The Cost Analyst shall provide cost estimating related support and services. The Cost Analyst shall assist customers with developing cost estimates through the use of mathematical, statistical, and operations research techniques. The Cost Analyst shall assist in the development of complex cost studies, prepare related documentation, and assist with analysis for systems and programs. The individual’s activities include but are not limited to:
• Participate in cost teams performing cost estimating and cost analysis of DHS S&T projects. • Understand and assist in the development cost models incorporating cost risk and uncertainty through Monte Carlo discrete event simulation, documenting and presenting results, communicating with stakeholders, and attending various program meetings. • Assist with identifying and collecting cost data, preparing Work Breakdown Structures, normalizing data, performing statistical regression analysis, learning curve analysis and other analyses. • Individual will perform cost analyst duties including overall development, evaluation, and quality assurance of cost estimates, including ad-hoc special studies. • Provide effective verbal and written correspondence, prepare reports and presentations, as required. • Support cost research and issue paper development. • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.
Bachelor’s degree required in Mathematics, Business, Engineering, or related fields. Education may be waived with 3 or more years of experience.
2-7 years of direct experience developing cost estimates for DHS, DOD, or other federal agency programs.
• Demonstrated skill in conducting advanced mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other scientific methods. • Demonstrated skill in creating and maintaining cost models and working with spreadsheets and complex models. • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic work environment and ability to coordinate and perform multiple assignments. • Demonstrated familiarity with the ACEIT cost estimating suite of software preferred. • Demonstrated capability to work both independently and under the direction of experienced analysts.
Clearance • Eligible for DHS Suitability • Current DHS Suitability and Secret (or higher) preferred
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 3456
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