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OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST-DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY WITH SECURITY CLEARANCE

Company: Department of the Air Force
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Duties For additional information on direct hire opportunities with the Air Force please click here . DUTIES: * Develops problem solving methods for nuclear-related issues which can arise from tests being performed. * Coordinates and communicates with multiple System Program Offices to inform all aspects of testing activities with relevant survivability analyses, data collection survey findings, and mitigation strategies. * Supports the standardization of test plans/reports. * Leads four-phase analytical process (problem definition, model development, hypothesis testing and investigation, and predictions/explanations) for nuclear-related issues within scope of assigned work. * Contributes to current and future policy and guidance development. SKILLS: * Candidates should have a strong background in problem definition, model development, hypothesis testing and investigation, and predictions/explanation, with a strong ability to gather, assemble, analyze, and interpret data and results to provide support to decision-makers. * Candidates should have demonstrated experience in working effectively with multiple DoD, academic, and private industry organizations. * A broad technical background and related AF operational experience is desired, with experience in operations research analysis, and developmental planning. * Ability to problem solve through innovative approaches is required. * Experience in analytical red-teaming, vulnerability analysis, root cause analysis, or risk analysis is a highly desired. * Excellent teamwork and communication skills are required to effectively interface with internal and external stakeholders at all levels as well as the independence, assertiveness, self-reliance, and tenacity to get the job done. * Application of critical thinking skills, risk management, configuration management, and decision analysis. Requirements Conditions of Employment * U.S. Citizenship Required * Telework may be authorized. * Must be TS/SCI eligible. Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise; employee must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance. * Locations are not negotiable. The actual duty locations available may be located on the Air Force Civilian Service website. * This is an Air Force Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent will be subject to random drug testing. * 3 to 5 years of experience using principles of the four-phase analytical process in formulating problem statements, using intangible characteristics in modeling, hypothesis testing and investigation, and presenting recommendations for solutions. * Knowledge of nuclear system military standards and governing documents. * For additional information on direct hire opportunities with the Air Force please go to https://afciviliancareers.com/find-a-job/ * In accordance with the Ethics in Government Act, 1978, employee may be required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually. * Highly desired: 3-5 years of scientific experience in the Human Factors Engineering discipline (other related areas may be acceptable). * This position is covered by the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP). The employee must meet, or be capable of meeting, Defense Acquisition Work Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements. * Employee is expected to meet Continuous Acquisition Education requirements. Employee must obtain Level II certification in Engineering. * This position may require up to 25% travel. * Employee may be required to work extended or other than normal duty hours to include evenings and weekends and may be subject to recall. * Incumbent may be required to report to work during base exercises, contingencies, or emergency situations and overtime/comp time/credit hours may be required to accomplish assigned duties. Qualifications For additional information on direct hire opportunities with the Air Force please click here . In order to qualify, you must meet the education and specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions. Operations Research Series 1515 (opm.gov) A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution in mathematics, computer science, one of the physical sciences, engineering or a closely-related scientific discipline is highly desired. Advanced degree(s) are preferred. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 1. Knowledge of a broad range of weapons systems operations research analysis techniques and possession of analytical abilities. 2. Knowledge of quantitative techniques and methods used to develop, adapt, modify, and apply models to resolve problems or define and clarify alternative solutions. 3. Skill to negotiate and/or defend findings and program support concepts. 4. Ability to lead study teams; originate new ideas, projects, and methodologies; and execute projects and/or studies within established financial and/or time constraints. 5. Ability to develop and utilize appropriate data collection techniques and design, build, and use models and simulation techniques. Education In order to qualify, you must meet the education and specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions. Operations Research Series 1515 (opm.gov) * Benefits Help A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits . Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. For additional information on direct hire opportunities with the Air Force please click here . * Benefits Help A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits . Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * Required Documents As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies. For additional information on direct hire opportunities with the Air Force please click here . If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * How to Apply For additional information on direct hire opportunities with the Air Force please click here . HOW TO APPLY: When applying at the link below, please use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Click the apply button to complete an application and upload resume (PDF or Word Doc) and/or additional documents (Transcripts, certifications, Vet Docs (DD214), SF-50). Apply at https://afcs.experience.crmforce.mil/s/registration?jobId=a0583000000HZAMAA4 by June 13, 2024. If you have questions about this position or about the application process, please contact Arlene Pando AFNWC Recruitment Specialist, at To find all current job and internship opportunities at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, visit the AFNWC webpage at: https://www.afnwc.af.mil/About-Us/Jobs/ To receive additional information about current and future job openings with AFCS via email notification, please register at www.Afciviliancareers.com and sign up to Get Career Updates. Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age. Agency contact information Arlene Pando Email Address EHA DHA 550 C Street West JBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150 US Learn more about this agency Next steps For additional information on direct hire opportunities with the Air Force please click here . * Fair and Transparent The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy * Criminal history inquiries * Reasonable accommodation policy * Financial suitability * Selective Service * New employee probationary period * Signature and false statements * Privacy Act * Social security number request Required Documents For additional information on direct hire opportunities with the Air Force please click here . If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions

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