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.