Operations Research Analyst (EHA-ACQ-DAWDF)
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen,Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values-- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location/installation, identified in this Public Notice will make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
These positions are being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to positions designated pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improve Act (DAWIA); positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions are filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay may vary by geographic location. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.
NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants under this authority.
The PALACE Acquire Program offers you a permanent position upon completion of your formal training plan. As a Palace Acquire Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving. The program offers a 3-year formal training plan with yearly salary increases. Promotions and salary increases are based upon your successful performance and supervisory approval. This is your opportunity to begin a successful civilian career with the United States Air Force.
- Occasional Travel
- To attend mandatory training classes.
- U.S. Citizenship
- Security Clearance
- Mobility Agreement
- Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA)
SPECIALIZEDEXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of utilizing statistical techniques and developing mathematical models in order to define and analyze problems; and advising officials of different approaches as a basis for management plans and decisions.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience, click on the following link:
Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Pathways Guidelines . You can also visit: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/index-Standards.asp for additional qualification standards.
Once the application and selection process is complete,a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the applicable OPMqualification requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, areview of your resume and supporting documentation will be made. Applicants whofail to provide the necessary documentation to support their educational gradepoint average/masters degree requirements, qualifying experience or veterans'preference claim will be determined incomplete, ineligible or not identified asclaiming veterans' preference. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errorsor omissions may affect your consideration in the referral and selectionprocess.
KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSA)
1. Knowledge of fundamental cost and economic analysisconcepts.
2. Knowledge of acquisition requirements, and thedevelopment and approval processes used in large organizations.
3. Practical understanding of models and estimatingrelationships.
4. Ability to develop and utilize data collection techniquesand to analyze data.
5. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
6.Ability to interact effectively with others.
IF YOU ARE QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION, PLEASE SUMBIT COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS TO INCLUDE TRANSFERRED HOURS - OFFICIAL COPIES ARE NOT REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION. IF SELECTED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS.
IF YOU QUALIFY BASED ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND YOU HAVE NOT GRADUATED PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION, YOU MAY BE OFFERED A POSITION CONTINGENT UPON YOUR FINAL GRADE POINT AVERAGE OR CLASS RANKING.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Mobility - you may be required to relocate during or after completion of your training.
2. Successful completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan.
3. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
4. May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties.
-Utilizes statistical techniques and developing mathematical models in order to define and analyze problems.
-Observes and participates in cost analysis assignments by performing a variety of routine taskings associated with the preparation of system cost analyses.
-Extracts and organizes raw cost data under the supervision of an experienced analyst, and assists other analysts in the collection, development, and implementation of cost-related information.
-Assists with research of considerable scope and complexity for the development of analytical methods and techniques necessary for accurate cost estimates.
-Observes and participates in identifying analytical concepts, methods and techniques, e.g. regression analysis, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, etc. appropriate to systems costing.
-Observes and assists in validating and testing research findings for inclusion in high priority studies and proposals which are often presented to the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB), OSD Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG), Air Force CAIG, and the Secretariat.
-On a limited level, observes and assists in the analysis of problems related to the development of costing models, data sources, and techniques.
- Participates with senior analysts in the preparation and maintenance of statistical information work sheets, cost data records and related correspondence.
Other duties include gathering and inputting data into computers, drafting portions of and proofing reports and briefings, and assisting in the design of and preparing visual aids.