Senior Acquisition Lead

Job Locations US-MD-Patuxent River
Full Time


AVIAN is supporting programs in the Effects Deployment Office (FXDO) of Precision Strike Weapons Program Office, PMA 201.  This office is responsible for research, development, acquisition and sustainment of the Navy's air-to-ground precision guided weapons, general-purpose bombs, aircraft armament-related equipment, and all cartridge/propellant actuated devices. The FXDO responsible for the development of new programs. We are looking for a talented Senior Acquisition Lead who is familiar with NAVAIR Acquisition Processes and has experience with DoD Instruction 5000.02 .


The Senior Acquisition Lead will work closely with both the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) Program and the Hypersonic Air Launched Offensive Anti-Surface Weapon (HALO) program and will work with Integrated Program Team Leaders (IPTLs), engineers and other analysts in the production and development efforts of LRASM development of HALO.


At AVIAN (pronounced *a-v-yin*) we believe in the extraordinary potential of every individual. As an employee owner at AVIAN, you will find that we have cultivated an employee-first mentality. By prioritizing talent over experience, we ensure that every hire we make is as unique as the position that they will be filling.


Here on our team, we embrace new challenges and focus on continuous learning which fosters growth mindsets in all our employee owners; whether you are joining the workforce for the very first time or if you’re a seasoned professionals who has their eyes set on retirement.


Our commitment to providing our customers and employees with an unmatched experience sets us apart. We believe that every team member has a stake in the success of AVIAN, and we strive to ensure that each member of our team knows that their contributions matter. You can be sure as an employee owner you will celebrate both your individual and our collective triumphs.


Taking care of each other is a cornerstone of the AVIAN philosophy. Being part of the AVIAN team means being part of a team that takes pride in being expansive in our community because our impact doesn’t stop in the workplace. We actively engage in community initiatives, empowering our employees to make a meaningful difference.


We believe that employee investment shouldn’t be a one-way street, so we offer benefits that normalize balancing mental wellness and family time with work responsibilities. From Flexible Time Off to Wellness Reimbursements we want all our team members to achieve the highest levels of life/work balance.


AVIAN - where creative, talented minds flourish, and where proactive, productive, proficient professionals feel valued.


  • Plan, develop, coordinate and staff of all the acquisition documentation including Justification & Approvals (J&As), Determination and Findings (D&Fs), Acquisition Plans, Acquisition Strategies, and Procurement Initiation Document (PID) packages
  • Manage the FXDO processes related to Procurement Management Tool, PID routing, and related tasks of the FXDO and will participate in/lead Procurement Planning Conferences, Data Requirements Review Board, and other acquisition/contracts related meetings as required.
  • Provide support and advice to the FXDO IPTLs and Leadership to ensure continuity between the FXDO and PMA management on all acquisition documentation and reporting processes and procedures. The incumbent will initiate, coordinate completion, track, update and report status of CPARs as required.
  • Coordinate acquisition documentation, events, and meetings leading to critical milestone decisions associated with the program.
  • Coordinate the activities of one or more contractor support service personnel in meeting the requirements of the FXDO acquisition processes.
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of all statutory and regulatory acquisition documentation requirements.
  • Knowledge and awareness of DoD 5000 guidance and milestone requirements for ACAT Level programs (ACAT 1 desired.  Knowledge of Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and NAVAIR Acquisition Policies and Procedures.
  • Review, research, track, and assist in development of acquisition documentation and threshold procedures, to include but not limited to: Streamlined Acquisition Plans (PSTRAPs), Justification and Approvals (J&As), thresholds, Acquisition Program Baselines (APBs).
  • Assist in internal and external communications, including coordinating response for the PMA, PEO, ASN, OSD, OPNAV, Congress and the media.
  • Assist with developing, coordinating, and staffing all required acquisition reporting documents including Selected Acquisition Reports (SAR), Defense Acquisition Executive Summaries (DAES) and ASN(RD&A) Information System (RDAIS) inputs to support monthly and/or quarterly submissions, audits, reviews, and milestone decisions.
  • Experience with Naval Air Systems Command Acquisition Processes/DoDI 5000.02
  • Highly motivated and capable of working in a dynamic and fast-paced, schedule constrained, and complex security environment
  • Team-oriented self-starter with the ability to multi-task, communicate effectively, resolve conflict in a constructive manner, and produce quality products efficiently
  • Strong ability to multi-task
  • Strong conceptual thinking and innovation skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and public presentation skills
  • Ability to learn


  • BS or BA degree from an accredited college or university
  • 6+ years of recent and relevant experience
  • Clearance Requirement: DoD Secret


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