Initial Outfitting & Transition (IO&T) Specialist – San Antonio, TX, US

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Initial Outfitting & Transition (IO&T) Specialist


Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: San Antonio, TX, US


NIKA is hiring for an Initial Outfitting & Transition (IO&T) Representative to be a part of the Defense Health Agency-Facility Enterprise team in San Antonio, TX!! Exciting opportunity for world travel. The candidate would be primarily responsible for cradle to grave life cycle project management support, feasibility studies, conditions surveys, and Design/Build construction statements of work, cost estimates and government solicitations.

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to design, build and manage real property by combining facilities operations management, engineering, and architecture all under one roof.

At NIKA, you’ll be excited to come to work each day. This position comes with a competitive salary package that includes health/dental insurance, 401(k), bonus programs, and many other perks.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for reviewing acquisition documents, design, construction, and IO&T submittals and ensures predefined requirements are sustained throughout the course of the project
  • The IO&T Representative serves as the Defense Health Agency-Facility Enterprise (DHA- FE) expert for the planning and execution of IO&T projects and programs, specifically related to: transition, furniture, furnishings, medical equipment, casework, artwork, signage, (aka “FFE”) and facility related control systems (sometimes referred to as “low voltage systems (LVS)”).
  • Assist and advise government personnel in the creation of criteria, standards, tools, templates and other products in support of the military medical facilities enterprise.
  • Leads the requirement planning effort and assists the life-cycle Integrated Project Team (IPT)/Project Delivery Team (PDT) in managing the IO&T scope, schedule, quality and budget. Leads the planning effort and assist the life-cycle project team in managing the project’s transition requirements.
  • Provides “IO and Transition Quality Oversight” to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Responsible for the development and preparation oversight of IO&T “Requirement Documents” to include but not limited to:
    • Documents mandated by law (e.g. criteria found in the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFCs))
    • Performance-oriented documents (e.g. Statements of Work (SOW)/Performance Work Statements (PWS)
    • Detailed design-oriented documents (e.g. drawings, specifications, narratives, project room contents lists/reports (PRC), Comprehensive Interior Designs (CID), transition submittals etc.)
    • Standards, specifications and related publications issued by the government for non-repetitive items1 (e.g. Performance and Prescriptive Specifications).
  • Serves as DHA-FEs advisor on: integrated project schedules, transition/move planning and coordination, excessing FFE-LVS, interim phasing facilities, interim storage/warehousing, security provisions, FFE-LVS delivery/installation, testing and certifications, aseptic cleaning, staff orientation and training provisions, inspections and acceptance protocols, DMLSS ‘gain’ protocols, O&M manuals, and public relations planning (e.g. ground breaking and ribbon cutting).

Job Requirements and Essential Skills:

  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills with expert knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD) medical facility policy, protocols and interrelationships related to complex federal facility programs.
  • Experience in DOD health facility planning, space planning, programming, design, construction, initial outfitting and transition management. Specifically, proficient in reading and understanding project drawings/plans, schedules and specifications.
  • Leadership and diplomacy skills to lead multiple agencies and multi-discipline teams, with the ability to mentor and remain objective.
  • Positive and strong work ethic with proven results in cost containment, time management and delivering large programs and difficult projects to fruition.
  • Ability multi-task in diverse environments, articulate requirements and translate plans, policy and procedures into executable programs and projects.
  • Mastery in program advocacy, verbal communications, writing/reporting, executive and project level communications and public speaking.
  • Proficient in cross-functional facility planning, assessments, and technical, quality, biddability and safety compliance reviews. Proficient in cross-functional facility planning.
  • Specialized experience in standards development and procurement documents.
  • Comprehensive know-how in supporting complex DOD acquisitions with a unique understanding of technical, fiscal, legal, integrate transition planning requirements, management and administrative details that make up low-risk high performing contracts.
  • Familiar with DoD medical treatment facility (MTFs) operations and can effectively communicate with healthcare professionals.
  • Ability to manage projects, resolve conflict and effectively lead teams.
  • Integrates information from a variety of sources into various systems; ensures proper system interfaces.
  • Understand what planning data to collect and analyze for incorporation into the Requirement Documents.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) and DHA-FE Space and Equipment Software (SEPS).
  • Proficient with the following Microsoft Office programs: Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, SharePoint and Outlook, Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) and DHA-FE Space and Equipment Software (SEPS).

NIKA is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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