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    The ideal candidate will have experience in applying analytical, mathematical, and statistical methods to assess programs costs related to the planning, programming, budgeting or execution and preparing cost estimates or business case analyses using federal requirements. This position starts at a salary of $87,198 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Acquisition Policy & Planning team within FEMA.

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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    In this position you will be responsible for all aspects of cost estimating and analysis for FEMA programs.  Typical duties include:

    • Serving as expert in cost analysis of up to Level 1 systems, advisor to FEMA organizational elements on matters involving cost estimating and analysis, including formulator of policy to improve cost estimating/analysis within FEMA.
    • Evaluating the current and projected program costs critical to the planning, programming and budgeting process.
    • Participating in cost team and program management meetings, conferences, briefings, and all other facets of cost estimating and analysis within FEMA.
    • Developing Life-Cycle Cost (LCC) models using DHS approved Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools (ACEIT) software or other cost analysis products within FEMA.
    • Participating in any processes to foster consistency and compliance with Departmental policy.
    • Collaborating with the DHS Management Directorate, PARM, DHS working groups, and councils to develop best practices and to strengthen FEMA's cost estimates.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require non-emergency travel (5%)

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/593303000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.