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Palace Acquire Operations Research Analyst

Air Force Civilian Service Edwards Afb, CA
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Job Description

Duties

1515-9: Plans own work procedures to be applied in support of projects assigned to higher grade operations research analyst.  Incumbent is required to make independent decisions concerning standard practices and procedures in performance of multiple tasking.  Recommends course of action for technical problems which are not covered by standard practices.  Perform general operations research assignments consisting of a series of interrelated tasks or problems screened by a higher grade operations analyst.  The incumbent must apply independent judgment in application of the methods and techniques previously learned.  Assist higher grade analysts in finding solutions to problems requiring a variety of data sources and operations research disciplines.  Participate in the collection and analysis of the information and data used by the assigned organization to perform operations research tasks.  Develop written summaries and reports to be used by higher level analysts, contractors and/or customers.   Present briefings and/or presentations as required.  Keep abreast of emerging techniques and professional development to remain current in the field, and for application to work assignments.  Use computers/computer software such as analysis tools to solve operations research problems and facilitate work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Professional operations research knowledge to apply scientific methods and techniques to analyze systems, process and/or operational problems and procedures.

2. Ability to perform extensive inquiry into basic data to discover new facts or fundamental relationships.

3. Professional knowledge of operations research and related disciplines (e.g., mathematics) to design, develop and adapt scientific methods and techniques to alalyze management problems and procedures.

4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

5. Knowledge of computer operations and standard software applications.

The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) of 1990, P.L. 101-510, Title XII, imposed qualification requirements for certain acquisition positions. DAWIA was enacted to improve the effectiveness of the acquisition workforce by establishing minimum qualification standards for each acquisition career field or functional stall. DoD implemented DAWIA by establishing a certification process. Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) is Air Force implementation of DAWIA. Each Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) career field requires specific education, training, and experience as well as defines the certification process for each career field. Candidates must be able to meet mandatory education, training, and experience requirements of the level of the position to which they are appointed within two years of their appointment date. These requirements are in addition to the qualification requirements established by the Office of Personnel Management. Certification levels are determined by the level or responsibility of the job, and whether job requires basic, intermediate, or advanced experience and training.

Qualifications

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  A Bachelors 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.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR GS-1515-9:

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education to qualify at the GS-9 level. All educational requirements must be met not later than 31 Aug 2017.

Successful completion of the requirements of a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related, meets the requirements for GS-09.

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualification/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/operations-research-series-1515/

IF YOU ARE QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION, PLEASE SUMBIT COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS TO INCLUDE TRANSFERRED HOURS - OFFICIAL COPIES ARE NOT REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.  IF SELECTED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS.  ***NOTE*** Degree Audits are not accepted. 

EDUCATION: Successful completion of the requirements of a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related, meets the requirements for GS-09.

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Combination of Graduate Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of 1 full year of graduate education may be combined with experience.

OR

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Successfully completed 1 year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been at the GS-07 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service. Examples of creditable specialized experience includes performing developmental assignments in support of projects assigned to higher level analysts. Performs specific and related tasks that selected to orient employee in the practical application of basic occupational techniques, such as conducting analytical investigations using scientific methodology and problem solving for matters of a factual nature.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

1. Mobility - you may be required to relocate during or after completion of your training.

2. Successful completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan.

3. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

4. May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties. 

5. Employee may be subject to random drug testing.

VETERANS PREFERENCE:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility, submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 or other copy showing type of discharge).  If you are eligible for 10-point veterans preference, attach an SF-15 (utilize SF 15 with revision date of Oct 2013),  "Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference" plus the proof required by that form. (Approved VA Letter from the VA that shows percentage of disability, I.E. 10, 20. 30 etc.)

For more specifics on all veterans employment issues such as Veterans preference or special appointing authorities see the Veterans Guide: http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp

BENEFITS

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Positions filled under General Schedule (GS) at entry level. Early promotion or re-promotions will not be granted.  During the three-year training program, there will be annual promotion opportunities based upon meeting time-in-grade requirements, successful performance, and supervisory approval at each grade level.  You will be eligible for noncompetitive promotion to the intervening and target grades dependent on satisfactory performance, successful completion of a full year of training at each lower grade level, and supervisory approval.

Selectee may be eligible for student loan repayment program; three year service agreement required.

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) EXPENSES IF AUTHORIZED WILL BE PAID IAW JTR AND AIR FORCE REGULATIONS.

STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (SLRP) MAY BE OFFERED FOR ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon competing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

This position requires completion of a two year probationary period.


Other Information

MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER DECEMBER 31, 1959, WHO ARE 18 BUT NOT YET 26 YEARS OLD, MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM (OR HAVE AN EXEMPTION) TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT.  For additional information or to register, 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 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

 

You must upload/submit all required documents in order to be considered, i.e., Resume, All transcripts (we will accept unofficial), (DD 214, Veterans Award Letter and SF 15 if applicable).

 

 

Job Details

Date Posted September 4, 2017
Date Closes October 4, 2017
Requisition 452268300
Located In Edwards afb, CA
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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