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Business Technologist - Entry to Experienced Level (51981229)
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland - United States
Posted: 8/18/2019

Business Technologist - Entry to Experienced Level

Business Technologist - Entry to Experienced Level Fort Meade, MD Posted: 2019-05-01 - Closing: 2019-08-09 Responsibilities NSA Overview In support of the Agency as a whole, the Business Analysis and Optimization group leverages financial analytic tools to facilitate data collection management, data analysis, metrics, and forecasting. This organization performs resource data management to enable analysis at all levels and support senior leader resource decision making. We rely on the skills of our business and analysis professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies. Description of Position As a Business Technologist, you will perform data set identification, data cleansing, and data analysis to advance data-based decision making. You will work alongside business and STEM professionals to include Business Consultants, Data Scientists, and Operations Researchers to drive insights into all aspects of NSA business processes and resource data. Business Technologist responsibilities include: - Employing proficiency with technology such as internal proprietary systems, commercial tools, or programming/scripting along with technical skills ' including resource management, research studies, science, or mathematics ' to extract meaning and value from datasets. - Designing analytic tables, reports and dashboards using business intelligence tools and platforms. - Developing and implementing qualitative and quantitative methods for characterizing datasets in various states of organization, cleanliness and structure. - Reviewing the nature and quality of data sources and evaluating their relevance, then recommending action for improvement and use of sources. - Translating practical mission needs and analytic questions related to large datasets into technical requirements and, conversely, assist others with drawing appropriate conclusions from the analysis of such data. - Effectively communicating complex technical information to non-technical audiences. Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning; interested in applying skills to business/financial data and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills and is: - adaptable - detail-oriented - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - adept at manipulating large data sets Knowledge and experience in two or more of the following areas is required: - Financial or business-related computer programming (e.g., Python, SQL, SAP) - Manipulation of large data sets - Data analysis to include forecasting and trend analysis - Data visualization tools and/or business intelligence tools - Microsoft Office suite of tools plus add-ons (e.g., Power BI, Power Query/Pivot) Management of complex and/or multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverablesThe following certifications are beneficial: - DoD Financial Management (DoDFM) - Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) - DAWIA Business Financial - Technical certifications relevant to the work described Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). Position Summary The National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role through budgetary and contract activities that support our nation's security every day. We rely on the skills of our acquisition, finance, and accounting professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies. You formulate and execute budget resources, develop and allocate manpower resources and even provide guidance on implementing policy on cost, finance, and accounting. Start a career where you become a steward of taxpayer dollars, seeking the greatest return that money can provide: a superior intelligence service for the safety and security of our nation. Qualifications Salary Range: $47,016 - $74,759 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in a Business Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology). Relevant experience must be in business or finance (e.g., economic analysis, managerial cost accounting, business modeling, data warehousing, and financial reporting); computer programming; and/or using computer software tools (e.g., data base management systems, business-related tools). Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) or DAWIA Financial Management (FM) level I is preferred. Salary Range: $69,581 - $108,422 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in a Business Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology). Relevant experience must be in business or finance (e.g., economic analysis, managerial cost accounting, business modeling, data warehousing, or financial reporting); computer programming; and/or using computer software tools (e.g., data base management systems). Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) or DAWIA Financial Management (FM) level II is preferred. Salary Range: $99,172 - $152,352 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in a Business Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology). Relevant experience must be in business or finance (e.g., economic analysis, managerial cost accounting, business modeling, data warehousing, or financial reporting), and can also include financial (or business related) computer programming. Formal or informal supervisory experience is required. Experience with DoD and IC sponsored programs and Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) or DAWIA Financial Management (FM) level II is preferred. How To Apply - External To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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