Senior Naval Analyst/Test Engineer

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Organization: Office of theSecretary of Defense
Location: Alexandria, VA

Terms: Full Time Employment
Salary: Based on experience, education and certification
Clearance: Top Secret

Job Description

Provide Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) and analytical support of Navy ship MDAP programs to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for DT&E.

  • Monitor the progress of Navy ship test programs with service and OSD staffs, program offices, and contractors to ensure adequacy and thoroughness of DT&E.
  • Review and evaluate Test and Evaluation Master Plans, plus system-level detailed developmental test plans.
  • Evaluate test results, schedules, resources, and technological risks for program reviews.
  • Advise DASD(DT&E) on technical management aspects of policies, programs, and alternatives as they relate to DoD DT&E issues for assigned programs.
  • Represents DASD (DT&E) to other OSD offices and Service acquisition managers.

Required Skills

  • DAWIA Level 1 T&E
  • Subject matter expert in test and evaluation of DoD Navy ship programs, and T&E policy with 10 years of T&E experience.
  • Experience with the DoD acquisition system.
  • Ability to quickly draft technical issue papers, staff summaries, memoranda, and briefings, including translating program technical issues into executive-level terms for senior decision makers and government staff assistants.
  • Ability to prepare and present evaluation/assessment of test results to senior decision makers.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience with Service and OSD-level operating practices, Joint Staff, Service Component Headquarters, program office relationships and T&E execution organizations; knowledge of the functions and practices of the OSD organization and its responsibility for oversight of major defense acquisition programs.
  • Excellent command and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite.

Desired Skills

  • DAWIA Level III
  • Experience with developmental, joint, and operational test and evaluation of Navy ships and/or ship combat systems.
  • Senior staff experience, preferably on the OSD, Joint, or a Service staff. DAWIA Level 3 Certification in Test and Evaluation. Pentagon and Test Agency experience preferred.