1+ months

Business Consultant - Experienced Level

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755
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.

In support of the Agency as a whole, we rely on the skills of our business and analysis professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies. The Business Analysis and Optimization group leverages financial analytic tools to facilitate data collection management, data and cost analysis, advanced analytic studies, metrics, and forecasting. This organization also develops and provides cost estimates and financial data and analyses to enable senior leader resource decision making. Alternately, additional Business Consultants assigned to the Corporate Operational Requirements Management Group identify capability gaps, document operational requirements, and assess alternatives.

Description of Position

As a Business Analysis Business Consultant, you will perform predictive and prescriptive data analyses to enable decision making by senior NSA leaders. Business Consultant responsibilities include:

-Evaluating the nature and quality of cost data sources and their relevance to analyses; recommending improvements to and use of data sources
-Devising strategies for extracting meaning and value from requirements documentation and/or large datasets
-Translating practical mission needs and analytic questions related to large datasets into technical requirements
-Employing analytic tools, templates, and processes to provide management with viable alternatives for informed decision-making, including, but not limited to, trend and forecast analysis, earned value management, cost analysis, life cycle cost estimating, and gap analysis
-Supporting strategic business planning and decision-making, to include drawing appropriate conclusions, from detailed, data-based analyses
-Effectively communicating complex technical information and analysis
-Demonstrate knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of cost analysis in support of the development of cost estimates that includes data collection, data normalization, data analysis, risk analysis, and sensitivity analysis
-Evaluate and develop (using mathematical, statistical, economic, and engineering techniques) cost models and cost estimating relationships on efforts that reflect schedule, performance, and economic factors.

Individuals selected for this position are required to obtain DAWIA Cost Estimating and/or Business Financial Management Level II certification within 24 months.

As a Corporate Operational Requirements Management Group Business Consultant, you will identify capability gaps, document operational requirements, and assess alternatives. Responsibilities include:

-Utilizing governmental processes to identify capability gaps, document operational requirements, and assess alternatives
-Employing Capability Based Assessments (CBAs) and other analyses to identify capability gaps
-Working with DoD capability documents (e.g., ICDs, CDDs, CPDs), Intelligence Community (e.g., ECDs, SOCs) or other Government artifacts documenting operational requirements
-Developing Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs) to assess and prioritize potential solutions","jobWorkSchedule":"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).

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Posted: 2019-05-02 Expires: 2019-07-03

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