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 Job posting 13-09
Opening date: April 24, 2013
Closing date: May 23, 2013

TITLE: Management and Program Analyst (Earned Value\Cost Schedule), IS-0343, Grade 11, 12, 13; $62,758.00 - $116,282.00 / ANNUALLY
TYPE OF POSITION: Trust Fund (non-federal) Indefinite
DIVISION: - High Energy Astrophysics Division
LOCATION: Cambridge, Massachusetts
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This position is open to all qualified US citizens and Permanent Residents.

Selection may be made at either the grade 11, 12 or 13 level. This is a career ladder opportunity with promotion potential to grade 13. A candidate selected below the grade 13, may be non- competitively promoted to the next higher grade level, up to grade 13, upon the recommendation of the supervisor based on classification requirements, satisfactory performance and qualifications of the employee.

First consideration made be made 14 days after the opening date.

DUTIES:

Assisting in the development and pricing of resource-loaded, networked schedules.

Collecting and loading monthly schedule status data from project staff, engineers, and subcontractors.

Creating, maintaining, statusing the IMS with the project manager and CAMs.

Performing cost and schedule analyses as required.

Gathering, analyzing, and preparing financial plans, operating plans and forecasts and budgets with the project administrator, project manager and customer.

Supporting Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) efforts or proposal efforts as required.

Supporting the PM in all EVM-related efforts including planning, tracking, analysis, and reporting of specific project activities which will include supporting the development, maintenance, and/or tracking of Work Breakdown Structures (WBSs) and related WBS dictionary, the Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS), Resource Breakdown Structures (RBS), Control Accounts (CAs), Basis of Estimates (BOEs), Resource Loaded Networks (RLNs), Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB), change management process, work authorization process, subcontractor management, material control, cost collection, technical performance, integrated reporting, and forecasting Estimates at Completion (EACs). Maintaining, analyzing, and reporting EVM metric data (e.g., CPI/SPI SV, CV VAC) for internal work and subcontracts to the PM and CAMs. Ensuring all required reports and analyses are generated in a timely and accurate manner to support contractually-required EVM reporting to the customer.

Supporting internal EVM compliance reviews, closure of follow-up activities and corrective action plans resulting from Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs), Surveillance Reviews and/or other customer-specific requirements.

Supporting other audits and reviews requested by program, customers, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) or other audit authorities.

Reviewing and approving changes to performance measurement baseline as directed by the PM.

Ensuring PMB/WBS/OBS/CA changes are executed according to the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR), EIA/ANSI-748, NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 7120x, industry best practices, and at the direction of the project manager.

In addition to the duties above, duties at the grade 12 may include, but are not limited to contributing to planning, conducting and reporting of internal EVM compliance reviews and coordinating closure of follow-up activities and corrective action plans resulting from Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs), Surveillance Reviews and/or other customer-specific requirements. Further duties may include contributing to design and implementation of processes and procedures for EVM using EVMS system components.

In addition to the duties above, duties at the grade 13 may include, but are not limited to gathering, analyzing, preparing and summarizing recommendations for financial plans, operating plans and forecasts, budgets, and risk analyses for presentation to project manager and customer; designing and implementing processes and procedures for EVM; planning, conducting and reporting internal EVM compliance reviews.


QUALIFICATIONS :

Candidates for grade 11 must possess a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 9 in the normal progression for this occupation which should demonstrate a basic knowledge of project management, including schedule development, resource loaded networks (RLNs), monthly schedule status and update cycles, IMS development and maintenance.

OR

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

Candidates for grade 12 must possess a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 11 in the normal line of progression for this occupation, which should demonstrate basic knowledge of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) operating in an EIA/ANSI-748 compliant environment and significant experience with the application of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing and improving effectiveness of analysis.

Candidates for grade 13 must possess a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 12 in the normal line of progression for this occupation, which should demonstrate expert knowledge of Earned Value management Systems (EVMS), expert and comprehensive knowledge of project management, expert knowledge of and extensive experience meeting the FAR EVM and project management requirements.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We will only accept applications on line for this position. or complete information about this position and the online application procedures, please visit: USAJOBS

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