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Cost Analyst Intern

The United States Space Force (USSF) Space Systems Command at Los Angeles Space Force Base is searching for a Cost Analyst Intern (PCIP, GS-1599-05)

The USSF is searching for a full-time summer Premier College Intern Program (PCIP) that is 10 or 12 weeks in length with the opportunity to apply to a full time permanent Junior Operations Analyst position upon graduation. In support of the Space Force's most technically advanced systems, these positions have the responsibility to complete a pre-defined intern training plan that will provide hands-on and shadowing experience to give a well-rounded experience. Some of the assignments that the training plan will include are: Develop a cost estimate for one of Space Systems Command programs, Shadow Senior Operations Research Analysts on their day to day activities, Complete the Defense Acquisition University Acquisition 1010 (DAU ACQ 1010) Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management Course, Participate in a Premier College Intern Symposium, Monitor and report contract performance, Forecast schedule requirements, Provide data driven decision support

Ideal Candidate:
U.S. Citizenship Required
This position has Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Educational Requirements for Business, Cost Estimating: Baccalaureate degree in engineering, statistics, or other Math intensive field of study.
03 semester credit hours from a calculus course
21 semester credit hours in any combination of the following fields of study: operations research, economics, mathematics, chemistry, physics or other sciences where the utilization of advanced mathematical skills in geometry, trigonometry, statistics, probability, and/or quantitative analysis.

1. Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
2. May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY assignments.
3. May be required to work overtime on an unscheduled or emergency basis.
4. Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulationsto reduce potential compromise; employee must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
5. Position is eligible for situational telework.
The United States Space Force (USSF) is a military service that organizes, trains, and equips military members and civilians to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and provide space capabilities to the joint force. USSF responsibilities include developing Guardians, acquiring military space systems, maturing the military doctrine for space power, and organizing space forces to present to our Combatant Commands (CCMDs).

The strategic importance of space can’t be overstated. Political and humanitarian interests as well as commercial concerns vital to the world economy all rely on space-based systems. Launched in 2019 as the nation’s sixth and newest military branch, the USSF was created to protect the interests and assets of America and its allies in this heavily contested realm. The Department of Defense relies on satellites and advanced space-based technology for secure communications, navigation, real-time reconnaissance, precision targeting on the battlefield, early warning of potential missile launches, and even weather forecasting. Guardians and civilians of the USSF are challenged every day to reach new heights in protecting and amplifying these space-based capabilities and defending our way of life by maintaining our edge in space.

The Space Force wants to attract talent with the character and potential to excel, empower them with information and choices, and develop them in line with their desires and the Space Force’s needs to create a high-performing organization necessary to secure and defend space. Please review the new Guardian Ideal to learn more about the new talent culture within the new U.S. Space Force, as we have a chance to make history and rewrite some of the rules—we hope you are excited about the opportunities this will present!