Operations Research Specialist


Department of Energy - Agency Wide, Department of Energy

Anchorage, AK - Jul 19, 2022 via USAJobs

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DOE's Clean Energy Corps is made up of the staff from more than a dozen offices across DOE.

As vacancies become available, applicants will be required to go through the DOE Clean Energy Corps hiring pipeline.

Under this process, candidates may be evaluated based on competencies through a core competency interview and potential technical interview(s).

You must submit your application through the Clean Energy Corps Applicant Portal to receive further consideration.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:nGS-09: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service.

Experience for this position includes: Performing segments of analyses and projects using standard techniques and models; Observing, studying and documenting new modeling techniques and approaches; and Assisting in the development of working papers and coordinating with others to improve models.

OR Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education.

GS-11: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service.

Experience includes: Gathering, analyzing, and evaluating information concerning mathematical, statistical, economic, or other phenomena that impact energy market conditions or energy industry practices; Preparing reports and charts to document study purposes, methods, premises, and conclusions; and Participates in briefing officials on progress and conclusions of studies.

OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.

degree or Ph.D.

or equivalent doctoral degree.

GS-12: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.

Experience is defined as: Analyzing effects of different policies and policy options and advises high level managers of positive and negative effects of those different policies and policy options.

Monitoring, evaluating, and coordinating projects and studies carried out under contract and by other Analysts.

Evaluating the impact of new technologies, systems, innovations, and policies to generate ideas.

recommending ways to enhance the effectiveness of operations research tools, techniques and scenarios used in current and future projects.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-12 level.

GS-13: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.

Experience is defined as: Evaluating the impact of new technologies, systems, innovations, and policies to generate ideas.

recommending ways to enhance the effectiveness of operations research tools, techniques and scenarios used in current and future projects.

Developing and maintaining new baseline models and simulation techniques and scenarios for use in current and future studies.

Developing parameters for optimum sample sizes and sources of data appropriate for studies.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level.

GS-14: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.

Experience is defined as: Developing and maintaining new baseline models and simulation techniques and scenarios for use in current and future studies.

Developing parameters for optimum sample sizes and sources of data appropriate for studies Presenting results to the scientific community at professional meetings and conferences.

Developing new methods and approaches to serve as guidelines for other Analysts to follow.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-14 level.

GS-15: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.

Experience is defined as: Developing new methods and approaches to serve as guidelines for other Analysts to follow.

Writing and/or presenting comprehensive technical reports based on research.

Preparing comprehensive reports of study results to include discussion of substantive research objectives and disseminates them in a wide range of venues including publications, peer reviewed journals, summaries, manuscripts, and special reports.

Developing parameters for optimum sample sizes and sources of data appropriate for studies.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-15 level.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience.

Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations.

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.nOPM Qualification Standards for the GS-1515 series can be found at the following website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/operations-research-series-1515/ CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

This public notice may be used to fill multiple positions as needed; therefore, applicants must meet the qualifications at the time the applications are reviewed.

FEDERAL REQUIRMENT FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees.

As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE's Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness prior to onboarding.

Once onboard, you will then be required to complete the DOE's MyEnergy system in order to implement workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

In additional to the Specialized Experience, you must meet the Basic Requirements for the GS-1515 as shown below:



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