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Posted by: Advanced Concepts and Technologies on Jul 10, 2018


Natl' Capital Region, DC

Job Description:

ACT I has been providing solutions for high profile military programs such as the U.S. Navy's and the U.S. Air Force's Joint Strike Fighter F-35, the U.S. Navy's F-18, EA-18G and F-16N Aggressor, and the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor since 1998.

We are a Small Business DoD Prime Contractor on seeking candidates to provide support to the U.S. Government, Department of Homeland Security.

The scope of this Task Order includes the following functions and activities in support of CBP:
Project/Program Management/Integrated Program Management Support; Operational Requirements Support; Integrated Logistics Support and Planning; Cost/Schedule/Performance Analysis; Cost Estimation and Analysis; Cost/Performance Trade-Off Analysis and Studies; Earned Value Management (EVM) Analysis; Risk Analysis Program Documentation; Budget & Financial Management Support; and E-Business Support/Knowledge Management Support Cost Estimator Shall:

• Provide inputs to independent cost estimates (for life cycle costs or other activities).
• Prepare estimates at completion (EAC) for work conducted by a government activity.
• Provide recommendations on cost realism.
• Perform contract earned value management system (EVMS) analyses.
• Provide Return on Investment figures.
• Perform operational analysis on maintenance projects.
• Analyze, evaluate and provide recommendations for Total Estimated Planned Value (TEPV) and Life Cycle Cost Estimate (LCCE). LCCE Documentationmust contain:
o Appropriate cover sheets for the LCCE denoting the required signatures (Annex 2);
o The estimate must reflect the total life cycle but at a minimum the estimate should support the Acquisition Decision Event (ADE) decision to be made.
o Estimate results, by Fiscal Year, with and without risk, in both Base-Year dollars (using a base year that will remain constant for future LCCE updates), as well as a Then-Year dollars for budgeting purposes;
o Resulting risk or sensitivity analyses allocated among the applicable WBS elements and phased by year;
o Approved Future Years Homeland Security Program (FYHSP) funding for the program broken out by appropriation and year; to allow easy comparison to the LCCE results.
o Plan for trade-off analysis to account for differences between the LCCE estimate, based on program requirements, and the approved FYHSP funding to ensure an executable program;
o Basis of Estimates (BOE) to include the specific assumptions, calculations, and supporting analyses in sufficient detail to allow the Government staff to replicate the cost estimates;
o Source data DHS Acquisition Instruction/Guidebook #102-01-001: Appendix I LCCE, ICE, and CEBD October 1, 2011 I-8
o Escalation indices and/or inflation rates and their basis;
o Reconciliation between the program office LCCE and any Component IGCE. During the cost estimate reconciliation process, estimators examine estimates for completeness, analyze similarities and differences, and resolve problems of duplication or omission. Estimate reconciliation may result in a synthesized cost estimate or leave two estimates at different values with a documented set of differences.
o Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Dictionary for the product oriented WBS;
o LCCE Model (ACE-IT, Excel or other software application if used); and
o Cost Risk Assessment (CRA) model if done separately from the LCCE model.


-10 years + of experience
-Master's Degree
-US Citizen
-Eligible for CBP Clearance

-DHS CBP Experience

--------------------------------------------------------------- DISCLAIMER ------------------------------------------------------------------
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246 Prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin and requires affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees treated, without regard to race, sex, color, genetic information, religion, or national origin. (Enforcement Agency: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs).
ACT I's management strives to balance the need for competitive compensation packages while maintaining competitive pricing for its customers. Key aspects of ACT I's compensation package for employees include medical and dental insurance, company 401(k) contributions, annual profit sharing, salary, vacation, education assistance, life insurance, and short/long term disability.

RETIREMENT includes a Profit-Sharing Plan; a Safe Harbor Program; a 401k Program including pre-tax or post-tax deferrals with quarterly enrollment participation; and a Profit Sharing Program.

Benefits include: LIFE and DISABILITY, MEDICAL and DENTAL; a CAFETERIA PLAN for a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Reimbursement/Health Reimbursement Account (HSA) IAW IRS limits; LEAVE (Vacation) including All Major Holidays, and Comprehensive Leave increasing with years of service.

• Tuition assistance & training/certification reimbursement available for job related professional development; and
• Annual Performance Bonus Program for outstanding performance.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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About Advanced Concepts and Technologies Intl, LLC

ACT I is a certified small business structured around 3 Lines of Business: Department of Defense, Federal Agencies, and International/FMS Support. We are focused on delivering specialized, high-value solutions within our competency areas of: Acquisition/Program Management Support; Financial Management (Cost, Budget, EVM, IMS, Accounting/Finance); International Security Cooperation/Security Assistance (SC/SA) and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Support; Logistics and Sustainment, and Cyber/Intel Support. We provide trusted expertise and leadership in support of domestic and international Defense, Space, Homeland Security, and Cyber/Intel communities.Our goal is to provide our customers with highly trained and experienced technical staff that are responsive, ethical and enhance the value of any Project or Program they support.

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