Operations Research Analyst
Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please:
This position is also being announced through Government-Wide procedures under Announcement # HQ-OSC-TA62-17-261358-G. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Government-Wide procedures must apply to both announcements.
- Occasional Travel
- Position requires occasional travel.
Basic Requirements for all Operations Research Positions:
Basic Education Requirements: This position requires a 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 semester hours of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus. You MUST provide transcript(s) or documentation with your application to verify that you meet the above basic requirements.
NOTE: You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your education claims. Refer to the Required Documents section of his announcement for details. All materials must be submitted by the vacancy announcement closing date. Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.
In addition to the basic requirements, to qualify for the SV-I Pay Band, (equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H Pay Band or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the expert knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as applying operations research, or mathematical knowledge and techniques to solve problems related to operational testing, evaluation, modeling and simulation; identifying, recommending, and implementing strategies for technology testing in either laboratory or operational environments; and conducting studies to evaluate security technologies, processes, and policies for developing test methodologies for assessing system effectiveness and suitability.
In addition to the basic requirements, to qualify for the SV-J Pay Band, (equivalent to GS-14), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-I Pay Band or GS-13 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the expert knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as applying operations research or mathematical knowledge and techniques to solve problems related to operational testing and evaluation, modeling and simulation; planning, coordinating, and conducting projects and studies; and experience providing advice, guidance, and presenting briefings of analysis.
You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.