Sayres & Associates
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Sayres and Associates Corporation (Sayres) is a dynamic, Native American-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned business that has been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001.

Sayres is seeking an experienced Program/Acquisition Analyst with a SECRET clearance, verifiable in JPAS in Washington, DC.  


The Program/Acquisition Analyst will support the Strategic and Theater Sealift Program Office (PMS 385) and be responsible for the following:

  • Provide acquisition subject matter expertise to PMS 385 and demonstrate a thorough understanding of DoD requirements, policies and procedures related to shipbuilding acquisition.
  • Provide expert knowledge of DoD 5000, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System, and the associated statutory and regulatory requirements of ACAT I programs.
  • Provide expertise in analyzing, assessing, and developing inputs to DoD Acquisition documents, White Papers, and briefing material being prepared for Defense Acquisition Boards (DAB), Major Decision Reviews, Resources Requirements Review Boards, and Gate Reviews.
  • Advise the government on DoD acquisition management, contract, technical and business management.
  • Provide expert knowledge of Acquisition Strategies, Defense Acquisition Executive Summaries, Acquisition Program Baselines, Selected Acquisition Reports, and other acquisition reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of RFP development and requirements, proposal reviews, and Award Fee / Incentive Fee evaluations.
  • Monitor, analyze and assess Shipbuilder's performance of ship design and construction contracts to include collecting and analyzing cost performance data reports; identify cost, schedule, and performance trends; preparation of reports and graphs to present status to IPT and senior managers.
  • Lead and direct a team of contractor support personnel. Be responsible for overall quality assurance of Sayres support products and deliverables from the assigned Task area.  Assign personnel for task completion and ensure timely and high quality responses to the customer.
  • Assist the government with deliverable tracking, task management, development of milestones and objectives, strategic planning, budget formulation including POM/PR issue support and studies.
  • Provide advice, recommendations, and drafts of strategic, programmatic, and business plans. Conduct analysis of current and proposed business practices, perform organizational assessments, assist with developing improved business processes, and identify and track major technical and programmatic issues
  • Provide executive level liaison with senior Navy and DoD personnel. Relies on experience, communication with numerous stakeholders and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Occasional travel to various locations for meetings with stakeholders and shipyards, including shipboard visits and onboard site checks.

Minimum Qualifications & Clearance Requirements

  • Master's Degree and 8+ years of related experience OR Bachelor's Degree and 10+ years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DoD acquisition management, contract, technical and business management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of DoD contracts and contract analysis and has knowledge of DoD contracting processes in the technical or program area specified.
  • Senior level understanding and experience with shipbuilding programs.
  • Strong communication and customer relations skills.
  • Strong MS Office skills.
  • Active Secret security clearance verifiable in JPAS or the ability to obtain one.


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Amphibious or Auxiliary Ship experience is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 10 years' professional experience supporting an ACAT I shipbuilding program.

The position description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform position-related tasks other than those stated in this description. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

At Sayres, our employees enjoy an atmosphere conducive to realizing their potential through personal and professional development while simultaneously exceeding customers' expectations.

We offer a broad spectrum of technical, engineering and administrative services including acquisition, financial and program management; fleet synthetic training; logistics; ship construction engineering; systems engineering and integration; wargaming; test and evaluation; security, counterintelligence and policy analysis.

Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad. 





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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national

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