Cost Analysis Positions with Department of Homeland Security

The Cost Analysis Division at DHS is responsible for providing objective cost estimates and analyses that enable DHS acquisition and resource decision making.  We report to the Department’s Chief Financial Officer and regularly interact and advise the Deputy Under Secretary for Management, Component Acquisition Executives and Component Financial Officers.

Selected candidates will be responsible for developing Independent Cost Estimates and Assessments for DHS’s major acquisitions, reviewing program office LCCEs, conducting affordability analysis, establishing and implementing policy and tool sets to further cost estimating and advising the Homeland Security Acquisition Institute (HSAI) on career field certification, training, and education for the cost estimating and analysis community.  This is a unique opportunity to join a team that is actively building the DHS cost analysis function of the future.   Basic qualifications are provided below.  If you would like to learn more, we are hosting a webinar tomorrow 6 December from 12-1PM.

Webinar:  Tuesday, 6 December 201612PM-1PM

Registration URL:

Webinar ID: 807-174-507

GS14 Opening for Current or Former Fed with Status:

GS14 Opening for all others:

To qualify for the GS-14 you must be a US Citizen and:

  1. Have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in operations research or a related which included at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours were in calculus.
  2. Possess one of the following certifications: Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst or; DAWIA Level III Business – Cost Estimating (BCE) or; DAWIA Level III Business, Cost Estimating and Financial Management (BCEFM) or; DHS Level III Cost Estimating.
  3. Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-13 level in the Federal services as described in the vacancy announcement serving as the principal consultant to senior management on complex cost estimating and analysis policies and procedures for systems and programs.