This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.
About the Position: This position is for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller (FM&C) Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (DASA) Cost & Economics Special Studies & Analysis Division at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA.Qualifications: Who May Apply: US Citizens
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.
Basic Requirements for Computer Scientist:
Degree: Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
GS 13: To qualify for the GS-13 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12): 1) Utilizing research methods and techniques to support cost and economic analyses AND 2) Utilizing a variety of advanced mathematical and descriptive and statistical technique; AND 3) Developing data science and operations research analysis and technique, AND 4) Preparing and presenting briefings and technical reports for executive level management.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
- Cost Estimation and Analysis
- Scientific Research
- Technical Credibility