PB406 - Cost Analyst - GS-15

Employer
USAJobs
Location
McLean, Virginia
Posted
Sep 17, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

*** OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will be open until the position is filled. Cut off points are scheduled in two-week increments. After each cut-off point, all compliant applications received during the previous two weeks will be reviewed for consideration.***
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Responsibilities

Position Information
This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal candidate to fill a GS-15 cadre position.
  • This is an opportunity for a GS-15 cadre staff reserve position in the ODNI. Staff reserve appointments are time-limited appointments made for a period of up to 3 years, with a possible extension up to 2 additional years.
  • A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.

Who May Apply
Current GS employees at the same grade or up to two grades lower than the advertised position grade may apply.
Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
  • For a cadre assignment:
    • Current ODNI permanent cadre.
    • Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or up to two grades lower than the advertised position grade may apply. )
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or up to two grades lower than the advertised position grade may apply. )
Salary Determination
  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
  • For a selected non-Federal Government candidate, salary will be established within the salary range listed above, based on education and experience.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
  • Oversee the calculation and forecasting of the future costs of systems, projects/programs, resources, to support independent studies, key strategic programs, investment decisions, and various management reviews (e.g. milestone reviews, budget reviews).
  • Serve as a team lead or senior analyst responsible for leading, planning, and conducting independent cost analyses for major acquisition systems to support IC acquisition, strategy, programming, and funding decisions.
  • Lead and plan the development of multifaceted models and tools to estimate program costs including development, procurement, operation and maintenance phases, time phased spending and budget profiles, program schedule projections, and probability distributions incorporating program risk factors.
  • Lead, manage and monitor cost analyses throughout the IC that estimate performance against program execution; lead, develop, and implement processes to track estimating metrics, enhance cost estimating practices, and conduct cost research.
  • Lead the planning and development of controls and provide expert technical analyses, budgetary advice, and guidance regarding the development and implementation of resource allocations and plans in order to defend budget activities.
  • Oversee, develop, investigate, and apply new cost methods and approaches, propose new cost strategies, and develop cost estimating policies using a wide range of analytical and statistical techniques such as linear programming, multiple regression, probability, sensitivity analysis, and learning curves.
  • Conduct analysis and provide recommendations by applying expert knowledge of a broad range of cost analysis strategies to include mathematics, statistical analysis, parametric and non-parametric analysis, computer modeling, decision theory, mathematical programming, regression analysis, and economic analysis.
  • Lead, plan, coordinate, and conduct independent cost analysis ensuring technical appropriateness, soundness, and accurate interpretation of results.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • N/A


Qualifications

Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Expert knowledge of and experience in estimating the cost of overhead IC collection systems including space, ground and tasking, processing, exploitation, and dissemination programs. Superior knowledge of cost estimating tools (i.e. ACEIT, Crystal Ball, and Price H).
  • Expert knowledge and experience in applying the principles, theories and methods of cost analysis, operations research, engineering, economic analysis and resource management to acquisition issues.
  • Expert knowledge of analytic tools and data development, organization and analysis for use in studies and analyses. Superior ability to analyze data and use quantitative financial analysis; identify financial issues and present results to senior managers.
  • Expert knowledge of IC acquisition processes, including planning, programming and budgeting.
  • Expert experience in designing and performing innovative cost analyses in support of trade studies, analysis of alternatives, affordability assessments, long term strategic planning and program development activities.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills that display a superior ability to tailor explanations and presentations to various audiences who have different values, cultures, and backgrounds. Superior ability to work effectively with various levels of leadership within Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and IC.
Desired Requirements
  • Professional certification in cost estimating or related field highly desired including Department of Defense (DoD) Level III Cost Estimating, Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis, International Society of Parametric Analysis (ISAP) or similar certification
  • Expert ability to develop consensus recommendations and to solicit input from colleagues and peers; proven ability to remain open-minded and change opinions on the basis of new information and requirements.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that includes a course of study of at least 24 semester hours in operations research, mathematics, statistics or other subject requiring competence in mathematical problem solving.


Education

N/A

Additional information

Salary Determination
  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.

Agency Contact Information

ODNI Recruitment; Phone: 301-243-1318; Email: Recruitment_TeamB@dni.gov

Other Information

The ODNI offers a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities for ODNI cadre.
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
  • Life Insurance: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: http://www.ltcfeds.com
  • Federal Employees Retirement SYSTEM (FERS) (new employees automatically covered): http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp If you are transferring from another agency and covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you may continue in that system.
  • Annual and Sick Leave: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent Care: http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
  • Paid Federal Holidays
  • Alternative Work Schedules

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at DNI_Reasonable_Accommodation_WMA@cia.ic.gov and DNI_Diversity_WMA@cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI_DRA@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-275-3799 or by FAX at 703-275-1217 . Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the vacancy announcement, particularly the MDRs, and construct their resume to highlight their most significant experience and qualifications relevant to this job opportunity.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

All Applicants:
APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST CONTAIN ALL ITEMS LISTED BELOW. AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration.

To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call 301-243-1318.

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