The Celestar Corporation has been issued an IMMEDIATE Task Order to provide support to the Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). As a result, we’re looking for a Budget Analyst who will be seated in Washington, DC. If interested and qualified, we welcome you to post for this challenging opportunity.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: A Secret security clearance is required for this position; however, the analyst may begin work with an interim Secret security clearance.
The U.S Department of State’s (DOS) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP) develops, manages, and oversees U.S. government foreign assistance programs to support comprehensive criminal justice sector capacity development in countries throughout the Western Hemisphere. The office is comprised of approximately 40 staff members including Foreign Service Officers, Civil Service Officers, Personal Services Contractors, third party contractors, and detailees. Under this BPA call, the Program Analyst will provide support to the Cross-Cutting Team Leader and other office program officers on the office’s overall budget.
The Analyst will report to his/her contracting company. The Analyst works most closely with INL/WHP. The contracting company works most closely with the INL Contracting Officer (CO) and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR). The Contractor shall maintain open, timely, and effective communications with the INL/WHP Team Lead and, as appropriate, with the INL/WHP Director and Deputy Director on issues falling under the scope of work, resulting in a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
LEVEL OF EFFORT
Hours for this full-time position will be Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, incorporating the core hours of the Department of State (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM). The level of effort for this position is equivalent to a Budget Analyst Level 3.
If applicable, telework is authorized only with prior INL/WHP Office Director, INL Contracting Officer (CO), and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) approval, in accordance with Department of State and INL/WHP policies. TELEWORK If applicable, telework is authorized only with prior INL/WHP Office Director, INL Contracting Officer (CO), and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) approval, in accordance with Department of State and INL/WHP policies.
Supplemental hours for this position are authorized in accordance with the award and shall not exceed the designated ceiling.
The physical work location is INL/WHP’s office at Columbia Plaza (SA-1), 2401 E Street NW, Washington, DC.
Limited travel may be required for this position. Travel is authorized in accordance with the award and shall not exceed the designated ceiling.
DoS will provide the Analyst with office space, computer, phone, and other required equipment and supplies necessary to complete all job requirements. DoS will own and maintain all furnished property.
This BPA Call provides for mandatory training for DOS-specific equipment, systems, and processes (reference 13 FAM 300 Agency Mandated Training), which shall be completed promptly and in accordance with Department policy. These trainings do not require INL Contracting Officer approval. Travel related training (i.e. FACT (CT650), HTSOS-C etc.), may be required, if applicable. The PM shall coordinate with INL/EX/GAPP to determine if applicable and if INL Contracting Officer approval is required prior. All other training requires INL Contracting Officer approval.
- Maintains accurate budget data over multiple fiscal years on appropriations, obligations, and liquidations managed by INL/WHP
- Works closely with INL/EX and Charleston budget staff to aid INL/WHP in monitoring financial plan executions as well as assisting in the oversight of budgets and control of funds by appropriation and program
- Aids in compiling and analyzing program budget data to assist INL/WHP in tracking program execution, financial planning, analysis, and responding to Department and Congressional inquiries and requirements
- Compiles, in coordination with INL/EX, INL/WHP’s responses to program budget requests for information in the Department, as well as from OMB, Congress, the audit community and others
- Aids in coordinating with INL/EX, in conjunction with INL/WHP’s regional teams and INL/WHP’s overseas offices, on technical requirements for procurement-related documentation (e.g., technical specifications, information, and level of detail for statements of work and funding sources)
- Tracks and monitors Congressional requirements to access appropriations
- Tracks and monitors procurement actions submitted by (or involving) INL/WHP, in coordination with INL/EX
- Provides assistance to INL/WHP program officers and, as required, INL/WHP posts overseas on all aspects of financial planning, analysis, spend plans, and execution
- Provides assistance to INL/WHP program officers, and coordinates with INL/EX, in the transfer of funds to implementing partners
- Works closely with INL/EX on financial reporting and assists INL/WHP teams in responding to various oversight and auditing entities, including the GAO, OIG, and Congressional inquiries
- Provides assistance and guidance to INL/WHP Cross Cutting team leader in coordinating and planning acquisition aspects of long-range criminal justice program activities in the hemisphere
- Assists INL/WHP staff with the development, analysis and execution of programs, and tracks execution of programs with regard to resource availability and flexibility within the regional account
- Assists INL/WHP teams in developing systems and methods to track program execution within contracts, grants, inter-agency agreements (IAAs), and other sources
- Assists the INL/WHP Cross Cutting team lead in tracking all budget and audit taskings to the office, ensuring complete and timely response
- U.S. Citizen
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and two to ten years’ experience at the equivalent GS-12 or higher level; or an Associate's degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of ten years’ experience at the equivalent GS-12 or higher level
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of Department of State resource management regulations, policies, and procedures
- Demonstrated knowledge of cost analysis, program budgeting techniques, and skills to ensure effective utilization of funds and compliance with applicable administrative and fiscal policies
- Demonstrated ability to forecast future financial requirements and assist staff in the development of programmatic obligation plans and tracking tools for appropriated funds, and as required for planned grants and inter-agency agreements (IAAs)
- Knowledge of program planning and execution and demonstrated experience in planning and executing large programs
- Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and strong attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to synthesize large and diverse amounts of information on tight deadlines
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a Best Athlete Selection Process! With this in mind, please ensure that the required and/or desired experience is reflected on your resume to receive fair and competitive consideration.
Celestar, a Veteran Owned Company, is Very Competitive with Salaries and Benefits. As an example, we offer Company Paid Benefits that include Employee and Family Dental Insurance, Employee Health Insurance. We also offer a 401k retirement company match, paid Holidays and Personal Time Off.
Celestar is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, disability status, gender identity or national origin.