Posted by: National Security Agency on Aug 03, 2022
Fort Meade , MD
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 of classified national security information.
In support of the Agency as a whole, the Business Analysis group leverages financial analytic tools to facilitate data collection management, data and cost analysis, advanced analytic studies, metrics, and forecasting. This organization provides cost/financial data and analyses to enable senior leader resource decision making.
Description of Position
As a 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, cost analysis, 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 through varied visualization and presentation methods.
The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills and is:
-able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables
-adept at manipulating large data sets
Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is required:
-Data analysis to include forecasting, risk, and/or trend analysis
-Financial or business-related computer software, to include Microsoft Office suite of tools plus add-ons (i.e., Power BI, Power Query/Pivot, Tableau)
-Understanding of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process and contractor cost accounting systems as needed to evaluate cost, schedule, and performance
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule:
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.
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***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.
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