Washington Navy Yard, D.C
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Full Time

  • You will serve as lead technical subject matter expert for the implementation of a readiness at cost modeling and simulation suite that encompasses the inclusion of systems engineering and logistics product data from acquisition through sustainment.
  • You will serve on a Cost-engineering Integrated Product Team (CIPT) for the program manager and support the technical authority for all aspects of cost engineering.
  • You will be responsible for translating ship/submarines/combat and weapon/unmanned system(s) technical and programmatic information as presented by the program manager's engineering staff or the manufacturer into a high quality cost estimate.
  • You will develop the program life cycle cost estimates for various alternatives considered in the Analysis of Alternatives (AoA).
  • You will generate the program's R and D and/or procurement cost estimates in support of the POM, annual NAVCOMPT, OSD and Congressional budget submissions.
  • You will develop cost/performance/schedule trade-off analyses in support of program efforts to manage life cycle cost and to support requirements setting process in the development of interim requirements and operational requirements documents.
  • You will develop/modify databases and cost models comprising of both hardware/software including risk.
  • You will conduct periodic cost model updates and analysis of new "actual" cost data, new direct labor/overhead rates, and new programmatic and technical information.
  • You will monitor and conduct analysis of Contract Performance Reports or Integrated Program Management Reports and preparation and presentation of appropriate briefings and reports to program.
  • You will review and analyze contractor Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) submittals to provide program offices with independent assessments of schedule quality and forecasted completion dates.
  • You will develop and conduct analysis of labor/overhead/material(s) rate projections required for a broad range of cost development and estimating efforts.
  • You will develop estimates and analyses related to shipbuilding escalation.
  • You will develop inflation/escalation indices to support a variety of cost estimating efforts.
  • You will conduct analyses of shipyard and equipment supplier capacities and capabilities under various acquisition scenarios, analysis of skills requirements and limitations, identification of production risk and recommended solutions.
  • You will provide cost engineering and industrial analysis to programs in responding to Congressional inquiries and various externally mandated studies.
  • You will serve as an analyst in the implementation of state-of-the-art equipment /systems development, acquisition, and/or application of theories, principles, practical concepts, processes, and methods related to assigned areas.
  • You will carry out team projects and activities to ensure successful performance.
  • You will coordinate and liaison with internal and external customers across a broad spectrum of government employees, military members, consultants, contractors, other government organizations, or private industry.
  • You will collaborate with the systems engineering community on their process in acquisition and sustainment to include requirements generation, product outputs and timelines is necessary.


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
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • 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 date of employment except in limited circumstances where an exemption 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.
  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified in the Life Cycle Logistics Career Field. Level III Certification is required within 24 months of appointment.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.


In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower pay band, NH-02 (GS-11 equivalent), in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional operations research analyst reviewing and interpreting policies and procedures; conducting cost estimating and cost benefit analysis; and using analytical software and databases to perform analytic functions.

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=List-by-Occupational-Series

Operations Research Series, 1515, Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR): https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/operations-research-series-1515/

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.


Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:Applicants must posses:
  • a bachelor's or higher degree in operations research; -OR-
  • a successful completion of a bachelor's or higher degree with 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 and at least 3 of the 24 semester hours are in calculus.

Additional information

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

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

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.

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

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

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

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.