Business Analyst/Project Lead – U.S. Air Force Logistics: Andrews Air Force Base
We are currently seeking a highly qualified professional to analyze/advise/prepare/coordinate/lead Logistics Information Technology (IT) efforts around improving policy, guidance, strategy and advocacy processes in support of the U.S. Air Force Logistics IT community. Candidates will require excellent organizational and communication skills to lead diverse tasks that span technical, programmatic, compliance, acquisition, and portfolio management aspects of Logistics IT.
The selected individual will work within and across teams to support IT planning and prioritization activities, analyzing and recommending courses of action to reduce IT costs, reduce organizational risk, comply with DoD mandates, meet strategic objectives and functional requirements. The selected individual will be required to lead/support summits, Rapid Improvement Events, IPTs, and/or other meetings with technical and logistics subject matter experts.
This position will directly support the Headquarters AF/A4PA (Portfolio Advocacy Management Division, Directorate of Resource Integration, DCS/Logistics, Installations, & Mission Support) located at Andrews AFB, MD and in the National Capital Region (NCR).
The ideal candidate can apply initiative to difficult, unstructured problems and turn incomplete, contradictory, changing and difficult-to-discern issues and requirements into a cohesive plan that takes into consideration interdependencies (process, organizational, technical, etc.), priorities, drivers and other key milestones.
Assess how work is being conducted, and through analysis, determine solutions to the issues; conduct a feasibility study or justify the investment in change through a business case.
Utilize technologies, methods and practices for continuous iterative exploration and investigation of past performance to gain insight and drive proactive planning
Perform analysis, prepare recommendations and support implementation of process changes within the organization and with external organizations
This individual should:
Be an early adopter of technology and have experience in creative application of technologies
Have an extensive understanding of Information System development and system integration
Understand the software development lifecycle and how to leverage it to accelerate success
Understand Cloud Computing and different Service approaches (Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, etc.), and key benefits of each to reduce risk/cost
Key Skills/Experience Required:
Requires strong organizational skills and action-oriented personality; experience leading tasks, tracking actions across multiple organizations, drafting policy recommendations, writing official minutes, and presentations to leadership and colleagues. Prior Major Command and/or Headquarters Action Officer experience or support of Headquarters staffing processes a considerable plus
Requires familiarity with IT fundamentals (software development life cycle, technical design, and requirements documentation); prior experience in system analysis, compliance, or architecture a plus.
Requires power user skills in MS Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Access, Visio)
Requires experience using continuous process improvement methodologies, tools, techniques (Green Belt, Black Belt); and using AFSO-21 tools / techniques. PMP Certification a huge plus.
Candidates with recent and relevant U.S. Air Force Logistics experience are ideal.
Must have continuous process improvement methodology skills
Experience with ERP Systems is a huge plus
Start date: ASAP
BS / BA degree required
Must be eligible for a Secret Clearance
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