Quantico, Virginia
Oct 03, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time

  • You will provide cost analysis support for complex defense weapon systems programs, including life cycle cost estimating, contract proposal evaluation, and Integrated Program Management (IPM) analysis.
  • You will conduct data collection, research and analysis.
  • You will build quantitative models to predict the future cost of complex defense weapon systems.
  • You will perform analysis to help Navy leadership make informative decisions concerning cost, budget, and schedule over the life cycle of Navy programs.
  • You will comply with Department of Defense and Department of the Navy weapons system acquisition policies and cost analysis policies.
  • You will lead cost analysis and program office teams.
  • You will review, quality check, and correct analytical inputs from team members.
  • You will train entry-level analysts.
  • You will communicate with acquisition program office staff, technical/engineering teams, defense contractors and external government customers.
  • You will convert mathematical analytical findings into well-articulated, concise written products and complete detailed documentation of analytical data and methods.
  • You will deliver oral and written presentations of findings, defending your analysis and the analytical results from your team.


Conditions of Employment

  • You will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You may be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a final TS/SCI security clearance prior to entry on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain required level of security clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal from this position.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random drug testing.


Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: applying quantitative data methods; conducting data-centric analysis of the design, production and operations costs of major engineering products and processes; analyzing data to evaluate risks and statistical uncertainty for product development, production, and business operations; creating analytical models; and working on a team. Examples of creditable specialized experience includes leading teams and developing acquisition program life cycle cost estimates, providing contract cost evaluations, and providing Integrated Program Management (IPM) cost and schedule analysis to program managers or organizational leadership for complex defense weapon systems.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/operations-research-series-1515/

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


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.

Transcripts proving positive education requirement must be submitted with package.

Additional information

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This position is in the excepted service and does not confer civil service competitive status.

This position may be eligible for ad-hoc situational telework at the discretion of the supervisor.

Several vacancies may be filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.

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