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Acquisition Specialist

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd. El Segundo, California
management technical operations cost government education odyssey programming master schedule mission report space systems military
February 26, 2024
Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.
El Segundo, California
Position Summary

Odyssey Systems has an exciting new opportunity for a Acquisition Specialist supporting the Space Systems Command (SSC) Military Communication and Positioning, Navigation and Timing Directorate (CG) in the United States Space Force.  This position will support the SSC/CG program office as it rapidly premier capabilities resilient to the threat by the relentless pursuit of warfighter needs and acquisition excellence.


As an Acquisition Specialist you will support the Delta/Division Action Group (DAG) in day-to-day business operations, planning, programming, budget, and execution (PPBE), acquisition reporting, management and communications/media.


This is a full-time opportunity located in LA, CA.


***Contingent upon contract award***



Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the execution of routine business operations for the Directorate
  • Extracting program specific information, assessments, analysis, and reviews enabling program and technical acquisition artifacts to be integrated at the enterprise level
  • Use the combined program integrated master schedule to facilitate the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of the Directorate’s portfolio
  • Analyze various phases of the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution process as it applies to the administration and management of all programs within the Directorate and provide the Government recommendations
  • Support the development of the Program Objective Memorandum, Staffer Day preparations, Spring Program Reviews, Investment Budget Review, Program Management Reviews, Mid-year Execution Reviews, Baseline Execution Reviews, Vice-Commander’s Forum, Financial Management Reviews, Acquisition Mission Support, Business Management Reviews, and other budget execution activities
  • Draft program overviews and executive summaries, encapsulate major program issues, gather program contract information, track program milestones and status, generate overviews of program health and ability to execute, assess program cost, schedule, and technical risks by segment and identify mitigation plans, consolidate and status program manager identified cost, schedule, and technical efficiency initiatives
  • Demonstrate understanding of the program’s current critical path, integrate and correlate program performance data with the program baseline, accurately interpret acquisition program baseline thresholds and compliance
  • Verify program costs against the approved President’s Budget, track program baseline changes, accurately capture high level program logistic, test and evaluation, and requirements readiness characteristics
  • Establish a program office point of contacts list to accurately develop, maintain, and update acquisition reports to include, but not limited to Weekly Activity Report, Monthly Acquisition Reports, Selected Acquisition Report, Defense Acquisition Executive Summary, Acquisition Program Baseline, supplemental reports for Acquisition Category I, II, III, Middle Tier Acquisition (MTA) programs at the Directorate, and other related acquisition reporting documents
  • Research, draft, and edit articles, speeches, and testimony on the Directorate, organization, missions, operations, and initiatives
  • Act as liaison between auditors and program personnel


Minimum Required Qualifications:


Citizenship: Must be a US citizen

Clearance: Must have an active DoD Secret clearance and be able to maintain it.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher 

Years’ experience: At least 10 years of experience in related field

  • Acquisitions and PPBE experience


Preferred Qualifications:


Education and Years’ of experience: 

Master's degree or higher and at least 12 years of demonstrated experinece in a related field.

  • Experience utilizing an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
  • Experience utilizing Task Management Tool (TMT)



Additional Information:

Location: On-site at LA AFB, with telework capabilities for local candidates

Hybrid: Percentage of telework/remote allowed will vary based on the customer's discretion.




Company Overview

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.


Please note: Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as the Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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