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Grade: 12
Specialized experience is gained while monitoring advanced instrumentation technology, analyzing costing measurement, tracking and analysis.

* 1.I meet the following basic requirement for this position?Degree: 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.
  1. Yes
  2. No


YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 2.GS-12 - Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and this is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable at the GS-12 grade level, experience must be equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal service.
  2. I do not meet the choice listed above.


Grade: 13
YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.I meet the following basic requirement for this position?Degree: 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.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.GS-13 - Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and this is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable at the GS-13 grade level, experience must be equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service.
  2. I do not meet the choice listed above.


Grade: All Grades
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience conducting analyses of systems effectiveness, requirements, force restructuring, system modernization, and alternative operational concept exploration.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 2.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience designing and developing operations research models, methods, and/or techniques such as sample survey designs for related data collection
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience coordinating multi-disciplinary teams in developing decision support tools for strategic decision makers and operations planners.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Which of the following statements best describes your experience designing and implementing studies as to program effectiveness and meeting of goals:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Choose the statement that best describes your experience in working in a collaborative environment as a team member on a successful project or study.
  1. I have successfully teamed/collaborated on a complex project or study in a work environment. I can produce tangible evidence of the complexity and impact of my role in the effort.
  2. I have successfully teamed/collaborated with others in a work environment.
  3. I have education or training in teaming/collaborating with others; but have not yet done so in a work environment.
  4. I have not had experience, education, or training/collaborating with others.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your experience evaluating statistical data?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience planning, developing and implementing research initiatives to support missions analysis and acquisition planning.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience performing operations research analyses on important Agency systems and processes?
  1. I have performed complex operations research analysis on applied research and development systems.
  2. I have performed operations research analysis on novel or developmental systems.
  3. I have performed operations research analysis of non-developmental systems or have been a member of a successful team in performing operations research analysis on novel or developmental systems.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  5. I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.


* 9.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience synthesizing outputs of performance and cost models to quantify and compare cost benefit ratios of new and existing systems.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Which of the following best describes your highest level using mathematical techniques to identify areas where resource applications were less than optimal.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.Which of the following best describes your experience in modeling and simulation applications:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.






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