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Cost Analysis Officer

Career Description

One of the most effective ways to strengthen and maintain the effectiveness of the Air Force is to optimize costs. Cost Analysis Officers do this by planning, organizing and supervising cost-analysis programs and then evaluating performance against standards. By developing cost-estimation and analysis methods, they are able to fine-tune their assessments. Among the areas they address are force structures, weapon systems, information systems, research and technology programs and support activities. Continually looking for additional efficiencies, they also conduct research projects to improve analytical concepts, methods and techniques.

Career Tasks

  • Plan, organize and supervise cost-analysis programs
  • Design and develop cost-analysis methods and techniques
  • Plan and conduct research projects to improve effectiveness

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this position if you have interests in these areas:

  • Business, Operations and Administration

Becoming an Officer

To become an Officer in the Air Force, you'll enter a rigorous nine-week Officer Training School that will challenge you physically and mentally while preparing you to be a leader.