SPAWAR Technology Transition Coordinator/Technical Support Specialist
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Directly supporting the Department of the Navy (DoN), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Code 353 in efforts to manage Technology Transition programs that accelerate the transition of critical technologies to the warfighter and Technology Transfer programs that accelerate the use of naval technologies by other organizations. To accomplish this, ONR Code 353 maintains close relationships with Systems Commands, Acquisition Program Managers, appropriate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) codes, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) offices, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research Development and Acquisition Deputies (DASNs), and other Government Departments and Agencies. ONR Code 03TTX assists the Department of the Navy in its technology transition activities by identifying and assessing potential technologies that can significantly improve performance, reduce cost, or accelerate the introduction of warfighting capabilities.

Specifically, the SPAWAR Technology Transition Coordinator (TTC) facilitates communications and reconciles differences among developers, acquisition officials, and users.  The SPAWAR TTC guides the movement of technology from development into acquisition and production.  At the beginning of each selection cycle, the SPAWAR TTC trains SPAWAR and acquisition program representatives on program procedures and how to compete effectively.  Once candidates are received the SPAWAR TTC conducts the necessary technical, business, and programmatic due diligence to raise acquisition customer confidence and reduce risk.  The SPAWAR TTCs applies technical, programmatic, and financial expertise to facilitate and document agreements that support cohesion and accountability.  During project execution, the SPAWAR TTC identifies and mitigates risks and obstacles (before they become roadblocks) on the path towards acceptance by the acquisition community and adoption by the user community.

Functions include:

  • Conduct business case analysis/due diligence prior to selection.  The SPAWAR TTC summarizes SPAWAR evaluation information and adds an independent assessment of transition likelihood, completing an Evaluation Summary and Due Diligence Report for each of the SPAWAR Top Picks.

  • Review Project Execution Plans (PEPs) after selection but prior to project inception.  The PEP is a tool used to align the developers, acquisition personnel, and users; it describes the transition path and codifies the partners’ agreements. The PEP enables ONR 353 to monitor projects and mitigate risks.  The SPAWAR TTC reads the PEPs, asks clarifying questions, and suggests an improvement to SPAWAR’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and/or project manager.  The SPAWAR TTC documents each project’s risks to achieving technology transition from a government perspective.

  • Engage with SPAWAR CTO and function as a liaison between ONR 353 and the SPAWAR CTO.  The SPAWAR TTC recommends actions that the SPAWAR CTO and/or SPAWAR PMs should take to resolve project issues.

  • Perform semi-annual program reviews of projects in execution.  The SPAWAR TTC highlights projects that require ONR 03TTX’s attention, recommending actions that ONR 03TTX and/or the Source Selection Authority should take to remedy project issues. 

  • Perform other tasks, as required by the SPAWAR CTO, including providing administrative support for source selection processes, tracking, and reporting on project status. 

Experience Required:

At least five years of experience supporting transition of new, emerging, and improved technologies into DoN Programs of Record.  Technical and operational understanding of SPAWAR domain including the communications, information, and space technologies deployed via PEO Space Systems, PEO Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), and PEO Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I). 

Additionally:

Must have excellent skills in analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and assess technologies for maturity, cost, and supportability.  Demonstrated self-starter with strong customer service mentality.  Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Understanding of DoD and DoN Technology Transition venues.  Understanding of HQMC, OPNAV, Fleet and Force Organizations.  Documented experience in and working knowledge of government defense program and DoD/DoN structure, as well as knowledge of government and industry technology transition best practices.  Ability to develop and implement methodologies for Business Case Analysis.  Knowledge of, or the ability to obtain knowledge of, DOD, DoN and ONR policies and procedures, especially those related to technology transition and transfer.

Familiarity and proficiency in the use of commercial software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Project and PowerPoint and Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf).

Degree Required:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.  Degree in mathematics, physics or engineering or relevant technical discipline is desired but not required.  Program Management, Systems Planning, RD&E (SPRDE) – Science and Technology Level III certification or completion of training that would fulfill the requirements for certification must be obtained not later than 12 months from the date the individual is assigned to the contract.

Clearance Required:

SECRET Clearance (Interim SECRET acceptable)

Other Information:

American Technology Solutions International Corporation (ATSI) is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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