Business Consultant - Experienced - 30000795

  • NSA - National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
  • 05/15/2018
Security Clearance Required Project / Program Management Other

Job Description

Description of Position

As a Business Consultant, you will perform predictive and prescriptive data analyses to enable decision making by senior NSA leaders. Business Consultant responsibilities include: 

- Evaluating the nature and quality of cost data sources and their relevance to analyses; recommending improvements to and use of data sources

- Devising strategies for extracting meaning and value from requirements documentation and/or large datasets

- Translating practical mission needs and analytic questions related to large datasets into technical requirements

- Employing analytic tools, templates, and processes to provide management with viable alternatives for informed decision-making, including, but not limited to, trend and forecast analysis,   earned value management, cost analysis, life cycle cost estimating, and gap analysis

-Supporting strategic business planning and decision-making, to include drawing appropriate conclusions, from detailed, data-based analyses

- Effectively communicating complex technical information and analysis

Individuals selected for this position are required to obtain DAWIA Cost Estimating and/or Business Financial Management Level II certification within 24months.

 

Skills

The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills and is:

- adaptable

- detail-oriented

- able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables

- adept at manipulating large data sets

 

Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is required:

- Data analysis to include forecasting, risk, and/or trend analysis

- Financial or business-related computer software, to include Microsoft Office suite of tools plus add-ons (i.e., Power BI, Power Query/Pivot)

- Understanding of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process and contractor cost accounting systems as needed to evaluate cost, schedule, and performance

- Building, improving, and maintaining cost databases, models, and cost estimating relationships used in the development of cost estimates

 

The follow certifications are preferred:

- DoD Financial Manager (DoDFM)

- DoD Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)

- DAWIA Business Financial Management II

- DAWIA Business Cost Estimating II

 

Qualifications

Salary Range:  $96,970 - $148,967 (Senior)

*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 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Degree in a Business Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology) preferred.

Relevant experience must be in program management (e.g., trend and forecast analysis, earned value management, cost benefit analysis, balanced scorecard, activity based costing, life cycle cost estimating, activity based budgeting, and gap analysis). Managing DoD and IC sponsored programs is preferred. DAWIA II in program management or equivalent certification is preferred. Formal or informal supervisory experience preferred.

 

Salary Range:  $134,789 - $164,200 (Expert)

*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 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 13 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Degree in a Business Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology) preferred.

Relevant experience must be in program management (e.g., trend and forecast analysis, earned value management, cost benefit analysis, balanced scorecard, activity based costing, life cycle cost estimating, activity based budgeting, and gap analysis). Managing DoD and IC sponsored programs is preferred. DAWIA II in program management or equivalent certification is preferred. Formal or informal supervisory experience is preferred.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

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

 

***PLEASE NOTE:

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.