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Budget / Program Analyst (NNSA)


Business Analyst



Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States


Job Description:

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has need of a full time Program/Budget Analyst to support the Office of Stockpile Sustainment (NA-122), Air Delivered Weapons Division (NA-122.3). This individual will be responsible as the primary interface between the program’s Federal Program Manager, Program Engineers and the NNSA Defense Programs (DP) budgeting system. The individual will assist in the Office budget, reporting, and communicating practices. The work performed is extensive in scope and preference is for an experienced individual with demonstrated program/budget analysis expertise or an individual with program/budget analyst background with a willingness and aptitude to learn the budget and program.

Active DoD TS and/or DOE Q clearance is required.

The individual must be self-starting, possess an ability to work in a highly dynamic environment, and have an ability to interface with a broad range of federal and military senior staff and leadership. This requires coordinating with Federal Program Managers and Engineers, Program Managers at the NNSA National Labs and nuclear weapon production facilities, and other program/budget analysts to draft cogent and consolidated budget documentation, program briefings, program reports, draft work authorizations, and approved funding program documentation. The individual must understand and explain the technical and programmatic drivers for budget changes and priorities and respond quickly to real and posited work scope changes, variances, and funding levels with accurate analysis and documentation. This is a full-time contractor-support position located on-site at the NNSA offices in Albuquerque, NM. The individual will report to the NA-122.3 Director/Deputy Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the primary interface between Project Engineers and the DP budgeting system.

  • Compiles programmatic monthly, quarterly, and end-of-year project reports for use by Project Lead Engineers.

  • Analyzes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on budgetary issues.

  • Develops and maintains monthly updates of program status briefings, using established templates and data provided by NNSA systems and laboratory/production plant inputs.

  • Manages annual, quarterly and other periodic reporting requirements, including program reviews, providing programmatic input, and coordinating NNSA site meetings associated with program deliverables.

  • Keeps records on status of portfolio and program budget changes, including allocation/reallocation, expenditures, comparison of earned value management system information to identify issues and suggest corrective action.

  • Serves as primary interface between NA-122.3, NA-122, NA-12 and NA-MB (Office of Management & Budget) on budget narratives, budget presentations, SSMP (Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan) drafts, and other budgetary policy issues.

  • For the Federal Program Manager, analyzes, reports on results, and tracks action items on technical projects undertaken by the national security laboratories and nuclear weapon production facilities in nuclear weapon component development.

  • Advises Federal Program Manager in methods for meeting requirements associated with current and future fiscal year planning and assist in developing consistent methods and approaches for use by Federal and contractor budget support staff members.

  • Prepares program cost and budget documentation over several budget fiscal years, including the development of complex spreadsheets, development of program planning and budget briefings, and draft preparation of work authorizations and approved funding program documentation.

  • Provides program management support in the preparation, coordination, evaluation, review and analysis of program execution plans and tracking, monitoring, and reporting of program-specific milestones and updates of annual performance measures.

  • Analyzes, formats, and presents justifications to senior Federal management and external organizations, such as Congress and the Office of Management and Budget.

  • Clearly and concisely conveys analysis results to all levels of Federal management in support of programmatic decisions.

  • As internal processes mature, creates and maintains database of codified and formalized procedures for NA-122.3 Office activities.

  • Develop budget and program information in excel, budget database etc., and extract that information as necessary for budgets, briefings, reports, etc.


  • Bachelors with at least 8+ years experience, or minimum of 12 years of related program/budget analysis experience required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in developing briefings for senior and executive management required.

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite with particular emphasis on word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications (MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel) required and proficiency may be tested.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Nuclear weapons experience desired.

  • Interagency experience desired.

  • Staff experience in military, government or corporate enterprise desired.

Pay Range:Pay Range $72,150.00 - $111,000.00 - $149,850.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.