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Sr. Program Analyst - Science Mission Directorate

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Sr. Program Analyst - Science Mission Directorate



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Provide Program Planning and Control (PPC) support, business based analysis, integration and leadership to the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at MSFC. This position has overall responsibility for all PP&C activities including, business, budget formulation, Program Planning and Budget Execution (PPBE), Collaborative Work Commitment (CWC), Phasing Plans, schedule, EVM, Performance Reporting, Risk and Analysis & Integration for the portfolio of science missions at MSFC. This position leads the development of planning, forecasting, accurate resource allocations, cost estimates and portfolio integration. This includes providing PP&C Leadership, analysis and business support. Additional duties include; developing and presenting detailed PP&C analysis, trending, forecasting, and conducting “what-if scenarios” and accurate and timely reporting.

Job Description:
Provide support to supplement the planning, estimating, scheduling, and technical capability management skills in support of SMD projects.

Provide modifications and refinement and identification of planning, resource allocation and cost estimating processes. Identify and implement the business tools that will be used.

Interface and coordinate with senior MSFC Management, including Engineering Directorate Management, OCFO and various Institutional Organizations and Agency Stakeholders.

Maintain monthly performance status and variance analyses of resource utilization and cost incurrence.

Develop and manage the SMD profile of projects to integrated science requirements, staffing, resources, and funding, with SMD priorities within project lifecycle.

Develops and presents briefings, corrective action findings and recovery plans.

B.S. degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of 15 years’ experience is required. Project Management Institute (PMI), registered Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is highly desired.

Knowledge of the development and integration of cost estimates, scheduling, EVM, workforce allocations and the budget development and integration, tracking of resource requirements.

Excellent communication skills to interface with customers. The contractor shall be capable of interfacing with Center Institutional Offices, Financial Management Office, programs/projects offices, NASA-HQ and Mission Directorates.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications, such as Excel, Word and Power Point, Empower, N2, and various NASA budget tools are highly desired

The ability to develop and teach Project Management courses is required.

Prior NASA, Aerospace or DoD experience is required.

Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, have strong interpersonal skills, and work under minimal supervision.

Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interface with all levels of an organization.

Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

Senior level program/project budget analysis experience is highly desired.

Essential Functions:
Work Environment - Generally an office environment.

Physical Requirements - Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 10lbs (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines - Standard office equipment (computer, telephone, printer, etc.).

Attendance - Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.

Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

Other Essential Functions - Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position. Must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

MTS is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer (Minorities / Females / Disabilities / Veterans)

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