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Operations Research Analysts

Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions.

Salary Breakdown

Operations Research Analysts

Average

$67,480

ANNUAL

$32.44

HOURLY

Entry Level

$44,310

ANNUAL

$21.3

HOURLY

Mid Level

$64,105

ANNUAL

$30.82

HOURLY

Expert Level

$83,900

ANNUAL

$40.34

HOURLY


Current Available & Projected Jobs

Operations Research Analysts

3

Current Available Jobs

4,820

Projected job openings through 2024


Sample Career Roadmap

Operations Research Analysts

Job Titles

Entry Level

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Entry Level Operations Research Analyst

Mid Level

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Operations Research Analyst

Expert Level

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Senior Operations Research Analyst

Degree Recommendations


 Chandler-Gilbert Community College (MCCCD)

 Estrella Mountain Community College (MCCCD)

 Glendale Community College (MCCCD)

 Gateway Community College (MCCCD)


Top Expected Tasks

Operations Research Analysts


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Operations Research Analysts

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Computers and Electronics

KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

SKILL

Mathematics

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Complex Problem Solving

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Active Listening

ABILITY

Mathematical Reasoning

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

ABILITY

Inductive Reasoning

ABILITY

Number Facility

ABILITY

Oral Expression


Job Opportunities

Operations Research Analysts

  • Operations Research Analyst
    United States Army Futures Command    Fort Huachuca, AZ 85670
     Posted 8 days    

    Summary About the Position: This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25. This position is located at the U.S. Army Futures Command with duty location at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Serves as an operations research analyst supporting concepts and capabilities development and acquisition decisions. Responsibilities Serves as an Operations Research Analyst responsible for applying the scientific methodology to tasks relating to supplying the underlying analytical sufficiency for the acquisition decision process. Determines the validity of assumptions and the implication of data used to present findings and results of analyses in the form of comprehensive studies, reports, and other publications. Exercises originality in applying new techniques or adapting existing techniques for specific and specialized problems. Builds professional competence for the management, development, and use of methodologies in the analysis process. Performs a variety of tasks in support of higher grade analysis which are designed to provide operations research experience pertinent to study execution, survey development, data analysis, and acquisition support. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 10-Point Other Veterans? Rating30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans5-Point Veterans' PreferenceCurrent Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) EmployeeCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent DoD Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee (non-Army)Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementDisabled Veteran w/ a Service-Connected Disability, More than 10%, Less than 30%Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferPrior Federal Service EmployeeUnited States Citizen Applying to a DCIPS Position Army DCIPS positions apply Veteran's Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. This is a developmental position hiring at the GG-09 level only with full performance at the GG-12 level. NOTE: Current Department of Army employees at the full performance level of this series who apply to the GG-09 level will be excluded for consideration for this position. Basic Requirement for Operations Research Analyst: Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in operations research; or a degree with 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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes performing basic mathematical, statistical, and/or general operations research analytical support to studies and reviews. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GG/GS-07). OR Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Operations Research, Mathematics, Statistics. Engineering, Science. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Oral CommunicationRequirements AnalysisTechnical Competence Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance based on a T5 (or equivalent level) investigation with eligibility for sensitive compartmented information (SCI). Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 36 - Analysis, Modeling and Simulation position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Recruitment and/or Relocation incentives may be authorized. This is a developmental position with potential to the GG-1515-12 level. You may be promoted non competitively to the next grade upon meeting the following requirements: (1) Satisfactory demonstration of the ability to perform at the target grade level; (2) Availability of higher level work at the target grade level; (3) Assignment of increased responsibilities; (4) Recommendation for promotion by supervisor; (5) Satisfactory completion of all required training; and (6) Completion of all DCIPS regulatory requirements for career ladder promotions. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Operations Research Analyst (Keystone)
    Defense Contract Management Agency    Chandler, AZ 85286
     Posted 20 days    

