Dogwood Management Partners, LLC



Huntsville, AL


   Dogwood has been providing Cyber Security and related IT services to Commercial clients and federal agencies since 2001 and we owe our success to the quality of individuals we have been fortunate enough to hire and retain to perform to the standards set forth by leadership within our commercial clients and the federal government. Under a government contract, Dogwood Management Partners, an SDVOSB, is seeking a well-qualified individual for an Acquisition Operations Lead opening in Huntsville, AL. This is an immediate need for a full-time and permanent position offering a competitive salary, plus benefits. Due to the secure nature of this government contract, only U.S. Citizens with an Active DOD Secret can be considered. Therefore, no third party or visa candidates can be considered. Not available for remote.


   • The Acquisition Operations Lead will provide support in all activities associated with source selections including facilities (conference rooms, evaluator workrooms, and evaluation working space) to support competitive source selections and non-competitive selection negotiations at various stages of the evaluation and negotiation processes.
   • This individual will serve as a DA alternate security manager for source selection facilities operations.
   • Configure evaluation workrooms to support SSEBs requirements.
   • Maintain and update the Source Selection Portal page and coordinate the recurring requirement for SSIBCs for all senior level MDA personnel. Verify set up of Source Selection Evaluation Board (SSEB) requirements and ensure upload proposal documentation and other Source Selection Documents as required.
   • Act as the project lead in an operations role to coordinate MDA IC actions to improve, install, or repair SSF IT resources.
   • Coordinate with MDA/DPF to resolve facilities any issues related to the SSFs and ensure adequate office supplies are available for use during the various meetings and evaluation sessions.
   • Provide support to the Source Selection Manager (SSM) including, but not limited to, interaction with Source Selection Evaluation Board (SSEB) to develop and update detailed acquisition schedules, and identification of variances from original plan. Organize, implement, and maintain scheduling system supporting identified acquisitions. Set up tasks and sub tasks to ensure satisfactory realization of acquisition requirements as scheduled. Analyze critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around. Evaluate project schedule progress and performance and identify developing problem areas. Conduct analysis to determine alternative courses of action and inform management of risks/impacts associated with delay in the schedule.
   • Configuration control of documentation within the data management system and provide status reports for coordination and reporting purposes. Keep DA and DAC management informed on schedule progress. Develop and maintain a tracking and reporting system that includes the status, location, and current actions pertaining to all past and current source selections.


   The Acquisition Operations Lead, that Dogwood is seeking, will work in support of the Missile Defense Agency/Department of Acquisition and Contract Policy (MDA/DA) and applies related business management, the implementation of technology solutions and business knowledge, and judgment, to acquisition, readiness, financial, legislative affairs, and international issues as they relate to complex weapon systems. This individual will need to possess core business skills and specialized knowledge that will advance a MDA/DA objectives, and contribute to the mission of the Source Selection Facility, contributing to the improvement of overall facility performance.


• U.S. Citizenship
• Active DOD Secret Clearance
• Security+ Certification
• Bachelor’s Degree – business related field (Information Technology or Business Administration)


• IT Project Management Experience
• Database / Configuration Control Management Experience
• Procurement / Acquisition Experience
• Familiarity with MDA business directives, policies, procedures and instructions a plus
• Previous MDA, DoD or Military experience is desired
• The ability to work as a member of teams and assist with solving complex problems
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Written and verbal communication, including technical writing skills
• Organizational and time management skills are essential
• Proficient in Microsoft Office

   If you feel you qualify based on the above and would like to be considered, please apply to with an updated resume and refer to “Job 1471 Acquisition Operations Lead” in the subject line. Within your email response or in a separate attachment, please provide a few bullet points that briefly state your applicable years of experience from the requirements section above as well as any other information that you feel may be pertinent to the responsibilities of this key role. Candidates who meet this request will receive full consideration.

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Dogwood Partners, Dogwood Services & Dogwood Technologies are equal opportunity employers. Minorities, disabled persons, veterans and disabled veterans are especially encouraged to apply.