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Advanced Concepts and Technologies International Aircraft Support- SME in Arlington, Virginia

Job Title: Saudi Arabia Fighter Aircraft Support Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Job Location: Arlington, VA

Must be a US Citizen

Clearance Level Requirement: Secret

Company Description

ACT I, a Great Place to Work®-certified company, is a government contractor focused on the employee experience and delivering excellence to our clients and customers. This team is where you can contribute to mission-driven programs anchored by purpose and pursue personal and professional development. ACT I has been providing solutions for high profile defense programs such as the F-35 since 1998, and offers competitive salaries and very comprehensive benefits packages. #ACTIinAction

Job Summary:

ACT I is currently seeking a Saudi Arabia Fighter Aircraft Support SME. This position will have primary responsibility to provide advisory and assistance support to the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs (SAF/IA), Saudi Arabia Branch to support the sale of F-15SA aircraft and other aviation systems to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This position will work closely with the SAF/IAR Saudi Arabia Branch Chief. The position requires Secret Security Clearance.

  • Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze existing US military and Saudi defense and capability requirements, identify/assess alternative sustainment and enhancement strategies, provide recommendations, and assist in defining requirements for future programs.

  • Provide expertise in the logistics management of Royal Saudi Air Force procured systems, supporting infrastructure and facilities.

  • Provide expertise in munitions capabilities and employment associated with the Partner Nation’s weapons systems.

  • Provide recommendations to Headquarters Air Force (HAF), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), SAF/IAR regarding Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), (SAF)/Saudi Ministry of Defense design interface, product support management, maintenance planning, technical data, training and training devices, supply support, support and test equipment, munitions management, packaging/handling/storage and transportation, computer resources, and manpower and personnel support elements as outlined in the DoD Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element handbook.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience with demonstrated effectiveness and success in the following mission areas:

  • USAF Letter of Acceptance (LOA) development, execution and/or portfolio management and/or experience as SAF/IA Country Desk Officer working on USAF programs.

  • Familiarity with F-15 or other USAF fighter operations or maintenance or fighter aircraft support requirements.

  • Familiarity with USAF F-15 or other USAF fighter and weapons operations, exercises, and training, to include Red Flag training scheduling insight.

  • Knowledge and general understanding of USAF roles and missions

  • Knowledge and general understanding of security cooperation, international affairs, security assistance, foreign military sales to include the processes, legislation, and players.

  • Knowledge and understanding of SAF/IA’s role in US Government and International security cooperation community.

  • Demonstrated experience implementing DoD acquisition policies, laws, regulations, and guidance required to implement FMS LOA’s.

  • A thorough understanding of:

  • DODI 1315.20, Military Department Foreign Area Officer Programs.

  • CJCSI 3126.01, Language and Regional Expertise Planning

  • AFPD 16-1, International Affairs

  • AFI 16-109, International Affairs Specialist Program; and

  • USAF Global Partnership Strategy

  • U.S. Export Control laws, regulations and procedures

Education

  • Master’s Degree (emphasis in an International Affairs curriculum desired)

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Office work environment

    Travel Requirements:

  • Approximately 5%

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Will have an Air Force background in fighter operations, maintenance, or logistics support coupled with experience in foreign military sales (FMS)

  • Demonstrate a willingness to work in a team environment and the ability to work independently while prioritizing and supporting multiple tasks.

For any additional questions or to submit any referrals, please contact (eshirkman@act-i.com) 571-842-2780

Disclaimer

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Company Overview

ACT I is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. ACT I does not and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other basis protected by law.

External Company Name: Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC

External Company URL: www.act-i.com

Telecommute: No

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