Your technical expertise is imperative to our mission. As an Operations Research Analyst, you will lead and conduct cost studies and analyses, participating on special projects as assigned by the Comptroller or branch supervisory personnel. Your technical guidance, advice, support and assistance will enable our weapons systems programs, projects and major phases of programs for broad and varied operations. You’ll share your expertise with others, training colleagues in financial management, cost estimating and earned value management.
All Operations Research positions require at least one year of related experience that includes skills analyzing, combining and consolidating budget estimates into budget documents which reflect balanced, multi-year funding needs of an organization. A BS in operations research from an accredited educational institution is highly desirable or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of:
- Operations research
- Mathematical logic
- Or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics.
At least 3 of those 24 semester hours must have been in calculus. >> Learn More
The criteria for a HIGHLY QUALIFIED Cost Estimator require four years demonstrated, significant knowledge and experience with the following:
- Federal government or equivalent private sector (e.g. DoD contractor) acquisition environment experience using cost estimating techniques and methodologies to develop and/or analyze system requirements in establishing/modifying cost estimates.
- Federal government acquisition environment experience using advanced quantitative techniques with demonstrated ability to independently apply those techniques in the workplace
- Development of weapon systems (or comparable) cost estimate options by the use of quantitative techniques and various cost estimating models
- Project leadership of a major government system acquisition program (or equivalent) study or effort, which required collecting data from multiple sources within and outside the organization, and analysis and presentation of options or recommendations.
- Ability to deliver written and oral presentations to higher grade levels (e.g., General Officer or equivalent).
U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain a security clearance required.