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Management and Program Analyst (Earned Value Cost/Schedule)


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    The Earned Value Management (EVM) Cost/Schedule Analyst will collect and load data into, and assess and analyze monthly Earned Value (EV) data derived from the Smithsonian Institution (SI) Earned Value Management Solution (EVMS) to support Central Engineering, Project Managers (PMs) and Control Account Managers (CAMs) in meeting SI, sponsor and EVM requirements throughout the project life-cycle.

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    Responsibilities

    This position will support internal/external EVM and organizational status and reporting requirements. The incumbent will report directly to the Group Leader of the Administrative Information Systems group in the Financial Management Department.

    Grade 11 duties:
  • Assist in the development and pricing of resource loaded, networked schedules for proposals and major projects.
  • Collect schedule status data from project staff, engineers, and subcontractors.
  • Create, maintain and status the IMS for major projects with PMs and CAMs
  • Integrate actuals on a weekly and monthly basis for all projects.
  • Ensure all required weekly and monthly reports and analyses are generated in a timely and accurate manner to support internal and contractually-required EVM reporting to the customer.
  • Maintain, analyze, and report EVM metric data (e.g., CPI/SPI SV, CV VAC) for internal work and subcontracts to PMs and CAMs.
  • Maintain rate and resource information in the EVMS.
  • Perform cost and schedule analyses as required. Gather, analyze, prepare financial plans, operating plans and forecasts, and budgets to project manager and customer.
  • Assist in implementation of processes and procedures for EVM using EVMS system components.
  • Assist in testing and application of patches and upgrades to the EVMS
  • Support PMs in all EVM-related efforts including planning, tracking, analysis, and reporting of specific project activities which will include supporting the development, maintenance, and/or tracking of Work Breakdown Structures (WBSs) and related WBS dictionary, the Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS), Resource Breakdown Structures (RBS), Control Accounts (CAs), Basis of Estimates (BOEs), Resource Loaded Networks (RLNs), Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB), change management process, work authorization process, subcontractor management, material control, cost collection, technical performance, integrated reporting, and forecasting Estimates at Completion (EACs) .
  • Support internal EVM compliance reviews and coordinate closure of follow-up activities and corrective action plans resulting from Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs), Surveillance Reviews and/or other customer-specific requirements.
  • Support other audits and reviews requested by program, customers, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) or other audit authorities.
  • Review changes to performance measurement baseline as directed by the PM.
  • Ensure PMB/WBS/OBS/CA changes are executed according to the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR), EIA/ANSI-748, NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 7120x, industry best practices, and at the direction of the project manager.
  • Perform other assignments as required.

  • Grade 12 duties: In addition to the above
  • Contribute to design and implementation of processes and procedures for EVM using EVMS system components.
  • Test and apply patches and upgrades to the EVMS.
  • Contribute to planning, conduct and reporting of internal EVM compliance reviews and coordinate closure of follow-up activities and corrective action plans resulting from Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs), Surveillance Reviews and/or other customer-specific requirements.
  • Perform other assignments as required.


  • Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    12

  • Job family (Series)
    0343 Management And Program Analysis

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Pre and Post background investigation
    • May be required to serve a one year probationary period
    • Direct deposit/electronic funds transfer required for salary payment


    Candidates for grade 11 must possess a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 9 in the normal progression for this occupation which should demonstrate a basic knowledge of project management, including schedule development, resource loaded networks (RLNs), monthly schedule status and update cycles, IMS development and maintenance.

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    Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

    Candidates for grade 12 must possess a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 11 in the normal line of progression for this occupation, which should demonstrate basic knowledge of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) operating in an EIA/ANSI-748 compliant environment and significant experience with the application of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing and improving effectiveness of analysis.

    Qualifications

    For qualification standards please visit http://archive.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0300/0343.htm

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be evaluated for basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualification will be evaluate further against the following criteria:

    Knowledge of and familiarity with the application of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing and improving effectiveness of analysis.

    Knowledge of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) operating in an EIA/ANSI-748 compliant environment.

    Knowledge of project management: schedule development including resource loaded networks (RLNs), monthly schedule status and update cycles, IMS development and maintenance, IBR preparation, and schedule projections and risk assessments.

    Knowledge of the FAR EVM and NASA NPR EVM and project management requirements.

    Knowledge of and the ability to produce documentation using NASA 533 M and Q reporting requirements and Contract Performance Report (CPR) generation in accordance with the Contract Performance Report (CPR) DID DI-MGMT-81466A or similar contract performance reporting.

    Familiarity with Deltek Cobra and wInsight products.

    Experience with Microsoft Project Professional and Project Server.

    Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to work effectively and cooperatively project management, scientists, engineers, administrators, and other analysts.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Applicable

    Drug test required
    No

  • Required Documents
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    Detailed Resume

    School Transcript, if using education to qualify for the position

    Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study if applicable

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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  • How to Apply
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    Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
    • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button.
    • Clicking the "DONE" tab does not submit your application. The "DONE" tab allows you to exit the system and save your information for completion at a later time. To submit your application, click the "FINISH" tab.
    • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.


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    Agency contact information Angel Flewelling

    Phone
    617-496-7817
    Fax
    617-495-7263
    Email
    hflewelling@cfa.harvard.edu

    Address

    SMITHSONIAN
    Human Resources
    60 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
    United States

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    The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses, but may pay a Recruitment Bonus. The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity

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Company
Smithsonian Institution
Posted
10/15/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Cambridge, MA, US