Senior Military Analyst (Female, Age 34) in Alexandria, VA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleSenior Military Analyst
Salary$93,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationAlexandria, VA
Years Experience1 year

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
The organization I work for is with the Department of the Army, it is a federal goverment position. THe organization, provides analysis and developments requirements in order for the Army to improve it’s military technology.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I am in the civil service. My job requires me to monitor the budget and expeditures of the orgnaization, as well as to enusre the contractors that work in our office are adhereing to the scope of the contract.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Health, Dental, Life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, tuition assistance, 401k retirment program

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I feel that I am well compensated for my current position

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes, my job requires me to work with others, because those who work with me are contractors. They have to respond to a request for information in a reasonable amount of time.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work in a office building. I like the fact that my commute from home to work is 20 minutes, which is by bus and subway. I like that I have my own office.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 5
Benefits: 7
Hours: 6
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 1
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 4

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amN/A
8am to 9amI arrived at work and recieved an email regarding possible budget transfer. I called my budget contact back for more information, I left a voice mail. I send an email as followup. I checked my email and sent response. I checked my voicemail.
9am to 10amI spoke with my supervisor regardind possible funding transfers and gave her my recommendations to resolve the issue. Reveiws monthly budget reports. Review contract data. Began to develop fisal year budget requirements.
10am to 11amReview commanders weekly calendar, spoke with his secretary regarding weekly reports. Submitted invoices to budget office.
11am to 12pmReviews monthly invoices faxed to Finance office. I had meetings with contractor program managers, regarding funding restrictions and performance of scontractor support to our organization.
12pm to 1pmCompleted mandatory training online. Reviewed and responded to more emails. Spoke with budget point of contact regarding budget transfer and made a recomendation regarding resloution to the issue. Submitted welcome letter to newly assigned military personnel.
1pm to 2pmSubmit monthly activity repor to management. Spoke secretary regarding update on scheduling of the conference room for meeting next week. Approved businness travel vouchers on travel database.
2pm to 3pmI wrote and submitted contractor performance assessments to contract program director. Spoke with contractor’s budget office regarding information on close financials for last fiscal year. Drafte letter expressed interest in contiuing contractor support for next fiscal year. Submitted my time and attendace form to the secretary.
3pm to 4pmSpoke with building manager regarding our leased office space. Submitted request from our IT support to provide an estimate on office IT equipment. Reiviewed and responded to email. Drafted evaluation criteria for military contacts in Texas, so they can develop a separate contract for subject matter expert support.
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How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
I applied for my current job on the Army civilian jobs website.

What was the application process?
Submit a resume via the Army civilian jobs website.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I have one telephone interview with my prospective supervisor.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Was there a work situation that resulted in an problem and what were the steps in me resolving the problem.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, the person I was replacing in the position was there, provided me with on the job training.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
The was not particular training for my current position. I was hired based on my experience and the training I accumulated for the years of being a civil servant.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
My educational backgroud, based on the training I received from the Army prepared me for my current position.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes, my internship, introduced me to the overall organization strucuture of the Army and how it runs.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
I would reccommend that the person join the Department of the Army intern program or the Army Material Command (AMC) intern progarm, to get started on your civilian career. That is how I began my civilian career working for the Department of the Army.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
They need to join one of the Army’s intern programs, the internships are paid positions with full benefits. It is a 2 to 3 year internship, which provides classroom and on the job training, where you begin to understand overall structure of the Army.The require that you have a 3.45 overall GPA and that you graduate from an accredited 4 year college or university.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
In my line of work, I would suggest, entering in by the Intern program, being mobile in your duty assignments. Take advantage of the educational and employment opportunities that are available.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, it is, I am learning upper management techniques and skills which will help me progress in my career.

What are your current career goals?
I have reach my career goal, but now I feel and I can do more and person go beyond my initial expectations.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Senior Military Analyst1 year93000Forward). Provides technical supervision, management and advice on all matters relating to the organizational integration of the domains of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facilities (DOTMLPF) for the future Modular Force to include the Experimental Brigade Combat Team (EBCT), and Future Combat Systems Brigade Combat Team (FBCT). Monitors and assesses Unit Set Fielding (USF) and ensures TRADOC integration efforts are properly coordinated, on high-level panels and committees with HQDA, ARCOMs, OCAR, NGB, Joint and OSD staffs. Collaborates with ARCIC leadership in developing bridging support strategy for the Future Force Integration Directorate (FFID) by identifying requirements, issues, alternatives and methodology for accomplishing requirements. Serves as the ARCIC-Forward Contracting Officers Technical Representative (COTR) responsible for ensuring the proper utilization of government funds, and that work is performed within scope of the contracts. Identifies contractual support deficiencies and initiates either corrective measures or contract modifications as required. Analyzes past and current directorate resource trends. Identifies, generates resource requirements and convene meetings with ARCIC (F) leadership in recommending and justifying allocation of directorate resources to accomplish assigned tasks. Develops talking points for ARCIC (F) leadership in response to Congressional inquiries as required. Exercises responsibility as the acting deputy during absences of the ARCIC (F) Deputy Director.
Prior Job 2Program Analyst2 years88000Serves as senior program analyst for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s Force Development and Integration Center (SMDC-FDIC), with responsibility for coordinating development of logistical and maintenance concepts that will support the Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) systems. Maintains awareness of state of the art equipment and technical innovations related to space and missile defense system’s logistics and maintenance programs. Reviews legal and regulatory guidance and other directive impacting upon logistical and maintenance support. Assists and advises material project officers during life cycle of their projects to ensure that effective logistical and maintenance support systems are developed.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.5

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.5Alabam A&M UniversityBiology
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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