Principal Acquisition Associate - to $180,000 - TS SCI CI Poly - 4 YEAR EFFORT
JOB TITLE: Principal Acquisition Associate LOCATION: Chantilly, VA 20151 TARGET COMP: $180,000 + FULL BENEFITS CLEARANCE: Active TS/SCI clearance, with CI Poly.
NOTE: This is a 4 YEAR effort starting in November 2022. We are currently recruiting and selecting candidates for a mid-NOVEMBER 2022 start date.
The Principal Acquisition Associate performs a variety of resource and acquisition management duties in support of NRO Program, Office, Directorate, and Staff components. Program Control Analysts focus specifically on the resource planning, analysis and execution of large space system development, acquisition, and operation programs and need to interact with a multidisciplinary technical workforce and development contractor in the accomplishment of their duties.
The nature of Principal Acquisition Associate work varies from assisting in complex analyses at the project and program level; to independently performing more complex analyses using multiple analytical techniques and interaction with senior management at the Program Office and Directorate level; to cross program analysis at the Program Office through Staff levels with executive management and external oversight interaction involving acquisition strategies, financial controls and strategic direction.
Prepare, monitor, and update program requirements and spend plans
Maintain budget tracks at the program and project level
Support the formulation and review of budget estimates and requirements for new and existing initiatives
Collect resource information and compare it with historical data to develop or update current and future component or group resource requirements
Analyze program performance and progress and make recommendations regarding whether planned resources are sufficient to accomplish assigned goals and objectives; propose resource adjustments as required
Assist with budget exercises and the formulation and development of the Intelligence Program Budget Submission (IPBS), Congressional Budget Justification Book
(CBJB), and Congressional Justification Book (CJB) text, tables, and resource exhibit submissions
Interface/update/maintain NRO financial management systems such as NRO Execution Tool (NEXT), NEAR, NFIS, FIT, FIRsT, EpX Studio, and other NRO financial management tools
Identify data sources to use for analytic studies on proposed or ongoing directorate programs and activities
Collaborate within the program office to ensure the integrity of program data is used for data analyses
Use and maintain corporate resource information repositories, databases, decision support tools, strategies, processes, procedures and reports to ensure accurate financial reporting and management oversight in support of program initiatives
Assist in building Budget Line Items (BLls) using appropriate BLl tools or Business, Plans and Operations (BPO) forms in compliance with NRO policies on Contract Line Item Numbers (CUN), Appropriations, Expenditure Types (ETs) and Budget Object Codes (BOCs)
Monitor the commitment, obligation and expenditure of funds throughout the life cycle of the appropriation and ensure compliance with ET/BOC policies and administrative ceilings
Assist in the evaluation of program execution, assessing the impact of developing trends and issues using appropriate methodologies to determine if the program is proceeding within available resources and remaining consistent with goals
Collaborate in proposing resource realignments to maintain program execution or to respond to unplanned circumstances
Support Tri-Annual Unliquidated Obligation reviews by validating obligation status and preparing and submitting adjustment documentation
Generate, coordinate, and process Request for Contract Action (RCA), Funds From Others (FFOs), Funds To Others (FTOs), Funds Transfer Requests (FTR), Communication Service Requests (CSRs), Corporate IT Procurement (CIP) and other funding documentation for Government review and approval
Assist in the development, analysis and review of Unfunded Requirements (UFRs)
Assist in assessing the impact of contract and engineering changes on program cost/schedule baselines
Gather, research, and analyze resource information to support recommendations to senior leadership discussions, thinking, and decisions on programmatic resource planning and allocations
Provide input in the preparation of budget summaries, charts, memoranda, issue papers and talking points for senior management
Use quantitative analyses techniques to perform trend analysis making use of Earned Value Management (EVM), Cost Performance Reports, Contract Fund Status Reports, and other BOA holders provided cost data for recommendations to authorized Government personnel
Provide resource data for use in monitoring and updating cost collects, Independent Cost Estimates (ICE), Cost Program Management Plan/Baseline Agreement & Acquisition Reports (PMP/BAAR), and Major System Acquisition (MSA) resource reports
Review program requirements and spend plans for accuracy and completeness. Make recommendations regarding resource trade-offs within and among competing programs and provide senior managers with resource alternatives.
Draft and review for completeness budget estimates and requirements for new and existing initiatives. Recommend revisions
Make recommendations regarding final review of program level submissions for budget exercises and the IPBS, CBJB, and CJB closing gaps and resolving discrepancies prior to submission for senior management review
Interface/update/maintain NRO financial management systems such as NEXT, NEAR, NFIS, FIT, FIRsT, EpX Studio, and other NRO financial management tools
Keep abreast of all policies as they apply to NRO financial management, fully understand any changes to policies, and draft change recommendations during policy review. Provide guidance on the interpretation and application of financial regulations, policies, and procedures to senior management.
