Operations Research Analyst

Washington D.C.
Jun 16, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The Flight Projects Directorate, Resource Analysis Office (Code 405), is seeking an entry-level candidate to serve as an Operations Research Analyst. As an Operations Research Analyst, you will conduct analytical studies to provide Goddard Space Flight Center management with cost and workforce estimates on proposed and ongoing Flight Projects.


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  • Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Must have received qualifying degree within 2 years of appointment date
  • A one-year probationary period may be required
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Occasional travel is required
  • This position is announced under the NASA Distinguished Scholar (DS) Appointing Authority. All candidates, including veterans and CTAP/ICTAP eligibles, must meet the DS qualification requirements, including the requirement to have received the qualifying degree within two years of the date of appointment or conversion. Because the DS program includes specific grade point average (GPA) criteria, candidates
    must include GPA information in the Education section of their resume. Candidates who fail to do so will be found ineligible.

    All candidates for Distinguished Scholar appointments qualify on the basis of education. Candidates must meet the required grade level criteria and must have received the qualifying degree from an accredited university within two years of the date of appointment.

    For the GS-7 grade level, applicants must have a bachelor's degree, and must have achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and a GPA of 3.5 or higher for courses in the field of study required to qualify for the position.

    To receive consideration, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., type of degree received, year degree received, and major area of study). In addition to providing your degree information on your resume, you MUST list all courses you have taken which meet the education requirements for the 1515 series as well as the semester hours awarded. You MUST include the course code, descriptive title, and number of semester, quarter or classroom hours (e.g., MATH220, Elementary Calculus I, 3 Semester hours). If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.

    Basic Education Requirement: A 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.

    U.S. citizenship is required.

    Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.

    Not Applicable

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