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Senior Budget Analyst

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Job ID: 2015228
Location: SILVER SPRING, MD, United States
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2020
Category: Business Management
Subcategory: Finance
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description



SAIC and its Veterans Affairs (VA) Practice is one of the largest and fastest growing providers of consulting services to the Federal market.  SAIC is creating professional opportunities for those seeking a growth oriented business environment. Our professionals work with Government agencies and organizations to create efficiencies, increase organizational and human performance, reduce costs, improve operating results, and achieve mission success.


SAIC is deploying a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals to provide technical management and support services that will assist in delivering effective, consistent and timely project management execution throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).  SAIC is seeking a Senior Budget Analyst to support budget planning/execution and acquisition package development activities across a broad spectrum of complex IT projects and systems. 

The Senior Budget Analyst is responsible for managing the annual operating budget of software development and sustainment Product Line at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This includes performing multi-year planning (MYP), developing an annual Budget Operating Plan (BOP), and creating acquisition packages for software product and service procurements.

Duties to include:

Support VA customers by developing and executing an annual Budget Operating Plan (BOP) for their Product Line, to include multi-year planning estimates and an acquisition strategy for procuring IT products and services within the obligated funding amounts

  • Coordinate the multi-year planning activities including preparation of sub-project justification forms and budget narratives

  • Provide acquisition support services throughout all phases of the contracting life cycle, including preparation of procurement documents package and advisory support in preparation of artifacts such as Statement of Objectives, Performance Work Statements, and cost estimates.

  • Execute market research activities necessary to collect and analyze information about capabilities within the market to satisfy Product Line procurement needs and advise VA customers on findings

  • Provide day-to-day tracking of execution year funding

  • Monitor Development and Sustainment funding’s and track executions status throughout the Fiscal Year

  • Prepare unfunded requirements (UFR) documentation including acquisition plans and timelines, funds required, and impacts if not funded; lead all efforts to secure funding for UFRs or develop alternatives

  • Prepare, submit and validate budget status reports and monthly “actuals” for inclusion in the monthly OMB IT Dashboard submission

  • Prepare and review, in coordination with the VA customer, the projects budget and financial reports and budget execution schedules

  • Develop and update budget execution artifacts;

  • Provide Earned Value Management (EVM) reports if applicable

  • Facilitate a Weekly Acquisition/Budget meetings in areas including status of acquisitions and budget for all four quarters of the Fiscal Year, Unfunded Requirements (UFR), and emerging issues or blockers to budget and acquisition task

  • Participate in routine (recommend monthly) collaboration meetings with budget colleagues and additional meetings to review and discuss BAM Finance Guidance, plan and approach

  • Prepare and present briefings for executive audience’s budget activities, including quarterly finance reviews.

  • Develop responses to budget and acquisition related data calls reporting requirements, and status reports such as status report of acquisitions and progress towards contract awards, status of funding obligations.

  • Serve as the change control coordinator by supporting collaboration among the various product lines with regards to change request tracking; prepare inputs to Change Requests (CR) including justifications and coordinate review and approval

  • Provide financial components required for VIP/VAPARS approval and reporting processes including Critical Decision (CD) briefings, build cost projections for dashboard entries and actual build cost tracking for submission to website via dashboard XML transmissions.

  • Facilitate executive-level virtual meetings; prepare meeting agenda, capture meeting minutes, and track outcomes and action items.

  • Work proactively and independently to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.

  • Plan, monitor, and control relevant tasks outlined in the contract and statement of work.

  • Maintain knowledge of VA budget and acquisition rules and regulations.

  • Function as part of an integrated team sharing products, best practices, and information across the portfolio and proactively strategizing and promoting efficiencies across Projects and Product Lines

  • Provide input to create standardized tools, templates, budget and acquisition trackers to facilitate budget data responses to facilitate overage other projects

  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • Be an advocate for our VA customer stakeholders and the ultimate beneficiaries of our solution - our Nation’s Veterans.




  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a computer science, electronics business discipline or similar, and 15 years of relevant experience is required. May accept 4 years of additional relevant experience in lieu of Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills and understanding of how to interact with multiple GS levels within the federal government (e.g. GS 13s and above) is required.
  • Experience acting in a trusted advisor, objective third-party capacity to federal clients, providing consultative services and thought leadership.
  • Ability to provide oversight and guidance to budget/financial specialists on acquisition package development and source selection technical evaluation criteria.
  • Ability to provide oversight and guidance to VIP/project management process compliance specialists on Critical Decision (CD) project management accountability activities and procedures.
  • Microsoft Office suite of tools and Microsoft SharePoint.


      Desired Skills:

      • Experience working as a contractor or an employee for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

      • Experience with Rational Tools, Jira, GitHub or other applicable agile testing tools

      • Experience working in a consulting environment and understanding of client/customer relations

      • Ability to work under pressure, coordinate multiple assignments at once, and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service

      • High attention to detail

      • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

      • Ability to grasp complex technologies easily, learn new information quickly, and adapt to changing job requirements



      SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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