Operations Research Analyst, TAS

Department Of The Treasury Albuquerque , NM 87102

Posted 1 week ago

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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 an Operations Research Analyst you will:

  • Lead/Conduct 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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Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month

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Promotion Potential


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1515 Operations Research

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

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  • Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


You must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 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.

In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:

GS-14 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience that demonstrated accomplishment of operations research project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of mathematical/statistical reasoning requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled; Experience conducting operations research using well-established and innovative methods for identifying the probable causes of cost/workload variances and procedures for resolving variances and selected and applied mathematics, economics, econometrics and/or statistics appropriate to solving operations research problems, such as the development of computerized mathematical resource allocation models (e.g. simulation), regression models, econometric projections or workload forecasting models.

  • The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

  • To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable: You must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).


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Operations Research Analyst, TAS

Department Of The Treasury