Operations Research Analyst

Arlington, Virginia
Jun 28, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Mission Statement
The Joint Staff assists the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in accomplishing his responsibilities for: the unified strategic direction of the combatant forces; their operation under unified command; and for their integration into an efficient team of land, naval, and air forces. The Joint Staff is composed of approximately equal numbers of officers from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force. In practice, the Marines make up about 20 percent of the number allocated to the Navy. For more information see: http://www.jcs.mil/

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • This is a drug testing designated position.
  • This position requires a Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the 13 grade level in the Federal service:

    • Assessing, analyzing, evaluating and recommending the development of program requirements affecting multiple complex programs.
    • Coordinating, managing, organizing, performing special studies and reviews.
    • Using automated tools to perform data analysis and make recommendations to prioritize requirements.
    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Degree: in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research a relevant engineering discipline, 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.

    All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of
    credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time
    study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain
    your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter
    hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet
    the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by
    a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such
    education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or
    full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further
    information, visit: Foreign Education

    Work Schedule: Fulltime
    Overtime: Occasionally
    Tour of Duty: Flexible
    Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
    Financial Disclosure: Not Required
    Telework Eligibility: This position is NOT telework eligible
    Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.

    For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.
    Other Notes:
    Delegated Examining -This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    Top Secret/SCI


    As a Operations Research Analyst at the GS-1515-14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

    • Acquires, operates, and maintains an inventory of models and analytic tools that may be applied to the studies assigned to the division.
    • Establishes measures of effectiveness and develops analytic study plans and decision methodologies for completing effective warfighting assessments.
    • Makes recommendations to the Division Chief and Director as to how to best organize the division's complement of contractor assets to exploit their capabilities and challenge them technically.
    • Prepares and coordinates on position papers, talking papers, information papers, briefings, and Joint Staff Action Processing System (JSAP) packages.
    • Overseeing the application of scientific research methods and the solution of complex operational and force sufficiency problems across the full spectrum of Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) warfighting functionality.
    • Maintains currency on Service force development policies, allocation rules, and force design structure, Incumbent is responsible for the appropriate assignment, allocation, and apportionment of force structure capabilities to meet Component tactical and operational tasks required to meet the campaign objectives of the planning scenario.
    • Provides technical expertise on topics related to operations research, computer science, systems analysis, model applications, and hardware and software support systems.

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