ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants who possess directly related education OR experience in the amounts shown may qualify for the following grade levels: GS-11 Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of experience applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional operations research work such as conducting studies and investigations of systems and their relationships involving scientific, statistical, mathematical, and/or economic analysis using mathematical models to develop and assess methods or solve problems. Experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree, may be substituted for experience. GS-12 Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of operational research experience conducting studies and investigations of systems and their relationships involving economic analysis using economic models to develop and assess methods or solve problems. Experience have been equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. The successful candidates for these positions will possess the following KSAs/competencies: 1. Knowledge of standard operations research and analyses techniques, and ability to apply this knowledge in innovative ways. 2. Professional knowledge of mathematical statistical theories and methodologies in order to coordinate simultaneous projects and apply knowledge of a particular mathematical statistical speciality. 3. Knowledge of and skill in applying standard methods used to gather, analyze and evaluate information concerning critical mathematical, statistical, economic or other relevant factors, energy market conditions, or energy industrial practices. 4. Knowledge of a wide range of methods and techniques used in economics, mathematical statistical and economics analyses to select and adapt those most effective for producing sound analysis. 5. Ability to adapt, apply and utilize effective data collection techniques.
6.Ability to design, build and use models and simulation techniques. 7. Skill in written and oral communication sufficient to present information on the scope, methods and results of studies. Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application.
Operations Research Specialist Basic Requirements
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.
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.
Mathematical Statistician Basic Requirements
Degree: that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics.
Combination of education and experience--at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Courses acceptable toward meeting the mathematics course requirement of both above must have included at least four of the following: differential calculus, integral calculus, advanced calculus, theory of equations, vector analysis, advanced algebra, linear algebra, mathematical logic, differential equations, or any other advanced course in mathematics for which one of these was a prerequisite. Courses in mathematical statistics or probability theory with a prerequisite of elementary calculus or more advanced courses will be accepted toward meeting the mathematics requirements, with the provision that the same course cannot be counted toward both the mathematics and the statistics requirement.
Industry Economist Basic Requirements:
A. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
EDUCATION FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY). PROOF OF EDUCATION: If you are selected for a position you must submit an official transcript which shows you meet the educational requirements for the position. You must meet all qualification requirements outlined on this vacancy announcement by the closing date of the announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement). Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for these positions are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for a position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert(SME)based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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