Operations Research Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Lee, Virginia
Posted
Feb 27, 2021
Closes
Mar 04, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as an operations research analyst on a multi-disciplinary team performing segments or major phases of studies, which require the design, development, and...
  • ...adaptation of mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other scientific methods and techniques to analyze management problems for which decisions must be made under uncertain conditions.
  • Develops specialized studies in support of organization and resource utilization throughout the Agency, develops and conducts review, and leads or participates on Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) or other groups in producing projects and studies.
  • Involves identifying and integrating significant internal and external program, policies, procedures, practices and systems affecting the entire Agency in the areas of organization, resource management and business administration.
  • Develops analyses and evaluates new or modified programs, policies, procedures, associated goals and objectives, and mission operations.
  • Reviews, prepares, and presents oral briefings and written reports outlining the status, results, and significant aspects of ongoing and completed projects.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Security Requirements: Noncritical-Sensitive with Secret access
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.


Qualifications

To qualify for an Operations Research Analyst, your resume and supporting documentation must support:
  • Basic Education Requirement: A Bachelor's 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: 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; 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.

  • B. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement above, to qualify for the NH-04 grade level, specialized experience must be at the NH-03 or GS-13 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Creditable specialized experience includes:
    • Senior level operations research knowledge sufficient to apply new analytical developments, methodologies and research findings to broad studies of new, developing, innovative or unprecedented manpower management areas;
    • Ability to apply research techniques and obtain concomitant information concerning subject studies so as to be able to perform sound analyses and make viable recommendations;
    • Knowledge and experience of OMB, DOD, and agency planning, programming and budgeting systems to ensure systems integration and resolve issues, develop guidelines, regulations and policies;
    • Ability to create and present analytical reports, and correspondence to senior executives within the agency and to OSD staff; and Responsible for agency program management for organizational modeling and manpower management.


    Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    If the position has a minimum education requirement you, MUST provide transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at the time of application) to support your educational claims.

    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.

    Additional information

    • This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
    • Tour of Duty: Flexible
    • FLSA:Exempt
    • Bargaining Unit: No
    • Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period.
    • Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive NOT be authorized.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies:
    • Customer Service
    • Mathematical Reasoning
    • Organizational Awareness
    • Research
    • Technical Competence


    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and/or score.

    Once the application process is complete, a manual review of your resume and supporting documentation will occur to determine if you are eligible and among the best qualified as determined by the predetermined cutoff score. Your score is based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (e.g., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d 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:
    1. Your resume: May be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement. If it includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy. 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. For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
    2. You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:
    • Using Your Education to Qualify: You MUST provide a complete copy of transcripts, licenses, etc. to support your educational claims. The transcripts must include your name, the name of the college or university, class/course list, completed number of credits/hours, and the date degree conferred (if applicable). Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Licenses must be current at time of application.
    • For current Federal Employee:
      • You must provide SF-50, or other equivalent official "Notification of Personnel Action" (Note: Request for Personnel Action (SF-52) and Award actions are not acceptable)
      For Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You must provide a signed Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist , PCS orders/verification of duty location assignment, a copy of marriage certificate or license and documents as listed on the Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist. For Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at a score of 85 or higher for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. Additional information may also be found at the General Information and Definitions link. For Current/Former Military Members:
        Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit a letter from the Department of Veteran's Affairs certifying your overall service connected disability percentage AND character of service. Future Military Retirees: Military retirees seeking t enter federal service in the Department of Defense require a waiver if appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement. You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD-214 (which indicates character of service), OR certification document, OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). Future Separating from the Military: Yu are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (which indicates character of service), OR certification document, OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces. A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.


    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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