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Office of the Secretary of the Army Operations Research Analyst in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Summary About the Position: This position is for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller (FM&C) Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (DASA) Cost & Economics, Cost Review Board in Fort Belvoir, VA. Responsibilities Applying and adapting standard principles and methods for operational research. Perform a broad range of studies and projects in areas relating to cost and economic analysis or costing of installation base operations support, infrastructure, and personnel. Provide recommendations regarding study guidance and tasking to study teams, senior leaders to ensure intent is met. Collect and analyze data, and recommend and defend findings. Develop cost and economic analysis methods for future use. Review the methodologies behind the cost and economic analyses used to make Department of Army decisions. Present technical briefings to key officials where clarity, accuracy, and concise articulation are vital to ensure understanding. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian Employees Current Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army) Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473 Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician Eligible Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible Priority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability Retirement Priority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference Eligible Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Operations Research Analyst: Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in operations research; or a 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. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus. You MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: GS 11: To qualify for the GS-11 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-09): 1) Evaluating mathematical, statistical, econometric, OR other scientific methods to perform a variety of Cost or Data Analyses; 2) Assisting in Collecting, normalizing OR analyzing data to conduct economic analysis; OR 3) Assisting in the development of independent cost estimates (ICE) OR Successfully completed 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position, such as Engineering (usually Industrial Engineering), Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Management Science. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) OR Have a combination of graduate education and experience (to calculate, add the total qualifying education as a percentage (described in B.) to the total the qualifying experience as a percentage (described in A.); the total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify-transcripts are required). GS 12: To qualify for the GS-12 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11):):1) Formulating, defining, OR interpreting scientific methods to perform a variety of Cost or Data Analysis; 2) Analyzing data to conduct economic analysis concepts and methodologies; OR 3) Developing independent cost analyses. GS 13: To qualify for the GS-13 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12): 1) Provide guidance on mathematical, statistical, econometric, OR other scientific methods to perform a variety of Cost or Data Analyses; 2) Implementing cost OR economic analysis concepts for new applications such as standardized practices, processes, OR technical tools; AND 3) Reviewing cost analyses and independent cost estimates (ICE) to ensure accuracy. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Communications Cost Estimation and Analysis Scientific Research Technical Credibility GS-11 Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09). GS-12 Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11) GS-13 Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12) Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/. Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. One year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a(n) COMPTROLLER Career Field position Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

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