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WHAT IS THE RESEARCH, APPLIED ANALYTICS AND STATISTICS DIVISION (RAAS)? The Research, Applied Analytics, and Statistics (RAAS) anticipates and meets customers’ needs by providing leading research, analytical, statistical, and technology services. RAAS provides an intellectually challenging and supportive environment for our employees. We are the leading source for data analytics, analytical and statistical support, research tools and information, and breakthrough technologies within the IRS. RAAS recommendations, studies and data are effectively used to assist in the administration of the U.S. tax system and to improve IRS performance. Our projects encompass a variety of subjects, including statistical analyses, program evaluations, research on topics affecting tax administration, compliance studies and the administration of enterprise research resources. RAAS serves as a consultant to the IRS Commissioner and the Senior Executive Team and is a strategic partner for decisions affecting Servicewide operations.
WHAT DOES AN OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST DO? As an Operations Research Analyst you will be responsible for developing operations research studies and projects dealing with activities that affect programs and policies. In this position, you will give emphasis to developmental research, as distinct from the types of research to be performed by the functions that focus on operational problems of shorter duration. In addition, you will serve as a specialist and team leader on study teams, with responsibility for any of the major phases of a complex study of broad and varied operations or programs.
As a Operations Research Analyst you will:
- Lead complex studies and define problems involved, formulate overall concepts, evaluating findings and recommending solutions.
- Oversee the selection and application of mathematics, economics, econometrics and statistics appropriate to solving operations research problems.
- Conduct operation research identifying the probable causes of cost/workload variances and procedures.
- Ensure that project and study teams use appropriate operations research and analytical techniques.
- Describe and document the analyses of research studies and projects and the general sharing of information of overall staff efforts, using effective oral and written communications.
- Identify mathematical applications to improve existing programs; determining the types of data to be collected, formulating study methodologies, assisting functional activities in the implementation of operational segments and analyzing data.
- Provide technical guidance and coordinate efforts involved in carrying out various aspects of assignments, the design of samples and experiments, and design of evaluation and program monitoring techniques.
- Monitor, evaluate and document the results of project studies and prepare final recommendations.
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