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
  • 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: Full Time
  • 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 NOT telework eligible
  • Security: Employee must obtain/maintain a Special Sensitive (Top Secret/SCI) security clearance
  • Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
  • Employee may be required to work weekends, holidays and overtime during peak work periods.


Qualifications

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

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Selects and applies past military operations, geopolitical situations and foreign military operations to develop and conduct relevant/effective wargame exercises.
  • Utilizes experimentation analysis, design, execution, methodology, planning, and theory to prepare an coordination team for execution of a wargame or experimentation event.
  • Develops, compiles, edits, and presents scenario products to participants to prepare and present formal scenario, coordination team, and experiment briefings;
  • Applies joint wargaming and experimentation concepts to research and develop operationally challenging scenarios.
  • Review 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:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Selects and applies past military operations, geopolitical situations and foreign military operations to develop and conduct relevant/effective wargame exercises.
  • Assists 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
  • Assists team leader in the developing, compiling, editing, and presenting scenario products to participants to prepare and present formal scenario, coordination team, and experiment briefings.
  • Applies 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.

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

Education

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

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

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/ .

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.

For more information, please visit

https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d

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

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

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


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. 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 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. 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.


3. SF50
  • This All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your MOST RECENT SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive)

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)

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