Operations Research Analyst SDSD - Careers At CAPE -- Department of Defense (2023)

Operations Research Analyst (Strategic, Defensive, and Science & Technology)

JOA#: GS 2023-1515-58(SDSD)* Updated


Department: Department of Defense

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense

Hiring Organization: Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation

Salary Range: $112,015 to $183,500 Per Year

Open Period: March 27, 2023,to April 10, 2023

Pay Scale & Grade: GS-13/14/15

Series: 1515 Operations Research

Appointment Type: Permanent - Schedule B Excepted Service. A current Federal Career or Career-Conditional employee selected must voluntarily relinquish his or her competitive status prior to appointment to this position.

Work Schedule: Full Time

This job is open to All US Citizens

Clarification from the agency: This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection.

Location: Pentagon, Arlington, VA Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Telework Eligibility: As determined by Agency Policy.



This position is in the Office of the Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE). The Director, CAPE is the principal staff advisor and assistant to the Secretary of Defense for planning, analysis, and evaluation of the Defense Program, including formulating the force planning, fiscal, and policy guidance upon which DoD force and program projections are based; analyzing and evaluating planned and proposed military forces, weapons systems and major programs; preparing independent cost analyses of major DoD programs and weapon system acquisitions; evaluating U.S. and foreign force capabilities; developing and evaluating alternative forces and programs; and identifying the key issues and developing information and analyses for use by the Secretary of Defense in decision-making.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an analyst in the Strategic, Defensive, and Science and Technology Division (SDSD). The SDSD division supports DoD leadership’s decision-making by providing analytic insights on the Department’s ability to achieve its priority objectives. SDSD focuses on the nuclear enterprise, missile defense, science and technology, homeland defense, and the defense supply chain. This division explores a range of potential futures and key variables to ensure DoD’s limited resources support feasible and affordable future concepts and plans.

Responsibility May Include:

  • Leading a Program Review team to consider changes to Defense Components' Program Objective Memoranda to ensure compliance with DoD guidance or to better align programs with the defense strategy.
  • Designing and/or conducting studies and analyses on the nuclear enterprise, missile defense, science and technology, homeland defense, supply chain, executability of modernization programs, and the defense industrial base.
  • Assessing the nuclear enterprise, missile defense (to include defense of Guam, defense of Hawaii, and Glide Phase Interceptor), science and technology, homeland defense, supply chain, or other portfolios within the SDSD division as well as the technological and acquisition risk associated with developing and fielding these capabilities.
  • Applying a variety of analytical approaches to solve mission focused policy, methodological, and/or administrative problems in a fast-paced environment.
  • Generating and presenting the findings of analytical products to senior leaders and nontechnical audiences, clearly and concisely.
  • Ensuring the techniques used are valid and appropriate to the problem or issue identified. Executes analysis per approved/valid/appropriate methodologies.
  • Conducting analysis in a programming or statistical software suite such as R, Python, Excel, AI/ML techniques, MATLAB, ArcGIS (specific requirements may vary).
  • Performing independently and within a team setting.
  • For consideration as a GS 13, 14 or 15, expected to be a subject matter expert advising senior leaders on methodological or analytical issues.

Travel Required: Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status: No

Promotion Potential: 15


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov. May be required to successfully complete a trial period.

Required to participate in the direct deposit program. Position is subject to random drug testing.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret or a Top Secret/SCI clearance.

Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

This position may require travel away from your normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

Employee may be required to submit an annual financial interest statement. Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.

Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year (FY) 2017. Section 1111 modifies 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of the appointment effective date may require a 180-day waiver package.


Basic Requirements:

A 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.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Click here on the following link to view education and/or experience requirements for this position.

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Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date of the announcement. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience:

GS-13: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-12) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties and responsibilities of the position listed above. Your experience includes conducting quantitative analytics, developing research plans, and reporting results to management and non- technical audiences.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level.

GS-14: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-13) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties and responsibilities of the position listed above. Your experience includes formulating and conducting independent research programs; defining and selecting basic problems for investigation; interacting with individuals across organizational boundaries to reach a common understanding of issues and data; and reporting results to management and non-technical audiences.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-14 level.

