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Cost/Price Business Analyst

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: September 1, 2022
Reference Code: 18328
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!

Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Policy & Assurance group is seeking forward-thinking professionals, interested in exploring a career as a Cost/Price Business Analyst to support the Acquisition & Contracts Management (A&CM) team.
Our team works on on-site 9x80 schedule located at our EROB facility with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Perform cost and/or price analysis to support procurement specialists throughout the various phases of the acquisition process (financial analysis, proposal analysis, overhead analysis, determination of fair and reasonable pricing, and determination of acceptable proposed fee, etc.)
  • Provide financial expertise to A&CM and devise new and innovative approaches to improve cost/price processes
  • Develop an understanding of cost/price responsibilities, benchmark with other DOE national laboratories, improve financial policies, and develop training for procurement specialists
  • Take a proactive approach to process improvement efforts within acquisition management and locate areas where automation efforts could improve current processes
  • Act as a change agent (acquire consensus and lead implementation of new processes)
  • Provide recommendations for process improvement initiatives and assume leadership of special projects
  • Perform Contract and Purchase Order file compliance reviews to help ensure files meet the requirements of the Procurement Process Description and Balanced Scorecard requirements
  • Development and execution of compliance strategies, performance of internal assessments, analyzing compliance data to manage/mitigate risks, supporting internal/OIG audits, and assist with PERT activities.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field plus 5-8 years' experience or Master's degree in related field plus 3-6 years' experience
  • Capable of completing work assignments with a minimal amount of oversight
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing assignments amidst competing projects and tasks
  • Demonstrated proficiency in evaluating regulations, laws, and/or requirements and translating them into executable processes and/or procedures
  • Capable of ascertaining if files, contracts, and or Procurement Summaries are compliant with written policies and procedures
  • Capable of interacting with a varied audience to include: acquisition staff, requestors, vendors, and DOE-ID
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Job Information
  • Grade 190 ($68,820 - $113,644) / Grade 200 ($79,140 - $130,572)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
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INL Mission
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

COVID Safety Protocols
As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring that all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
Reasonable Accommodation
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information
When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/
About this Employer‍

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.