• Technical Assistance Advocate

    Job Locations US-MI-Warren
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/4/2018 9:38 PM)
    ID
    2018-2501
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Program Support
  • Overview

    BRTRC Federal Solutions is seeking a Technical Assistance Advocate to support the Army’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.  The successful candidate will be a liaison between the SBIR program office and the Army’s R&D organizations. This full-time position will be located in Warren, MI.

    Responsibilities

    The primary role is to interact with program managers, small-businesses, SBIR awardees, and prime contractors both to assist in developing promising technologies and also to assist in transitioning into programs of records, technology demonstrations, quick reaction programs, etc. The liaison will understand the DoD/Army acquisition process and be able speak the language of technology insertion, PORs, milestones, and technology refresh.

    This position will also provide general technical assistance to small-business awardees, with a goal of improving the success of their programs and to assist in identifying transition opportunities. This position will help identify potential customers, be a matchmaker between the small business and the customers, and also be a facilitator. This position will be an advocate for the small business, with the overall goal of getting the technology into a program of record. The successful candidate will assist both the small businesses and the customers in understanding risks, funding issues, acquisition/business processes, and technology gaps and will assist the Government customers in identifying promising transition opportunities and deciding which SBIR programs will move forward from Phase I into Phase II and beyond.

    Qualifications

    • Advanced technical degree(s) and at least 5 years of relevant experience in DOD acquisition or science and technology (S&T).
    • Current DoD Secret security clearance.
    • Advanced management, analytical and technical skills, with a keen and diverse understanding of scientific, mathematical and engineering principles.
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

    Qualifications (Desired):

    • Experience with the Army acquisition programs
    • Understanding of how new technology fits into military programs, and the ability to work with program managers and prime contractors to work technology into their programs.
    • Ability to develop and maintain a professional network within the military community, especially senior management in the Government, program offices, and the S&T and R&D community.
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