OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Naval Base, Virginia
Posted
Oct 27, 2021
Closes
Nov 03, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • You will coordinate project development and management, justification, plans, schedules, study plan development, and support requirements with analysts, engineers, commanders, staff representatives, and agency executives
  • You will perform project management responsibilities including translating research to project phases, planning methods of approach, and collecting data.
  • You will perform statistical analysis to include descriptive and inferential statistics, identifying and forecasting trends, and creating risk analysis.
  • You will initiate and perform research and major analytical studies on safety related topics.
  • You will receive, coordinate, and modify requests for information to conform to available data.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exception is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.


Qualifications

You will serve as an Operations Research Analyst within the Office of the Executive Director Division of the
NAVSAFECEN.

GS-11 Level:
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: (1) Creating models in different operating environments; (2) Performing analysis through various modeling techniques; (3) Planning and developing theory and methodology; and (4) Developing reports of model conclusions including charts, tables, dashboards, and presentations.

GS-12 Level:
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: (1) Performing research and major analytical studies on safety related topics; (2) Translating research into project phases, planning methods of approach, subdividing projects into significant phases, collecting data, and interpreting results; (3) Performing statistical analyses, forecasting trends, and risk analyses using modeling and simulation; (4) Developing reports, charts, tables, and presentations based on data and analysis; and (5) Receiving, coordinating, and modifying requests for modeling and simulation.

GS-13 Level:
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: (1) Coordinating project development and management, justification, plans, schedules, study plan development, and support requirements with analysts, engineers, commanders, staff representatives, agency executives, customers and appropriate organizations; (2) Translating research to project phases, planning methods of approach, subdividing projects into significant phases, collecting data, modifying methodology or theory as needed, interpreting results, and deriving recommendations and conclusions; (3) Performing practical application of Data modeling (Dimensional & Relational) concepts like Star-Schema Modeling, Snowflake Schema Modeling, Fact and Dimension tables and performing end to end data and process modeling skills, source to target mapping techniques, data flow diagrams; (4) Initiating and performing research and major analytical projects on safety related topics, which often lack precedents or previous research involving application of analytical techniques to develop studies of issues that involve considerable complexity; (5) Receiving, coordinating, and modifying requests for modeling and simulation to conform to available data if time constraints are present, advising requestors as to the feasibility of requests, and proposing alternate methods and data when preferred data is not available; and (6) Developing reports of model conclusions including charts, tables, dashboards, and presentations.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

Education

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.

The following can be substituted in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements of this position at the GS-11 Level:
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree
or
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

Evaluation of Education:
The primary requirement of operations research work is competence in the rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis rather than in the subject matter of the problem. Therefore, applicants should have sufficient knowledge of applied mathematics to understand and use the fundamental concepts and techniques of operations research methods of analysis. In addition, some positions may require knowledge of a specific subject area.

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. Courses in theory of probability and statistics are highly desirable, but are not specified as minimum educational requirements because to do so would possibly exclude some applicants who would otherwise be well qualified.

Additional information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

If selected below the full performance level, you may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.

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