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NRO Financial Management: Program Control Officer

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $56,929 – $104,275
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is seeking qualified individuals to serve as Program Control Officers, performing a wide range of acquisition resource activities for large space system development and acquisition programs(see our website at

Program Control Officers plan, coordinate, develop, and defend budget submittals; monitor and analyze the execution of programs; conduct complex schedule analyses, earned-value analyses, and engineering change management evaluations; make/recommend resource allocation adjustments; participate in source selection activities; and provide overall programmatic and budgetary advice and guidance to managers.

If you are a self-starter who has the ability to gather, manipulate and interpret information using solid analytical and problem-solving skills you'll find this a challenging and rewarding career choice. If you have strong interpersonal, writing and team building skills; and have the ability to multitask within short deadlines the NRO needs you on its financial management team.

Minimum qualifications include an undergraduate degree in business or management. Alternative undergraduate degrees include engineering, engineering management, mathematics, analytical science, or physical science, with an overall 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) GPA or better but all applicants must have completed a minimum of two accounting courses (6 semester credit hours) with a "B" or better. For more senior positions (GS-13/14), candidates must have substantial and progressively responsible acquisition budgeting and fiscal planning experience in industry or the U.S. Government. Intelligence Community experience is a plus, as are advanced degrees and/or Certified Defense Financial Manager and Certified Government Financial Manager certifications.

Please note: We are unable to process your application without all college transcripts showing all grades. Unofficial transcripts for all degrees must be attached to your online application.

Salary - competitive and based on qualifications and experience. CIA offers a comprehensive employee benefits program.


All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required. To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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Posted: May 21, 2008 07:56 AM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018 04:46 PM