Position:  Budget Execution Specialist
Location:  Arlington, VA
Job Id:  886
# of Openings:  1

Budget Execution Specialist
Arlington, VA 22203

Security Clearance Requirement: Current Secret with ability to obtain DHS Suitability (May consider Public Trust and eligible for DHS Suitability)

Culmen International, LLC is hiring for a Financial/Budget 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) designed to develop, deploy, and sustain cybersecurity capabilities. This position supports the Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) PMO.

Responsibilities include:
  • Become familiar with the budget structure and the different appropriations for the CDM program.
  • Assist the government in executing the CDM program budget, including assisting the government with the execution and reporting phase of the Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution (PPBE) process.
  • Assist the government in the reporting of CDM financial transaction. Includes:
    • Submission of reports in approved formats and templates,
    • Ad Hoc reports as the client sees fit.
  • Update and maintain the budget execution planning and tracking documents for the Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) program.  Includes:
    • Multi-year procurement plans,
    • Funding scenarios,
    • Contract actuals.
  • Work closely with the program office, CORs, and BFA to reconcile all financial transactions in the financial system and internal documents. 
The Financial/Budget Specialist III will assist the government in executing NSD programs and project’s budgets in compliance with the DHS Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution (PPBE) process.
  • 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 or Public Trust with eligibility for DHS Suitability
  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline
  • 3+ years of budget 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience with appropriation law, PPBE process, budgetary accounting, data, and data relationships.
  • Experience in writing SOPs on the job.
  • Basic understanding of how contracting and finance intersect.
  • Ability to parse, document and make recommendations on execution processes.
  • Intermediate abilities in MS Excel including data tables, pivot tables, data queries, formulas, VBA, analytical and analysis techniques, report build and format techniques, complex workbook troubleshooting, and charts and graphs.
  • Experience using other MS Office products, including SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Publisher, and Project.  Experience in MS Access would be a strong plus.
Benefits: Health, Vision, 401K, Life and Disability Insurance Programs
Job Type: Full Time
 
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