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Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Key Responsibilities:- Develop and implement employment relations strategies that align with the organization's objectives and values.- Serve as a trusted advisor to management and employees on a wide range of employment-related issues, including performance management, conflict resolution, and employee leaves.- Conduct thorough investigations into employee grievances and complaints, ensuring fair and consistent treatment.- Collaborate with HR leadership to design and deliver training programs on employment relations practices, compliance, and workplace conduct.- Stay abreast of federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations to ensure organizational compliance.- Facilitate mediation and negotiation processes between employees and management to resolve conflicts.- Develop and maintain positive relationships with employees at all levels, promoting an open-door policy and fostering a culture of inclusivity and respect.- Prepare and analyze reports on employment relations activities and trends to inform HR strategy and decision-making.- Collaborate with the HR team on projects and initiatives related to talent management, organizational development, and HR best practices.
Category
Human Resources
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC
The Senior Program Analyst will provide programmatic support to the Trident II program within Strategic Systems Programs. The analyst will directly support Missile Branch senior leadership with the day to day operations of the branch, coordinate short to medium-term planning, and provide mentorship and direction to junior analysts. The analyst will routinely brief senior executive and military leadership within Strategic Systems Programs and will coordinate external engagements. The analyst will provide administrative support to the client leadership team to include first drafts of correspondence, reports, and meeting materials; first drafts of presentations; research projects; screening and returning phone calls; and other tasks as required.  This position is located at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. At SPA, we strive to deliver a robust total compensation package that will attract and retain top talent.  Elements of the compensation package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.  SPA provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, etc. 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: $95,000-120,000/year.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC
The Program Analyst will provide programmatic support to the Trident II program within Strategic Systems Programs. The analyst will directly support Missile Branch senior leadership with the day to day operations of the branch and coordinate short to medium-term planning. The analyst will routinely brief senior executive and military leadership within Strategic Systems Programs and will coordinate external engagements. The analyst will provide administrative support to the client leadership team to include first drafts of correspondence, reports, and meeting materials; first drafts of presentations; research projects; screening and returning phone calls; and other tasks as required. This position is located at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. At SPA, we strive to deliver a robust total compensation package that will attract and retain top talent.  Elements of the compensation package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.  SPA provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, etc. 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: $75,000-95,000/year.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Management- Lead various groups of employees and consultants on major integration projects- Perform gap analysis on company requirements and vendor software functionalities.- Negotiate license agreements, annual support costs, and consulting services.- Evaluate user requirements and recommend vendors based on software and technology.- Prepare project schedule and coordinate activities across all departments as it relates to system integration. Database- Develop automated triggers and procedures to streamline business processes.- Create scripts to automate data transfer.- Create custom views and tables to support operations.- Coordinate, test, and deploy database upgrades.- Create programs to optimize database performance.- Create agents and schedule for automated jobs.- Create programs to upload external data to applications.- Create programs to support external applications.Applications- Create and execute programs on Costpoint for reorganization.- Create and design organization structure for pool changes.- Support creation and design of accounts and projects to support reorganizations.- Create scripts to support reorganization.- Support design and build of pool allocation methodology.- Coordinate with hosting vendor for hot fixes, patches, and releases.- Coordinate with hosting provider on user access.- Coordinate with Deltek on software defects.- Troubleshoot system issues with respective vendors.- Troubleshoot network and performance issues with IT.- Administer user setup, rights, and groups across business applications.- Create additional entities and companies as required by mergers and acquisitions.Cognos- Create custom reports to support reporting requirements across all modules.- Automate project and management reports using Cognos.- Create scheduled reports to support management reporting.- Create daily scheduled reports to support programs.- Develop custom reports and programs to streamline and expedite monthly closing cycle.- Create custom reports to compare project actuals versus budget.Testing- Create test plan for application, operating system, and database upgrades.- Create test scripts for testing.- Create test steps for upgrades.- Coordinate user testing across departments.- Review test plan and coordinate user acceptance.- Review test results with team.- Coordinate with vendors on testing major releases and upgrades.- Coordinate with IT on testing and deployments.Audit- Respond to audit data call requests.- Generate user security and rights reports.- Identify internal control issues.- Develop and implement general controls to meet company standards.Support- Provide daily support and maintenance of business applications and databases.- Provide application support to users.- Provide timesheet and payroll support.- Provide month-end close support.- Provide year-end support.- Provide support for audit adjustments and financials.
