Operations Research Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 23, 2021
Closes
Sep 28, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Air Traffic Services (AJT), Operational Planning and Integration Directorate, AJT-3. AJT provides safe, secure, and efficient management for the National Airspace System (NAS) and international airspace assigned to U.S. control.

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Responsibilities

As an Operations Research Analyst, serves as a principal performance analyst within the Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Integration and Analysis Team within AJT-3 Directorate. Applies experience and expert knowledge of quantitative analyses to evaluate operational and performance outcomes of planned and accomplished TBO deployments. In this capacity, he/she supports data-driven decision making in support of the TBO Integration and Analysis Team's activities, including deployment of complex, inter-related programs that deliver consistent and efficient operations across the NAS.

As a principal technical specialist he/she applies comprehensive technical knowledge of FAA plans and TBO objectives to support strategic planning for the FAA and AJT, and evaluate associated commitments (e.g., Northeast Corridor). Conducts quantitative analysis of airport and airspace operations, and benefit opportunities and expectations of planned TBO improvements. Identifies and analyzes alternatives; various methods and levels of statistical analysis; statistical sampling and/or risk analysis; and recommends solutions based on data-driven analyses and conclusions.

Retrieves, analyzes, summarizes and visualizes operational, empirical data using appropriate statistical, mathematical modeling, and other analytical techniques and tools. Designs and develops models for empirical analyses, and customizes analyses to focus on factors that directly affect actual operations or deployments. Interprets analytical findings and generates insights to develop proposals and inform policy for operating procedures, regulations, and standards.

Works effectively under the direction of a Group Manager, Team Leader or subject-matter expert to develop effective communications artifacts for internal and external stakeholders to broaden their understanding of TBO, its operational impacts, and site-specific plans and goals. Develops slides and info-graphics that explain complex operational analyses and findings in plain English.

Contacts are internal and external and include representatives from other Service Units, Service Areas, FAA lines-of-business , and labor unions. He/she often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on projects, programs and other work activities. He/she uses skill working collaboratively with others, including labor unions and support task groups across lines of businesses, to communicate information to all levels within AJT and the ATO. He/she plays a lead role in drafting, reviewing, and editing reports for final approval prior to external distribution. He/she presents briefings to obtain consensus/approval on policies and coordinates significant technical matters with representatives of external organizations.

Although broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues, he/she is allowed considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. Draws on experience to solve unusual problems and may create new solutions and policy interpretations as the situation requires. He/she provides policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally.

He/she resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced technical specialist. Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated problems and issues and works with management to solve problems. The Team Manager rarely reviews work, typically though status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
  • $27,000 PCS for current federal employees
  • $10,000 PCS for former federal employees & EVHO applicants


Qualifications

To view the complete qualifications standard, applicants should reference-U.S. Office of Personnel Management Group Coverage Qualification Standard for the Operations Research Series, 1515:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/operations-research-series-1515/

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.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, to qualify for this position at the FV-J level you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience developing or using of customized software tools to extract and analyze empirical data to solve problems and identify opportunities for operational improvements.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

If the selecting official decides to interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration for the position at that point in the process must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list.

Current and former federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or emailed to maryann.quinn@faa.gov on or before the closing date of this announcement. All emailed documents should reference the announcement number.

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.
This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 1515 series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 1515 series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 1515 series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/ . If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/ .

Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are thoseveterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service.Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

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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