Oct 21, 2021

Budget Analyst - Entry/Mid Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

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.

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.

Entry/Developmental - $49,157 - $78,167 *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 and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 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 I is preferred. Full Performance - $72,750 - $113,362 *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.

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)

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.