Washington, D.C
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 09, 2022
Full Time

As a OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Conducts statistical surveys and studies to collect, classify, and evaluate quantitative data in support of predictive modeling, new and existing business processes, data model development, new automation, and all strategic business decisions impacting the personnel security investigations for the federal government.
  • Performs analytical and evaluative tasks using statistical procedures such as regression analysis, sampling techniques, forecasting/trend analyses, analysis of variance and non-parametric statistics in support of workload, performance management, predictive analytics, manpower and organizational studies.
  • Applies statistical and analytical models to project short and long range impacts to background investigations due to environment factors, policy changes, and adapting it to an enhanced decision support system.
  • Uses computer programs to develop and write algorithms to analyze data for statistical significance for use in research, predictive analytics, metric management, and process modeling.
  • Conduct surveys to collect data where not already available to support long and short range projects, background investigation requirements, performance metrics and costs to formulate case projections, investigation workload planning, and impacts to budgets.
  • Provides analytic advice and consultation to management officials of other organizational staff elements as requested, or when deemed necessary.
  • Research and conduct root cause analyses on performance management metrics to understand the business relationships of processes and data.
  • Conduct root cause analyses on problems as they arise to help leadership and program managers understand issues.
  • Identify the cause by studying qualitative and quantitative features of processes to prevent backlogs, quality, and timeliness concerns.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information http://www.sss.gov
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): May Be Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible, but is not a full time telework position. The incumbent will be required to report to the office on a routine basis.
  • COVID19: See additional information.
  • If selected, the incumbent must obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance as indicated in job announcement.


This position has a Basic Requirement for the 1515:

Degree: in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.

*NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 08/08/2022

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

You must have specialized experience sufficient to demonstrate that you have acquired all the competencies necessary to perform at a level equivalent in difficulty, responsibility, and complexity to the next lower grade (GG-12) in the Federal service and are prepared to take on greater responsibility.
Generally, this would include one year or more of such specialized experience. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Experience conducting statistical surveys, to include but not limited to, survey design data collection, processing, compilation, computation, editing, presentation of statistical data and formal report of findings
  • Experience with planning and coordinating a variety of specialized and complex operations research projects to make authoritative decisions requiring a high degree of technical and administrative judgment
  • Experience in oral and written communications in order to prepare and present papers and staff reports, and deliver briefings in a clear, concise, and logical manner
  • Experience using statistical computer programs and facility to write scripts (such as SQL) to extract data
  • Ability to assimilate new information and effectively incorporate it into the management decision-making process
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Business Analysis - Defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to process improvement, communication management, strategic planning, and policy development.
  • Data Visualization - In-depth experience with modern statistical analysis and data visualization tools such as Tableau, Qlik, SAS, SPSS, RStudio, etc.
  • Statistical Analysis - Apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information.
  • Customer Service - Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.

  • Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Additional information

    DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

    In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

    COVID19 - To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/

    Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily or intermittently telework.

    Other Notes:

    Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

    Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

    If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

    If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

    Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

    All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

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