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Action Officer

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Aberdeen, Maryland, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ Inc. is looking for an experienced Action Officer to support our mission work at our Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD location. The selected candidate will have responsibility in the following areas:


  • Plans, develops, analyzes and coordinates program funding and manpower
  • Provides recommendations to technical managers and senior staff on resource requirements/allocations.
  • Provides program and manpower analysis leveraging advanced understanding of financial management laws, regulations, policies, methods and techniques.
  • Collects, develops, analyzes, and provides data pertaining to personnel, budget, and programs under the control of the assigned Division.
  • Develops, reviews, consolidates and modifies budgetary data and reports for consistency with goals, objectives, reasonableness, and accuracy.
  • Presents budgetary briefings with supporting statistical data to leadership who use the data to defend budget and manpower requirements and as a basis for making decisions.
  • Develops data required for examining various options or scenarios related to budgetary issues that may adversely affect the organization. Develops and presents data in professional and readily usable form via electronic or hardcopy presentation.


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics or a similar field, or equivalent hands on experience.

  • Experience receiving, reviewing, and processing purchase requirest using various databases such as Access.

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite Software especially Access and Excel.

  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade or band is required. Specialized experience is defined as the following: 

    • Experience in executing Department of Defense appropriations 

    • Experience with business or accounting systems such as the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) and the ability to create Purchase Requisitions and run reports from business/accounting system

    • Experience working with program/project managers in developing obligation and disburesment plans and coordinating with program/project managers as needed to maintain financial accounts and to track obligations and expenditures

    • Experience using travel systems such as the Defense Travel System (DTS) including knowledge of the workflow and budgeting within the systems

    • Experience collecting, processing and explaining complex financial information to laypeople

    • Experience establishing and executing financial aspects of support agreements and other documentation needed to execute financial plans.

  • Excellent Oral and written communication.

  • Knowledge of specific accounting software such as Jamis or Deltek is a plus.


Job Type:  Full Time


Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

DOD Secret


Why QinetiQ Inc.?

  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement. 
  • We only hire the best!  No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.
  • We have fun!  We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.
  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.  We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.

No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand, that is why we have made the application process easy. We promise. This will be simple.


If because of a medical condition or disability you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt. 4 and let us know the nature of your request and contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.