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Program Control Analyst - Intermediate

Company: Xator
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Xator seeks enthusiastic, positive, and proactive self-starters to join our team. Our leadership aims to attract and retain the best and brightest employees, maintain an environment built on trust and pride, and encourage individual and team achievements. We uphold ourselves to an exceptional professional standard of conduct, setting ourselves apart from our competition.

Xator is dedicated to creating and maintaining a lifelong learning environment. We encourage forward-thinking, innovation, and out-of-the-box ideas in an inclusive environment. Our training and continuing education programs allows us to constantly improve services and deliver innovation to our customers. We invest in our employees and they, in turn, advance our clients' mission.

Clearance Requirement: Active or Current TS w/ a current SCI and Polygraph.

This position is contingent upon award.


The Program Control Analyst performs a variety of resource and acquisition management duties in support of NRO Program, Office, Directorate, and Staff components. Program Control Analysts focus specifically on the resource planning, analysis and execution of large space system development, acquisition, and operation programs and need to interact with a multidisciplinary technical workforce and development contractor in the accomplishment of their duties. The Program Control Analyst is responsible for major system acquisition orientated tasks.

The nature of Program Control Analyst work varies from assisting in complex analyses at the project and program level; to independently performing more complex analyses using multiple analytical techniques and interaction with senior management at the Program Office and Directorate level; to cross program analysis at the Program Office through Staff levels with executive management and external oversight interaction involving acquisition strategies, financial controls and strategic direction.


* Review program requirements and spend plans for accuracy and completeness. Identify and convey resource trade-offs within and among competing programs and provide senior managers with resource alternatives * Draft and review for completeness budget estimates and requirements for new and existing initiatives. Recommend revisions * Review and validate analyses used to develop and update current and future component or group resource requirements as the basis of recommendations to Government personnel. * Make recommendations regarding final review of program level submissions for budget exercises and the IPBS, CBJB, and CJB closing gaps and resolving discrepancies prior to submission for senior management review * Interface/update/maintain NRO financial management systems such as NEXT, NEAR, NFIS, FIT, FIRsT, EpX Studio, and other NRO financial management tools * Review Program and Directorate data in the NEXT, NRO FIRST and Select and Native Programming (SNAP) systems for accuracy and completeness * Keep abreast of all policies as they apply to NRO financial management, fully understand any changes to policies, and draft change recommendations during policy review. Provide guidance on the interpretation and application of financial regulations, policies, and procedures to senior management. * Make recommendations to Government personnel regarding operating guidance, which incorporates all Congressional marks and management decisions * Analyze resource information to draw conclusions about its value, importance, or accuracy for use in data analysis * Identify and utilize existing methods to resolve data discrepancies, verify, and validate data * Assist in the design, implementation, and use of corporate resource information repositories, databases, decision support tools, strategies, processes, procedures and reports to ensure accurate financial reporting and management oversight in support of program initiatives * Review BLI requests at the Program and Directorate level in compliance with NRO policies on CLINs, Appropriations, ETs and BOCs * Propose recommendations to Government personnel regarding final resource realignments and sources at the Program and Directorate level as required to maintain program execution or to respond to unplanned circumstances * Make recommendations to Government personnel regarding final program level Tri-Annual Unliquidated Obligation review inputs and documentation for completeness prior to submission * Make recommendations regarding funding documentation for accuracy and compliance with applicable NRO policies and instructions. Maintain appropriate internal controls to minimize data inaccuracy and/or unauthorized use of NRO funds * Consolidate and review program level UFRs, recommending changes and prioritization to senior management * Edit and draft impacts to program resources resulting from of contract and engineering changes for senior management review * Edit and draft budget summaries, charts, memoranda, issue papers and talking points for senior management * Draft, review and edit correspondence, presentations, and briefings in response to action items. Participate in cross NRO program meetings to develop responses for consideration by Government personnel * Consolidate and review prior to submission, Program and Directorate inputs on the development, revision, implementation, data collection and reporting of performance measures to include: policies, metrics, OMB PART process strategies, ODNI strategic planning and performance guidance, IC SEM implementation, and other performance measurement processes * Provide recommended PMR and/or BMR feedback to senior management * Integrate multiple quantitative analyses techniques into planning, execution, performance management and acquisition tasks * Review ICE, Cost PMP/BAAR, and MSA resource reports for accuracy and completeness * Draft documentation for inclusion in: program budget status reviews, ASRs, BPO Program Requirements Reviews, Program Status Reviews, ODNI QPRs, PMP/BAARs, GEAC reporting, and other ad hoc reviews as directed


* Demonstrated ability to apply analytic techniques to evaluate programmatic data and resolve inconsistencies * Demonstrated advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel (pivot tables and macros) * Demonstrated proficiency in creating presentations in Microsoft Power Point * Demonstrated knowledge of EVM techniques * Demonstrated experience and knowledge in project management concepts and principles * Demonstrated knowledge of Federal Appropriation Law, concepts, methods, and standards impacting financial activities * Demonstrated knowledge of Federal Government and IC budgetary principles and procedures


* Bachelor's Degree in a Technical or Business related disciple and 6 years' relevant experience; Advanced degree preferred OR High School diploma and 10 years' relevant experience


* Minimum 6 years' relevant experience with a Bachelor's Degree in a Technical or Business related discipline or Minimum of 10 years' relevant experience with a High School diploma

Training Requirements

* None

Specialized Knowledge/Skills Requirements

* NRO, IC then DoD work experience is desired in order of preference * Relevant experience is defined as experience with Budget Exercises, NEXT and FIRst, Funding and Executing Requirements, Applying Various Analytical Techniques, Analyzing and Presenting Resource Information, Budget Exercises, NEXT and FIRsT, Funding and Executing Requirements, Applying Various Analytical Techniques, Analyzing Resource Information, and Resource Realignment

Keywords: Xator, Chantilly , Program Control Analyst - Intermediate, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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