Operations Research Analyst


Air Force Materiel Command, Department of the Air Force

Gunter AFB, AL - Jun 19, 2022 via USAJobs

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The PALACE Acquire Program offers you a permanent position upon completion of your formal training plan.

As a Palace Acquire Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving.

The program offers a 3-year formal training plan with yearly salary increases.

Promotions and salary increases are based upon your successful performance and supervisory approval.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor's 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.

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education.

All educational requirements must be met not later than 31 Aug 2022.

You may qualify if you meet one of the following: 1.

GS-7: You must have completed or will complete a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's from an accredited institution no later than 31 Aug 2022 AND must have documented Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the undergraduate level in one of the following:n2.

GS-9: You must have completed 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree or one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-07 at the graduate level in one of the following:na) Class Standing - upper third of the graduating class based on completed courses in the college, university, or major subdivision;nb) Grade Point Average - 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of curriculum; OR 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum.

If more than 10 percent of total undergraduate credit hours are non-graded, i.e.

pass/fail, CLEP, CCAF, DANTES, military credit, etc, you cannot qualify based on GPA;nc) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (note: freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this position).

(If qualifying based on class standing or honor society membership, provide appropriate documentation).

ORn2.

You have one full year (18 semester hours or the equivalent) of graduate level study, or possess a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of this position.

Such fields include business administration, industrial management, industrial engineering, industrial psychology, public administration, political science, or government.(Submit copy of transcripts).ORn3.

You have at least one year (12 months) of specialized experience, that provided knowledge of to perform successfully the duties of the position.

To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent grade under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems.

Equivalent experience may be at the level of the lowest GS grade covered by the applicable pay band; however, the experience must demonstrate KSA's to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled.

ORn4.

You must have a combination of graduate education as described above and the type of specialized experience as described above, which when combined would equate to 100%.

(To compute, first determine your total qualifying graduate level education as a percentage of the graduate education required; then determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of experience described above; add the two percentages.

The total percentage must equal to at least 100 %.) (Submit a copy of your transcript.) KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:n1.

Professional operations research knowledge to apply scientific methods and techniques to analyze systems, process and/or operational problems and procedures.n2.

Ability to analyze, interpret and apply operations research rules and procedures in a variety of situations and recommend effective solutions to senior analysts.n3.

Ability to perform extensive inquiry into basic data to discover facts or fundamental relationships.n4.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.5.

Knowledge of computer operations and standard software applications.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social).

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

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.



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