Position:  Senior Financial/Budget Formulation Specialist
Location:  Arlington, VA
Job Id:  845
# of Openings:  1

Senior Financial/Budget Formulation Specialist

Arlington, VA 
Security Clearance Requirement: This position requires a current Secret security clearance to be considered. Additionally, eligibility for DHS Suitability is required. Current DHS Suitability is preferred.

Culmen International, LLC is seeking a Senior Financial/Budget Formulation Specialist to work in support of the Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in the Network Security Deployment (NSD) program.  NSD provides development, acquisition, deployment, operational, program management, industry partnership, and customer support to satisfy the Department’s mission in Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Specifically, NSD’s mission is to improve cybersecurity to federal departments, agencies, and industry partners by developing the technologies and establishing the services needed to fulfill CISA’s mission. To meet that mission need, NSD is organized into Program Management Offices (PMOs) to design, develop, deploy, and sustain cybersecurity capabilities. There PMOs include the Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM), the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), and the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS).  

Duties and responsibilities include:
The Senior Financial/Budget Formulation Specialist will assist the government in formulating and executing NSD programs and project’s budgets in compliance with the DHS Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution (PPBE) process. Design, build, maintain, repair and modify Excel applications for budget formulation and execution planning, tracking, monitoring, analysis and reporting according to government contract requirements.
Work will support the following task areas:
  • Planning
    • Assist the government during the Planning phase with preliminary strategic planning and alignment to DHS goals published in the Integrated Planning Guidance (IPG).
  • Programming
    • Assist the government with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) economic guidance and the annual conversion of the approved fiscal year Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCE) for the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS) and Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) investments into flat budget formulation tables known as the “LCCE to BF” document.
    • The “LCCE to BF” conversion tables will be organized by PPA, capabilities, activities, and common appropriation system (CAS) appropriation type and allow analysts to run pivot tables to produce program budget options and alternatives of analysis estimates for the budget formulation process.
    • Collect data and perform impact analysis in support of the government’s budget formulation decision-making processes including the iterative decisions of the Resource Allocation Plan (RAP) and the Resource Allocation Decision (RAD)
    • Assist the government in analyzing and reviewing budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.
    • assist the government with the development of the Capital Investment Plan (CIP) and Program Decision Option (PDO) documents based on prioritization of mission requirements.
  • Budgeting
    • Assist in the development of the Office of Management and Budget justification (OMBJ), analysis and adjustments related to the OMB Passback.
    • Assist the government in developing justification material during the Budgeting phase, annual expenditure plans and budgeting and accounting reports. 
    • Assist the government with development of congressional expenditure plan.
  • Execution
    • Assist in the Execution Stage of current Fiscal Year (FY) actions, taxes, appropriations and rescissions within the Agency.
    • Assist the government in the development, review and implementation of project-level budgets and spend plans; and conduct regular and recurring reviews of resource utilization to identify issues that might impact the program’s overall objectives.
    • Identify, develop, review, and reconcile budget and financial data sets according to the approved timeline established by the government.
    • Update and maintain data sets as dependent on data availability for the government to access to make decisions.

 Education and experience requirements include:

  • US Citizenship.
  • Current Secret security clearance plus eligibility for DHS Suitability. Current DHS Suitability is preferred.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • MA/MS degree in a related discipline.
  • 10+ years of federal budget formulation and execution experience.
  • Ability to contribute, develop, articulate, author and communicate thoughtful, well organized information, data and concepts in discussions, presentations, decision analysis and options and justifications.
  • Experience to gather, organize and analyze information and data from multiple sources, provide analysis, and prepare decision points, impact and options for development and presentation to management, leadership, OMB and Congress.
  • Working knowledge and competency in Appropriation Law, PPBE process, budgetary accounting, FFMS accounting system organization, data and data relationships, and the DHS FYHSP System.
  • Advanced abilities in MS Excel including data tables, pivot tables, data queries, formulas, VBA, analytical and analysis techniques, report build and format techniques, troubleshoot complex workbooks, and charts and graphs.
  • Working understanding of MS SharePoint.
  • Strong working competencies in other MS Office products including Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Publisher, and Project. 
  • Experience in MS Access would be a strong plus.

Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, 401k, and Disability and Life Insurance Programs
Job Type: Full-Time 

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