Operations Research Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Closes
Jan 21, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY

As an Operations Research Analyst, you will use your knowledge of and experience with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to optimize business results and customer experience by:

Performing special research in mathematics, operations, and systems analysis for key activities of the Supply Chain Control Tower (SCCT) program.

Leading in analysis of program operations, which require the application of operations research techniques, including mathematical modeling and statistical analysis.

Designing targeted architecture and requirements including new data sources and visualization applications to improve government and non-government partnerships for public and federal response of medical and public health supply chain needs.

Advising, recommending, and selecting techniques for data collection and analysis based upon standard methodologies and established practices. Presents findings of data collection orally through briefings and/or presentations.

Documenting research and analysis of data studies in the form of internal reports, correspondence, and publications.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service - http://www.sss.gov
  • Suitable for federal employment
  • Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
  • Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No
  • Research Position: No
  • Drug Screening Required: Yes


Qualifications

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Basic Qualifications:

Must have at least a bachelor's 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.

AND

Additional Qualification Requirements: In addition to meeting the Basic Qualification Requirements candidates must also:

For GS-09:

A. Have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service that includes applying mathematical and/or statistical theories to conduct analytical research; and providing assistance on a project that required analytical investigations using scientific methodologies such as calculations, analyses, and/or computations to solve problems.

OR

B. Have at least a two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field directly related to the position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered an academic year of graduate study.

OR

C. Have a combination of experience as described in "A" above and education as described in "B" above.

For GS-11:

A. Have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that includes applying mathematical and statistical theories to conduct analytical research; conducting analytical investigations using scientific methodologies such as probability statistics and trend analysis; and providing recommendations based on analytical research findings and evaluations.

OR

B. Have at least three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field directly related to the position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered an academic year of graduate study.

OR

C. Have a combination of experience as described in "A" above and education as described in "B" above.

For GS-12:

Have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that includes designing, developing and/or adapting mathematical, statistical, or other scientific methods/techniques to analyze program/supply chain problems of an organization; giving advice and/or insight about probable effects or alternative solutions to problems discovered through operational and/or scientific analysis; and presenting information on the scope, methods and/or results of studies.

Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the "percentage of times" the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

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; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

Education

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.

Additional information

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Vaccination Mandate : In accordance with Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Your HR Consultant will provide a list of documents acceptable as proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirement.

Expanded/Maximum Telework Posture : Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy.

Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon multiple factors, including funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives may require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives may include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.

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Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office.

NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic you may be authorized to telework remotely. The Federal government will begin a phased transition to normal operations in line with the national guidelines to Open Up America Again. HHS will make operating decisions based on State or locality of duty stations and other factors.