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Senior Program Cost Analyst


Job Description:  


The Program Control Analyst performs a variety of resource and acquisition management duties in support of Program, Office, Directorate, and Staff components.  Program Control Analysts focus specifically on the resource planning, analysis and execution of large system development, acquisition, and operation programs and must interact with a multidisciplinary technical workforce and development contractor(s) in the accomplishment of duties to include, but not limited to:


Job Responsibilities:

  • Review and consolidate program requirements and spend plans for accuracy and completeness. Conduct cross program analyses and through staff levels to determine impacts of performance and progress to determine resources necessary to accomplish assigned goals and objectives; identify and convey resource trade-offs within and among competing programs and provide senior managers with resource alternatives

  • Ensure coordination and completeness of estimates and requirements to new and existing initiatives; assess funding impacts on existing program budgets and schedules and recommend resource options

  • Assist with and conduct final reviews of submissions for budget exercises and the IPBS, CBJB and CJB.  Conduct cross program analysis and resolve cross program and other discrepancies prior to submission for executive management review

  • Maintain budget tracks at directorate, project, sub-project and MSA levels

  • Draft and coordinate operating guidance incorporating Congressional marks and management decisions

  • Identify and follow key Legislative and Executive Branch actions affecting programs/resources, assess intent and impact of legislative language and ensure actions are reflected and incorporated into documentation options

  • Use new or creative analyses techniques to perform complex trend analysis across multiple sets of financial data source or when data sources are lacking

  • Assist in the design, implementation, and use of corporate resource information repositories, databases, decision support tools, strategies, processes, procedures and reports to ensure accurate financial reporting and management oversight in support of program initiatives

  • Review data in NEXT, FIRST, Intelligence Resource Information System and SNAP systems for accuracy and completeness.  Reconcile key system to ensure valid data/status at the Directorate level and, if necessary, take action to reconcile requirements to budget

  • Review BLI requests per compliance with polices on contract, CLIN, Appropriations, ETs and BOCs

  • Evaluate execution assessing the impact of developing trends and issues using appropriate methodologies

  • Review or propose resource realignments and sources at the Program and Directorate level as required to maintain program execution or to respond to unplanned circumstances

  • Review funding documentation for accuracy and compliance with applicable NRO policies and instructions.  Maintain appropriate internal controls to minimize data inaccuracy and/or unauthorized use of funds

  • Consolidate and review program level UFRs, recommending changes and prioritization to senior management

  • Draft and edit budget summaries, charts, memoranda, issue papers and talking points for senior management

  • Perform review of correspondence, presentations, and briefings in response to action items.   Lead and participate in variety of meetings to develop responses

  • Consolidate inputs on development, revision, implementation data collection and reporting of performance measures. Coordinate with external oversight on submissions

  • Draft feedback and provide recommendations to senior management with regard to cross program resources issues from PMRs and BMRs

  • Review ICE, Cost PMP/BAAR, and MSA resource repots for accuracy and completeness across all program(s) components.   Provide guidance in compliance with applicable regulations and assist in the development of cost estimates.

  • Prepare and brief senior government management, collaborate with COTRs/CLIN managers to accurately fund government contracts, recommend options to fund high-priority mission essential projects



Clearance required to start: TS/ SCI with Polygraph

Clearance able to maintain: TS/SCI with Polygraph

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fifteen (15) years or more of related experience; Masters and thirteen (13) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree  in Technical or Business-related discipline and twelve (12) years or more of related experience; (Advanced degree preferred)

  • Knowledge of various quantitative techniques used to analyze data, develop models and interpret results.  Competencies include descriptive statistics, trend analysis, learning curve theory, modeling, and simulation

  • Knowledge of Intelligence Community budgetary principles and procedures

  • Demonstrated knowledge of acquisition management regulations, practices, policies, and procedures including major system acquisition lifecycle resource planning, practices and procedures along with Acquisition Program Baseline development and PMPs

  • Experience in the application of cost analysis methodologies in a major system acquisition environment

  • Skills to recognize when decisions or information should be referred to a higher authority

Desired Experience:

  • Experience on NRO Financial systems and tools.
  • Critical thinking and ability to work well with a wide variety of customers requesting financial data
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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
United States
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