Review BLI requests at the Program and Directorate level in compliance with NRO policies on CLINs, Appropriations, ETs and BOCs
Edit and draft impacts to program resources resulting from of contract and engineering changes for senior management review
Edit and draft budget summaries, charts, memoranda, issue papers and talking points for senior management
Draft, review and edit correspondence, presentations, and briefings in response to action items. Participate in cross NRO program meetings to develop draft responses for consideration by Government personnel.
Draft recommended documentation for inclusion in: program budget status reviews, ASRs, BPO Program Requirements Reviews, Program Status Reviews, ODNI QPRs, PMP/BAARs, GEAC reporting, and other ad hoc reviews as directed
Review and consolidate program baseline and program spend plans at the Directorate and NRO level as the basis of recommendations to authorized Government personnel. Conduct cross program analyses at the Program Office through Staff levels to assist Government personnel in determining impacts of program performance and progress against plans, resources necessary to accomplish assigned goals and objectives; and identifying resource trade-offs within and among competing programs and provide executive managers with resource alternatives
Maintain Directorate and/or NRO wide budget tracks at directorate, project, subproject, and MSA levels
Ensure coordination and completeness of budget estimates and requirements for new and existing initiatives across Directorates; make recommendations to authorized Government personnel on funding impacts on existing program budgets and schedules and recommends resource solutions to executive management within Directorate and NRO budget constraints
Make recommendations regarding Directorate and NRO level submissions for budget exercises and the IPBS, CBJB, and CJB. Make recommendations to authorized Government personnel regarding cross program analyses and resolves cross program, Directorate and NRO discrepancies prior to submission for executive management review
Review Directorate and NRO level data in the NRO NEXT, NEAR, NFIS, FIT, FIRsT, EpX Studio, Intelligence Resource Information System (IRIS), and SNaP systems for accuracy and completeness. Reconcile FIRST to ensure valid data/status at the Directorate level and, if necessary, take action to reconcile requirements to budget
Draft and coordinate recommended changes to operating guidance, which incorporates all Congressional marks and management decisions across Directorate and NRO programs
Identify and follow key Legislative and Executive Branch actions affecting NRO programs and resources, assess the intent and impact of legislative language and ensure actions are reflected and incorporated into budget documentation
Evaluate Directorate and NRO execution, assessing the impact of developing trends and issues using appropriate methodologies to determine if the program is proceeding within available resources and is consistent with goals
Review resource realignments and sources at the Directorate and NRO level as required to maintain program execution or to respond to unplanned circumstances
Maintain appropriate Directorate and NRO level controls to minimize data inaccuracy and/or unauthorized use of NRO funds
Prepare recommendations to final draft budget summaries, charts, memoranda, issue papers and talking points for executive management
Perform recommendations to final review of correspondence, presentations, and briefings in response to action items. Assist Government personnel by participatation in cross NRO program meetings to develop responses
Consolidate NRO wide inputs on the development, revision, implementation, data collection and reporting of performance measures for consideration by Government personnel. Coordinate with external oversight on NRO submissions for consideration by Government personnel
Make recommendations to Government personnel regarding ICE, Cost PMP/BAAR, and MSA resource reports for accuracy and completeness across a11 program components. Provide recommendations on whether guidance in compliance with applicable regulations and assist in the development of cost estimates
Demonstrated ability to apply analytic techniques to evaluate programmatic data and resolve inconsistencies
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel (pivot tables and macros)
Demonstrated proficient in creating presentations in Microsoft Power Point
Demonstrated experience and knowledge in project management concepts and principles
Demonstrated knowledge of EVM experience techniques
Demonstrated knowledge of Federal Appropriation Law, concepts, methods, and standards impacting financial activities
Demonstrated knowledge of Federal Government budgetary principles and procedures
Demonstrated knowledge of various quantitative techniques used to analyze data, develop models, and interpret results. Competencies include descriptive statistics, trend analysis, learning curve theory, modeling, and simulation
Demonstrated knowledge of IC budgetary principles and procedures
Demonstrated knowledge of acquisition management regulations, practices, policies, and procedures including major system acquisition lifecycle resource planning practices and procedures, and Acquisition Program Baseline development and PMPs
Demonstrated experience in the application of cost analysis methodologies in a major system acquisition environment
Demonstrated ability to recognize when decisions or information should be referred to a higher authority
Bachelors Degree in a technical or business related discipline (advanced degree preferred) and 12 years relevant experience OR high school diploma and 16 years relevant experience.
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please respond back and include the following:
MS WORD Resume
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