OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Apr 19, 2019
Closes
Apr 27, 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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  • U.S. citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
  • Position has been designated as Noncritical Sensitive. The incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.

    Basic Requirement: A 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.

    Note: 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, 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.

    For the GS-7 level, you must have:
    A. At least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-5 or equivalent level. Specialized experience is defined as: applying mathematical, statistical, or text analysis using software packages;
    B. One full year of graduate level education in a field directly related to the position. (One full year of graduate education is the number of hours the school determines to equal one year. If this information is unavailable, 18 semester hours will be used as the standard);
    C. Experience as described in (A) above and education as described in (B) above which when combined totals 100% of the necessary education and experience to qualify for this position.
    OR
    D. Completion of all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with eligibility for superior academic achievement based on one of the following: a grade point average of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of your graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society.

    For the GS-9 level, you must have:
    A. At least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-7 or equivalent level. Specialized experience is defined as: applying mathematical, statistical, or text analysis using software packages and developing written summaries and reports to communicate analysis results;
    B. A Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field directly related to the position 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.
    OR
    C. Experience as described in (A) above and education as described in (B) above which when combined totals 100% of the necessary education and experience to qualify for this position.

    For the GS-11 level, you must have:
    A. At least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-9 or equivalent level. Specialized experience is defined as: applying mathematical, statistical, or text analysis using software packages, communicating analysis results, and using those results to promote new policy formulation, program formulation and oversight in order to enforce program integrity;
    B. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field directly related to the position.
    OR
    C. Experience as described in (A) above and education as described in (B) above which when combined totals 100% of the necessary education and experience to qualify for this position.

    For the GS-12 level - One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-11 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.
    Specialized experience is defined as: applying mathematical, statistical, or text analysis using software packages, and communicating analysis to promote new policy formulation, increased efficiency, and oversight in order to enforce program integrity.Education is not substitutable at the GS-12 level.

    Candidates will be further evaluated on the level and quality of their experience and possession of the following relevant competencies in order to determine the level of your qualifications. These competencies include:
    • Skill in analyzing data
    • Knowledge of data mining processes
    • Skill in data preparation for modeling and analysis
    • Knowledge of statistical software
    • Mathematical and statistical analysis presentation

    All qualification and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Volunteer Experience: 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    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 specialized 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.

    Accreditation: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/ and U.S. Department of Education website at http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

    Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.

    If applicable, you may apply under the appropriate Special Appointment Authority and be considered for non-competitive appointments. Please see link for definitions of the Special Appointment Authorities: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/hiring-authorities/.

    Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)

    Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service and type of discharge.

    Disabled Veterans: See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service and type of discharge and a VA Certification Letter.

    Family Members Eligible under Executive Order 12721: Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, from the position and any other documentation proving eligibility.

    Interchange Agreements: Submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document providing information pertinent to your appointment eligibility for the position to which you are applying.

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP) - Spousal Travel Orders/Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Orders, Marriage Certificate, and Military Spouse Preference Self Certification checklist

    NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement: Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, from the position and any other documentation proving eligibility.

    Severely Disabled (Schedule A):Submit proof of disability in the form of written certification from a licensed medical professional, OR a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, OR any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.

    Reemployed Annuitants: DoD policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):Provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.

    Unless you have already completed a creditable probationary period, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.

    The incumbent 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 Department of Defense (DoD) OIG. Organizational entities with the DoD are not required to conduct drug testing for DoD civilian employees moving by transfer or reassignment from one DoD Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another TDP with no break in service within the DoD, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis by the gaining Component.

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

    We will review your application package to ensure that you meet basic qualification requirements. If you meet basic qualifications, your personal, educational and work experience, will be evaluated against your responses to the questionnaire. You will be assessed to the extent to which you posses the competencies listed in the "Qualifications" section above and ultimately placed into one of three quality category levels: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Applicants will receive further consideration in accordance with category rating procedures.

    Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
    Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
    Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    During further evaluation, you may be asked to provide additional information or participate in other methods of assessment, such as structured interviews. Individuals who are subject matter experts in the requirements of this position may participate in further evaluations.

    Your responses will be carefully reviewed and must be supported by factual information in your resume. Inflating or otherwise enhancing your qualifications and errors or omissions may result in lowering your self-rated level or loss of further consideration.

    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required Yes


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