Senior Acquisition Specialist

Job Locations US-DC
Program Management
Security Clearance Requirement
Public Trust
Regular Full-Time


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. With over 50 years of business expertise and consistent growth, we are known for continuous innovation for our government customers, in both the US and abroad. Our exceptionally talented team is highly collaborative in spirit and practice, producing Results that Matter. Come work with the best! We offer opportunity, unique challenges, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission. SPA: Objective. Responsive. Trusted.  


The Joint, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Interagency Division provides expert support services to a range of customers spanning across the Department of Defense, Federal Civilian, and international markets. JOID provides a diverse portfolio of analytical and programmatic capabilities to help our customers make informed decisions on their most challenging issues.


The Critical Infrastructure Group (CIG) within JOID provides technical, programmatic and analytical support to customers with missions in national security to include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Group brings technical and operational expertise in fields of countering weapons of mass destruction, critical infrastructure protection, emergency response, nuclear non-proliferation, weapons deployment programs, and transportation safety. In addition to management and advisory services, CIG staff collaborate closely with our clients to provide high-quality modeling, simulation, software, and analytical products to meet the most demanding government standards and time-lines.


We have an immediate need for a Senior Acquisition Specialist to provide support for a Washington, DC client.


As a critical member of the SPA’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) team, the Senior Acquisition Specialist will provide program, performance, strategic-planning, process, knowledge, and workforce-planning management assisting the acquisition oversight, reporting, and enhancement of capabilities in support of FAA clients. Will lead and assist teams across the range of acquisition oversight tasks and be responsible for the quality of delivery services and work products. The candidate will work closely with senior management, technical staff, and advisers in achieving client delivery objectives. Duties also include:

  • Provide interpretation of FAA Acquisition Management System (AMS) contract policy, guidance, and clauses.
  • Identify key components of the acquisition strategy, and develop a suitable procurement plan.
  • Provide procurement analysis and recommendations in the following areas: system engineering, software engineering, configuration management, independent verification & validation, implementation, testing, quality assurance, logistics, second-level engineering and problem resolution activities.
  • Draft Market Survey announcements.
  • In concert with the Program Office, assist with preparation of RFP documents such as the Statement of Work, CLIN Structure, Screening Information Request, Source Selection Evaluation Plan and Single Source Justifications.
  • Actively participate in the Source Selection Evaluation process.




  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, public policy or other related fields.
  • 10+ years of experience directly supporting Federal Civilian Agencies in the Acquisition Process.
  • Demonstrated experience working with acquisition project teams and programs for Level 1, 2, and 3 acquisitions.
  • Minimum active Public Trust clearance.



  • Master’s degree in business administration, finance, public policy or other related fields.
  • Knowledge of Decision Point, KSN, Huddle applications.
  • Federal Aviation Administration experience.


Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations. Washington DC Pay Transparency Range:  $120,000 – $150,000.


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