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Operations Research Analyst

Company: Air Force Civilian Service
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs, and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent, and ambition, the Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities on behalf of the Department of the United States Air Force.

The Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is looking for a Full-Time, Operations Research Analyst (GS-1515-11 T13) to work at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.

Come work for the Department of the Air Force Studies and Analysis where you can join a diverse team of mathematicians, engineers, and data scientists working to provide analysis backed by data to the highest echelons of Air Force/Space Force leadership. Where you will tackle questions such as: "What will the next Space Force satellite be?" or "What is the next generation aircraft the Air Force will employ?" We are looking for team members with strong critical thinking/technical skills; bonus points if you have experience coding in Python/R and/or translating large datasets into digestible visualizations to a non-technical audience.

  • Salary $82,764 - $153,354
  • Telework not authorized
  • Travel authorized up to 25%
  • This is not a remote position-U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Three to five years' experience requested.
  • This position meets the professional exemption for the Fair Labor Standards Act (5 CFR 551.206).
  • Must obtain and maintain a Top-Secret SCI security clearance and be eligible for special access programs.
  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random drug testing for drug use.
  • Must exhibit a high degree of judgment, resourcefulness, originality, and the ability to foresee the impact of changing technology.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution in mathematics, computer science, one of the physical sciences, engineering or a closely related scientific discipline is highly desired. 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. Advanced degree(s) are preferred.
  • Further information about the 1515 series can be found at:
  • Knowledge of a broad range of computer science and operations research methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems.
  • Knowledge of computer coding techniques and methods used to develop, adapt, modify, and apply models to resolve problems or define and clarify alternative solutions.
  • Knowledge of quantitative techniques and methods used to develop, adapt, modify, and apply models to resolve problems or define and clarify alternative solutions.
  • Skill to negotiate and/or defend findings and program support concepts.
  • Ability to lead study teams; originate new ideas, projects, and methodologies; and execute projects and/or studies within established financial and/or time constraints.
  • Ability to develop and utilize appropriate data collection techniques and design, build, and use computer models and simulation techniques.
  • Knowledge of Air Force cost databases to include the Air Force Total Ownership Cost (AFTOC) and Program and Budget Enterprise System (PBES) highly desired, but not required.
    Complete an application and upload resume (PDF or Word Doc) and/or additional documents (Transcripts, certifications, Vet Docs (DD214), SF-50).

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    Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.

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Keywords: Air Force Civilian Service, Arlington , Operations Research Analyst, Professions , Arlington, Virginia

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