Operations Research Analyst (12 Month Register)

Defense Logistics Agency | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 1/19/2023
Description This is an open-continuous announcement with an established initial cut-off date of February 3rd, 2023.

Please see the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section for more information.

See below for important information regarding this job.To qualify for an Operations Research Analyst, your resume and supporting documentation must include:

A. Basic Education Requirement: A Bachelor's Degree or higher 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.

NOTE: 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.

In addition to the requirements above, to qualify for an Operations Research Analyst, your qualifications must include:

B. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:
  • Performs quantitative, cost/economic analysis and operations research studies requiring the application of such techniques as mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, linear and nonlinear programming, simulation, decision theory and probability theory.
  • Develops recommendations based on study results and provides management with new decision support systems and/or strategic business information and predictive advice concerning alternative courses of action for resolving complex operational system problems.
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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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