Business Technologist Mid/Experienced Level
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Posted by: National Security Agency on Oct 10, 2018


Location:

Fort Meade, MD

Job Description:

Responsibilities
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, the Business Analysis group leverages financial analytic tools to facilitate data collection management, data analysis, advanced analytic studies tool development, metrics, and forecasting. This organization provides cost/financial data and analyses to enable senior leader resource decision making. As a Business Technologist, you will perform predictive and prescriptive data analyses to enable decision making by senior NSA leaders. Business Technologist responsibilities include: - Employing some combination (2 or more) of analysis, computer science, mathematics, and software engineering skills to devise strategies for extracting meaning and value from large datasets - Through analytic modeling, scripting, and/or programming, developing and implementing qualitative and quantitative methods for characterizing large datasets in various states of organization, cleanliness and structure - Reviewing the nature and quality of cost data sources and evaluate their relevance to analyses; recommending action for improvement and use of sources -Translating practical mission needs and analytic questions related to large datasets into technical requirements and, conversely, assist others with drawing appropriate conclusions from the analysis of such data. - Effectively communicating complex technical information to non-technical audiences - Designing analytic tables, reports and dashboards using business intelligence tools and platforms. Individuals selected for this position are required to obtain DAWIA Business Financial Management Level I certification within 24months.
Skills
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: - adaptable - detail-oriented - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - adept at manipulating large data sets Knowledge and experience in the following areas is desired: - Management of complex projects with multiple tasks and milestones - Manipulation of large data sets - Data analysis to include forecasting and trend analysis - Data visualization tools - Financial or business-related computer programming (e.g., python, SQL, SAP) - Microsoft Office suite of tools plus add-ons (e.g., Power BI, Power Query/Pivot) The follow certifications are preferred: - DoD Financial Management (DoDFM) - Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) - DAWIA Business Financial
Qualifications
Salary Range: $68,036 - $106,012 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in a Business Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology). Relevant experience must be in business or finance (e.g., economic analysis, managerial cost accounting, business modeling, data warehousing, or financial reporting); computer programming; and/or using computer software tools (e.g., data base management systems). Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) or DAWIA Financial Management (FM) level II is preferred. Salary Range: $96,970 - $148,967 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in a Business Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology). Relevant experience must be in business or finance (e.g., economic analysis, managerial cost accounting, business modeling, data warehousing, or financial reporting), and can also include financial (or business related) computer programming. Formal or informal supervisory experience is required. Experience with DoD and IC sponsored programs and Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) or DAWIA Financial Management (FM) level II is preferred.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.
How To Apply - External
To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page. After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@nsa.gov. ***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. Please note that you will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application. Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.
DCIPS Disclaimer
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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