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Jr. Budget Analyst

Dynamis is seeking a Jr. Budget Analyst to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of Standards (STN), which is charged with coordinating and supporting the development of performance standards, test methods, and conformity assessment activities in support of DHS mission requirements and the broader Homeland Security Enterprise. As part of this mission, STN facilitates the development and deployment of standards by facilitating their integration into the research and development (R&D) and acquisition processes within DHS.

The Jr. Budget Analyst will provide budget, financial, and program support services alongside the project manager, technical staff, and Federal clients at DHS S&T STN headquarters in Washington, DC.


  • Maintain working knowledge of DHS S&T administrative processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Conduct analyses to include data gathering for spend plan development, reconciliation of funding type, funding allocation, and procurement request development to document program and project budget planning.
  • Develop and update program and project documents including funding documents and program and project briefing documents.
  • Compile, analyze, summarize, and update programmatic documents and reports.
  • Organize, coordinate, and schedule working group meetings, workshops, and program reviews.
  • Annually prepare and submit approximately 100 Purchase Requests (PR) Packages and 30-50 Inter/Intra-agency Agreement (IAA) packages for standards projects.
  • Review full content of requisite PR Package documents received for technical and programmatic content to ensure that all required documents and inputs are included and complete.
  • Review high-level milestones associated with various planning documents to ensure STN strategies are met and are consistent across the multiple sources in which they are reported.
  • Track the status and reporting of milestones as needed using MS Project and SharePoint.
  • Conduct analyses of existing STN organizational budget planning processes (inputs, processing, approvals, outputs, documentation) and make recommendations to support the establishment and operation of a more efficient and structured cyclical budgeting, planning, and execution process.
  • Track the commitment and obligation status of each PR package for all project areas using existing online systems, spreadsheets, and system reports.
  • Draft and process change requests for standards projects to include suggested changes to scope, schedule, funding, and closeout.
  • Serve as point of contact to respond to monthly budget and planning data calls.
  • Coordinate and draft responses for standards projects (anticipate approximately 1-2 monthly).
  • Support non-inherently governmental functions for budget/execution/acquisition life cycle as related to a program and include analysis, development, requirements description, work breakdown structures (WBS), acquisition planning, program life cycle cost estimates, and financial execution.
  • Serve as point of contact for STN’s Long-Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA), which includes daily monitoring of inquiries, weekly updates on statuses of white papers and proposals, notifying reviewers of outstanding evaluations, conducting consensus reviews for proposals, and drafting/sending notification letters to offerors on decisions.
  • Coordinate with vendors and STN PMs/Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) to complete and submit quarterly auditing reports for open obligations with prolonged financial inactivity, identify closeouts outstanding, and provide justifications for those remaining open.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • Active SECRET Clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DHS HQ suitability
  • BA/BS in a relevant field
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience supporting the Federal government
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and preparing/leading spreadsheet presentations
  • Ability to follow instruction and work independently, and have the ability to multitask as required in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders in a courteous and professional manner


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