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Senior Program Analyst

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
The Lockwood Group
The Lockwood Group is a Global Professional Services Provider established with a purpose to deliver Mission Readiness service and solution to the Department of Defense and Federal Government. Our culture is built upon a Mission Readiness vision and our six core values. We believe in customer centric service delivery with intent to uncover, understand, and solve the underlying problems of the true end customers for our services – the military (the soldier, airman, seaman and Marine) and federal service professionals. 

Take the first step to "Mission Readiness" by viewing our Mission Readiness Capability video which articulates our Core Purpose: The Lockwood Group Launches Mission-Ready Capabilities Video 

Job Opening
The Lockwood Group is seeking a Senior Program Analyst to support the Project Manager Tactical Network program for our Army customer in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide and coordinate program acquisition requirements
  • Support program tasks related to budgetary and program requirements to include analyses, studies, problem identification and resolution, program planning and implementation.
  • Prepare correspondence documents, and reports for assigned efforts.
  • Research and analyze problems in the areas of acquisition, cost, data, and program planning; determine alternatives; and recommend solutions.
  • Collaborate with customer(s) to define, coordinate and track the status of multi disciplinary task(s) and to advise on technical and budgetary element planning and implementation.
  • Review program reports, technical papers, briefings and other program and budgetary documents; provide comments; consolidate and adjudicate comments from various organizations, and prepare reports.
  • Prepare program management correspondence (i.e., letters, memos and route sheets), design charts, spreadsheets, Gantt charts, and presentations, and prepare analytical reports and meeting minutes.
  • Interface daily with various technical and logistics team leaders to exchange information and coordinate related task performance.
  • Support efforts of senior program analysts providing guidance to multiple ACAT 1, 2, and 3 programs and new start programs in areas such as milestone decision processes and development of required documentation and briefing materials.
  • Perform program analyst support to include creating and managing FY budgets and spend plans, forecasting of resource requirements for manpower, contracts, travel/training, equipment, supplies, and funds.
  • Pull status of funds (SOF) reports in GFEBS and work directly with customer budget analysts and directors/commanders to request reimbursement and disbursement status to assure actual expenditures do not exceed authorized amounts.
  • Prepare studies and/or analysis for further identification of funding requirements or for presentation of funds status.
  • Perform management studies and reviews pertaining to issues involving mission, organization, functions, and productivity management.
  • Interpret findings for studies having significant impacts and for development of constructive recommendations for solving management problems regarding all RDTE and OMA funding for prior and current year funding requirements.
  • Reassess and refine costs for complex missions on an ongoing basis, incorporating actual cost data as it becomes available.
  • Analyze and evaluate cost estimates of projects for all Fiscal Year (FY) Functional Support Agreement (FSA) financial data requirements to ensure compliance with ASA (ALT) policies.
  • Regularly follow-up with all contracts point of contacts (POC) regarding monthly disbursement plans versus actuals reported monthly.
  • Assist with the preparation of briefings, cost analysis documents, Army Weapon Systems Reviews (WSRs), SMART Charts, P&R forms, SMART/DASC Parade Charts, cash flow, congressional impact statements for all level ACAT Programs, POR and Non PORs.
  • Develop briefings, and Issue Sheets/Impact Statements/ Reclamas/ Information Papers
  • Assist with the development of Acquisition Strategy Reports, Budget Exhibits, Budget Execution and Planning, Integrated Master Schedule, Weapon System Reviews, and Programmatic Risk Reviews.
  • Support broad strategic planning sessions, assist with development of project implementation plans, timelines, and the execution of project activities.
  • Update, track, and maintain documentation for all budgetary actions and financial data to ensure compliance with audit procedures.
  • Assist with the creation of Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE), review and track funding MODs, analysis of Rough or of Magnitudes, and respond to customer budgetary questions.
  • Provide budget input to PdL for IPRs, Non-Program of Record (POR), Spend Plans, Program Management Reviews (PMR) etc.
  • Monitor and provide assistance with contractual briefings to leadership on various administrative statuses, including, current and cancelled funding appropriations, Burn Data analysis information, reconciliations, and work with the Contractor to recognize where underruns exist to allow for a prompt de-obligation of excess funds to expedite contract closeout functions.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Must have a BA/BS Diploma in a business field and 5 years or more of relevant experience in program/business analytics.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong organizational skills.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government Secret Clearance.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • A self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Preferred Requirements:
  • Microsoft Teams and Sharepoint Experience
  • Prior education/experience providing support for the budgetary requirements of a DoD/Army program of record (ACAT 1 to 3).
  • Experience or familiarity with DoD Program Acquisition
  • Experience in utilization of General Fund Enterprise Business Systems (GFEBs)
  • Cost, Data and Risk Analysis 

Lockwood Credo and Core Values

The Lockwood mission is to create an organization focused on service.  We serve – each other, the soldier, our customers, our employees, our partners, our vendors, our community – service is at the center of our Core Values and Culture.
Our customers come first.  Being responsive, professional and reliable is why we are hired.  We aim to deliver on all promises exceeding customer expectations and making certain all business decisions are made with the customer in mind.

Our employees, are the face of our service.  They are at the front lines working with our customers daily and its Lockwood’s duty to serve our employees. This means designing a culture centered around core values that inspire, retain and grow the best talent.

Our partners are fuel for our engine.  Our great vendors, consultants and teaming partners combine to fuel Lockwood ensuring we successfully deliver always.  We consider our partners as one team working alongside. 

Service to the community is important to us.  We seek to volunteer, engage and support our communities through investment of time and resources.

This service mindset is what inspired company founders to embark on the journey to deliver on the promise to Lead the Way to Mission Readiness for all people we serve.

The following 6 Core Values are the foundation by which we serve:
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Customer Commitment 
  • Team and Family Environment
  • Patriotism
  • Leadership
  • Positivity
If these Core Values resonate with you, we would love to have you join our team! 

The Lockwood Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. The Lockwood Group will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant laws.

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