AFWERX Program Manager (Due Diligence)

United StatesJoin the AFWERX Team and help accelerate innovation across the Air Force!

Job Overview

This job announcement will be accepting candidate submissions until 15 JUNE 2023.
AFWERX seeks to hire an experienced and knowledgable mid-level DO-1101-02 Acquisition Program Manager in the AFWERX Capital Initiatives Division (AFRL/RGI). 
Position duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Executing due diligence of small business concerns & producing due diligence deliverables, as well identifying, planning, & executing program improvements. This will include program road mapping, milestone development & tracking, & engaging with stakeholders across the AFWERX organization & other organizations in the defense innovation space. 
  • Plans the management & strategy for assigned state-of-the-art projects/programs risk within cost, schedule, & performance baselines. 
  • Identify and implement iterative improvements to the AFWERX due diligence program to assess and mitigate foreign risks to small businesses and AFWERX investment opportunities.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, external partners, and subject matter experts to gather and analyze relevant data on foreign markets, industries, and regulatory environments.
  • Develop risk assessment methodologies and tools to identify potential risks, vulnerabilities, and trends related to international business activities and investments.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the due diligence program, making necessary adjustments to ensure its ongoing success.
  • Create, and track progress against, program improvement roadmap to include the identification of risks, roadblocks, and interdependencies.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including small businesses, investors, industry experts, and government agencies.
  • Develop and deliver training and educational materials to enhance the understanding of foreign risks and due diligence best practices among internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards, including data privacy and anti-corruption requirements.
  • Provide regular updates and reports to senior management on program progress, key findings, and recommendations for risk mitigation.
  • Continuously monitor global developments, industry trends, and emerging risks to inform and update the due diligence program.
  • Regular travel to the National Capital Region will be required, as well as other periodic travel as necessary.
Pay Range: $70,183 - $110,204 base salary without locality. The locality will be determined based on the selected candidate's location. 


Yes, this position is eligible for telework opportunities; as determined by agency policy

Remote Work (CONUS)

Yes, this position is approved for remote work and duty location can be negotiated after selection.

Required Qualifications

  •  US Citizenship
  •  Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance
  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent will be subject to random testing.
  • Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Experience gained in non-federal positions will also be reviewed for specialized experience.
  • This position has been designated as a Non-Critical Acquisition Position and is covered by the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP). The incumbent must meet or be capable of achieving acquisition certification within the allowed grace period. Applicants must list all completed APDP certifications on their resume.

Desired Qualifications

The following are desired qualifications, please ensure your resume highlights degrees, skill set, knowledge, etc.:
  • Bachelor's degree in International Business, Finance, Economics, or a related field is highly desired.
  • 3 years of experience in risk management, due diligence, or international business, preferably with a focus on small businesses and investment opportunities.
  • Strong knowledge of global markets, regulatory environments, and risk assessment methodologies.
  • Understanding of private investments, financial deal flow, and corporate structures.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information and make data-driven recommendations.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to clearly articulate complex concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing projects and teams, with a proven track record of delivering results on time and within budget.
  • Familiarity with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and experience with business intelligence and investment tools (e.g. Pitchbook, Bloomberg) is desired.
(REQ NO. 23675)