Category
Accounting/Finance
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Naval Surface Warfare Analysis Group is involved in a wide variety of activities.  You can expect to  1) Conduct tactical/operational analysis, cost/benefit analysis, acquisition program support, modeling and simulation, 2) Apply innovative concepts, quantitative tools and creative data visualization methods, 3) Contribute to analytic teams developing rigorous solutions to government and military issues, 4) Exercise independent judgment and work autonomously with minimal supervision, 5) Think strategically and be detail oriented, and 6) Plan for and handle unexpected situations.
Category
Data Science & Analytics
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Entry-level
Job Locations US-CA-San Diego | US-VA-Alexandria
Job duties include but not limited to: Bring best practices to support our financial plans and policies, accounting practices and procedures.  Be responsible for creating new program spend plans and EACs.  Attend and be responsible for the financial structure/revenue setup for internal project kick-off meetings.  Develop and maintain customer financial reports and deliverables.  Assist with cash flow by approving expenses ensuring invoices are submitted to clients in a timely manner and analyzing the DSO to look for ways to improve.  Be responsible for program revenue and profit reporting.  Be responsible for subcontractor and consultant accruals, cost tracking and invoice reviews.  Support financial planning, forecasts, and provide controller responsibilities such as A/R, Journal entries, A/P, etc.  Work side by side with Program Managers to help their programs be successful and interact with all functional and line organizations.  Must continuously be energized by a fast-paced environment and balance closing each month with attending needed PM/customer meetings. At SPA, we strive to deliver a robust total compensation package that will attract and retain top talent.  Elements of the compensation package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.   SPA provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.   The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, etc. 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.  California Pay Transparency Range:  $100,000-$120,000.
Category
Accounting/Finance
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
The candidate will be responsible for supporting one of SPA's Navy clients in science and technology development.  Responsibilities will include assisting clients with analysis, program management, strategic advice on the scope and utility of new technologies, supporting program reviews, and technology transition planning.
Category
Mechanical Engineering
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
The candidate will be responsible for supporting one of SPA's Navy clients in science and technology development.  Responsibilities will include assisting clients with analysis, program management, strategic advice on the scope and utility of new technologies, supporting program reviews, and technology transition planning.
Category
Program Management
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
The candidate will be responsible for supporting one of SPA's Navy clients in science and technology development.  Responsibilities will include assisting clients with analysis, program management, strategic advice on the scope and utility of new technologies, supporting program reviews, and technology transition planning.
