OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST
- Full Time
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
GG-12 Operations Research Analyst
Professional knowledge of, and skill in applying a wide range of theories, concepts, and methods of analytical, mathematical, or statistical principles and practices to social science, political and economic principles, practices and methods and knowledge of analytical processes, such as conducting background research; collecting and reducing data; displaying data for analysis; and drawing conclusions; analytical techniques such as design of experiments and computer modeling/simulation; and organization program policies sufficient to participate in a variety of projects under the direction of a senior analyst to work as a team member in an organization that conducts operations research investigations.
GG-13 Operations Research Analyst
Mastery of, and skill in applying advanced operational research, analytical, or statistical methods, principles, standards, and concepts related to social science, political, and economic theories that enable the incumbent to provide expert advice to senior colleagues, external government, and/or military officials responsible for broad program operations and make significant, innovative recommendations for advancing programs and/or methodologies that may impact important segments of the organization's operating programs or affect the welfare of the public and/or the sustainability of natural resources and the environment.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study
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 or the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus. (You MUST submit copies of your official transcript that show the date and degree awarded) or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree for advanced research positions at the GG-12 level or higher.
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Qualification on the basis of experience-- highly creative or outstanding research that has led or can lead to major advances in a specific area of research, to a major advance in the discipline or field of science involved, or to major advances in science in general, can be rated under this provision for highly demanding research positions requiring similar abilities.
Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be combined with experience.
NOTE: This position has a positive education requirement. If transcripts are not provided, your resume MUST list the appropriate academic field (e.g. biology, mechanical engineering, economics, sociology, etc.) and all courses you have taken (including those failed), which appear to satisfy the qualification requirements of the position for which you are applying. List graduate and undergraduate courses separately. Include the descriptive title and course code, completion date, grade, number of semester, quarter or classroom hours (for education completed at business, secretarial, technical school or military schools) and graduate and undergraduate classes. Effective 1 Sep 2016, current internal federal employees must attach their transcripts. Failure to do so, will result in not being referred for the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
- Ability to identify, adapt, and apply operations research analysis concepts, methods, and tools to plan, conduct, and explain the results of analyses of complex military, intelligence, and/or other U.S. government agency programs.
- Ability to design, develop, adapt, and/or apply decision-making models related to contribute to program requirements, validation, and prioritization, and to support formal processes like the Program Objective Memoranda (POM) and Planning, Programming and Budget Execution (PPBE).
- Ability to combine functional and programmatic knowledge with analytical skills to provide findings and recommendations for optimizing the Command's ability to meet future mission requirements based upon strategic guidance.
- Knowledge of and ability to select and apply regulations, policy directives, and practices governing DoD strategic planning processes used to develop and justify recommendations for definition of priorities and programs, and resource allocation and expenditure.
- Ability to define assessment projects in terms of purpose, scope, and budget/schedule, and to use resulting project plans to manage and integrate related activities and achieve objectives.
- Ability to engage in collaborative discussions of substantive strategic assessment issues with colleagues and cyberspace SMEs, and to effectively communicate and advocate for the Command's proposals and positions and adjudicate differences.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
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When job announcements indicate PCS costs are authorized, overseas allowances may be authorized in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR) and any applicable Federal Overseas Regulations.
Selectees who physically reside permanently in the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during the entire recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) and selected for employment in the foreign area are eligible to receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, Post Allowance, Home Leave, etc. (subject to approval)
Selectees who physically reside outside the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during any step of the recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) will have foreign area benefits eligibility be determined on a case by case basis.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.