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Grade: 03

1 You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Operations Research Analyst positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for an Operations Research Analyst position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Operations Research.
  • I have completed at least 24 semester hours in a combination of the following: 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.
  • I have not completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field, nor have I completed 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.
2 NQ-03 To meet the basic qualifications requirements at the NQ-03 level (GS-13 - GS-14), select the option that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the NQ-02 pay band or GS-12 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
3 Describe your experience participating in the planning, conducting, and/or participating with a team of senior cost estimating and analysis professionals in conducting cost analysis, program and project reviews and assessments (includes areas such as life cycle cost analysis, cost modeling, risk management analysis and value engineering studies). Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience and have participated in planning, conducting, and/or participating with a team of senior cost estimating professionals in conducting cost analysis, program and project reviews, and assessments and develop a plan to resolve highly controversial or significant issues related to cost estimating.
  • I have experience in conducting and/or participating with a team of cost estimating professionals in conducting cost analysis, program and project reviews and assessments to resolve issues related to cost estimating.
  • I have participated as a member of a team conducting cost analysis, program and project reviews, and assessments to resolve issues related to cost estimating.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
4 Please tell us where in your resume the experience you claimed in the above response is reflected. Include only time frame(s) and title of the position(s). If experience is Federal Civilian include only time frame(s) and title/series/grade. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 Select the statement that best describes your experience in developing, monitoring, maintaining, and utilizing cost databases to assess project and contractor performance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing, maintaining, and utilizing cost databases to support requested cost performance analysis of general or standard design and construction projects (e.g. office buildings, light manufacturing facilities, etc.).
  • I have experience developing, maintaining, and utilizing cost databases to support requested cost performance analysis.
  • I have experience maintaining and utilizing cost databases to support requested cost performance analysis.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
6 Please tell us where in your resume the experience you claimed in the above response is reflected. Include only time frame(s) and title of the position(s). If experience is Federal Civilian include only time frame(s) and title/series/grade. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 Do you have at least one year of experience executing independent cost reviews and independent cost analyses? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of experience in cost estimating, life cycle cost analysis, cost modeling and/or the development of cost databases, conducting risk management, and applying value engineering to simple systems and programs.
  • I have participated in cost estimating, life cycle cost analysis, cost modeling, the development of cost databases, conducting risk management or applying value engineering.
  • I have participated in cost estimating, life cycle cost analysis, cost modeling, and/or the development of cost databases.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
8 Please tell us where in your resume the experience you claimed in the above response is reflected. Include only time frame(s) and title of the position(s). If experience is Federal Civilian include only time frame(s) and title/series/grade. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 Describe your knowledge of concepts and principles to understand, develop, and assess cost estimates for major acquisition programs, including cost estimates for technically complex first-of-a-kind programs and/or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Substantial working knowledge of concepts and principles to understand, develop, and assess cost estimates for major acquisition programs, including cost estimates for technically complex first-of-a-kind programs and/or projects.
  • Substantial knowledge of concepts and principles to understand, develop, and assess cost estimates for major acquisition programs, including cost estimates for technically complex first-of-a-kind programs and/or projects.
  • Some knowledge of concepts and principles to understand, develop, and assess cost estimates for major acquisition programs, including cost estimates for technically complex first-of-a-kind programs and/or projects.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
10 If you answered yes to the above question please elaborate, and please specify where in your resume, can we verify this information. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
11 Describe your knowledge of and experience with program management tools and practices including program base lining, resource loading, critical path analysis, systems engineering, risk assessment and Earned Value Management Systems. Answer to this question is required
  • Substantial knowledge of and demonstrated experience with program management tools and practices including program base-lining, resource loading, critical path analysis, systems engineering, risk assessment and Earned Value Management Systems.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge and experience with program management tools and practices including program base lining, resource loading, critical path analysis, systems engineering, risk assessment and Earned Value Management Systems.
  • Some knowledge and experience with program management tools and practices including program base lining, resource loading, critical path analysis, systems engineering, risk assessment and Earned Value Management Systems.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
12 If you answered yes to the above question please elaborate, and please specify where in your resume, can we verify this information. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
13 Describe your specific knowledge of and demonstrated experience in developing cost estimating, project management, PPBE, or cost reporting standards and policies. Answer to this question is required
  • Extensive knowledge of and demonstrated experience in developing cost estimating, project management, PPBE or cost reporting standards and policies.
  • Substantial knowledge and experience similar to that described above.
  • Some knowledge and experience similar to that described above.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
14 If you answered yes to the above question please elaborate, and please specify where in your resume, can we verify this information. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
15 Describe your knowledge of scientific inquiry and analysis to assess major acquisition programs and to develop program options in order to advise senior management on resource allocation for multi-year and multi-program budgets. Answer to this question is required
  • Substantial knowledge of scientific inquiry and analysis to assess major acquisition programs and to develop program options in order to advise senior management on resource allocation for multi-year and multi-program budgets.
  • Working knowledge of scientific inquiry and analysis to assess major acquisition programs and to develop program options in order to advise senior management on resource allocation for multi-year and multi-program budgets.
  • Some knowledge of scientific inquiry and analysis to assess major acquisition programs and to develop program options in order to advise senior management on resource allocation for multi-year and multi-program budgets.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
16 If you answered the above question please specify where in your resume, can we verify this information. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
17 Describe your experience in communicating and briefing senior-level leadership in large organizations about the complex analysis or the potentially complex and sensitive variables or issues related to the results produced by the analysis tools (models, simulations, data bases, etc.) you or your team have developed. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated an ability to communicate and brief senior leadership on complex and sensitive topics, and I am a recognized authority in the field of operations analysis, computer modeling and simulation of complex technical systems, and direction and management of high visibility complex technical studies and analyses.
  • I have demonstrated an ability to communicate and brief senior leadership on complex and sensitive topics in operations analysis, computer modeling and simulation of complex technical systems.
  • I have briefed senior leadership on topics in operations analysis, computer modeling and simulation, and technical studies and analysis.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
18 If you answered the above question please specify where in your resume, can we verify this information. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

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3 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five (5) years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
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