Category
Program Management
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-DC | US-DC
The Analyst will support the development and execution of various efforts within the SSP Deterrence Technology Branch. The candidate will be responsible for:- Serving as a liaison between our SPA headquarters office and our on-site client office for R&D.- Conducting programmatic analysis and strategic planning, across the Strategic Weapon System and Nuclear Weapons Surety portfolios, with a focus in research and development. - Gathering information, facilitating client engagements, developing and maintaining planning tools, preparing reports, presentations and white-papers, and presenting results to senior leadership within client organizations.- Coordinating with relevant stakeholders to gather and disseminate information and ensure deliverables are completed effectively and on schedule- Serving in an action officer role, to include gathering information, facilitating client engagements, developing and maintaining planning tools, preparing reports, presentations and white-papers, and presenting results to senior leadership within client organizations.The Analyst will be required to work at the Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. approximately 4 days per week.   At SPA, we strive to deliver a robust total compensation package that will attract and retain top talent.  Elements of the compensation package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.  SPA provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, etc. 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: $110,000-135,000/year.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, your role will be to team with other TA Specialists and hiring managers to staff critical positions across multiple business units. You will accomplish this by understanding the needs of each hiring team you support and aligning these needs with qualified applicants or sourced candidates. Specific duties will include 1) Reviewing new job requisitions for approval, 2) Reviewing resumes for appropriateness of skills, experience, and knowledge in relation to position requirements, 3) Sourcing new candidates on various job boards and from within SPA's Talent Acquisition System (iCIMS), 4) Speaking with candidates (telephone) about the role and their interests/desires, 5) Submitting candidates to the hiring team 6) Responding to hiring team interview requests and questions, and 7) Scheduling and documenting interviews.  You will need to exercise many creative avenues for reaching candidates: Databases, internet recruiting resources, networking, job fairs, media advertisements, recruiting firms, and employee referrals. You will also interview job applicants as part of the screening process to get information on their work history, job skills, training and education, and inform them of the position’s duties and responsibilities, compensation, benefits and working conditions. You will serve as a liaison between candidates, hiring managers, and HR staff, as well as maintain accurate documentation regarding candidates and searches through iCIMS and in compliance with company policy and procedures, Federal, and state laws. A creative recruiting professional with the ability to proactively research and investigate new ideas to create innovative sourcing strategies is desired. We hope to welcome you to our team!
Category
Human Resources
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Job duties include but not limited to: Bring best practices to support our financial plans and policies, accounting practices and procedures.  Be responsible for creating new program spend plans and EACs.  Attend and be responsible for the financial structure/revenue setup for internal project kick-off meetings.  Develop and maintain customer financial reports and deliverables.  Assist with cash flow by approving expenses ensuring invoices are submitted to clients in a timely manner and analyzing the DSO to look for ways to improve.  Be responsible for program revenue and profit reporting.  Be responsible for subcontractor and consultant accruals, cost tracking and invoice reviews.  Support financial planning, forecasts, and provide controller responsibilities such as A/R, Journal entries, A/P, etc.  Work side by side with Program Managers to help their programs be successful and interact with all functional and line organizations.  Must continuously be energized by a fast-paced environment and balance closing each month with attending needed PM/customer meetings.
Category
Accounting/Finance
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Entry-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Job duties include but not limited to: Bring best practices to support our financial plans and policies, accounting practices and procedures.  Be responsible for creating new program spend plans and EACs.  Attend and be responsible for the financial structure/revenue setup for internal project kick-off meetings.  Develop and maintain customer financial reports and deliverables.  Assist with cash flow by approving expenses ensuring invoices are submitted to clients in a timely manner and analyzing the DSO to look for ways to improve.  Be responsible for program revenue and profit reporting.  Be responsible for subcontractor and consultant accruals, cost tracking and invoice reviews.  Support financial planning, forecasts, and provide controller responsibilities such as A/R, Journal entries, A/P, etc.  Work side by side with Program Managers to help their programs be successful and interact with all functional and line organizations.  Must continuously be energized by a fast-paced environment and balance closing each month with attending needed PM/customer meetings.
