OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Sep 25, 2020
Closes
Oct 02, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

This position is being filled under DoD Modified Direct Hire Authority, Section 1109; PL, 116-92, dated 12/20/2019 .

As a OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST at the GS-1515-12 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Serves as operations research analyst, and participates in planning, conducting, and presenting complex systems analyses in support of assigned DoD programs.
  • Conducts qualitative and quantitative analyses of DoD missions within scenarios involving the use of CB warfare.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the capabilities, effectiveness, feasibility, and costs of CB defense programs and their alternatives.
  • Develops operations research methods in the solution of a variety of engineering, economic, and military problems, where the precision of relationships, rigor and economy of mathematical operations and logical necessity of results are controlling considerations.
  • Obtains, interprets and documents user requirements and translates into corresponding technical specifications and program requirements.
  • Actively participates in workgroups and conferences while collaborating with relevant external entities. Attends meetings, conferences, briefings, and seminars related to program planning, advanced technologies, and support system concepts.
  • Supports the overall planning and timely execution of assigned programs, and identifies technical and programmatic issues, recommends, and initiates resolution of problems identified.
  • Actively participates in the preparation of execution plans for program planning, development, and transition.
  • Reviews and provides input to research and program proposals. Provides memoranda and briefings for Congressional, Departmental and related requests for information on assigned programs.
  • Supports in establishing Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs) with other government agencies, academic institutions, and foreign governments, as required, to achieve data exchange and implement cooperative programs.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel CONUS and OCONUS may be necessary to accomplish responsibilities.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work Schedule: Full-time
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: May Be Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • PCS: Not Authorized
  • Subject to pre-employment drug testing and periodic random drug testing thereafter.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance


Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS-12, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Planning, leading, conducting, and presenting complex systems analyses and utilizing operations research analysis techniques in support of assigned DoD programs.
  • Performing research to establish objectives and approach, isolate and define critical features of the problem, formulate and apply methodology, identify alternative courses of action, and presenting results (oral and written).
  • Experience and skills as an innovator in thinking creatively as it relates to technology-based programs.
  • Analyzing management problems and providing advice and insight about the probable effects of alternative solutions to these problems.

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.

In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1515 series.

Basic Requirements:

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: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

Education

Education can be substituted for experience at the GS-11 & GS-12 only.

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for the GS-13 and GS-14 grade levels.

Transcripts are required for all grade levels. You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, however ALL TRANSCRIPTS MUST HAVE SCHOOL AND STUDENT IDENTIFICATION ON THEM OR THEY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

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 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: Foreign Education

Additional information

Other Notes:

The incumbent will be required to become certified, DAWIA Level II in Program Management within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. The incumbent is required to acquire a minimum of 40 continuous learning points (CLPs) every fiscal year as a goal and 80 CLPs being mandatory within 2 years.


This position DOES/DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences.

Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Transcripts
  • This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript
  • College transcript(s), required if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned.
3. Veteran's Documents
  • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation%205-4-2020.pdf?ver=2020-05-07-140551-783

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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