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    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

    About the Position:
    Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Recent Graduates Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation. After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position or to a term position (a project-based term of employment lasting between one and four years).

    Applicants can be selected at GS-07. The target grade of this position is GS-11

    To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

    • Be a U.S. Citizen
    • Successfully complete all the requirements of the Recent Graduate Program as defined in the Agency Participant Agreement.
    • Demonstrate successful job performance.
    • Meet the Office of Personnel Management qualification standard including any applicable positive education requirements and/or selection placement factors and any other designated special qualifications requirements and conditions of employment (e.g. medical standards) appropriate for the position to which being converted.

    To learn more, please visit the Office of Personnel Management webpage, Hiring Authorities: Students & Recent Graduates.

    Who May Apply:
    Positions are open to:
    • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Short-term training programs (e.g. several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.
    • Current students who will graduate no later than 9 MONTHS from the closing date of this announcement.
    • Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion.

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    Responsibilities

    You will serve as an Operations Research Analyst at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. In this developmental position you will have many opportunities to learn and gain experience through formal and on-the-job training which will acquaint you with the policies, methods and techniques particular to a position characterized by knowledge and skill requirement of a Operations Research Analyst. Assignments are progressively difficult and are designed to prepare the incumbent for more difficult and responsible work at the intermediate and ultimately the journeyman level. As a developmental Operations Research Analyst, you will assist in performing duties such as:

    • Serve as an Operations Research Analyst on study teams participating in the planning and conduct of studies relating to the cost effective selection among alternatives to meet Army material development, acquisition, and readiness requirements or allocation of command resources.
    • Utilize a knowledge of and working proficiency in operations research/systems analysis (ORSA) concepts and practices to accomplish tasks that support cost effective decision making.
    • Organize and perform analysis of assigned study areas or implement analysis and evaluation techniques.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    1515 Operations Research

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479303900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.