Category
Accounting/Finance
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-MD-College Park | US-VA-Alexandria
The candidate will serve as an OUSD (R&E) Research Analyst conducting collaboration with the NCITF, the NCIJTF, onsite USG clients, and Senior Executives at the Pentagon. Will respond to emergent requests for technology risk assessments synthesizing information from diverse sources resulting in recommendations for enhanced protection of the Defense Department’s critical technologies and programs. To support this, the candidate will be expected to take the initiative to proactively search out and engage with intelligence, security, academia, and government personnel to collect key data and sources to inform assessments. The position will also support the development of complex gap analyses and risk matrices for high-value dual-use or military technologies to identify opportunities to maintain, and potentially increase, U.S. technological advantage. The candidate will be expected to work full-time on client site at ARLIS in College Park, MD, with the potential of working at alternative sites across the NCR based on client needs.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
The Data Scientist will contribute to the development and implementation of an enabling data science and AI capability at HQ Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT) and for the NATO Enterprise. Will identify, contribute, and implement Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence initiatives across HQ SACT and the NATO Enterprise. Shall advise on ML approaches and implementation, including the processing of training data and performance assessment of machine learning techniques on datasets. Apply existing data science techniques to new problems and datasets using specialised programming techniques to meet needs of the project and customer. Will evaluate outcomes and performance of data science models and identify and implement opportunities to train and improve models and the data they use. Apply in-depth knowledge of Natural Language Processing (NLP), application of ML or computer vision, have experience with Generative AI, and support the review of data science and AI activitities, processes, products, or services. Will work in conjunction with other data professionals (such as data scientists, data and information managers, data engineers), software engineers and SMEs from different functional areas, branches, and directorates within HQ SACT or NATO entities, as directed (i.e. in support of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) development of the ACT Innovation Branch). Will support building a data-driven culture that uses analytics to generate insights, improve decision making at all levels, inform strategy and policy decisions, and improve performance, which includes providing necessary subject matter expertise to (military and civilian) staff within HQ SACT or the NATO Enterprise as a trusted advisor. Will support educational efforts and training development related to data, AI, or digital literacy.   
Category
Data Science & Analytics
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The Senior Analyst will serve as strategic advisor and trusted agent for a high profile client organization, focusing on rigorous efforts to strengthen the submarine manufacturing industrial base.  The Senior Analyst will apply a strong familiarity with defense manufacturing and undersea warfare systems to help identify, develop, and execute new strategies and initiatives to support submarine industrial base and supply chain development.  In this role, you will navigate complex stakeholder relationships across government and private industry, manage standup and execution of new initiatives, perform detailed analysis of industrial base and supply chain for undersea warfare systems, and regularly communicate progress and challenges through briefs, analytic products, and decision support for senior client leadership and officials.  This position is based out of SPA's Alexandria, VA HQ, with potential for light telework and some travel to client and stakeholder locations.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
The successful candidate will:- Assist HQ USSF/S8Z planners in the development of Scientific and Technical (S&T) products for integration into USSF Space Operations Command activities.- Integrate concepts, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).- Propose, develop, and layout a warfighting framework for the Space Superiority mission, specifically in the Space Control area.- Assist HQ SpOC/S8Z planners as they develop and maintain the Space and Cyberspace Superiority portions of the Commands CFSPs (now the Resource Allocation Plan, which includes the Planning Choices) and appendices, including the types of infrastructure and enablers (Integration & Engineering) necessary to design, acquire, and operate the Space and Cyberspace Superiority missions. Identify and integrate Planning and Programming guidance, DoD and service strategies, and doctrinal changes in support of HQ USSF/S8 planning effort. - Work with organizations such as Joint Staff, USSPACECOM, USSTRATCOM, USCYBERCOM, DoD/OSD, SAF/HAF, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Space Operations Command (SpOC), 16th AF, SPOs/Centers (i.e. AF Rapid Capabilities Office, Space Rapid Capabilities Office), NRO, DIA, NSA, and other US agencies and mission partners to assist in understanding Space Force strategic priorities and direction. - Support planning integration events to include Air and Space Staff integration. - Provide updated briefings and point papers to the Government. - Prepare/deliver briefings/talking papers aimed at integrating and gaining planning advocacy for the Space Superiority/Space Control mission.- Include a summation of key issues and recommendations to the Government. - Interact directly with both the Space Staff and Air Staff, NAFs, MAJCOMs, Unified Commands, Air Staff, and defense agencies to assist in identifying and defining operational deficiencies and to integrate total force capabilities. - Attend conferences and other technical exchanges and provide reports as required (including summations of key issues and recommendations). At SPA, we strive to deliver a robust total compensation package that will attract and retain the top talent.  Elements of the compensation package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.   SPA provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.   The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, etc.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.   Salary pay range:  $100,000 to $120,000 depending on candidate qualifications.
