Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>Mission Statement</strong> <br /> The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. The NRO provides reconnaissance information to the Intelligence Community and the DoD warfighters. For more information see: http: www.nro.gov <br /><br /><strong> NRO is accepting applications from US Citizens and Current GS/GG-14 level, or equivalent federal civilian government employees for this position. </strong><br /><br /><strong>SEE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION</strong><br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Serves as a Supervisory Budget Analyst in the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Business Plans & Operations Directorate (BPO) responsible for the oversight of all funds and financial personnel, ensuring efficient, effective and proper resource and financial management in support of major program acquisitions and operations.</li> <li>Perform various combinations of work as System Program Office levels within the NRO Cadre environment.</li> <li>Direct a program or major program segment with significant resources (e.g., a multi-million dollar level of expenditures, et al.)</li> <li>Exercise overall supervision over the establishment and management of a Directorate's/Office's position structure which will best serve mission needs by providing the optimum balance between such elements as economy, efficiency, skills utilization, employee motivation and employee development.</li> <li>Consult with subordinate supervisors, plan overall work operations, set priorities, and establish objectives.</li> <li>Make decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors.</li> <li>Evaluate work performance of subordinates, interview candidates for positions, recommend appointments, promotions, or reassignments, plan work to be accomplished, give advice/counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.</li> <li>Develop performance standards, identifying developmental and training needs of employees.</li> <li>Hear and resolve group grievances; review and approve serious disciplinary actions involving nonsupervisory subordinates.</li> <li>Make decisions on non-routine, costly and/or controversial training requests related to employees in the unit; approve expenses comparable to within-grade increases, extensive overtime and employee travel.</li> <li>Find and implement ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks and barriers to production, promote team building, or improve business practices.</li> <li>Review and assess costs and schedules performance for all assigned programs.</li> <li>Generate assessments using performance management tools and techniques such as earned value management (EVM), cost performance reports (CPRs) and contract funds status reports (CFSRs), as well as other quantitative analytical methods.</li> <li>Oversee subordinate staff interactions with System Program Managers (System Program Office level), senior management, and their staffs in private industry to ensure support for analysis and issue resolution of contract financial and contract/engineering changes.</li> <li>Provide direction and budget (resource) guidance on topics applicable throughout the acquisition life cycle to include statements of work (SOW), source selections; factors and standards for evaluation; requests for proposals (RFPs), technical evaluations; post-award financial administration; award fee determinations; and contract closeouts or terminations.</li> <li>Provide budget management advice to the Program Manager (System Program Office level) and staff on systems program acquisitions, strategic and tactical budget resource issues, adherence to appropriations and NRO funding policies, and alignment with Directorates priorities and resources.</li> <li>Participate in Senior Review Boards, Engineering Review Boards, Integrated Baseline Reviews, Joint Surveillance Reviews, Budget Reviews, and Program Management Reviews with other government agencies, and other reviews as required.</li> <li>Advise and assist COTRs, Budget Director, and the Program Manager on the financial aspects of programs in order to assist them in making sound budgetary decisions.</li> <li>Review and approve budget estimates for new or existing initiatives and review independent cost estimates for consistency, methodology and credibility.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – May be required to travel in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a US citizen</li> <li>Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service http: www.sss.gov</li> <li>Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered</li> <li>This is a Drug Testing designated position</li> <li>Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601</li> <li>Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph</li> <li>WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time</li> <li>OVERTIME: Occasionally</li> <li>TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible</li> <li>PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized.</li> <li>FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt</li> <li>FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Required</li> <li>TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is NOT telework eligible</li> <li>CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the federal service in this critical acquisition position.</li> <li>SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: https: www.sss.gov/</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>This position is a Senior level DCIPS position. DCIPS Senior level positions include GG-14. The NRO is accepting applications from US Citizens and federal civilian government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who currently are a GS/GG-14, or equivalent, may ONLY apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step.</strong><br /><br /><b>This position has a Basic Requirement for the Defense Acquisition Corp (DAC) DAWIA certification: </b>Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees and; at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.<br /> <b>*NOTE: </b>Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.<br /><br />The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/budget-analysis-series-0560/ for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the <strong>MAJOR DUTIES </strong>and <strong>QUALIFICATIONS</strong> sections of this announcement by 08/01/2019<br /><br />Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized experience required for this position is: </strong> <li>Ability to plan workflow, make work assignments, adjust workloads and adapt or modify procedures as necessary according to resources and other budgetary requirements.</li> <li>Program management, methods and practices of allocation of financial and manpower resources..</li> <li>Apply financial, accounting, budget, cost analysis, and management functions of DoD acquisition requirements, developments, and approval processes.</li> <li>Skill in the application of analytical methods and techniques to evaluate programs plans and funding.</li> <li>Demonstrate a full range of personnel management methods and practices to include the technical and administrative supervision of subordinate staffs.</li> <strong>Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:</strong><br /> 1. Organizational Awareness<br /> 2. Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Budget<br /> 3. Financial Stewardship<br /> 4. Budget Formulation, Justification, and Presentation<br /> 5. Leadership<br /><br /><b>Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA):</b> Selectees are allotted 2 years in which to achieve DAWIA Category K (Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management) Certification Level III requirements in accordance with the 1990 Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act. Certification is the procedure through which a military service or DoD Component determines that an employee meets the education, training, and experience standards required for a career level in any acquisition, technology, and logistics<br /><br /><b>CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP):</b> Selectee must meet the following requirements for Defense Acquisition Corp (DAC) Membership or have an approved waiver prior to placement in the position:<br /><br /><b> Must be a member of the Defense Acquisition Corp (DAC) at time of hiring (or can be achieved within a 2 year grace period) </b><br /><br /><b>DAC Requirements:</b><br /> <b>Certification</b>: Civilian employee certified at DAWIA level III or above in an Acquisition Career Field.<br /> <b>Experience:</b> 4 years of service in an Acquisition Workforce (AWF) position either in DoD or a comparable position in industry or Government.<br /> <b>Education</b>: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution, and one of the following: <ul> <li>24 semester credit hours from among the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.</li> <li>24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and 12 semester credit hours in the disciplines listed above in italics. Credit hours within the person's career field may also satisfy the requirement for part or all of the 12 credit hours in the disciplines listed above. The same hours may be used to meet both requirements.</li> <li>24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and training equivalent to 12 semester credit hours in the disciples listed above.<br /><br /><b> Employee must execute, as a condition of employment, a written tenure agreement to remain in this position for at least three years. In signing such an agreement, the employee does not forfeit any employment rights, nor does such an agreement alter any other terms or conditions of employment. </b>.</li> </ul> <strong> *NOTE</strong>: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.<br /><br /><strong>DoD Financial Management Certification:</strong> This position requires DoD Financial Management Level III certification. Employees are allotted 24 months in which to achieve the Financial Management certification requirements in accordance with DoD Directive 5118.03 and section 1599d of Title 10, United States Code. Once certified, members of the Financial Management workforce have a continuing requirement for professional education and training in order to maintain and improve their Financial Management proficiency and skills. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree</b> from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees and; at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.<br /><br /><b>This position is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (</b>DAWIA<b>): </b>Acquisition Category K (Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management) Certification Level III and incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position. Individual shall maintain, at a minimum 80 continuous Learning Points every 24 months via the services acquisition management system. DAWIA requirements may be located at the Defense Acquisition University website at the following link: http: icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx <br /><br /><strong>Critical Acquisition Position (CAP): </strong>Selectee must meet the following requirements for Acquisition Corps Membership or have an approved waiver prior to placement in the position: a degree in any field AND 24 semester hours of study from an accredited institution in any of the following disciplines: accounting, business finance, law contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management (may substitute 24 semester hours in career field and 12 semester hours in DAWIA disciplines), OR 10 years acquisition experience prior to 10/1/91; AND four years acquisition experience and requisition training.<br /><br /><strong>Transcripts MUST be provided, failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.</strong> <ul> <li>Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.</li> <li>Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.</li> </ul> Foreign Education: For further information, click on the following link: FOREIGN EDUCATION <br /><br />For further information, click on the following link:<br /> https: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>This position is a Senior level DCIPS position. DCIPS Senior level positions include GG-14. The NRO is accepting applications from US Citizens and federal civilian government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who currently are a GS/GG-14, or equivalent, may ONLY apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step.<br /><br />VETERANS PREFERENCE CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL</strong><br /> In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.<br /><br /><strong>Re-employed Annuitant: </strong>This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http: www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf <br /><br /><strong>All current and former civilian Federal employees</strong> must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.<br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: </strong>This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ <br /><br />Please review the Required Supporting documents at the following Link: http: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753 <br /><br /><strong>Other Notes:</strong> <ul> <li>Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.</li> <li>If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.</li> <li>If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.</li> <li>Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.</li> <li>All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.</li> </ul> THIS IS A CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the federal service in this critical acquisition position. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).<br /><br />Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. <strong>If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.</strong><br /><br /><b><strong>The following documents are REQUIRED</strong><br /> <strong>1. Your resume:</strong></b> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume. </li> </ul> <strong>2. Transcripts</strong> <ul> <li>This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript </li> <li>College transcript(s), required if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned.</li> <li><strong>Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.</strong></li> </ul> <strong>3. SF50</strong> <ul> <li>All Current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.</li> </ul> <strong>4. Veteran's Documents</strong> <ul> <li>If applying using veteran's preference </li> <li>DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.</li> <li>In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.</li> </ul> <strong>PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: </strong>: https: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation-06-2019.pdf?ver=2019-07-22-131229-740 <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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