Operations Research Analyst - Sentinel Systems Directorate

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Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent and ambition, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center  (AFNWC) is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities on behalf of the United States Air Force.
Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We foster a culture and workforce based on merit, dignity and respect where every employee (or Airman) feels accepted, valued, and has the opportunity to accomplish the mission.
OPEN: 10 JUNE 2024
CLOSES: 23 JUNE 2024
Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking a full-time Operations Research Analyst to work in the Sentinel Systems Directorate at Hill Air Force Base near Layton, Utah.

This position (986308) is an NH-1515-03 which has a typical 2024 salary range of $86,962 -$134,435.

This position is not eligible for remote or full-time telework; situational-based agreements may be available at the discretion of the hiring manager.

Are you interested in applying your cost analysis skills to deliver the next generation of nuclear deterrence for the United States? The Sentinel Systems Directorate is recruiting for an Operations Research Analyst NH-1515-03. You will work as part of the cost analysis team supporting the Sentinel Systems Directorate.

  • Serves as a member of the Sentinel Directorate cost team; applies a range of analytical, mathematical, and/or statistical theories, principles, and practices to plan, coordinate, and execute segments of complex studies. 
  • Deduces cost relationships using historical data, government databases, and commercial pricing information.
  • Performs work requiring the design, development, and adaptation of mathematical, statistical, and other scientific methods and techniques.
  • Develops databases and data visualizations from a variety of collected data sources.
  • Performs a broad range of cost and operations research analysis assignments entailing unique problems, creativity, innovative techniques, advanced approaches, and new technology.
  • Develops cost estimating models using approved government methodologies and applications.
  • Analyzes contractor performance data to forecast cost and schedule status.  Demonstrates knowledge of earned value management results as they relate to cost estimating.
  • Professional knowledge of a wide range of principles, concepts, and practices of operations research analysis to apply scientific methods and techniques to analyze systems, processes, and/or operational problems and procedures is highly desired. 
  • Ability to perform studies and prepare reports, documentation, and correspondence to communicate findings, recommendations, and conclusions clearly and effectively to diverse audiences is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of quantitative techniques and methods used to develop, adapt, modify, and apply models to resolve problems or define and clarify alternative solutions is highly valued. 
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and apply operations research rules and procedures in a variety of situations and recommend solutions to senior engineers and analysts is a plus. 
  • Ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors and fundamental relationships, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions is preferred. 
  • Ability to plan and organize work and confer with co-workers effectively is desired. 
  • Strong quantitative skills, expert problem-solving ability, adeptness in the use of logic and above-average communication skills is valued.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate Top Secret security clearance and is required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise.
  • 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.
  • This position is covered by the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP). The employee must meet, or be capable of meeting Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Business - Cost Estimating Practitioner certification requirements applicable to the career category designated on the position description within 24 months of assignment. This position also requires the employee to engage in acquisition continuous learning activities achieving 80 Continuous Learning points every 24 months.
  • This is a Financial Management Level 2 Certified position IAW the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112‐81, Subtitle F‐Financial Management, Section 1599d. Incumbent shall comply with the requirements of this certification program within 24 months of assignment. This position also requires the employee to engage in acquisition continuous learning activities achieving 60 Continuing Education and Training (CETs) every 24 months after achieving certification level.
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station (<10%).
  1. 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 format) and any additional documents (e.g., certifications, professional references, DD214, SF-50, etc.).
  • Please submit your resume and supporting documents in MS Word or PDF format.
  • If using Microsoft Word, you must use 2018 or a more recent version, as MS Word 97-2003 documents are no longer viewable on Department of Defense computer systems.
  • Your resume is key to evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities; be clear and specific when describing experience to improve your chances of getting an interview. 
  • Candidates should provide three professional references on their resume or download their professional references on a document when applying on Salesforce.
3. Apply: https://afcs.experience.crmforce.mil/s/registration?jobId=a0583000000HhcFAAS  by Midnight Eastern Time 23 JUNE 2024. Recruitment incentives/relocation expenses may be covered by a case-by-case basis.
4. 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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U.S. citizenship required. AFCS is Equal Opportunity Employer. Must be of legal working age.