Operations Research Analyst

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  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
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OPEN: 30 May 2024
CLOSE: 13 June 2024
 
This position is not eligible for full time telework; situational-based agreements may be available at the discretion of the hiring manager.
 
The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking a full-time Operations Research Analyst 009780641M, NH-1515-03 to work in the Mission Assurance Division, Nuclear Technology and Integration Directorate, at Kirtland Air Force Base near Albuquerque, NM.
 
This is an NH-1515-03 position, which has a typical 2024 salary range of $87,878 - $135,851
 
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Operations Research Analyst for the Mission Assurance Division’s Air Force Nuclear Red Team Branch, supplying analytic and procedural guidance for multidisciplinary projects executing strategic system capability assessments while providing advice and insight about probable effects of solutions to problems using mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other scientific methods and techniques.
 
DUTIES:
  • Develops problem solving methods for nuclear-related issues which can arise from tests being performed.
  • Coordinates and communicates with multiple System Program Offices to inform all aspects of testing activities with relevant survivability analyses, data collection survey findings, and mitigation strategies.
  • Supports the standardization of test plans/reports.
  • Leads four-phase analytical process (problem definition, model development, hypothesis testing and investigation, and predictions/explanations) for nuclear-related issues within scope of assigned work.
  • Contributes to current and future policy and guidance development.
SKILLS:
  • Candidates should have a strong background in problem definition, model development, hypothesis testing and investigation, and predictions/explanation, with a strong ability to gather, assemble, analyze, and interpret data and results to provide support to decision-makers.
  • Candidates should have demonstrated experience in working effectively with multiple DoD, academic, and private industry organizations.
  • A broad technical background and related AF operational experience is desired, with experience in operations research analysis, and developmental planning.
  • Ability to problem solve through innovative approaches is required.
  • Experience in analytical red-teaming, vulnerability analysis, root cause analysis, or risk analysis is a highly desired.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills are required to effectively interface with internal and external stakeholders at all levels as well as the independence, assertiveness, self-reliance, and tenacity to get the job done.
  • Application of critical thinking skills, risk management, configuration management, and decision analysis.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE):
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must be TS/SCI eligible
  • 3 to 5 years of experience using principles of the four-phase analytical process in formulating problem statements, using intangible characteristics (such as the human element) in modeling, hypothesis testing and investigation, and presenting recommendations for solutions.
  • Knowledge of nuclear system military standards and governing documents.
  • Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise; employee must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
  • In accordance with the Ethics in Government Act, 1978, employee may be required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually.
  • Highly desired: 3-5 years of scientific experience in the Human Factors Engineering discipline (other related areas may be acceptable).
  • This position has been designated as an acquisition position and is covered by the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP). The employee must meet, or be capable of meeting, Defense Acquisition Work Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position. Employee is expected to meet Continuous Acquisition Education requirements. Employee must obtain Level II certification in Engineering.
  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to pre‐employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.
  • This position may require up to 25% travel.
QUALIFICATIONS:
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions. Operations Research Series 1515 (opm.gov)
 
HOW TO APPLY:
When applying at the link below, please use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Click the apply button to complete an application and upload resume (PDF or Word Doc) and/or additional documents (Transcripts, certifications, Vet Docs (DD214), SF-50).
 
Apply at https://afcs.experience.crmforce.mil/s/registration?jobId=a0583000000HZAMAA4 by June 13, 2024.
 
If you have questions about this position or about the application process, please contact Arlene Pando AFNWC Recruitment Specialist, at arlene.pando@us.af.mil
 
To find all current job and internship opportunities at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, visit the AFNWC webpage at: https://www.afnwc.af.mil/About-Us/Jobs/
 
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Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.