Budget Analyst - Entry/Mid Level (Ft. Meade, MD)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on May 13, 2022
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RESPONSIBILITIES
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. 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 Support Agreements executed by NSA. As a Budget Analyst at the NSA, you will be instrumental in building and managing resources for multiple years and producing financial reports. Budget Analysts cover a variety of responsibilities that 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. - Managing all aspects of Cyber tenant requirements and reimbursement activities to ensure proper execution of funds within appropriate timeframe as indicated on incoming funding orders - Managing civilian and military manpower resources to reflect current and future requirements Individuals selected for this position are required to obtain DoD Financial Management (DoDFM) - Level II certification within 24 months. ***NOTE: This position requires an uploaded college transcript upon application. Without an uploaded transcript to validate the requirement for 24 semester hours in accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial marketing, marketing, quantitative methods, and/or organizational management, the application will not move forward.***
SKILLS
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 strong eye for detail; and who is adaptable. Knowledge and experience in the following areas is desired but not required: - Managing complex projects - Communicating complex concepts and ideas - Familiarity with DoD-wide processes (e.g., military manpower) - Data analysis - Data management - Budgeting and forecasting - Writing and justifying Federal budgets - Microsoft Office Suite of tools - PeopleSoft The following certifications are preferred but not required: - DoD Financial Management (DoDFM) - Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
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. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). Some over-time will be required.
POSITION SUMMARY
The National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role through budgetary and contract activities that support our nation's security every day. We rely on the skills of our acquisition, finance, and accounting professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies. You formulate and execute budget resources, develop and allocate manpower resources and even provide guidance on implementing policy on cost, finance, and accounting. Start a career where you become a steward of taxpayer dollars, seeking the greatest return that money can provide: a superior intelligence service for the safety and security of our nation.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***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 may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
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.