About this Job
The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) is the birthplace of the U.S. Space Force’s ballistic missile and military space program, and it is the center of acquisition excellence for acquiring and developing military space systems. Its portfolio includes the Global Positioning System, military satellite communications, defense meteorological satellites, space launch and range systems, satellite control networks, space based infrared systems and space situational awareness capabilities. We supervise the design, development, testing, fielding, and sustainment of space systems. SMC is a great place to work. You will be on a team responsible for the most advanced space systems in the world. SMC uses the programs described below to bring on college interns for summer work and recent graduates for full time employment.
Serve as the commander’s trusted financial advisors providing high-quality people and decision-ready support, while continuously improving financial operations.
What Do We Do
The Directorate provides Financial Management and Cost support for SMC and the Program Executive Officer for Space’s annual budget of $6B. We are responsible for organizing, training, and developing 400 Financial Management personnel and allocating them across the center in support of 35 major acquisition programs. The Directorate also provides Financial Services support for Los Angeles AFB’s 2,900 military and civilian workforce and the 11,000 retiree population in the surrounding areas
Financial Managers (501, 560)
Provides financial advice, interpretation, and analysis on financial matters such as determining the types of funding, status and use of funds. Evaluates impact of legislative action, executive orders, guidance and decisions on financial operations to justify and submit financial plans, budget requirements and financial management activities.
Cost Analyst (1515)
Responsible for developing and defending data-driven cost estimating products in support of Air Force Space Systems. Translates space-related technical specifications into reliable cost figures used in the programmatic decision making process
Cost Research (1515)
Responsible for collecting, analyzing and producing cost estimating toolsets and algorithms used to develop cost estimating products. Performs detailed data analytics on 100+ DoD and commercial space systems
Interns Positions Available in All Areas
The types of internships are PCIP, PAQ and developmental. For PCIP, you need to be a junior and graduating in 2023. For PAQ, you need to be a senior and graduating by May 2022. For developmental, a bachelor and/or master degree is required.
Qualifications & Requirements
· A U.S. citizen
· A full-time student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
· Pursuing a degree
· In good academic standing with a GPA no less than 2.95
· Be at least 16 years of age
· Enrolled in a full-time program and can provide documentation that you will have completed a minimum of 15 semester hours prior to starting the summer internship/program