Pathways Student Trainee (OPS Research Analyst)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Jan 17, 2019
Closes
Jan 17, 2019
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Security Clearance: Position has been designated as Noncritical Sensitive. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Drug Testing: The incumbent of this position is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with the DoD OIG.
  • Trial Period: A trial period may be required.
  • Pathways Agreement: Incumbents must complete a Pathways Participant Agreement upon appointment.
  • Internship Program Eligibility
    Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment and seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis, as defined by the educational institution.

    Qualifying Education Institution: Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

    Academic Program Requirement
    Applicants must be in a degree program in operations research; or one that includes 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 be in calculus.

    Note: Courses acceptable for qualifying for operations research positions may be taken in departments other than Operations Research, e.g., Engineering (usually Industrial Engineering), Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Management Science. The following are illustrative of acceptable courses: optimization; mathematical modeling; queuing theory; engineering; physics (except descriptive or survey courses); econometrics; psychometrics; biometrics; experimental psychology; physical chemistry; industrial process analysis; managerial economics; computer science; measurement for management; mathematical models in social phenomena; and courses that involved application of operations research techniques and methodologies to problems of management, marketing, systems design, and other specialized fields; or other comparable quantitative analysis courses for which college-level mathematics or statistics is a prerequisite.

    Minimum Requirements
    You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards


    Minimum Qualifications for the GS-1599-07:
    A. 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service applying mathematical, statistical, or text analysis using software packages.
    B. One year of graduate level education in a related field. An academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. This determination is made based on normal course loads for a full year of study in the graduate program. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours will satisfy the one year of full-time study requirement. (You MUST submit transcripts or proof of education to verify your claim.)
    C. A bachelor's degree in a directly related major and meet Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.). S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. (1) Class standing-Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. (2) Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-Applicants must have a grade-point average of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. G.P.A. as recorded on the final transcript. The final transcript must cover the period being used to determine G.P.A., i.e., all 4 years or last 2 years. (3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society-Applicant can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed. These honor societies are listed in the Association of College Honor Societies. (You MUST submit transcripts or proof of education and any other applicable documentation to verify your claim.)
    D. A combination of experience as described in "A" above and education as described in "B" above. To combine education and experience, determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine your education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (You MUST submit transcripts or proof of education to verify your claim.)

    Minimum Qualifications for the GS-1599-09:
    A. 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service applying mathematical, statistical, or text analysis using software packages and effectively communicating analysis results.
    B. Having completed, or within 9 months of the closing date of this announcement will have completed, a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. that may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. To be creditable, education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. (You MUST submit transcripts or proof of education to verify your claim.)
    C. A combination of experience as described in "A" above and education as described in "B" above. To combine education and experience, determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine your education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (You MUST submit transcripts or proof of education to verify your claim.)

    ***The required education must lead to a degree in operations research; or one that includes 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 be in calculus.

    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: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Additional Vacancies: This announcement may be used to fill additional positions.

    Conversion: Interns may be noncompetitively converted to a permanent or term (time-limited) position within 120 days of successful completion of the program. To be eligible for conversion, interns must: complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program; complete their degree or certificate requirements; meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted; meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Pathways Participant Agreement; and perform their job successfully. Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work experience hours. Once noncompetitively converted, the position has a full performance level of GS-12.

    Veterans Preference: For more information on veterans' preference go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

    Re-employed Annuitants: This vacancy does not meet the criteria identified in DoDI 1400.25 VOLUME 300, Section 3 for the appointment of annuitants. Veterans preference eligibles receive consideration regardless of their annuitant status.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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

    The assessments for this job will measure:
    Accountability, Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Decision Making, Flexibility, Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills, Learning, Reading, Self-Management, Stress Tolerance, and Teamwork.

    Your results on these assessments will place you in one of three categories:
    Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates a high level of proficiency in the job related competencies based on the answers to the assessments.
    Highly Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency in some of the job-related competencies based on the answers to the assessments.
    Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualifications.

    Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

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    Drug test required Yes


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