Budget Analyst - Experienced - 30000794

  • NSA - National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
  • 05/15/2018
Security Clearance Required Accounting / Finance

Job Description

Budget Analysts at NSA provide sound and accountable financial management, information, and decision-making support to enable NSA to be fully responsive to external oversight requirements as well as providing support and guidance internally. They ensure optimization of Agency resources through corporate oversight of all funds and manpower associated with NSA, direction of NSA's budget and program build process and execution process, and corporate oversight for all reimbursable Memorandum's of Agreement and Interagency Support Agreement's that are executed by NSA.


Description of Position:

As a Budget Analyst at the NSA, you will be instrumental in building and executing budgets for multiple years and producing financial reports. Budget Analyst responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Planning, programming, budgeting and execution process, the congressional budgetary processes, and DoD/IC - specific budget practices

- Analyzing  financial, performance, and requirements data for business decision making

- Using financial principles to identify trends in data

- Justifying the resources (manpower and funding) to support the strategic plans of the President, DoD, Intelligence Community, and the NSA

- Advising NSA/CSS elements in the preparation, negotiation, coordination, approval, and termination of all reimbursable support agreements, to include Interagency Assisted Acquisitions

- Managing all aspects of Cyber tenant requirements and reimbursement activities to ensure proper execution of funds within appropriate timeframe as indicated on incoming MIPRs

- Managing civilian and military manpower resources to reflect current and future requirements

Individuals selected for this position are required to obtain DoD Financial Manager (DoDFM) ' Level II certification within 24 months.


The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning; who possesses strong communication (both oral and written), problem-solving, and interpersonal skills along with a great eye for detail; and who is adaptable.

Knowledge and experience in the following areas is desired:

- Managing complex projects

- DoD-wide processes (e.g., military manpower)

- Data analysis

- Budgeting and forecasting

- Writing and justifying Federal budgets

- Microsoft Office Suite of tools

- PeopleSoft


The following certifications are preferred:

- DoD Financial Manager (DoDFM)

- Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)



*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Degree must be in Business or a related field (e.g., Accounting, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Business Administration, or Public Administration) with at least 24 semester credit hours in accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial marketing, marketing, quantitative methods, and/or organizational management.

Relevant experience must be in a business or finance related area (e.g., analyzing/monitoring budgets and expenditures). Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and/or DAWIA Financial Management (FM) level II is preferred.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary Range: $68,036 - $106,012 (Full Performance)

On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.

Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).



U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.  Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate.  NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.  All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

Please note that you will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position.  Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing

DCIPS Disclaimer

The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.