Operations Research Analyst
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the basic education requirements, applicants can qualify through education alone or the specialized experience requirement.
You may substitute a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position at the GS-09 is defined as: performing segments of analyses and projects using standard techniques and models; observing, studying and documenting new modeling techniques and approaches and assisting in the development of working papers and coordinating with others to improve models.
You may substitute a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position at the GS-11 is defined as: gathering, analyzing, and evaluating information concerning mathematical, statistical, economic, and/or other phenomena that impact energy market conditions or energy industry practices; recommending conclusions based on the results of studies; and planning, designing, implementing and testing enhancements to improve and validate models.
Education cannot be substituted for the GS-12 grade level.
You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position at the GS-12 is defined as: conducting and developing research to support the modeling of coal or other energy commodity markets and technological trends; using new modeling techniques and approaches and recommending critical elements from real world systems for inclusion into models.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
- Knowledge of economies and markets affecting production, pricing, supply, and distribution patterns by utilizing forecasting models.
- Skill in performing analyses and projects using standard techniques and models.
- Ability to design, build and use basic models to determine correct techniques or approaches to provide conclusions for projects/assignments.
- Oral and written communication skills.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Degree: 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 hours must have been in calculus.
Evaluation of Education:
Courses acceptable for qualifying for operations research positions may have been taken in other departments other than Operations Research, e.g., Engineering (usually Industrial Engineering), Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Management Science.
This position has a positive education requirement and transcripts must be provided.
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
- Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
- Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
- This position is included in a bargaining unit.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.
Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.
The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.
If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.
If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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