Operations Research Analyst (EHA-ACQ-DAWDF)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 22, 2017
Closes
Sep 30, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

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.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - To attend mandatory training classes.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Security Clearance
  • Mobility Agreement
  • Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA)

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.

 

 

To qualify for a GS-07:  Bachelor's 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, and have documented Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the undergraduate level; OR one year of graduate level education in the fields such as those described above; OR Associate's Degree with one one-year (12 months) of specialized experience at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Equivalent 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.  This experience is equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service, which could have been obtained in the private or public sectors.

To qualify for a GS-09: Completion of 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's Degree, or Master's or equivalent graduate degree.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:   One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05, or GS-07 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:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

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.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, who are 18 but not yet 26 years old, must be registered with the Selective Service System (or have an exemption) to be eligible for federal employment.  For additional information, click here.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.

You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

reCRUITMENT incentive may OR may not be authorized.

STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (SLRP) MAY BE OFFERED FOR ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

You must upload/submit all required documents in order to be considered, i.e., Resume, All transcripts (we will accept unofficial), (DD 214, Veterans Award Letter and SF 15 if applicable).

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

 

If qualified, we will then place you in one of the three categories described below:

A. Best-qualified category. Bachelors/Masters Degree in Operations Research, with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.

B. Highly-qualified category. Bachelors/Masters Degree in Operations Research, with an overall GPA between 3.0 and 3.45.

C. Qualified category. Bachelor's 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, and have documented Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the undergraduate level; OR one year of graduate level education in the fields such as those described above; OR Associate’s Degree with one one-year (12 months) of specialized experience at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Equivalent 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.  This experience is equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service, which could have been obtained in the private or public sectors.

 

 

 

Applicants in the Best-qualified category will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

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