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Functional Specialist Advisor Expert-Level 112-035


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IC-CAP LLC is a Woman Owned / HUBZone Small Business working in the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.  We are always looking for highly talented, energetic, and dynamic professionals that are interested in protecting the defense of our nation.  

Some of the positions are future positions.  Please look at the opening line of the job description to determine if this is an open or future position.


Our positions are not remote unless stated in the job description below.

We are looking to fill this position at the following location(s):

    Springfield, VA

Job Description

Functional Specialist-Advisor (Expert):

Overall Assignment Description:

Provides expertise, guidance, consultation directly to the D and DD/CIO-T as a technical advisor and subject matter expert by developing technical briefings, talking points, points of views, course of action and recommendations to address questions, or inquiries posed by partners outside CIO-T, to include the NSG and IC. Review technical correspondence and reports and deliver quality and vetted products for CIO-T and NGA senior leadership for review and approval.

Duties include:

  • Understanding the Director of NGA or other NGA Senior Executive leaders’ upcoming schedules, engagements and meetings to prioritize, prepare and ghost write key CIO-T technical summaries as background context, talking points, or read-ahead materials for those individuals.

  • Conducting research into complex relationships between NGA acquisition programs, architecture and engineering efforts, funding decisions, and schedules/plans.

  • Understanding and communicating key Enterprise and Solutions Architecture issues, assumptions, dependencies, gaps, and integration plans consistent with current internal documentation/discussions.

  • Coordinating with subject matter experts to develop courses of action and recommendations to address risks, issues, and/or gaps.

  • Producing professional, high-quality papers, presentations, correspondence, and talking points that fully address partner issues, within timelines, and in a manner that appropriately conveys NGA’s perspective with an understanding that the products may be forwarded by seniors to external parties, including oversight bodies, ODNI, DoD, and mission partners.

  • Briefing D and DD/CIO-T and NGA seniors on final products, when requested.

  • Building and leveraging personal network internal and external to NGA to accomplish tasks.

Skills and Experience:


  • Strong technical background, knowledge of CIO-T’s and NGA’s organizational structures, and background in acquisition and resource management.

  • 20 years minimum experience with program management & acquisition processes.

  • 15 years minimum experience preparing technical and programmatic overview material for senior government officials and congressional oversight bodies.

  • 5 years minimum working on NGA Enterprise and/or Solution Architectures within NGA.

  • At the Enterprise Architecture level, this means experience defining, developing, documenting, and maintaining the NGA, NSG, ASG, United States Government (USG), commercial and foreign partner AS-Is and To-Be Architectures consistent with the NGA 

  • GEOINT CONOPS. This would be inclusive of business, Data, Network, Security and Solutions-level sub-architectures. 

  • At the Solutions Architecture level, this means experience defining the orchestration of systems and services across the Enterprise to deliver the functions required to satisfy operation capabilities and mission activities. It includes the allocation of functions, services, requirement responsibility and interface definitions to the appropriate time phased architecture, technical roadmap, To-Be Architecture and program.

  • 15 years minimum experience performing Architecture level System of Systems Analysis for major defense and intelligence programs.

  • Demonstrated experience in consultation, facilitation, collaboration, and presenting 


  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of CIO-T’s programs and areas of oversight inquiry.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the geospatial intelligence mission and its contributions to the IC.

  • Demonstrated experience preparing acquisition strategy documentation.

  • Demonstrated understanding of DoD & ODNI acquisition oversight policy and processes.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite products, especially Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

Education and Experience:

  • 18 years' experience.

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program, or equivalent Expert level experience as an Enterprise Architect.

Security Clearance:

  • DoD Approved Clearance and Poly

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