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Job Title:Interdisciplinary Operations Research Analyst/Mathematical Statistician

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:DOE-HQ-EI-13-00051-MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 22, 2013 to Thursday, August 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1515/1529-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

few vacancies in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

  • Current Federal employee with competitive status
  • Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
  • CTAP/ICTAP eligibles
  • Veterans with VOW, VEOA or VRA eligibility
  • Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority

This position is also advertised to all US Citizens as announcement # DOE-HQ-EI-13-00051-CR

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 the following link DOE.

A successful candidate in this position will...

GS-7

  • Perform limited and clearly defined special investigations, or comparable portions of continuing studies, or of major projects of higher level analysis, as an advanced trainee in the profession.
  • Conducts specific trainee assignments and limited studies in support of projects of higher level professionals.

GS-9

  • Perform segments of mathematical, statistical or other analyses projects, and maintain and enhance models for use in simulation studies.
  • Serves in a advanced development capacity and uses standard techniques.
  • Study and consider the effects of new and emerging technologies, rapidly changing industry practices, mergers and  restructuring, new regulations, and other changes in the world and national economics and markets affecting production, pricing, supply and distribution patterns.

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/Mathematical, you will:

GS-7

  • Perform specific segments of analysis projects, selecting, using and applying standard techniques and theories of the profession.
  • Participates in facets of planning, designing and conducting test to obtain and validate data.
  • Compiles, organize and analyzes data, applying basic theories and standard techniques of the profession

GS-9

  • Develops recommendations for priorities, milestones and refinements of problem     definitions for assigned project segments.
  • Prepares reports and charts to document study purposes, methods, premises, and conclusions, and participates in briefing officials on progress and conclusions of studies.
  • Maintains and enhances models and simulation techniques and scenarios for use in current and future energy studies.
  • Participates in facets of planning, designing and conducting test to validate models and propose enhancements.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe one year of experience performing standard techniques and basic theories of the profession used in data collection, compilation, organization, analyses and presentation. Experience must be equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the federal service performing one or more analytical tasks: 1) applying or using standard statistical methods and analyses found in college textbooks; 2) using statistical analysis software to help a senior colleague or supervisor analyze data; 3) helping plan surveys; or 4) assisting in developing a portion of a report on statistical analysis. OR one year of directly related graduate level education. Or A combination of graduate level education and experience. OR Superior Academic Achievement, based on (1) class standing, (2)grade- point average, or (3)honor society membership. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 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 techniques and basic theories of the profession, and ability to apply this knowledge to perform trainee assignments and to increase professional knowledge and skills. 2. Knowledge of the basic data collection, compilation, organization, analyses and presentation techniques used in the profession, and ability to apply this knowledge to perform trainee assignments and to increase professional knowledge and skills. 3. Skill in written and oral communication sufficient to present information on the scope, methods and results of assigned project or study segments. 4. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, information sources and project team members. 

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:

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.


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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.

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under DE/Category Rating procedure as announcement #_______. You must apply to the vacancy for which you wish to receive consideration. If you wish to be considered for this position under both DE and MP procedures, you must apply to both announcements.

 

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:

 

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.

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:

Baron Walden
Phone: 202-586-6425
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: baron.walden@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:

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-13-00051-MP

Control Number:

347934000