OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST

US Department of Defense - Dahlgren, VA

Full-time | Part-time | Contract
Duties
Summary
The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: AcqDemo

This position is being filled under an Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA).

Responsibilities
As an Operations Research Analyst, some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Independently develop and maintain cost models capable of providing credible cost estimates across the life cycle of their program.
  • Independently choose appropriate cost estimating and analysis methodologies.
  • Independently develop Independent Government Estimates (IGEs), assist in development and review of Cost Analysis Requirements Descriptions (CARDs).
  • Independently develop and maintain a Joint Cost Model with the Lead Service(s) to support the Missile Defense Agency transition of systems.
  • Independently develop the cost estimates presented in resource baselines for the Baseline Execution Reviews and BMDs Accountability Report (BAR).
  • Archive cost reports in the CP library, obtain monthly Contract Performance Reports and annual cost and Software Data Reports.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
3

Job family (Series)
1515 Operations Research

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Occasional Travel
Work Schedule: Full-time
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Suitability for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Overtime: Occasionally
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Required
Telework Eligibility: This position is situational telework eligible
Selectee must obtain/maintain a Non-Critical Sensitive (Secret) security clearance
Drug testing designated position
Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59 pm ET will be considered
Qualifications
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-02 or GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as comprehensive knowledge of cost estimating, including: cost data collection and normalization, development of Cost Estimating Relationships (CERs), cost methodologies, and the corresponding ability to exercise overall responsibility for weapon system cost functions. This experience is demonstrated in my resume.

In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1515, series as listed below:

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

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

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: Foreign Education

Additional information
ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level II Business-Cost Estimating certification. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.

Employee is required to accumulate 80 continuous learning points (CLP's) in a 2-year period.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Selectee or incumbent must be able to obtain the appropriate certification level for their position. This is a Financial Management Level 2 Certified position. IAW Public Law 112-81 and DoD Policy the incumbent shall comply with the requirements of DoD FM Certification program within the allotted timeframe. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

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

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

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 with a score of 85 or above; 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/

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

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

We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

Competencies:
  • Experience developing cost analysis/cost estimates, providing advice to team members on life cycle analysis/cost estimating studies.- Demonstrated experience performing linear and nonlinear regression analysis and/or decision theory analysis.- Experience using mathematical, statistical, economic, engineering, and other scientific methods and techniques to accomplish cost analysis, apply costing method, research cost analysis models, and conducting quality reviews and estimate of existing or advanced complex weapon systems.- Experience gathering, analyzing, and presenting/briefing results of analysis to stakeholders.
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

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. Transcripts
This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript.
We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned.
3. 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.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits
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