM’s representative and is the central communication node during all activities. Consolidates and disseminates daily reporting/deliverables; develops and implements Alion SOPs, liaison policies, and procedures; communicates daily with the PM; facilitates PM visits; coordinates and schedules engagements; provides team life support; synchronizes Alion objectives with US and PNF requirements; maintains accountability of all Alion resources. 
  • Provides policy and guidance recommendation to SOCAF regarding Alion’s activities and deliverables.  Conducts routine and unscheduled meetings, engagements, and briefing with SOCAF key stakeholders, based on thorough analysis that utilizes “cutting edge” theory, principles and methods.
  • Manages day-to-day program activities; produces weekly and monthly administrative deliverables; disseminates tasks; ensures all functions are staffed; ensures all personnel are properly trained, prepared, and functional; resources team support requirements; Oversees SME functions, provides back-side support and continuity.
  • Operates in multinational, interagency, joint, and service unique environments.
  • preparation of complex proposals as required.Initiates and develops operational ideas in specialty area, and develops effective implementation schemes.  Plans, develops, coordinates, and may direct (on an ad hoc basis) large projects or several small complex projects.  Prepares or coordinates the
  • Establishes and monitors standards for the quality of programs and documents.  Assists in the resolution of project and program priorities.  Assures quality control throughout all contract activities.
  • Develops and executes budgets, work breakdown structures and other management procedures as required to monitor and control projects.
  • Demonstrates superior writing and presentation skills to develop briefings, documents, papers, conceptual, and analytical reports for clients.
  • Maintains and complies with security procedures in the performance of duties.
  • May provide direction, training, and assistance to other project staff, as a senior expert in a particular field of endeavor.

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in leadership or a related military discipline plus 8 to 10 years of relevant work experience.  Master’s degree plus 9 years directly relevant work experience or doctorate plus 7 years of directly relevant work experience.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 12 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving complex operations.  

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Willingness to work in austere conditions, proven independent decision making skills,  and experience working in the AFRICOM, PACOM, CENTCOM, and/or EUCOM AOR highly desirable.   
  • Must be familiar with Foreign Internal Defense, Unconventional Warfare, Asymmetrical Warfare, and Counter-Insurgency principles, Humanitarian and Stability Operations, joint and interagency doctrine, logistics, communications, and working with foreign and US military senior leaders.
  • Has a strong understanding of Cross Cultural Communication (oral and written), working within senior military staffs, and asymmetrical business models.    
  • Strong management and leadership skills, initiative-based decision making processes and critical thinking skills.    
  • Strong management, leadedrship, initiative, and critical thinking skills.
  • Has at least 12 years Intelligence or SOF experience and has worked within an Operational Level command.
  • Former Intelligence officer, SOF officer, senior warrant, or senior NCO.
  • Candidates are required to deploy and perform duties in austere locations.
  • Applicants must be fully deployable according to all Theater Entry Requirements, wear uniforms, and bear arms, as required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must have a valid passport and hold a current TS with SCI eligibility.  
  • Must be open to 50% travel to OCONUS locations.

This position is contingent upon contract award.





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Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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