SCENARIO AND EXPERIMENTATION ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Suffolk, Virginia
Posted
Sep 23, 2021
Closes
Sep 28, 2021
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Joint Wargaming and Experimentation Division (JWED) Chief, other Branch Chiefs, and the lead planner in directing and ensuring a plausible plan, scenario, red and white cell are incorporated into joint wargames and the planning, leading and/or supporting joint wargaming and experimentation events done by JWED provide a rigorous environment to measure and assess joint war fighting concepts and their ways and means.
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Responsibilities

As a SCENARIO AND EXPERIMENTATION ANALYST at the GS-0301-12/13 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Assist the Joint Wargaming and Experimentation Division (JWED) Chief, other Branch Chiefs, and the lead planner in directing and ensuring a plausible plan, scenario, red cell and white cell are incorporated into joint wargames.
  • Assist the Joint Wargaming and Experimentation Division (JWED) Chief, other Branch Chiefs, and the lead planner in the planning, leading and/or supporting joint wargaming and experimentation events done by JWED in order to provide a rigorous environment to measure and assess joint war fighting concepts and their ways and means.
  • Work closely with Joint Concept authors and those responsible for Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development in order to research and develop a global and operationally challenging scenario, and help to design an event (wargame of experiment) to include a red and white cell that incorporates current and future capabilities, doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures that emulate a realistic threat.
  • Plan, lead or support joint wargaming and experimentation events in order to establish the design, planning and development criteria through the analysis of concepts, problems or questions and adapting concept-based hypotheses into said events.
  • Assisting the lead planner or team lead planner research and review future concepts, the incumbent will investigate results, and evaluate assessments of completed wargames.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - - You may be expected to travel for this position and Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service http://www.sss.gov
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
  • Overtime: Occasionally, employee may be required to work weekends, holidays and overtime during peak work periods.
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is NOT telework eligible
  • Security: Employee must obtain/maintain a Special Sensitive (Top Secret/SCI) security clearance
  • Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes


Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Developing and conducting wargame exercises based on past military operations, geopolitical situations and foreign military operations;
  • Preparing an coordination team for execution of a wargame or experimentation event utilizing experimentation analysis, design, execution, methodology, planning, and theory;
  • Developing, compiling, editing, and presenting scenario products to participants to prepare and present formal scenario, coordination teams, and experiment briefings;
  • Appling joint wargaming and experimentation concepts to research and develop operationally challenging scenarios; AND
  • Reviewing coordination team techniques and procedures in order to produce plausible threats through possible scenarios.
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:
  • Developing and conducting wargame exercises based on past military operations, geopolitical situations and foreign military operations;
  • Assisting the team leader with experimentation analysis, design, execution, methodology, planning, and theory to prepare an coordination team for execution of a wargame or experimentation event;
  • Assisting the team leader in the developing, compiling, editing, and presenting scenario products to participants to prepare and present formal scenario, coordination team, and experiment briefings; AND
  • Applying joint wargaming and experimentation concepts to research and develop operationally challenging scenarios
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.

Preferred but NOT Required:
* A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in history, military studies, political science or social studies. Advanced degree(s) are preferred but not required.

Education

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for these grade levels.

Additional information

Re-employed Annuitant: This position 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/

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 as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

Competencies:
  • Data Analysis
  • Policy Development
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Thinking


Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

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 any selective placement factors and/or 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, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) 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. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Category-Rating

Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

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. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.
For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

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 on 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 to month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume
2. 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%2011-16-2020.pdf?ver=Lgkkn1HW9a8is7V2lyCS2Q%3d%3d

If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)

For More Information: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

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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