Athens, AL 
Requisition #235047233

POSITION SUMMARY: The Program Control Specialist at Optimal GEO will be responsible for monitoring and controlling cost and revenue schedules for several projects across the organization. The qualified candidate will prepare budgets and schedules while also completing financial analysis (revenue outlook, variance analysis, etc.). Additionally, this position requires frequent risk assessments of current contracts to ensure funding availability and anticipate needs for contractual actions by our customers. This is an opportunity to interact with program managers across the company in a cross-functional and collaborative setting.


  • Develop and maintain Estimates to Complete (EAC’s) across various projects (Cost-Type, T&M, Fixed Price, etc.)

  • Preparation of internal and external financial reporting as required by contract or to assist other functions throughout the organization, including Monthly Contract Report.

  • Analyze planned, budgeted and actuals financial data by project and roll-up to enterprise report. Provide recommendations to improve forecast accuracy.

  • Interface with the following departments: contracts, subcontracts, accounting, accounts payable, purchasing, and pricing.

  • Manage, maintain, and monitor subcontractor funding and expenditures.

  • Ensure compliance with all Optimal GEO policies, internal controls, disclosed practices and contractual requirements.

  • Provide direction and instruction to billing department for preparation and submission of invoices

  • Monitor unbilled and prepare DSO analysis to ensure baselines are maintained and labor/ODCs are billed timely.

  • Perform analyses and prepare reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and cost control guidelines.

  • Ensure adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, and preparing expenditure projections, and working with Contracts to submit timelyrequests for additional funding to the government.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing is important.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong financial, accounting, and project management skills.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Must communicate effectively with others.  Requires excellent skills in both verbal and written English Communication.

  • Must be appropriate, professional, clear, and timely.

  • Detail-oriented and committed to quality of work and accuracy.

  • Willing to take on more if required and multi-task.

  • Well-organized, highly motivated with the ability to meet multiple deadlines.

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.

  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, procedures, correspondences, and other written materials.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Able to prioritize, efficiently manage time, work independently as well as in a team.

  • Ability to compile, review, and reconcile data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.

  • Must exercise good judgment in performance of duties and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Education and Experience:

  • Grade 12 education (required).

  • College Graduate (desirable).

  • 1 year of experience in government contract financial support.

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills are required.


Physical Demands:


  • Duties are performed in an office environment. 

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time. 

  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. 

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery

  • The person in this position frequently communicates with co-workers and clients.  Must be able to exchange accurate information.



  • Verbal and written English communication – professional, clear, and timely.

  • Dependable and delivers a consistent good standard of work.

  • Works diligently at achieving results and able to ‘own’ a problem so that results are achieved.

  • Takes initiative to pursue issue resolution or suggest ideas and improvements.

  • Promotes and displays knowledge-sharing behaviors; seeks to improve knowledge sharing.

  • Leads by example; seeks opportunities and has a positive outlook.

  • Cooperation/Teamwork – conveys a sense of teamwork, respectful of others, seeks to work towards a common goal.

  • Open to accepting views or recommendations of others in order to achieve successful results for Optimal Geo.



  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

  • This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

  • This job description is subject to change at any time.


Optimal GEO Inc., provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Optimal GEO Inc., complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Optimal GEO Inc., expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.