OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST


Vacancy ID: 834427   Announcement Number: LAG-ERO-834427-LKS-047   USAJOBS Control Number: 336742700

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834427


1. Title of Job

OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Operations Research Analyst

21. Geographic Availability

110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following question will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the basic educational requirement for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of these requirements.

1. Do you have a degree in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours (at least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus) 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?

A. Yes
B. No

If you chose response A, provide the name of the college or university where you completed the degree requirements, dates attended, and a list of the courses taken that meet the basic requirement (Copy of college transcripts (unofficial/official) must be provided to receive further consideration. Failure to provide transcripts will result in an ineligible rating.). If you chose any other response, indicate "Not Applicable."

The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

2. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least 1 year of experience applying the principles, concepts, and methodology of mathematics and analysis sufficient to conducting analytical investigations; using scientific methodology and problem solving to conduct data analysis; performing academic based research (including academic libraries, peer review journals, scientific journals, etc.) and/or reviewing existing methodologies and studies to apply best practices and lessons learned to assigned data and/or operational analysis projects; using testing and evaluating methodologies and practices related to program management and data analysis; and preparing reports, studies and delivering briefings.
B. A Ph. D. or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited college or university 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. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my claim.
C. Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in related fields identified in (B) above.
D. I have a combination of successfully completed education leading towards a doctoral degree in an appropriate discipline and experience as describe in A above, the total of which equals at least one year.
E. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least 1 year of experience performing analytical work that involves designing, developing, and adapting mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other methods and techniques, including quantitative analysis studies with emphasis on quantitative operational analysis approaches (such as optimization); developing computer simulations, optimization modeling, systems dynamics, enterprise level, and other modeling and simulation development suites; manipulating large data sets, using software tools to transform and convert data sets into inputs for computer simulation models; researching, analyzing, and evaluating the capture and reporting of enterprise-wide data appropriate for the development of advanced mathematical or statistical models; and preparing management reports, memos and other documents that properly and accurately define and evaluate problems, and presenting recommendations to supervisors.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

4. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least 1 year of experience applying analytical, mathematical, or statistical theories, principles, concepts, methods, and techniques related to statistical analysis, computer modeling, decision theory, mathematical programming, regression analysis, and economic analysis sufficient to develop a national-level or enterprise-level risk assessment and analysis model that measures risk and identifies trends and critical gaps on resources; conducting complex operations research, modeling, simulation and analysis; testing and evaluating methodologies and practices related to program management, operational resource needs and technical performance; identifying work product inefficiencies and creating alternative solutions for problem solving and resolution; and preparing comprehensive reports, analytical studies and other documents that properly and accurately define and evaluate problems, and presenting recommendations to supervisors.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

For each task statement below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. The statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E- I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

5. Identify and define strategic, operational, and budgetary issues that may impact the organization and/or immigration enforcement effectiveness, efficiency and mission accomplishment.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

6. Collect, organize and study information, operations and processes from a variety of sources, such as publications, computer databases and field personnel.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

7. Collaborate with senior managers, decision makers, and subject matter experts to clarify issues and objectives, and propose process improvements.

8. Perform analytical work that involves designing, developing, and adapting mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other methods and techniques.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

9. Perform intermediate computer simulation and optimization modeling of complex life cycle processes across multiple year time period, including model architecture, development, testing, verification, validation, what-if analysis, and data interpretation.

10. Perform validation and testing of models to ensure adequacy and reformulate models, as necessary.

11. Develop computer simulations including but not limited to current operations and optimizations using tools such as ExtenSIM, IBM LogicNet Plus XE, and other discrete event simulation, optimization modeling, systems dynamics, enterprise level, and other modeling and simulation development suites.

12. Perform intermediate manipulation of large data sets, using JMP 10, SAS, Access and other similar software tools to transform and convert these data sets into inputs for computer simulation models.

13. Create intermediate 2D and 3D static and dynamic visualizations of outputs and identify and properly interpret internal and external behaviors of models and apply these visualization tools to demonstrate the behaviors.

14. Serve as an intermediate consultant, preparing management reports, memos and other documents that properly and accurately define and evaluate problems, as well as presenting recommendations to supervisors.

15. Assess the needs of the unit/division/agency assigned and support priority assignments. To the extent feasible, promote organizational efficiencies in assigned unit/division/agency to enable mission achievement.

16. Provide basic project management principles to assignments and tasks.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

17. Write materials and support projects articulating, interpreting, delineating, explaining and defending highly complex, potentially controversial, important policies, programs and activities.

18. Perform research, modeling, simulation and analysis techniques sufficient to interpret, evaluate and perform difficult, well precedented assignments.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

19. Develop and adapt models to resolve problems or define and clarify alternative solutions through quantitative techniques and methods.

For each task statement below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. The statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E- I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

20. Identify and define strategic, operational, and budgetary issues that may impact the organization and/or immigration enforcement effectiveness, efficiency and mission accomplishment.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

21. Collect, organize and study information, operations and processes from a variety of sources, such as publications, computer databases and field personnel.

22. Collaborate with senior managers, decision makers, and subject matter experts to clarify issues and objectives, and propose process improvements.

23. Perform analytical work that involves designing, developing, and adapting mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other methods and techniques.

24. Perform intermediate computer simulation and optimization modeling of complex life cycle processes across multiple year time period, including model architecture, development, testing, verification, validation, what-if analysis, and data interpretation.

25. Perform validation and testing of models to ensure adequacy and reformulate models, as necessary.

26. Develop computer simulations including but not limited to current operations and optimizations using tools such as ExtenSIM, IBM LogicNet Plus XE, and other discrete event simulation, optimization modeling, systems dynamics, enterprise level, and other modeling and simulation development suites.

27. Perform intermediate manipulation of large data sets, using JMP 10, SAS, Access and other similar software tools to transform and convert these data sets into inputs for computer simulation models.

28. Serve as an intermediate consultant, preparing management reports, memos and other documents that properly and accurately define and evaluate problems, as well as presenting recommendations to supervisors.

29. Assess the needs of the unit/division/agency assigned and support priority assignments. To the extent feasible, promote organizational efficiencies in assigned unit/division/agency to enable mission achievement.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

30. Provide basic project management principles to assignments and tasks.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

31. Write materials and support projects articulating, interpreting, delineating, explaining and defending highly complex, potentially controversial, important policies, programs and activities.

32. Perform research, modeling, simulation and analysis techniques sufficient to interpret, evaluate and perform difficult, well precedented assignments.

33. Develop and adapt models to resolve problems or define and clarify alternative solutions through quantitative techniques and methods.