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Job Title:Operations Research Analyst

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:DOE-HQ-EI-13-00496-MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 27, 2013 to Wednesday, July 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1515-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

THIS POSITION IS OPEN ONLY TO CURRENT HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EMPLOYEES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS.

JOB SUMMARY:

The U. S. 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.  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. For more information please visit EIA's website at: http://www.eia.gov/

The Office of Energy Analysis analyzes energy supply, demand, and prices including the impact of financial markets on energy markets; prepares reports on current and future energy use; analyzes the impact of energy policies; and develops advanced techniques for conducting energy information analyses. This Office also oversees the planning and execution of EIA's analysis and forecasting programs to ensure that EIA models, analyses, and projections meet the highest standards of relevance, reliability, and timeliness.

A successful candidate in this position will lead major projects involving modeling development, refinement, updating and testing.  Directly manages project contracts involving significant financial and human resources in support of industrial energy consumption and efficiency modeling and analysis.  Works with management on planning of budgets and staffing to enable these efforts. Represents OECEA at OEA project management meetings where industrial team projects are on the agenda.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Relocation is at your own expense.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

DUTIES:

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As a Operations Research Analyst, you will:

  • Conceives, plans, originates, initiates, develops, designs, performs and documents a broad range of continuing economic analyses and research assignments
  • Formulates mathematical models that represent how fuels and non-fuel energy sources are used by industry (e.g., bulk chemicals, food, iron and steel) and energy source (e.g., natural gas, electricity, natural gas liquids (NGL) or petrochemical feedstocks)
  • Researches and develops expertise in the economic and operational characteristics of manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries and their use of energy.
  • Serves as an expert analyst and technical authority on industrial energy use, presents on industrial energy use to audiences within and outside EIA, develops the IDM to prepare projections of industrial energy use, and analyzes the effects of proposed policies affecting the industrial sector.
  • Actively coaches, mentors and trains less senior staff on analytic and modeling systems, techniques, practices, and quality control methods.
  • Applies comprehensive knowledge of economic and research concepts and practices applicable to industrial sector.
  • Conceives, plans, originates, initiates, develops, designs, performs and documents a broad range of continuing economic analyses and research assignments involving current and projected energy consumption and related technologies in the industrial sector


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: experience with the design, creation, modification and use of computer simulation models pertaining to energy consumption in the industrial sector of the domestic and/or international economy, and demonstrated ability to originate new research topics and methodologies pertaining to industrial sector energy consumption for use in own work and for other analysts to follow.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: Selective factors represent knowledge, skills, or abilities that are essential for successful job performance and cannot reasonably be acquired on the job during the period of orientation/training customary for the position being filled.  Applicants who do not meet a selective factor are ineligible for further consideration. 

THE SELECTIVE FACTOR FOR THIS POSITION IS:
Applicants must have work experience which represents knowledge and ability in designing, creating, modifying, and using computer simulation models to analyze energy consumption in the industrial sector, preparing projections of future industrial energy consumption trends, and analyzing the effects of alternative government policies 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

1. Ability to design, create, modify, and use industrial models and computer simulation techniques.
2. Knowledge of industrial energy consumption and the pros and cons of different approaches to modeling behavior in those markets.
3. Ability to originate new research topics and methodologies for use in own work and for other analysts to follow.
4. Ability to develop and utilize appropriate data collecting and modeling techniques to carry out complex analysis projects.
5. Ability to brief study sponsors, high level officials, and other audiences on findings and conclusions of industrial sector studies.
6. Ability to write and document industrial sector study purposes, methods, assumptions and conclusions, for internal and external audiences.
7. Knowledge of operations research and related analyses and techniques, particularly pertaining to industrial sector.

  • Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
  • CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


EDUCATION: 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.

You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

This position is not covered under the bargaining unit NTEU.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.

If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:
  • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Training and education opportunities
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Worklife4You Resource
For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
  • All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

Steps to submit a complete application:

  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
  4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.

If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

NEED HELP?

  • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
  • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.
  • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

  • ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Applicants using education to qualify (if applicable): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education may not be applicable for some jobs at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form (SF) 50. To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show: position title and type, occupational series, grade, and tenure. This is a blank sample SF-50 and should not be submitted with your application!
  • Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mrs. DeVeel Bullock
Phone: 202-586-8583
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: deveel.bullock@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

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Job Announcement Number:

DOE-HQ-EI-13-00496-MP

Control Number:

346389800