OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 18, 2019
Closes
Feb 18, 2019
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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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
  • Primary U.S. residency for the last three years (additional details below)
  • You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
  • Upon appointment, you may be required to undergo random drug testing

GS-12:You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent that equipped you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. Examples of Specialized Experience include:
  • Gathering, Analyzing and Assessing data and program deployment information relating to relating to facial recognition biometric technology
  • Conducting pre and post deployment risk assessments in support of biometric programs and law enforcement activities
  • Supporting complex biometric research projects using SQL, Tableau, SAS, R/RStudio, Access, or simulation modeling tools such as Arena or Python; utilizing reporting tools. This includes utilizing these tools to document and report on findings both orally and in writing.

GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent that equipped you with the skills needed to perform the job duties.
Examples of Specialized Experience include:
  • Extracting and using advanced and innovative approaches to analyze and assess data and program deployment information relating to facial recognition biometric technology and emerging biometric technologies
  • Conducting more complex pre and post deployment risk assessments in support of biometric programs (facial recognition) and law enforcement activities
  • Utilizing SQL, Tableau, SAS, R/RStudio, Access, or simulation modeling tools such as Arena or Python to develop and present biometric program analysis to leadership, and clearly defend the results to all stakeholders both orally and in writing.

Basic Requirement:
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.

Quality Ranking Factors: Applicants who possess the following experiences may be rated higher than applicants who do not possess these experiences. Desired experience for this position includes:Knowledge and skill in gathering, analyzing and assessing large data sets relating to the use of biometric facial recognition technology in a large complex organization or law enforcement agency.


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.

You must meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process by 02/15/2019.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For more information visit this link.

Residency: If you are not currently a CBP employee, you must meet one or more of the following primary residency criteria for at least three years prior to applying to this announcement:
  1. Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);
  2. Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or
  3. Been a dependent of a United States federal or military employee serving overseas.
Exceptions may be granted if you provide complete state-side coverage information regarding participation in "Study Abroad" programs, overseas church missions, or state-side addresses of anyone who worked or studied with you overseas. You must provide information and related documentation at the time of application.

Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found here. You must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. In addition, to be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well-Qualified category for this position, as described above.

Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Positions with known promotion potential do not guarantee promotion, nor is the promise of promotion implied.

Telework may be available on a regular recurring or situational basis.

CBP uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.

Every individual receives a fair opportunity throughout the federal recruitment and hiring process. Learn more here.

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

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use an online self-assessment questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education and training. Your entire application package will then be reviewed. The final determination will be based on all the information provided in your application package.

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

  1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies substantially exceeding the minimum requirements of the position.
  2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position.
  3. Qualified: Applicants possessing knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies meeting the minimum requirements of the position.
Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is considered scientific/professional. Other 10 point preference eligibles and veterans with 5 point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. For more information about veterans' preference visit this link.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, see https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10371161

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):
Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Other Characteristics (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in their resume. The KSAOs are:
  • Ability to conduct analysis relating to layered enforcement activities
  • Skill in conducting analysis relating to law enforcement biometrics, preprimary/risk assessment, primary or secondary inspection or outbound inspection analytics
  • Ability to apply accepted probability and optimization operations research analysis, systems analysis, economic analysis and simulation and modeling methods and procedures
  • Ability to lead program level data analysis and assist with identifying needed data sets
  • Ability to conduct research to improve CBP's organizational structure and automated systems

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Drug test required No


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