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OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST (EHA-ACQ-DAWDF)
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The following section is used to determine if you are a retired Federal Civilian Employee, and receiving an annuity.
1. Please answer the following Yes/No question:A. No, I am not a retired Federal Civilian Employee, and receiving an annuity.
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2. I am a current or prior active duty military member that is retiring or has been retired from active duty less than 180 days. Hiring (appointments or transfers) of retiring (terminal leave) or retired members of the Armed Forces to positions in any DoD Component during the 180 days immediately following retirement may only be made IAW DoDI 1402.01 and may require a waiver for appointment prior to the 180 days from official military retirement.A. Yes
This section will be used to determine if you possess the education needed to qualify for this position. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THESE QUESTIONS WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.
3. From the descriptions below, select the response that best describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-7 or GS-9, Operations Research Analyst. Submit a copy of your transcript; degree audits will not be accepted. Mark only 1 response.A. I have completed a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctorate's Degree, from a qualifying educational institution, 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. 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; queuing 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. Courses in theory of probability and statistics are highly desirable, but are not specified as minimum educational requirements because to do so would possibly exclude some applicants who would otherwise be well qualified.
4. From the descriptions below, select the response that best describes your experience for the position of Operations Research Analyst.A. I have one full year of graduate level study, or possess a Master's or higher degree 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.
5. Please select only the appropriate category based on your education and/or experience.A. Best-qualified category. Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctorate's Degree, with overall GPA of 3.5 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.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
6. Perform a broad range of research analysis assignments and studies which require using scientific or engineering knowledge.
7. Work under the guidance of senior analyst(s), or as a team member to formulate, plan, direct, and carry to completion a variety of analyses.
8. Use elements of operations research theory, engineering knowledge, and innovative efforts to develop new solutions to previously identified problems.
9. Determine sources of data, plans, and conduct test(s) to validate study findings and conclusions.
10. Define operations research problems and developments and coordinate study plans.
11. Analyze problems revealed by prior studies and advise higher officials of the feasibility of different approaches which provide a basis for action or the solution to a specific problem.
12. Perform studies/evaluations on an individual basis or as a team member responsible for completing defined portions of an overall work effort.
13. Provide technical summaries and reports on trends, recommendations, and/or solutions.
14. Apply a variety of analytical techniques to formulate and solve problems.
15. Participate in problem definition and refinement to support assigned projects and studies.
16. Diagnose problems using a comprehensive knowledge of scientific techniques (e.g., data collection and analysis procedures).
17. Establish assumptions, measure effectiveness of approaches, and evaluate available alternatives for research studies.
18. Utilize mathematical and statistical techniques, elements of operations research theory, and engineering knowledge to develop solutions to problems.
19. Recommend new methods of problem solving when working in areas where there is a lack of applicable precedents.
20. Identify significant variables and thoroughly examine underlying relationships to support assigned projects and studies.
21. Adapt existing models to accomplish analyses and evaluate algorithms and other logic.
22. Utilize recognized methods and apply existing models, when applicable to develop solutions.
23. Utilize computer programs for operations research models and simulations.
24. Assist in preparation of technical reports and/or document progress and results of each study.
25. Assist with providing technical summaries and reports on trends, recommendations, and/or solutions.
26. Assist in preparing briefings on a study's progress and results.
27. Present relevant factors so that technical information is understood by non-technical managers.
28. Interact with technical and professional contractors, research and development organizations, academia, and participate in formal training programs.
I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.
29. Failure to agree or respond to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position. Select the most appropriate response below.A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my response to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.