Acquisition, Research & Logistics, Inc. (ARL) provides consulting support to federal agencies in engineering, acquisition, financial and program management, logistics and technology development. We currently have an opportunity for experienced Financial Analyst, with an Active Secret clearance, to join our team.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist Program Officer interactions with the broader naval science and technology enterprise, including operational commands, requirements, acquisition, contractors, universities, coalition partners, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Technical Cooperation Panels.
- Perform financial analysis to protect against federal anti-deficiency violations, internal procedural and accounting errors, and any other applicable problems associated with sources and usage of funds.
- Prepare funding documents using NAVRIS and Navy ERP. Track funding commitments, obligations, and expenditures and ensure Department of the Navy execution benchmarks are met.
- Assist Program Officers in the preparation, coordination, and evaluation of Broad Agency Announcements (BAA), Funding Opportunity Announcements, Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Proposals (RFP), and proposal evaluation.
- Provide general program management support on matters and issues consistent with Navy-sponsored R&D projects.
- Assist in responding to various data calls related to Navy-sponsored R&D projects.
- Travel occasionally in support of Navy activities such as conferences, international collaborations, operational exercises, operational demonstrations, and integration and planning meetings.
- Provide logistical and scheduling support for Program Officer and other supported government personnel.
- Assist in building annual Program Objective Memorandum (POM) submissions, including R-2 Exhibits for the Navy Science and Technology Programs.
- Assist in responding to queries from senior Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy (DoN) and Congressional members.
- Assist in preparing presentations and reports.
- Draft funding documents and Purchase Requests (PRs) that meet requirements of the Finance and Contracts Departments.
- Facilitate communications among the Program Officer, Contracting Officer, and Contractor to speed the contracting process.
- Collect and maintain relevant technical, financial, and policy directives that apply to supported Departments.
- Attend Navy-sponsored meetings, prepare meeting minutes, conduct workshops, and distribute information in support of these meetings.
- Prepare conference agendas and conference minutes.
- Work with operational Navy staff in the deconstruction of complex tactical oceanography problems into discrete capability gaps. Assist in managing the day-to-day execution of the Task Force Ocean Program/Initiative aimed at resolving the gaps.
- Assist in developing Information Technology infrastructure to assess the environmental impact on basic research level at-sea experiments and applied proof-of-concept technology demonstrations.
- Implement information collection and analysis activities that address critical front-end requirements for strategic planning to ensure alignment with operational Navy needs.
- Produce recurring reports and respond to data calls and requests for information from multiple sources.
- Attend key meetings to maintain situational awareness of issues, actions, and requirements affecting Navy
- Provide program management support for science and technology programs consistent with Navy -sponsored R&D projects, especially those focused on tactical oceanography.
- Conduct analysis addressing front-end requirements for strategic business planning to ensure alignment with operational Navy needs, with a focus on tactical exploitation of the undersea environment.
- Support Navy program managers who lead the Navy’s High Performance Computing Program.
- Interact with Navy Financial Management and Contracting Offices to help program officers move financial actions smoothly through the financial workflow processes.
- Assist Program Officers and leadership to prepare financial management “phasing plans” to ensure that the organization is meeting Department of the Navy execution benchmarks.
Qualifications & Skills
- Active Secret clearance
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 10+ years of experience providing business and financial support to organizations with S&T and/or R&D mission
- Must have completed classes for DAWIA Business Financial Management (BFM) Level 1 OR Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management OR Science & Technology Manager (S&TM) Level 1
- Experience with NAVY ERP, MOCAS and other Navy systems
- Experience participating with and/or supporting an S&T project executed as part of the Marine Meteorology and Space program
- Experience with government planning, forecasting, program budgeting, funding, program execution monitoring, and reporting commitment, obligation, and expenditure benchmarks.
- Experience developing and executing complex programmatic tasks, and interfacing with Government and support personnel to meet program manager needs
- Experience with program budgeting, funding, and execution monitoring, and reporting commitment, obligation, and expenditure benchmarks
- Experience with acquisition strategies related to science and technology procurement
- Experience with the development and refinement of the science and technology investment strategy which includes, but is not limited to, providing support to the BFM and Program Officers for such initiatives as well as for Congressional mandates.
- Experience preparing funding documents, procurement packages and associated supporting documentation which may include, but is not limited to, Contract and grant checklists, DD254, Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs) for grants and contracts based on guidance from Program Officers and review requirements checklists to insure all required documentation has been provided by the vendor
- Experience responding to Data Calls which includes, but is not limited to requests for information from multiple sources concerning technical, programmatic, and financial aspects of programs as well as status of proposals forwarded for contract/grant award
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.
- Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
- Flexible and adaptable in a fast -paced environment with changing demands.
*Applications will not be reviewed or considered if clearance requirements are not met.
The cornerstone of ARL's client satisfaction, company growth, and competitive edge is our commitment to give our clients the best people at the right price. Our best-value approach establishes a firm, effective presence quickly, minimizing start-up time and long-term contract costs and maximizing the client's return on investment. Our employees maintain the highest standards of professional integrity as they deliver our services and products, and they serve with a passion for exceeding expectations.
Acquisition, Research & Logistics, IncAcquisition, Research & Logistics, Inc. (ARL) provides consulting support to federal agencies in engineering, acquisition, financial and program management, logistics and technology development. Established in 2002, ARL unites the analytical expertise of seasoned professionals with the federal government's unique programs. The cornerstone of ARL's client satisfaction, company growth, and competitive edge is our commitment to give our clients the best people at the right price. Our best-value approach establishes a firm, effective presence quickly, minimizing start-up time and long-term contract costs and maximizing the client's return on investment. Our employees maintain the highest standards of professional integrity as they deliver our services and products, and they serve with a passion for exceeding expectations.