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Program Analyst Principal

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Job ID: 2015066
Location: LORTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 14, 2020
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Project Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Program Analyst Principal for support of our Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Research and Development Directorate (RD) Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) contact.  This position will provide financial management and planning support to the DTRA Counter WMD Technologies Department (CX), Special Programs Division (CXQ).  Overall job responsibilities encompass, planning, programing and budgeting support, financial management of Counter WMD programs and acquisition support.   This position is located at the customer site in the Fairfax County, Virginia metro area.  The position is currently on telework status but is usually at the customer site.  Some occasional local metro area travel is required to attend meetings. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performing financial analysis and supporting defense R&D and O&M programs

  • Creating and maintaining a multimillion dollar budget

  • Creating Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR) and Purchase Request (PR) documents

  • Analyzing and generating the development of programs, including budget and schedule creation and financial commitment, obligation, and expenditure tracking

  • Developing and presenting briefing slides to senior leadership regarding budget and financial performance and analysis

  • Monitoring performer burn-rates and develop remedial solutions if needed

  • Preparing PR packages and coordinating with a government finance team the timely process and obligation of funds.

  • Performing research for periodic reviews of unliquidated obligations (ULO)

  • Forecasting future budgetary issues and recommending mitigation plans

  • Maintaining a budget and all actions in a government budget web-based budget application

  • Assisting PMs in developing new or follow-on acquisitions; developing Needs Statements, Statement of Work (SOW), Justification & Approval (J&A), Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE), and other acquisition documents. 

  • Assisting PMs in conducting Initial Strategy Sessions (ISS) for new or follow-on acquisitions

  • Assisting PMs in the creation of inputs and justifications for annual Program Objective Memorandum (POM) submissions


Education & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or business related discipline and ten (10) years of experience; Masters in Finance, Accounting or business related discipline and eight (8) years of experience.

  • At least five years of experience in DoD financial management and planning

  • Familiarity with DoD Financial Management Regulations

  • Experience in a DoD Research and Development program

  • Experience in performing financial analysis and supporting defense R&D and O&M programs

  • Experience in creating and maintaining a multimillion dollar budget

  • Experience in creating Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR) and Purchase Request (PR) documents

  • Proficient in MS Office tools

  • Current DoD Top Secret security clearance with current access to SCI 

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Experience with managing schedule, budget, and program risks

  • Experience with new program acquisitions, solicitations, and contracting actions

  • Experience working with the Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI) financial system

  • Experience in Counter WMD programs

  • Experience working in DTRA


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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