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Pentagon, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 3, 2023

  • You will apply mathematical, statistical, economic, and engineering methods to generate life cycle cost estimates for major system acquisition programs and develop cost models.
  • You will leverage data, data analytics, and uncertainty analysis tools.
  • You will participate in collecting, normalizing, analyzing data efforts in support of program reviews.
  • You will analyze cost, technical and schedule dimensions for decision makers.
  • You will apply inflation and escalation techniques.
  • You will prepare independent cost estimates and assessments of acquisition programs.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the timely performance of high quality work products.
  • You will participate in studies to improve methodologies for estimating life cycle costs across all commodities.
  • You will lead projects independently or in teams.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). Certification in the Acquisition Functional Area and category assigned to the position is required within established category timeframes.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final Secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.


Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: conducting data collection and analysis, risk analysis, sensitivity analysis and Earned Value Management (EVM); preparing statistical analysis, regression analysis, econometrics, and other analytical techniques appropriate to the preparation of cost estimates and the development of cost models

Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: conducting cost analyses and prepare cost estimates; validating accuracy and relevance in cost estimates and assessments; applying quantitative techniques and methodologies to cost data and cost models.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess one of the following:
  • A bachelor's or higher degree in operations research. OR
  • A bachelor's or higher degree with at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics and at least 3 of the 24 semester hours are in calculus.

Additional information

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies within the Office of The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller) Office of Budget (FMB).

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized in accordance with applicable regulations, command policy and available command funding.

This position is eligible for full-time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

Several vacancies may be filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.

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