Business Cost Analyst

Expiring today

Wallops Island, Virginia
Sep 19, 2023
Sep 27, 2023
Analyst, Business
Full Time

The Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) was established in December 2021 as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to accelerate clean energy technologies from the lab to market and fill a critical innovation gap on the path to achieving our nation's climate goals of net zero emissions by 2050.OCED is seeking Business Cost Analysts to conduct analytical and evaluative work requiring a comprehensive knowledge of cost analysis, accounting, and regulatory principles. The analysts will work with a wide range of organizations and perform highly specialized cost analysis and related activities.As a Business Cost Analyst, you will:
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on various cost principles related OCED's large complex multi-million dollar financial assistance actions.
  • Review recipient policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal regulations.
  • Analyze applicant's projected estimated costs for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness, while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare detailed analysis of all elements of direct cost in an applicant's proposed budget.
  • Assist as needed in the review of recipient's invoiced claimed costs to ensure compliance with Federal regulations.
  • Assist the Organizational Business System Review team, a site visit performed at recipient organizations to ensure current recipients have adequate administrative systems, policies, and practices to adequately manage Federal funds.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • These positions are to be filled under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA - P.L. 117-58).
  • Positions may be covered by a bargaining unit. Bargaining unit will vary by departmental element, grade, and/or location.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-12: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience is defined as:
  • Evaluating proposals in order to determine whether the price is fair and reasonable; AND
  • Experience with automated tools or software to support cost/price analysis; AND
  • Composing written reports and analysis about cost analysis.
NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-12 level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-13: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Experience with cost analysis principles, methods, techniques, and procedures AND
  • Experience in the evaluation of financial capability & adequacy of accounting systems of organizations recommended for funding AND
  • Collaborating with internal or external partners to ensure cost estimates are accurate and in compliance with applicable standards AND
  • Strong analytical skills utilizing Excel spreadsheets, formulas, or other analytical modeling

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-1101 series can be found at the following website: General Business and Industry Series 1101b ( CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

This public notice may be used to fill multiple positions as needed; therefore, applicants must meet the qualifications at the time the applications are reviewed.

Additional information

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE.
  • Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected under this authority are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection.
  • More than one selection may be made under this hiring authority.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
  • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
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  • Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.