• Systems Engineer - Joint Requirements Support

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/3/2018 11:32 AM)
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  • Overview

    Systems Engineer (Joint Requirements Assessment Division)

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    Location:  The Pentagon

    Period of performance:  Began 2nd of 5 year contract on Feb 13, 2018

    Clearance:  MUST have current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility verifiable in JPAS


    This position resides within the Joint Requirements Assessment Division (JRAD). JRAD's primary role is to provide review of requirements documents and analysis support of various topics within the Joint Capability Integration Development System (JCIDS). JRAD will work in concert with the Deputy Directors supporting JS J8, the Functional Capability Boards (FCBs), and the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (OSD CAPE) to evaluate joint programs within the context of capability gaps, capability portfolios, campaign plans, operational plans, military risk, cost, schedule, and performance objectives. When capacity allows, the JRAD will also provide analysis support to specific FCBs on a case-by-case basis.


    Utilize sound systems engineering principles to conduct analysis and coordinate design solutions to solve complex system needs. Leverage systems engineering experience/ education to address issues such as logistics, the coordination of different teams, development & analysis of requirements and consider the entire life-cycle applied to large, complex projects. Great work/life balance and schedule flexibility!  Little to no travel requirements.

    The systems engineer supporting JRAD should be:

    • Knowledgeable of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) and its functions
    • Knowledgeable of JCIDS
    • Knowledgeable of Joint Staff functions and its interaction within OSD
    • Previous assignments on Joint Staff, Combatant Commands or Service Staffs is a significant plus
    • Knowledgeable of relational databases to include Microsoft Access, SQL, and other similar software applications
    • Knowledgeable of Systems Engineering processes and constructs to inform requirements development and improvements


    Key Responsibilities:

    The Systems Engineer is responsible for integrating efforts of various functionalities into a cohesive program or system of systems. The Systems Engineer will build and foster relationships with various stakeholders to adjudicate requirements and support topics of interest.  This position is more administrative than technical.  There is a lot of reading and requirements development.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Participates in system focused technical projects 
    • Evaluates for performance and operating characteristics against costs and development risks
    • Conducts technical reviews in area of technical expertise
    • Complete analysis and assessments of JRAD assigned topics within and across capability requirement portfolios. 
    • Review of contributions of any new or altered capability requirements make toward reducing operational risk within portfolios and otherwise ensuring warfighter ability to conduct tasks and missions under applicable threat conditions 
    • Identification of potential overlap of competing or duplicative programs which address similar capability requirements and could influence resourcing decisions; and traceability of cross-portfolio impacts and dependencies which are essential to the realization of warfighter capabilities 
    • Populate the capability requirement portfolio tools with new or amended data related to each assigned topic under review
    • Provide tracking, coordination, and status updates of assigned topics, and provide a monthly summary of all analysis completed as directed
    • Ensures compliance with applicable standards
    • Develops alternative approaches and conducts engineering analyses and trade-off studies, including cost-benefit and return-on-investment analyses
    • Evaluates systems design and architecture concepts in support of development projects or research and new business initiatives
    • Comments and assists authoring of Chairman’s policies, Congressional responses, and Government Accountability Office (GAO) responses to support the Joint requirements process

    Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering focusing on how complex projects should be designed and managed over their life cycles. Systems engineering deals with work-processes and tools to manage risks on such projects, and it overlaps with both technical and human-centered disciplines such as core engineering, organizational studies, and project management.



    Clearance Requirements:

    Must have current Top Secret clearance (based on SSBI completed within the last five years) with SCI eligibility. Clearance must be verifiable in JPAS.


    Masters of Science degree from an accredited college or university in Systems Engineering with at least 3 years' experience* or Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering with at least 10 years experience.*

    * A degree in other engineering fields or operations research may be substituted for a systems engineering degree, provided completion of at least 24 semester hours of operations research. mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics and the individual has significant experience performing systems engineering.


    This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.


    Per EO 11246, this federal contractor and subcontractor will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants. An exception exists where the employee or applicant makes the disclosure based on information obtained in the course of performing his or her essential job functions.




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