Are you a financial mastermind? Are you a business, finance or accounting major looking for an exciting challenge? Does analyzing, formulating and defending multi-year budgets for reconnaissance satellite systems to ensure the safety and security of the United States interest you? Does a career with an “out of this world” mission sound fascinating?
If so, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is looking for you!
Currently, the NRO Cadre is looking for Mid-Level Budget Analysts (GG-11 to GG-13)
Major responsibilities and duties include:
Prepare multi-year program estimates; perform financial analysis, cost accounting, financial management and government program accounting.
Perform work in all phases of budget administration, including formulation of budget and cost estimates to support plans, programs and activities; presenting and defending budget estimates.
Perform budgetary, finance and accounting, management analysis of expenditures to ensure propriety and compliance with applicable directives; help develop final budget and program products for moderately complex projects.
Advise Contracting Officer Technical Representatives (COTRs), the Budget Director and Program Manager in making sound budgetary decisions.
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. This position requires that you obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance. You will also be subject to pre-employment and periodic drug testing and a polygraph examination.
A Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in a related occupation (Accounting, Business, Finance, etc.) qualifies you for this level and is highly desirable, or you may qualify based on experience. Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. If qualifying based on education at the time of application, you will be requested to submit copies of your transcripts at a later date.
Employee must achieve, or be capable of achieving, the appropriate DoD Financial Management Certification, and possibly Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Business-Financial Management Certification, within 24 months of start date.
Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position.
Full Performance (GG-11 to GG-13)
2021 Salary range for Washington DC Area: $72,750 - $134,798.
A PhD in a related occupation is qualifying for the GG-11 level.
Or you may qualify based on experience.
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. Examples of qualifying experience are:
Applying detailed, intensive knowledge of the policies, precedents, goals, objectives, regulations, and guidelines of a functional area such as financial oversight, budget formulation, and/or budget execution sufficient to:
analyze and evaluate continual changes in program plans and funding and their effect on financial and budget program milestones; and
analyze financial and budgetary relationships to develop recommendations for financial and/or budgetary actions under uncertainty due to:
short and rapidly changing program and financial/budgetary deadlines and objectives;
gaps and conflicts in program and financial/budgetary information;
lack of predictive data;
conflicting program and financial/budgetary objectives; and/or
changing guidelines for the work.
These positions are a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601.
Additional Information About Working for NRO Cadre
Basic Eligibility for a position with NRO:
U.S. Citizenship is required
You must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance
You will be subject to pre-employment and periodic drug testing
You will be subject to pre-employment and periodic polygraph examinations
The NRO may offer hiring incentives and other entitlements at management’s discretion.
All new DCIPS employees will be required to serve a 2-year trial period.
DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans’ Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Vol 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans’ preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.
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About National Reconnaissance Office
Develop. Acquire. Launch. Operate.
When the United States needs eyes and ears in critical places where no human can reach – be it over the most rugged terrain or through the most hostile territory – it turns to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites. Whether creating the latest innovations in satellite technology, contracting with the most cost-efficient industrial supplier, conducting rigorous launch schedules, or providing the highest-quality products to our customers, we never lose focus on who we are working to protect: our Nation and its citizens.
From our inception in 1961 to our declassification to the public in 1992, we have worked tirelessly to provide the best reconnaissance support possible to the Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD). We are unwavering in our dedication to fulfilling our vision: Supra Et Ultra: Above and Beyond.