Acquisition Specialist - (SOCOM) MacDill AFB - *Contingent*

The Directorate of Operations (J3) provides fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the U.S. and its interests and synchronizes planning of global operations against terrorist networks. The J3 also provides the management of SOF, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) SOF, and Interagency (IA) partners designated to support Overseas Contingency Operations with operational planning to support indirect lines of operation with the most operationally relevant and accessible information. Joint Collective Training (J3-JCT) has the responsibility for planning, designing, coordinating, synchronizing and executing collective training and exercises across the USSOCOM Enterprise (including Sub-Unified Commands, Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs) and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), SOF Component Commands, Special Operations Joint Task Forces (SOJTFs), and SOF Battle Staffs). J3-JCT ensures US Special Operations Forces (SOF) are trained and ready to support Geographic Combatant Commanders (GCC) through unified action to execute the full range of SOF core activities and operations. J3-JCT facilitates the interdependence, integration, and interoperability (I3) among SOF, Conventional Forces (CF), Interagency (IA), and Partner Nations (PN) forces through exercises.

QSI is working with our strategic partner to provide contractor Subject Matter Experts (SME) (upon contract award) to augment manpower for J3 activities across all organizational functions.

This position requires an Active Top Secret DoD Security Clearance.

MacDill AFB, Florida
Level/Salary Range
Mid to Senior
HR Contact
Cindy Seidel
Job Category
Security Clearance Required
Top Secret
Position Type
Full Time

This  position will require an experienced individual with a range of operational and technical skills due to the complexities associated with the analysis, planning, and execution functions required to implement the ISM PoR. Contractor personnel shall be responsible for tasks such as:

  1. Support ISM gap analysis and capability assessment activities to identify resource constraints and capability shortfalls.
  2. Contribute to the development, documentation, and maintenance of applicable SOF Capabilities Integration and Development System (SOFCIDS) products, such as the Doctrine, Organization, Training, materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities, and Policies (DOTmLPF-P) Change Recommendations (DCR) and other requirements packages (i.e., Initial Capabilities Document, Capabilities Development Document, Capabilities Production Document, etc.).
  3. Participate in requirements working groups and other collaborative venues with SOF Enterprise stakeholders to identify and refine the operational and technical requirements of proposed IdM material solutions. The AS shall analyze, process, document and clarify stakeholder requirements for use by the program management office (PMO).
  4. Participate in other requirements development activities to include performing market research, risk assessments, and analysis of alternatives.
  5. Participate in the IdM configuration management process and provide recommended Courses of Action (COA) to the Configuration Manager.
  6. Support the establishment of guidance, standards, and procedures for Identity Assessments.
  7. Contribute to the development of IdM Concepts of Operation (CONOPS).
  8. Assist the COR in plans and activities required to manage the various ISM support contracts.
  9. Serve as liaison with Program Offices and other support activities in SOF AT&L, J8R, J3, SOFM, and other HQ USSOCOM agencies as required.
  10. Support the full range of acquisition activities required for submittal to a Government Contracting Officer Representative (COR).
  11. Prepare various acquisition documents for approval by the COR for pre-award and/or post-award functions for a variety of supply and/or services supporting ISM acquisition support activities.
  12. Participate in acquisition activities to include performing market research, draft cost estimates, recommending procurement strategies, reviewing technical evaluations, reviewing proposals.
  13. Create and prepare both pre-award and post-award documents  such as Requests for Information, funding requests and budget justifications, Requests for Quotes, Requests for Proposals business/contract clearance requests, assessment  memorandums, technical analysis, Draft DD254s, contract data requirements lists (CDRLs), and other associated acquisition documents for review and approval of the COR or cognizant Government official.
  14. Travel as required to supported SOF Enterprise operational units in support of the above ISM activities.


Education / Experience Required
  • Master’s Degree acquisition/business required
  • DAWIA Certification Level 2 in Program Management or Contracting; or equivalent (PMP certification or CMC certifications). Equivalency is defined as comprehension and know-how of that which is primarily gained from knowledge, skills, abilities, training, and education and proven past experience in directly working position-related acquisition tasks specifically under, preferably within the SOF Enterprise using Defense Acquisition System instructions and USSOCOM Dir 70-1.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of USSOCOM mission, authorities, organizational structure/relationships, operational concepts, enterprise architecture, and business processes.
  • 10 years of experience in Microsoft applications (specifically Excel and Word), Adobe
  • At least 10 years of DoD acquisition/contracting experience, preferably in the SOF Enterprise.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated knowledge of and experience with DoD capability development principles governed by CJCSI 3170.01h, Joint Capabilities and Development System (JCIDS); and SOFCIDS, USSOCOM Directive 71-4.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated Knowledge of and experience with DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) principle and processes.
  • Familiarity with PIEE and DEAMS financial system.

Top Secret Clearance; experience in SOF Enterprise SAP and ACCM projects.