Zel Technologies
  • 13-Jul-2018 to 31-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

ZelTech is a veteran and minority owned professional services and information technology solutions business dedicated to bolstering US national security. We deliver expert advice, critical technologies and cost-effective solutions to help customers gather essential knowledge, collaborate efficiently, decide quickly and act decisively. Our staff includes experienced operational specialists, analysts, engineers, scientists, and program managers. ZelTech Team members and employees have the opportunity to connect with each other in a work environment of cutting-edge technology that is characterized by a strong sense of caring, community and mutual respect. We are committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive variety of elective benefits to include, but not limited to: Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Basic Life and AD&D Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Holidays and Paid Time Off, 401(K) Retirement Plan with employer matching, Referral and Merit Bonuses, Computer Purchase Program, and Education Reimbursement.

Must have an active TS/SCI clearance to be considered for this position

Contingent     / Noncontingent  X 

Job Summary: The position is located in Arlington, Virginia supporting the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO). The applicant will serve as a primary action officer to coordinate the procedural and administrative efforts for the rapid acquisition of technically focused Counter-Improvised Threat sUAS and Counter UAS projects. The position requires the applicant to develop detailed acquisition strategies and project plans, task tracking products, milestone dates and decisions to ensure proper sequencing of events and budgets throughout the lifecycle management of rapid acquisition projects. The position requires applicant to possess an active security clearance. 

Essential Job Functions:

Monitors project cost, schedule, performance, milestones, and key events for multiple Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) Integration and Delivery Branch (IDB) sUAS/CUAS projects

  • Responsible for the development, execution, and sustainment of JIDO Counter-Improvised Threat capabilities with a focus on sUAS/CUAS
  • Monitors sUAS/CUAS programs operational development, technical performance, and sustainment of JIDO Counter-Improvised Threat capabilities
  • Serves as a technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) of sUAS and CUAS
  • Coordinates with Service and Interagency Program Managers for JIDO funded projects to facilitate acquisition strategy to include development, evaluation, fielding, employment and ultimate transfer to service and interagency partners for lifecycle management
  • Very familiar with UAS flight/operational performance characteristics and has an understanding of UAS worldwide inventory
  • Develops Alternatives of Analysis (AOA's) and conducts novel market research to support Improvised Threat solutions and Course of Action (COA) generation
  • Prepares executive level General Officer/Flag Officer (GO/FO) briefing presentations in support of informational and decisional authority boards
  • Authors quality acquisition support documentation, staffs and initiates timely workflow actions for sustainable capabilities, warfighter employment and solution protection
  • Submits weekly/monthly summary of deliverables in support of contract performance requirements
  • Leverages rapid acquisition policy guidance in support of customer decision making
  • Identifies Risk and implements risk mitigation strategies to projects
  • Manages task order contract deliverables and uploads to appropriate databases and repositories
  • Performs other duties as required


Read, analyze, and interpret technical phenomenology, reports, legal documents, etc.

  • Prepare reports and presentations to company management and/or customer
  • Respond to inquiries from customers, management, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Possess ability of abstract reasoning
  • Oversee daily activities of area or customer
  • Support development and/or execution of company policies, procedures, & guidance
  • Ability to manage complex acquisition portfolios
  • Ability to manage time & resources
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator           


  • Required: Bachelor's degree
  • Desired: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, Science
  • In Lieu of: 8+ years of relevant experience in lieu of Bachelor's degree

Special Requirements:

  • Must have an active clearance to be considered for this position
  • 2+ years' experience in UAS/sUAS relevant areas (ie UAV/UAS pilot, UAV/UAS specific areas)
  • Desired technical background with technical areas such as Electronic Warfare (EW) or Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
  • 5+ years' experience in relevant programmatic areas, possess understanding of portfolio and project management
  • Desired operational experience
  • Desired 3+ years in a Department of Defense or Federal Acquisition focused position
  • Desired Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer "This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities."

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