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Sr Logistics and Sustainment Program Analyst

Office: Arlington, VA
Location: Arlington, VA
Job ID: S20-0488

JOB TITLE: Sr Logistics and Sustainment Program Analyst


The Assistant Secretary of Defense ĖSustainment plays a key collaborative role with the Services and Program Managers in assisting with successfully fielding available, reliable and combat ready, weapons systems to U.S. Services and International Partners. DASD(PS) is responsible for Life Cycle Support that optimizes affordability, materiel readiness that supports Joint war fighter requirements.


Sustainment Support and Analysis

  • Analyze and assess sustainment risks for ACAT I programs under USD(A&S) purview and provide senior leaders, Service, and Joint governance decision makers with relevant information through formal decision support forums (e.g. DAES, OIPT, DAB).
  • Assist and advise acquisition programs by engaging with Program Managers, Product Support Managers, OSD, the Joint Staff, and Service stakeholders to improve Life Cycle Sustainment Plans (LCSPs).
  • Assess LCSPs including identification and evaluation of relevant sustainment cost drivers throughout requirements generation, development, production, operations, sustainment and disposal. Facilitate efficiencies and cost reduction for programs through improved management of common components and performance based management.
  • Provide sustainment technical expertise to support Systems Engineering Independent Technical Risk Assessments (ITRAs); assess adequacy of design in development efforts risks to long-term readiness and sustainment outcomes.
  • Evaluate weapon system cost and performance during the development and production phases. Provide Operating and Support (O&S) cost oversight and analysis in support of Service cost goals and to keep DoD leadership apprised of program cost trends.
  • Support rapid acquisition initiatives while ensuring they are both sustainable and affordable.

Operating and Support Analytics

  • Develop relevant content and provide subject matter expertise and program lessons-learned to support OSD level policy and guidance to improve effective and affordable product support.
  • Assess program cost estimates and provide analytics that support programmatic risk assessment and senior leader decision making.
  • Provide leadership and subject matter expertise in DoD efforts to improve data access, expand and enhance cost driver analysis, and improve cost initiative identification and execution.

Guidance, Policy, and Direction

  • Monitor and assess the impact of U.S. Code revisions, National Defense Authorization Act, and proposed public law language as it relates to life cycle support and weapon system sustainment.
  • Advise senior DoD leaders and Congressional professional staff on DoD Product Support requirements, product support imperatives, and challenges and impediments faced by the Life Cycle Logistics community.
  • Participate in and provide professional leadership and subject matter expertise in support of Congressional inquiries, GAO reviews and reports, and department studies and reviews.
  • Review, updates and maintain DoD Directives (DoDDs) and DoD Instructions (DoDIs). Provide subject matter expertise and guide policy development to improve product support. Specific subject areas include, planning, contracting, intellectual property rights, software, cyber security, and key interfaces and dependencies between acquisition and sustainment.


Security Clearance: Secret

  • Active DoD Secret Clearancde
  • Bachelorís degree
  • 10+ years of logistics and DoD experience
  • DAWIA Level II certification in Life Cycle Logistics
  • Understanding of operations and maintenance (O&M) and operations and support (O&S)
  • Experience in senior level policy and guidance development and implementation especially with the DoD 5000 series and the Defense Acquisition Guide
  • Experience with BCA (Business Case Analysis)
  • Experience with sustainment metrics development


  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance
  • Masterís Degree
  • Experience with rapid acquisition of major defense weapon systems and the necessity of logistics planning to ensure supportable fielded systems
  • DAWIA Level III certification in Life Cycle Logistics



KEY WORDS: Acquisiton Logistics, Sustainment Strategy, Life Cycle Logistics Plan, Supportability Analysis, Operating and Support Costs, Business Case Analysis, Performance Based Logistics


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