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Senior Cost Analyst

Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Location: Olney
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Cost Estimators support the planning, implementation, and sustainment of systems and/or programs to meet customer requirements. They develop rough order-of-magnitude estimates for new initiatives/projects and budgetary investment/divestment decisions. They develop cost estimates and models, conduct feasibility studies and tradeoff analyses, assess risk and schedule, and prepare or evaluate estimates for analysis of alternatives and business cases for planned solutions. They conduct statistical analyses to produce cost estimates, conduct cost research, and provide cost expertise for Agency and community-wide initiatives.

Additional Job Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required. Please monitor your ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The Office of Corporate Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) supports NGA leadership in taking data-driven decisions about the agency. CAPE reports directly to NGA's Chief of Staff, empowering them with the access, authority, and accountability needed to address a variety of enterprise-wide challenges. From incorporating business intelligence to assessing return on investment, CAPE is a trusted partner helping NGA achieve its vision.

The Cost Assessment Division provides objective, independent, and defensible cost estimates supported by in-depth analysis to raise the level of resource awareness across the agency. Our strategic goals are to:

* Conduct credible and timely cost estimates to support the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) and stakeholders in managing the Major System Acquisitions (MSAs) and Special Interest Acquisitions (SIAs). In addition, provide cost support for cross-enterprise initiatives.
* Provide cost expertise, consultation, training, and guidance to CAPE evaluation teams, Acquisition Offices, and other NGA organizations in support of their cost analysis needs.
* Collect, acquire and analyze data and information from acquisition programs to improve the accuracy and reliability of cost estimates.
* Conduct research to improve estimating methods, sizing, and analysis of software development, IT procurement, and sustainment of NGA's IT enterprise.

Collaborate with IC, DOD, and industry partners on acquiring and sharing Best Practices; resolving cost estimating challenges; and access to timely and relevant cost information.

This is an acquisition-coded position. Ability to obtain DAWIA Level 2 Certification in Business Financial Management/Cost Estimating is required for this position; New Acquisition Workforce members or current members transitioning to a new acquisition career field or higher skill level have 24 months to achieve certification.

Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA. These assessments may include but are not limited to:

1) Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire.

emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible.

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