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U.S. Army Accession Command Operations Research Analyst in Fort Sam Houston, Texas


About the Position: This position is a TERM position NTE 4 years. It is a time-limited appointment and may be extended up to 6 years. Serve as a senior Operations Research Analysis professional. Responsible for a wide rage of complex recruiting, production and market missions.


Selects the appropriate automation tools, equations, and algorithms for their applicability to simulating recruiting operations.

Defines future environmental challenges and expectations for decision makers.

Independently analyzes problems.

Advising team members on the use of advanced mathematical, statistical, and analytical techniques.


Conditions of Employment


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. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements 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. (Copies of transcripts are required.)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 conducting studies of significant complexity to provide strategic or tactical decision support to senior leader decisions on national recruiting programs. Under the general supervision of a senior Operations Research Analyst, Working independently and/or as a member or leader of a team, providing input on identifying the issues or problem under study, selecting the design and methodology of the study, identifying and validating assumptions for the study, choosing the variables required for ad-hoc and standardized models, and performing data access and retrieval from databases. Tasks are completed with higher order of professional competence demonstrating responsibility for the thoroughness of the study, the significance of the findings, and the effectiveness of the presentation. Completed projects are primarily reviewed for adequacy in meeting the problem or purpose. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Data Collection and AnalysisInterpersonal SkillsModeling and SimulationStatistical Analysis Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).


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:

Additional Information

This position will be filled on a TERM basis, not to exceed 3 years. This TERM appointment MAY be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition (up to a maximum of six years). A term appointment does not confer eligibility for noncompetitive movement to other positions or for reappointment after separation from employment. Term employees are eligible for health and life. 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. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. This is a Career Program (CP) 36- Analysis, Modeling and Simulation position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. 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.