Operations Research Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Apr 30, 2019
Closes
Apr 30, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Business travel maybe required up to 15% of the time.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Who May Apply: US Citizens

    In order to qualify, you must meet the education/experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    Basic Education Requirement:

    Bachelors Degree or higher: 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 (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts).

    Note: Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the closing date of the announcement. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts).

    Evaluation of Education:

    The primary requirement of operations research work is competence in the rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis rather than in the subject matter of the problem. Therefore, applicants should have sufficient knowledge of applied mathematics to understand and use the fundamental concepts and techniques of operations research methods of analysis. In addition, some positions may require knowledge of a specific subject area. Courses acceptable for qualifying for operations research positions may have been taken in departments other than Operations Research, e.g., Engineering (usually Industrial Engineering), Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or Management Science.

    The following are illustrative of acceptable courses: optimization; mathematical modeling; queueing 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.

    In addition to meeting the basic education requirement above, applicants must also meet one of the below requirements:

    To qualify at the GS-05 level
    - Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-04 or equivalent). Specialized experience is defined as: skill in the structure and interpretation of computer programs via programming in functional or multi-paradigm languages.

    To qualify at the GS-07 level - Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-05 or equivalent). Specialized experience is defined as: skill in the structure and interpretation of computer programs via programming in functional or multi-paradigm languages; and designing and implementing modular, testable, and well-documented programs.

    To qualify at the GS-09 level - Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07 or equivalent). Specialized experience is defined as: skill in the structure and interpretation of computer programs via programming in functional or multi-paradigm languages; designing and implementing modular, testable, and well-documented programs; and preparing model documentation and reports pertaining to analysis studies.

    To qualify at the GS-11 level-Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09 or equivalent). Specialized experience is defined as: skill in the structure and interpretation of computer programs via programming in functional or multi-paradigm languages; designing and implementing modular, testable, and well-documented programs; preparing model documentation and reports pertaining to analysis studies; and applying state-of-the-art operations research and information technology techniques to complex problems.

    To qualify at the GS-12 level- Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11 or equivalent). Specialized experience is defined as: skill in the structure and interpretation of computer programs via programming in functional or multi-paradigm languages; designing and implementing modular, testable, and well-documented programs; preparing model documentation and reports pertaining to analysis studies; applying state-of-the-art operations research and information technology techniques to complex problems; devising new methods or extending existing theory to new and unusual applications to identify and define problems; and assisting in conducting analysis of program alternatives such as trade-offs among readiness, force structure, sustainability, transformation, and modernization.

    To qualify at the GS-13 level - Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12 or equivalent). Specialized experience is defined as: skill in the structure and interpretation of computer programs via programming in Clojure or a similar functional or multi-paradigm programming language; designing and implementing modular, testable, and well-documented programs; preparing model documentation and reports pertaining to analysis studies; applying state-of-the-art operations research and information technology techniques to complex problems; devising new methods or extending existing theory to new and unusual applications to identify and define problems; assisting in conducting analysis of program alternatives such as trade-offs among readiness, force structure, sustainability, transformation, and modernization; experience in modeling, simulation, software design/architecture, and software verification; and experience developing new or substantially modified approaches to computer simulations.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Oral Communication
    • Organizational Performance Analysis
    • Scientific Research

    To qualify for the GS-05 based off education or a combination of experience above and education below, you must have:

    Successfully completed 4 years of post-high school education leading to a bachelor degree or equivalent degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position, such as Operations Research, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

    OR

    See Assessment Question #2 under supporting documentation for qualification requirements based on a combination of education and experience. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

    To qualify for the GS-07 based off education or a combination of experience above and education below, you must have:

    Successfully completed one full academic year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as Operations Research, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science. . (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

    OR

    Claiming Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in B above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on:- (1) Class Standing - You 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; OR- (2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - You must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your 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 (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) 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.; OR- (3) Honor Society Membership - You may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).(NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts and/or verification of class standing for further verification.)

    Or

    See Assessment Question #3 under supporting documentation for qualification requirements based on a combination of education and experience. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

    To qualify for the GS-09 based off education or a combination of experience above and education below, you must have:

    Successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position, such as Operations Research, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science. .(Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

    OR

    See Assessment Question #4 under supporting documentation for qualification requirements based on a combination of education and experience. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

    To qualify for the GS-11 based off education or a combination of experience above and education below, you must have:

    Successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position, such as Operations Research, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science. .(Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

    OR

    See Assessment Question #5 under supporting documentation for qualification requirements based on a combination of education and experience. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)


    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    • Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the closing date of the announcement
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 36 position.
    • You may claim military spouse preference.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

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

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
    • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
    • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

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    Drug test required No


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