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Job Title:Interdisciplinary Operations Research Analyst/Mathematical Statistician, GS-1515/1529-9

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:HQ-13-CAT-05-EI-00458-2

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, December 07, 2012 to Monday, January 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1515/1529-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world.

To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website at the following link DOE.

The Energy Information Administration is seeking motivated and highly-qualified candidates for these exciting full-time positions. Assignments will include developing, designing, performing and documenting a broad range of analyses involving current and projected pricing, production, distribution, and consumption of energy. You will identify analytic issues for study, evaluate and propose analytic approaches; prepare draft and final findings based on research and testing of hypotheses. You will compile, organize, and analyze data on energy and commodity futures markets and other financial markets, identify significant variables affecting energy futures prices, and analyze the underlying relationships between energy and financial markets. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides policy-neutral data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. Created by the Congress in 1977, EIA is the statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy and as such is the Nation's premier source of unbiased energy data, analysis and forecasting. By law, EIA's products are prepared independently of Administration policy considerations. EIA neither formulates nor advocates any policy conclusions. EIA provides a wide range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices; and prepares analyses and special reports on topics of current interest.

Please visit EIA's website at: EIA This vacancy is being concurrently advertised with HQ-13-MP-07-EI-00458. You must apply to the vacancy for which you wish to receive consideration. Applicants who wish to be considered for both must apply to both.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required.
  • THESE POSITIONS ARE IN A BARGARINING UNIT COVERED UNDER NTEU.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Submit online applications and supplemental documents by the closing date.
  • All education requirements must be verified by transcripts.

DUTIES:

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This developmental position provides an analyst to perform segments of economic analyses projects, as part of a recurring or continuing program of economic data gathering, analysis and interpretation, or to perform units of special research projects of higher graded Economists.

Performs segments of economic analyses projects, using standard techniques.  Compiles, organizes and analyzes data.  Identifies likely significant variables and underlying relationships.  Participates in evaluations of impacts of new technologies, systems and policies. 

Compiles, organizes, and analyzes data on energy and commodity futures markets and other financial markets. Identifies significant variables affecting energy futures prices and underlying relationships between energy and financial markets.

Develops recommendations for priorities, milestones and refinements of problem definitions for assigned project segments. Participates in facets of planning, designing and conducting tests to obtain and validate data.

Prepares reports and charts to document study purposes, methods, premises, and conclusions and participates in briefing officials on progress and conclusions of studies.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe one year of experience performing professional analysis 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 be equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service. Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare a written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application): 1. Knowledge of standard research and analyses techniques, and ability to apply this knowledge in innovative ways. 2. Ability to adapt, apply and utilize effective data collection techniques. 3. Knowledge of futures, derivatives, and financial markets. 4. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, information sources and project team members. 5. Skill in written and oral communication sufficient to present information on the scope, methods and results of studies. 6. Basic knowledge of hedging and options analysis, in particular as it relates to energy derivative markets.

 

Positions in this series also have positive education requirements. You must submit your transcript(s) showing evidence of the required coursework to document your education.  Transcripts must be submitted by the closing date, by fax following the instructions elsewhere in this announcement.  


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.

OR

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.

 

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 WHEN APPLYING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY).

 

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this 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 and 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 this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this 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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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy has broad range of benefits and work life programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer please visit: DOE BENEFITS

OTHER INFORMATION:

Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site.

HOW TO APPLY:

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1.)  Submit an online resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions. The Department of Energy Headquarters ONLY accepts resumes that were submitted via the system from the USAJOBS Resume Builder. Applicants who do not use the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER will not be able to successfully complete the application process and submit their application. To begin the application process click the "Apply Online" button within the announcement to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and follow the on screen instructions to build your resume using the USAJOBS Resume BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions.
2.) If you are unable to apply online, call the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or you can also contact USAJOBS by clicking the "CONTACT US" link found on the USAJOBS website. Emailed or Faxed copies sent by any form other than stated in this announcement will not be accepted.
3.) Submit all required documents by 11:59p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documents
1. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, and all required supplemental documents in order to be considered.(See "How To Submit ALL Supplemental Documents" section for more info).
2. Veterans: If you are eligible for veteran's preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans MUST submit a DD-214, member 4 copy. If claiming 10-point preference you must also submit a SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You can find additional information on veteran's preference at VET GUIDE
3. Education: You must submit a copy of your transcript(s), a separate course listing, or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s) such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade.
4. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
5. If you believe that you are Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible, please visit ICTAP/CTAP for additional information. To be considered well qualified, you must have a score of 85.
6. If you are eligible for any Special Appointing Authority, you must submit the documentation supporting your eligibility. For additional information, visit DISABILITY RESOURCES
7. Optional Form (OF-306) Declaration of Federal Employment: The information collected on this form is used to determine your acceptability for Federal employment and your enrollment status in the Government's Life Insurance program. If you are selected, before you are appointed you will be asked to update your responses on this form and on other materials submitted during the application process and then to recertify that your answers are true. Click the link below and select the fillable PDF Version of the OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment). Complete the form, print, sign and follow the instructions at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to submit this form with your other required documents. OPTIONAL FORMS

HOW TO SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS:
The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions:
1) "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer
2) "USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts
3) "Fax" to generate a fax cover sheet and fax the documents (system generated cover sheet must be used) Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents. Even if you have uploaded required documents to USAJOBS for previous announcements you must separately attach your documents for this announcement per the on-screen instructions in order for them to successfully be submitted for this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Devee'l Bullock
Phone: 202-586-8583
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-586-6155
Email: deveel.bullock@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status any time after the announcement closes. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to the system to drive status updates notification for applicants. We recommend that you update your USAJOBS profile to receive these status updates via email after the announcement closes. We will continue to update your status on-line as changes are made.

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Job Announcement Number:

HQ-13-CAT-05-EI-00458-2

Control Number:

333103400