Alexandria, Virginia
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
Full Time

  • Plans and supervises staff overseeing, assigning, and reviewing work.
  • Analyze data using quantitative methods from statistics, mathematics, operations research, or other quantitative disciplines.
  • Provides guidance on the application and use of statistical and mathematical theories, methods and techniques to solve problems, and appropriate computer systems and software.
  • Provides guidance on complex problems by developing mathematical models or other statistical methods.
  • Communicates statistical concepts and results in technical and understandable language to a variety of audiences.
  • Coaches/mentors others to improve their knowledge and skills of specialized quantitative areas and concepts.
  • Establishes performance standards and evaluates performance; rewards employees; ensures staff development.
  • Ensures adherence to merit principles and equal employment opportunity; recommends selections, promotions or reassignments; and handles grievances and disciplinary actions.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Position has been designated as Special Sensitive. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.
  • Current DoD civilian employees are not required to submit to drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding this requirement can be found at Selected candidates will receive further information about vaccine requirements during the job offer process.


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.
Time in Grade:

For entry at the GS-14 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-13 or higher grade in the Federal Service.

One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-13 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in sampling and analyzing data and providing analytical support in response to audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigations and communicating this information, in and understandable way, to a variety of audiences as well as leading and helping team members perform these functions. Experience in providing guidance on the use of statistical and mathematical theories, techniques used to solve complex problems, interpretation of results, as well as the hardware and software needed to accomplish these functions.

Volunteer 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience.

Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met at the closing date of this announcement. Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade restriction.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

There is no substitution of education for the qualifying experienceat the GS-14 grade level.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be used to substitute for the specialized experience requirement.

To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Additional information

  • If you have not previously completed a probationary period with the Federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • You may be required to serve 1-Year Supervisory Probationary Period.
  • The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • Moving costs will not be paid
  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives are not authorized by the hiring official. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .
  • For more information on veterans' preference click here .
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.
  • Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the DOD Priority Placement Program.
  • Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.
  • You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .