Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.
They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.
The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position: This vacancy is for an Operations Research Analyst with the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller (FM&C).
The office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (DASA), Cost and Economic Cost & Performance Management Division.
The incumbent will perform a broad range of studies and projects in areas relating to cost management, cost and economic mission area analysis or acquisition costing of weapon systems, information systems, communications and electronic systems.
Reviews for validity the methodology used in economic analyses supporting decisions at Headquarters, Department of the Army level .
This position is located: Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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 Education Requirement: In order to be qualified for this position, applicants must meet the following basic education requirement: Bachelors 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: You must attach a copy of your transcripts).
Evaluation of Education: The primary requirement of operations research work is competence in the rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis rather than in the subject matter of the problem.
Therefore, applicants should have sufficient knowledge of applied mathematics to understand and use the fundamental concepts and techniques of operations research methods of analysis.
In addition, some positions may require knowledge of a specific subject area.
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 meeting the basic education requirement above, applicants must also meet the following requirement: To qualify at the GS-13 level applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12 or equivalent), Specialied experience is defined as: Experience utilizing analytical techniques to develop cost factors and/or cost estimating relationships for weapon and material systems; Experience in developing Reimbursable Rates; Experience using Operating and Support data to develop cost estimates in support of Life Cycle Cost Estimates; Experience conducting cost driver reviews requirements described below.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Concepts, Policies, and Principles of BudgetCost Estimation and AnalysisOral CommunicationScientific Research