JE-OPETS Program Analyst IV

Carlsbad, CA posted on January 22

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Established in 2001, The Tauri Group is a professional services firm known for our analytic rigor, practical solutions, and trusted advice in the areas of CBRN threat mitigation, defense science and technology, homeland security, and adjacent domains. We offer the financial stability and breadth of capability of a large company coupled with the corporate commitment and attention of a small firm. Our subject matter expertise, determination, agility, and commitment to active and ongoing client and stakeholder engagement enable us to solve tough problems and deliver results-oriented solutions that help our customers achieve mission success.  We tackle our clients’ most challenging problems by combining analytical rigor with world-class expertise and relevant operational experience.  At The Tauri Group, we do what’s right for the Program, the Mission, and the Nation.

We are seeking an Program Analyst to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC). 


Candidates must have a current SECRET clearance.

Experience and/or Certifications Required

  • 8+ years of experience supporting the Navy regarding the full acquisition lifecycle of chemical and biological (CB) detection systems.
  • Possess an understanding of full life cycle management through development, procurement, and sustainment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of DoD acquisition processes involving life cycle logistics.

Performance Based Tasks Required

  • Analyze the acquisition planning and life cycle management of multiple chemical and biological detection programs.
  • Serve as one of the Navy subject matter experts on JPM NBC CA programs.
  • Conduct program analysis of Navy supported programs, including the development and tracking of cost, schedule, risk, and technical parameters, metrics and measures.
  • Determine level of maintenance, review system parts lists, and make recommendations on the table of allowances.
  • Monitor supportability requirements in relation to the established requirements for cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Ensure integration of all support elements to maximize system deployability, supportability, and mobility.
  • Prepare, review, and maintain Technical Manuals (TMs), training packages, and other logistics-related deliverables.
  • Review and check technical documents for revisions and changes.
  • Provide CB detection system training to the Navy vessels as required by each platform/ship.
  • Present a portfolio-wide perspective to provide advice and recommendations to Government leadership on all aspects of program start-up, management, strategy, and execution in order to ensure performance requirements are met.
  • Provide technical and analytical support, coordinating and integrating concepts, assessments, requirements, and capabilities.
  • Provide evaluation, analysis, and assessment of technical management processes.
  • Plan, organize, and develop program management techniques and internal controls to manage acquisition programs and support functions.
  • Independently evaluate portfolio/program goals and objectives, adjusting or redefining broad objectives periodically and meeting regularly with member of both Government and Industry to discuss problems with programs.
  • Maintain awareness of program status, execution, and milestones, as well as their corresponding strategic impacts, in order to communicate effectively and accurately.
  • Review and assess technical, cost, and schedule data, identifying any shortfalls and developing potential corrective actions.
  • Review and evaluate requirements and preemptively highlight materiel acquisition issues.
  • Coordinate the preparation of logistics, supportability, personnel and training portions of system acquisition plans, new material release documents, material fielding plans, operating manuals and systems transition plans.
  • Fully vet issues and rapidly respond with comprehensive, accurate, and complete information to senior leadership to inform timely actions and decisions and limit impacts on cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Communicate programmatic issues, concerns, and information to leadership.
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships, open lines of communication, and an understanding of key issues and areas of interest.
  • Gain concurrence, approval, and consensus from stakeholders regarding various project aspects and adjust the project strategy accordingly.
  • Facilitate efficient communication and program support between the program office and external agencies.
  • Gather and assess relevant program data to prepare and update reports, briefings, and databases required to report program status.  In addition, the candidate shall coordinate the review and submission requirements for such reports, briefings, and databases.
  • Develop the initial documentation for program milestones, facilitate review of the draft documentation through the program office, and provide expert analysis of comments in the adjudication process.
  • Develop, review, and provide input to acquisition documentation in support of program milestone decisions and IPRs to ensure completeness and consistency and to recommend changes.
  • Evaluate, analyze, and assess acquisition strategies to execute the materiel approach, consulting afterwards with the Government lead to review the strategies and ensure consistency with DoD 5000 and organizational policies.
  • Assist in preparation for meetings, conferences, and program reviews, reserving facilities, scheduling speakers, and sending notifications to potential attendees.
  • Attend and provide support at meetings, events, and reviews for relevant stakeholders in person and/or via teleconference, video teleconference, and/or web-conference.  In addition, the candidate shall prepare meeting minutes, white papers, and briefings as needed to provide leadership with a recap.
  • Participate in PMRs, milestone decision reviews, IPTs, and other recurring (i.e., daily, weekly, monthly) meetings, and provide follow-up information to leadership in the form of meeting minutes, executive summaries, position papers, white papers, and/or briefings.
  • Provide evaluation, analysis, and assessment of both internal and external reports, pre-briefs, and briefs, including those of other agencies, and provide expert analyses of the documents, including relevance and impact.
  • Present clear and concise reports and briefings to communicate input, findings, and recommendations.
  • Obtain and maintain all information regarding the projects and events he/she is responsible for managing and provide updates on issues, upcoming meetings, briefings, and taskers related to assigned projects, both orally and in written form. 
  • Serve as an SME, leading the development of important planning, budgeting, briefings, and acquisition program documents (e.g., APBs, LCMPs, Acquisition Strategies, LCCEs, etc.).
  • Coordinate with multiple agencies, stakeholders, and contractors regarding funding, awards, and requirements.
  • Travel both Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS).


At The Tauri Group, you'll collaborate with an elite, creative team of scientists, engineers, analysts, operations specialists, policy experts, and acquisition support specialists. We attract people who love their work and are dedicated to the complex challenges facing today's world. Our culture fosters engagement and enthusiasm, attracts and retains proven experts, and maintains a flexible environment that supports clients and staff. From our easily accessible offices in Alexandria, Virginia to our comprehensive benefits package, every aspect of our operations is designed to bring us the best in the field.

Financially, The Tauri Group is a smart choice, offering:

  • Highly competitive salaries
  • 401(k), including competitive matching and 100% vesting after only one year
  • Business development and referral bonuses

We support your life outside of the office, too, with benefits including:

  • Highly competitive medical insurance and multiple plans to choose from
  • Dental and vision insurance plans
  • Tuition assistance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Eight paid hours a year that you can devote to charity
  • Flexible work schedules