Category
Operations Research
Security Clearance
Top Secret/ SCI
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
The successful candidate will contribute to the development and implementation of an enabling data science and AI capability at HQ SACT and for the NATO Enterprise in particular in the context of the ongoing implementation of the Data Exploitation Framework and Program. Will identify, contribute to, and implement ML/AI initiatives across HQ SACT and the NATO Enterprise with suggestions for ML approaches and implementation, including the processing of training data and performance assessment of machine learning techniques on datasets. Apply existing data science techniques to new problems and datasets using specialized programming techniques to meet needs of the project and customer. Will evaluate the outcome and performance of data science models; identify and implement opportunities to train and improve models and the data used.   Will publish and report on machine learning model outputs to meet customer needs and conforming to agreed standards. Apply in-depth knowledge of NLP, application of ML, or computer vision as well as experience with Generative AI. Will support review of data science and AI activities, processes, and products or services, and will works in conjunction with other data professionals (data scientists, data and information managers, data engineers), software engineers, and SMEs from different functional areas, branches, and directorates within HQ SACT or NATO entities, i.e. in support of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) development of the ACT Innovation Branch. Will provide subject matter expertise to (military and civilian) staff within HQ SACT or the NATO Enterprise and develop proofs of concept, as directed. Will support internal and external communities that bring together DS & AI practitioners and consumers and development of scientific studies. Shall also support educational efforts and training development related to data, AI, or digital literacy. Remain up-to-date with new developments in data science and AI to bring innovative ideas into implementation. Will also support building a data-driven culture that uses analytics to generate insights, improve decision making at all levels, inform strategy and policy decisions, and improve performance.
Category
Data Science & Analytics
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
SPA is seeking technical writers to work collaboratively with program managers and Procurement and Contracting (P&C) staff in the development of requirement documents such as Statements of Work, Performance Work Statements, Statement of Objectives, Grading Criteria and other procurement related documents. The Technical Writer will be responsible for taking complex, technical information and translating it into an easily understandable format. Will support P&C in assisting program managers regarding format and content of requirements (SOWs, SOO’s, RSD’s etc.), and prepare documents in compliance with internal procedures. Will develop, draft, write, and edit requirement documents including functional descriptions, specifications, deliverables and acceptance criteria in support of P&C, program managers, and other NATO stakeholders to ensure order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology remain consistent. Will translate technical information to clear, readable documents to be used by technical and non-technical personnel, and conduct research and ensure the use of proper technical industry terminology. Support procurement activities such as preparing Requests for Proposals (RFP)/Invitations for International Bidding (IFIB), participating as a Recorder on Solicitation Review Boards (SRB) and Contract Awards Committees (CAC). The Technical Writer/Editor will assist in drafting and staffing of business cases to support special requests or requests for deviation from normal methods of procurement. They will meticulously record all relevant contract decisions and actions of CACs. Will establish and maintain excellent internal and external customer relations at all levels of the organization, while producing high-quality documentation that meets applicable standards and is appropriate for its intended audience and wide-spread publication. Will create tutorials and samples to help end-users initiate requirements In coordination with procurement staff, and review and update contract templates and desk guides to standardize contracting practices as needed.
Category
Contracts
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
The Technology Advantage Analyst (TAA) will contribute to identification of new and cataloging of existing Emerging Disruptive Technologies and provide deliverables to support the further development and production of the Technology Advantage (TA) critical enabler. Will provide analysis of how Technology Advantage (TA) will support strategic lines of development and critical enablers. Will develop and maintain periodic reviews of TA Vision and Strategy documents to enable a common understanding, and prepare an initial draft Action Plan for the implementation of TA Strategy and support the definition of TA IOC and FOC. Shall develop and support a TA community of interest across a wide array of technology stakeholders. Will also support the TA Project Manager and Sponsor through the provision of information and reports on the activities associated with the TA Action Plan and integration of the TA concept with other associated projects and experimentation activities. Will facilitate the work of EDT Analysts to enable effective knowledge transfer to relevant Strategic Lines of Development and to receive demand signals for EDTs studies, experimentation, and demonstration. 
Category
Data Science & Analytics
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level