USAMMDA is the largest Department of Defense's (DoD) medical materiel development activity designed to protect and preserve the lives of Warfighters. USAMMDA develops, modernizes, procures, and fields new drugs, vaccines, medical devices and support equipment that enhances readiness, ensuring the provision of the highest quality medical care to the DoD and maximizing survival of medical casualties on the battlefield.
The Contractor will assist in development of and analyze cost and schedule risk-adjusted LCCEs, Independent Government Estimates (IGEs), BCAs, Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs), program office estimates, and other cost analyses
The Contractor will develop cost models for Program Office Estimates (i.e. LCCEs) in support of selected programs, and update the estimates as required.
The Contractor will develop and analyze MS Excel cost models, to include use of risk analysis tool add-ins.
The Contractor will review or analyze as necessary cost/schedule uncertainty analyses and obtaining cost model result outputs.
The Contractor will be able to create, review and analyze cost estimates using the automated cost estimating integrated tool (ACEIT) suite. The Contractor will pre-validate PdM level cost estimates developed in ACEIT.
The Contractor will provide cost estimating support at the portfolio level, to include developing portfolio models that integrate and display time-phased cost and schedule risk-adjusted views of multiple acquisition systems.
The Contractor will brief leadership on program cost positions, impact of budget changes on supported programs, and other cost issues.
The Contractor will assist in the development of budget submissions (Procurement (P)-Forms, Research Development Test and Evaluation (R)-Forms, etc.).
The Contractor will conduct pre-validation (sufficiency reviews) of all cost estimates (IGE, LCCE, CBA, Will/Should Cost Analyses) prior to being sent to the USAMRDC Headquarters for external validation.
The Contractor will develop a common basis for consolidating and reporting cost estimate information for all programs, and remain current with all estimates.
The Contractor will gather, compare, and correlate prior year and current year expenditures and conduct trend analyses to establish baseline budgetary data for inclusion in the budget estimating process.
The Contractor will provide financial management expertise in coordination with program financial analysts to identify and resolve issues, and make sound and timely recommendations to facilitate decision-making in each area where there is an issue.
The Contractor will review and access program risks relative to schedule and cost. The Contractor will review each program integrated master schedule (IMS) for completeness and consistency with cost estimates.
The Contractor will coordinate with the program financial analysts to ensure accurate data that can sufficiently defend team cost estimates.
The Contractor will assist in the review, edit, and consolidation of the annual (and out-year) budget requirements for submission to higher headquarters based on program LCCEs.
The Contractor will assist as needed in the production of finance documents and conduct financial analysis and funds management in support of acquisition documentation (e.g., milestone decision approval cost estimates, acquisition program baselines (APBs), acquisition strategies, LCCEs, etc.).
The Contractor will provide input to any cost-related taskers, specifically focusing on sustainment costs in order to provide accurate and detailed analysis and cost positions throughout the life cycle of a program.
The Contractor will advise team leads and members on methods and requirements for developing extensive written justification for budget requirements, LCCE updates, and initial positions.
The Contractor will ensure work products are in compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulatory guidelines and processes, and Will Cost guidance and processes.
The Contractor will implement and ensure compliance with Should Cost guidance and processes.
The Contractor will create and modify Should Cost estimates IAW guidance. In addition, the Contractor will develop and maintain a Should Cost tracking sheet and provide data analysis, as applicable, for each Project Management Office.
Personnel performing in this task area will be capable of applying experience related to medical and drug development, an understanding of medical acquisition programs, and/or expert level understanding of cost estimating principles and procedures to expertly develop life-cycle cost estimates for products supported.
Personnel performing in this task area will also have the ability to apply previous experience in the DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) to program cost estimating.
Personnel performing in this task area will have the capability to utilize MS Office, to include MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, and MS Word, at an intermediate to advanced level.