Operations Research Analyst, GS-1515-14

Vacancy ID: 828658   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CDER-DE-13-828658   USAJOBS Control Number: 336069800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your education related to the GS-1515-14 Operations Research Analyst position.

A. PossessĀ 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 your transcript at time of application).
B. My education is not reflected in choice A above.

2. Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, that included developing and applying complex models and concepts that help illuminate management issues and solve managerial problems, using Management Science?

A. Yes (this specialized experience must be reflected in your resume)
B. My specialized experience is not reflected in the description above.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

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

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

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

6. Contribute in model development for research projects.

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

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

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

10. Implement models for accurate determinations of impact resulting from new or changing requirements, policies, regulations, etc.

11. Participate in presentations for management, in order to relay research findings.

12. Present research information and answer questions with the intended audience.

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

14. Prepare reports and/or briefing materials to be presented at conferences or high level meetings.

15. Compile data analysis and study results into a summary report for review.

16. Draft policies, guidelines, instructions, and requirements for an organization or program office.