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Program Cost Specialist

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The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.


The Program Cost Specialist shall support the Government Program/Project Managers by providing the necessary tools and expertise to develop cost estimates, manage program and project budgets, and control costs; conducting cost estimates to approximate the costs of resources needed to complete project activities; aggregating the estimated costs of individual activities or work packages to establish a cost baseline, and using Earned Value Management techniques to track and report cost variances to enable the Sponsor to manage costs effectively.  The Program Cost Specialist shall prepare supporting documentation for the budget exercises, requests for reserve release, supplementals, and reprogramming activities.  The Program Cost Specialist shall perform operational, short- and long-term trend analyses and prepare briefings on programmatic activities.  The Program Cost Specialist shall support interactions with the Agency, IC, Office of Management and Budget, and Congressional officials as needed and coordinate Inter-Governmental funding transactions with other Agencies through the appropriate Agency office.  The Program Cost Specialist shall create consolidated financial reports.  The subject matter is moderately to highly complex and involves coordination across components and functions of the Agency (human resources, financial resources, Working Capital Fund expenditures, and contracts).  Individuals may be required to be familiar with and able to meet DoD reporting requirements.


Required Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Prior experience managing government front office or division execution and procurement budgets within the Intelligence Community (IC)
  • Prior experience using one or more of the following tools for managing and reporting budgets: MS Excel, Sharepoint, Cognos

Desired Qualifications:

  • BS degree in finance, business or equivalent, or a technical degree with a concentration in finance.
  • An understanding of program portfolio management and reporting.
About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds.  Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
Chantilly, Virginia
United States
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