Business Specialist II - Finance

Kennedy Space Center, Florida
30 Sep 2016
23 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

  • Responsible for the performance of budgeting and forecasting functions in support of Ground Processing Directorate
  • Perform variance analysis between actual costs and estimates, ensuring appropriate charging of costs to specified work breakdown structure (WBS) line items. Research and document root cause for variances, assess and partner corrective action and mitigation plans
  • Work as part of a team responsible for generating, validating and submitting contractual financial deliverables (DRs) to NASA
  • Position requires excellent time management skills to be able to multi-task without sacrificing accuracy and deadlines, self-motivated, demonstrated initiative and be able to work independently or with minimal supervision.
  • Will perform other duties as assigned.

Requires BA or BS in Accounting, Economics, Finance or Business Administration plus three (3) to five (5) years of appropriate and progressive experience; additional relevant education may be substituted for progressive experience.
  • Excellent Excel skills required to roll large amount of financial data, perform advance excel functions to support data analysis and report generation
  • Self-motivated, disciplined and team-player
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects without missing deadlines or sacrificing accuracy.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Power Point for presentations and briefings.
  • Ability to learn PeopleSoft and JAMIS tools and functionalities.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, if necessary.
  • Must be a US Citizen

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements
  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.
  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.
  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment
  • Work will mainly be done inside, but fieldwork can be a combination of outside and inside depending on the project.
  • Working at heights and in confined spaces may be required.
  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.
  • Climbing ladders and platforms will be necessary.
  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company safety standards.

Equipment and Machines
  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.
  • Variety of equipment used in testing.

  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.
  • Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.
  • Must be dependable and punctual.
  • Shift work may be required.

Other Essential Functions
  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
  • Must comply with all "drug free workplace" requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.
  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.
  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.