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    The Investment Planning & Analysis Division (IP&A) primarily works within the Concepts & Requirements Definition (CRD) and Investment Analysis (IA) phases of the Acquisition Management System life-cycle. The Business Case Division (AFI-100), is responsible for planning and integrating activities and products during business case development and serves as IP&A intake point for new projects.

    The incumbent performs detailed reviews of the schedule, cost, and benefits estimates for each of the program alternatives, as well as reviewing the overall business case for the investment, including strategic alignment, acquisition and support strategy, risk, and economic return to the public and the agency.

    Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced technical specialist. Incumbent will apply experience and professional knowledge of economics, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and develop improved technical processes or systems. Considers the objectives of the major subdivision and LOB/SO when developing, integrating, and implementing solutions to diverse, complex problems.

    The incumbent will function as a Business Case analyst within Investment Planning and Analysis (IP&A) Division, and will be responsible for the analysis of proposed capital investments by the agency, and will lead analysis teams under the minimal direction of a manager. The incumbent will act as a project lead for economic and financial analysis of proposed new investments, and will inform FAA management and senior leadership on the results of their analyses of proposed investments.

    Responsibilities include evaluating the alignment of investments with strategic priorities, the analysis of program shortfalls, the analysis of program interdependencies, the development and/or review of cost and user benefits assessments, and the development and application of tools to determine the economic impact of proposed investments. The incumbent will also independently design and prepare in-depth financial, programmatic and organizational analyses of costs, benefits and implementation schedules for various investment opportunities in the FAA. The incumbent will gather, organize, and analyze related economic data, prepare graphical presentations, and assist in technical writing. Additionally, the incumbent will work with assigned program offices to ensure they understand the relevant processes and associated reviews.

    For all analyses/reviews, the incumbent tracks progress, prepares formal documentation, and presents plans, results, and recommendations to senior management and others verbally, graphically, and in writing. The incumbent will play a key role in analyzing and recommending investment opportunities, including the timing and interdependencies within a complex portfolio of systems that support air transportation management. The incumbent will lead or participate on inter-disciplinary teams in the design, development, and application of tools to determine the economic impact of proposed changes to FAA systems.

    Contacts are internal and external. The incumbent works independently, but also closely with management and other professionals to jointly solve problems. Often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on projects, programs and other work activities. Communicates results to all levels internally (within an LOB/SO or across LOB's/SO's) and externally.

    Provides guidance to lower-level staff on how to solve difficult technical issues. Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced technical specialist. Work is reviewed rarely, typically through status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

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