    Summary This position is being filled under the Direct-Hire Authority for the Department of Defense for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates, Section 1102 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, Public Law 115-232. This position is part of the Defense Contract Agency (DCMA). The incumbent may be responsible for serving as an Operations Research Analyst developmental intern within DCMA. Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement. Responsibilities Serves as an Operations Research Analyst developmental intern with DCMA. Completes classroom and on-the-job training to acquire, exercise, and maintain knowledge inherent to the performance of professional operations research analyst duties. Performs professional operations research duties supporting a senior analyst responsible for engineering functions for assigned components or systems. Provides technical assistance to their supervisor or other senior engineers in progressively independent assignments for a segment of a complex project as well as specific analyst duties. Drafts project details using precedents established in related projects, devising and recommending alternative analytic methods to solve problems. In a developmental capacity, studies technical reports and publications, attends meetings and professional conferences, and keeps abreast with state-of-the-art developments. Performs operations research analyst duties using effective written and oral communication skills. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To be considered for a Recent Graduate appointment you must meet ONE of the following requirements: Complete all requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution not more than two years before the date of the appointment; OR a person who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniformed service of more than four years, such term means a person who was awarded a degree not more than four years before the date of the appointment. In addition to meeting the Recent Graduate eligibility requirements, your resume and supporting documentation must support: To qualify for an Operations Research Analyst position your resume and supporting documentation must support:A. Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree or higher 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. NOTE: Courses acceptable for qualifying for operations research positions may have been taken in departments other than Operations Research, e.g., Engineering (usually Industrial Engineering), Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Management Science. The following are illustrative of acceptable courses: optimization; mathematical modeling; queueing theory; engineering; physics (except descriptive or survey courses); econometrics; psychometrics; biometrics; experimental psychology; physical chemistry; industrial process analysis; managerial economics; computer science; measurement for management; mathematical models in social phenomena; and courses that involved application of operations research techniques and methodologies to problems of management, marketing, systems design, and other specialized fields; or other comparable quantitative analysis courses for which college level mathematics or statistics is a prerequisite. B. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-07 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes: Analyzing, interpreting, and applying operations research rules and procedures in a variety of situations. Applying fundamental concepts and techniques of operations research methods. Recommending effective solutions to senior analysts. C. Education Substitution: Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx. If using education to meet basic qualifications, YOU MUST SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT as supplemental documentation. To qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, you must possess: 1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement D. Combination: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualifications and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grade GS-07. E. Superior Academic Achievement: Superior Academic Achievement in a curriculum such as operations research, engineering, science, economics, mathematics, statistics, or management science is qualifying at the GS-07 level. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims by the closing date of this announcement. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Foreign Education Additional Information This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf Tour of Duty: Flexible FLSA: Non-Exempt Bargaining Unit: Yes Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period. Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized at Management's discretion. Financial Disclosure Required Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L) NON-CAP: This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level II certification in the Business - Financial Management Career Field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend. COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/ Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you will be required to report to the official duty location and remain in a telework status. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be notified. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Operations Research Analyst
    United States Army Futures Command    Fort Huachuca, AZ 85670
     Posted 21 days    

    Summary About the Position: This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25. This position is located at the U.S. Army Futures and.Concepts Center with duty location at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Serves as the lead action officer for macro-level research/analysis supporting concepts and capabilities development. Responsibilities Conducts military operations research based studies. Assists in the definition of problems, operational and functional requirements, issues, and alternatives relating to Doctrine, Training, Organization, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel and Facilities (DOTMLPF) solutions to capability gaps. Provides mathematical, statistical, and general operations research analytical support to studies and reviews of a special nature or of particular interest to the command. Devises new methods, innovative practices, and new applications for operations research support to force modernization and materiel acquisition processes. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 10-Point Other Veterans? Rating30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans5-Point Veterans' PreferenceCurrent Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) EmployeeCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent DoD Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee (non-Army)Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementDisabled Veteran w/ a Service-Connected Disability, More than 10%, Less than 30%Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Prior Federal Service EmployeeUnited States Citizen Applying to a DCIPS Position Army DCIPS positions apply Veteran's Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Operations Research Analyst: Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in operations research; or a degree with 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. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: applying a broad range of theories, concepts, operation research and analytical methods and techniques, mathematical, and statistical principles and practices as applied to the capability development process. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GG/GS-12). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Oral CommunicationReasoningRequirements AnalysisTechnical Credibility Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance based on a T5 (or equivalent level) investigation with eligibility for sensitive compartmented information (SCI). Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 36 - Analysis, Modeling and Simulation position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Recruitment and/or Relocation incentives may be authorized. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.


    Employment Type

    Full Time


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