Operations Research Analyst, GS-1515-07/09/11


Vacancy ID: 825872   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CDER-DE-13-825872   USAJOBS Control Number: 335740400

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Read each of the following statements and select the one that best demonstrates how you meet the basic requirement of the position.

A. I possess a degree in operations research or a degree that included 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 transcript at time of application)
B. I do not possess the education described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one that best describes your experience and/or education and meet the specialized experience requirement for Operations Research Analyst, GS-1515-07.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service, that included participating in the application of basic management science models and concepts that help illuminate management issues and solve managerial problems.
B. I have one full year of progressively higher level graduate education or meet the requirements under the superior academic achievement provision. (You must provide supporting transcripts; See vacancy announcement for superior academic achievement requirements.)
C. I have some, but less than the one full year of specialized experience as described in response A; and I have some, but less than the one year of graduate-level education as described in response B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) (You must provide supporting transcripts)
D. My education or experience is not reflected in the above statements.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one that best describes your experience and/or education and meet the specialized experience requirement for Operations Research Analyst, GS-1515-09.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service, providing assistance in developing and applying basic management science models and concepts that help illuminate management issues and solve managerial problems.
B. I have two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field directly related to the position. (You must provide supporting transcripts)
C. I have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) (You must provide supporting transcripts)
D. My education or experience is not reflected in the above statements.

4. From the descriptions below, select the one that best describes your experience and/or education and meet the specialized experience requirement for Operations Research Analyst, GS-1515-11.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service, participating in the development and application of Management Science models and concepts that help illuminate management issues and solve managerial problems.
B. I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree (Must provide transcript(s) at time of application submission).
C. I have a combination of experience and education as described in a and b above (Must provide transcript(s) at time of application submission).
D. My education or experience is not reflected in the above statements.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Participate in the analysis of program policies and operations requiring the application of management operations research techniques.

6. Keep abreast of current trends in operations research analyses.

7. Assist in the analysis of organizational productivity, operational costs, and/or workload measurements.

8. Assist in model development for research projects.

9. Participate in analytical projects, operations research studies, and business process improvements.

10. Identify current or potential problem areas, trends, and similar factors in program operations and management systems.

11. Develop and implement models for accurate determinations of impact resulting from new or changing requirements, policies, regulations, etc.

12. Participate in presentations of research findings for management.

13. Share research information with the intended audience and answers questions.

14. Provide support to management and program officials on general policies and procedures.

15. Prepare reports and/or briefing materials.

16. Compile data analysis and reporting results for review.

17. Draft organization's documents (i.e. policies, guidelines, instructions, and requirements).