Operations Research Analyst
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
- Serve a one year trial period, if required.
- Register with the Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
- Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
- Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 1 investigation level).
- Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
- Signed participant agreement is required for employment under this Program.
For each job on your resume, provide:
- the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
- number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.
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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.
The GS-07 salary range starts at $47,016.00 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.
To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level or higher in the Federal service; and/or 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
Specialized experience is experience assisting senior Operations Research Analysts in the performance of a broad spectrum of technical and analytical duties and participating in the application of advanced mathematical and other scientific management analysis techniques to solve portions of difficult and complex projects to provide FAS management with a quantitative basis for reaching sound managerial business decisions.
The GS-09 salary range starts at $57,510.00 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.
To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level or higher in the Federal service; and/or 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
Specialized experience is experience assisting members in the performance of a broad spectrum of technical and analytical duties; assisting senior Operations Research Analyst apply advanced mathematical and other scientific management analysis techniques to solve portions of difficult and complex projects.
Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Bargaining Unit status: None
If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to re-apply or compete against other applicants.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.
For information on temporary and term appointments go to Temporary & Term Appointments.Read more
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to research, analyze, interpret, evaluate and perform difficult but well precedented assignments.
Knowledge of and skill in applying principles, theories, concepts and methodology of Operations Research.
Skill in oral communication to make formal and informal presentations to higher level management.
Skill in written communication to formulate evaluations, analysis and reports.
Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified
Your answers will be verified by your resume. If your resume doesn’t support your answers, your score may be lowered which could place you in a lower category.
Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
If further assessments are used, you will be provided with instructions. If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.
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