• Senior Cost Analyst - DHS

    Job Location US-DC-DC Metro Area
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/15/2018 11:08 AM)
  • Introduction:



    ACT I has been providing solutions for high profile military programs such as the U.S. Navy's and the U.S. Air Force's Joint Strike Fighter F-35, the U.S. Navy's F-18, EA-18G and F-16N Aggressor, and the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor since 1998.


    We are a Small Business DoD Prime Contractor on seeking candidates to provide support to the U.S. Government, Department of Homeland Security.

    Overview / Job Responsibilities:

    The Senior Cost Analyst shall provide cost estimating related support and services. The Senior Cost Analyst shall assist customers with developing procurement solutions through the use of mathematical, statistical, and operations research techniques. The Senior Cost Analyst shall develop complex cost studies, prepare related documentation, and assist with analysis for systems and programs.


    The Senior Cost Analyst shall:
    • Prepare cost estimates.
    • Perform risk analyses.
    • Prepare reports, presentations and spreadsheets.
    • Organize and normalize cost data.
    • Develop and maintain cost databases.
    • Provide effective verbal and written correspondence.
    • Perform conflict management and work in a team environment.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • At least 7 years of government acquisition experience and knowledge of Federal contract requirements.
    • Demonstrated mastery of applying broad mathematical, statistical, econometric and other scientific methods and techniques to formulate, test, and evaluate new cost estimating and analysis theory.
    • Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining databases and working with spreadsheets and complex models.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of IT hardware and software used throughout the government for cost and economic analysis. This includes knowledge of applicable high level languages, programming, and systems knowledge of major software elements and fundamental data management methods used throughout DHS. Knowledge of DHS hardware, systems, and software will be more favorably evaluated.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the business and financial impacts of alternative procurement approaches.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of business, industrial practices, market trends and conditions, and relationships among development, testing, product, and marketing costs in order to determine their effects on complex multi-year programs involving business environments.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic work environment and ability to coordinate and perform multiple assignments.
    • Demonstrated analytical, creative, and effective problem-solving skills.
    • Possess excellent communication skills - both written and verbal.
    • Possess a Government or industry standard cost certification. Examples include: CCEA certification from the ICEAA, Professional Level Certifications (e.g. CCP, CEP) from AACE International, and/or DAWIA or DHS Cost Estimating certifications.
    • Demonstrated capability to work independently to resolve complex issues.
    • Bachelor's Degree or higher.


    • Experience with DHS Life Cycle Cost Estimating policies and processes.
    • Experience providing LCCE support to DHS or DHS component(s).
    • Existing DHS Suitability Clearance, and at least a Secret clearance.


    --------------------------------------------------------------- DISCLAIMER ------------------------------------------------------------------
    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246 Prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin and requires affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees treated, without regard to race, sex, color, genetic information, religion, or national origin.  (Enforcement Agency: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs).
    ACT I’s management strives to balance the need for competitive compensation packages while maintaining competitive pricing for its customers. Key aspects of ACT I’s compensation package for employees include medical and dental insurance, company 401(k) contributions, annual profit sharing, salary, vacation, education assistance, life insurance, and short/long term disability.


    RETIREMENT includes a Profit-Sharing Plan; a Safe Harbor Program; a 401k Program including pre-tax or post-tax deferrals with quarterly enrollment participation; and a Profit Sharing Program.


    Benefits include: LIFE and DISABILITY, MEDICAL and DENTAL; a CAFETERIA PLAN for a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Reimbursement/Health Reimbursement Account (HSA) IAW IRS limits; LEAVE (Vacation) including All Major Holidays, and Comprehensive Leave increasing with years of service.


    OTHER PROGRAMS include:
    • Tuition assistance & training/certification reimbursement available for job related professional development; and
    • Annual Performance Bonus Program for outstanding performance.

    We are an equal opportunity employer.



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