To qualify for the GS-15 you MUST have at least a year demonstrating accomplishment of the duties and competencies described below. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Specialized experience includes: Leading teams in a teaming environment, performing complex statistical analyses; evaluating large and complex military programs using quantitative analytic techniques; performing complex analyses in the absence of defined goals and outcomes, providing expert consultation and technical expertise to agency senior leaders on studies and analysis, and effectively communicating with senior officials, internal and external colleagues, scientific organizations, and industry stakeholders.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-15 level.

Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Volunteer Work Experiences: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): Your resume and application materials should reflect the depth and breadth of your competencies for the position. Do not submit a separate written statement addressing the KSAs below. Your experience must be relevant and within the past 5 years as your qualifications will be evaluated based on level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  • Quantitative Analytics: Mastery of mathematical reasoning that involves designing, developing, and applying operations research, mathematical, statistical, and/or other scientific research methods. Demonstrated experience in using quantitative analytics to solve complex problems with innovative solutions sufficient to receive recognition as an authority in a particular subject. Includes ability to develop new methodologies and/or theories where current approaches are obsolete or do not support evolving directions and strategies.
  • Enterprise Programs: Knowledge of DoD nuclear enterprise, science and technology, communications, homeland defense, missile defense programs, or hypersonics, including their contribution to successful accomplishment of critical DoD mission sets. Ability to create and innovate new concepts, analysis and alternatives to improve the SDSD portfolios. Experience in federallaboratories is desired.
  • U.S. Defense Policies and Programs. Thorough knowledge of U.S. defense policies and programs, allied military capabilities, and projected threats to U.S. interests. Ability to review DoD planning documents (National Defense Strategy, Defense Planning Guidance, etc.), evaluate impact on manpower, defense-wide, or medical programs, and prepare comments and fact-based recommendations for changes or improvements.
  • PPBES: Thorough knowledge of DoD’s Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System. Demonstrate knowledge of how DoD broadly aligns defense strategy to resources. Demonstrate familiarity with procedures used to aid decision makers in making choices through independent, objective, and fact-based analyses.
  • Building Coalitions: Ability to work with and collaborate with individuals across a broad spectrum of internal and external organizational representatives. Demonstrate ability to independently work across organizations, successfully navigate a complex bureaucracy, to share and obtain information, and to influence outcomes. Must have the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.
  • Communication: Ability to translate complex concepts, findings, and limitations into concise, plain language through varied types of written communication to include emails, memos, PowerPoint briefs, white papers, and full reports. Oral communications may include formal presentations or briefings in front of large groups of senior officials and could occur with little to no forewarning and may require communicating on matters with opposing views. Must be able to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in aconvincing manner, and to negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally.

Background Checks and Security Clearance

You will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret or Top Secret/SCI. For more information regarding security clearances click here.

Additional information

Washington Headquarters Services is currently operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program (PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are required to apply to the job announcement to exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits priority applicants to be assessed with other competitive applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of their PPP registration and supporting documentation (e.g., RIF notice, Sponsor's PCS orders, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of application to verify priority placement and eligibility.

This is a Schedule B Excepted Service Public Notice, under these recruitment procedure applications will be accepted, and selections are made for vacancies as they occur.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre- employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

This position is eligible for telework, at the time of hire you may request to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of CAPE’s telework policy and your division’s mission.

NOTE REGARDING MANDATORY VACCINATION (Executive Order (EO) 14043): “Toensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.”

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

Washington Headquarters Services uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify

Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.

How You Will Be Evaluated

The qualifications for this position will be evaluated by Subject Matter Experts prior to a referral. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application will be evaluated under a multi-hurdle assessment approach, culminating in a ranking and referral.

Resume Review (First Hurdle): Subject matter experts will review your resume to determine qualifications based on the required competencies identified above.

Qualifying Structured Interviews (Second Hurdle): If the subject matter experts determine that your resume reflects the required competencies, you will have a panel interview (virtual or phone) to further assess whether your experience meets the required competencies. This panel interview may include in-depth questions; detailed review of writing sample and, or exercise/case study to measure your depth of knowledge in relation to the required competencies.

Ranking and Preference: Preference will be applied to applicants who move forward after the qualifying Interviews.

Selection Process: Hiring Managers will receive a certificate listing of qualified candidates who are eligible for selection. If you are not selected for this position, you may be considered for similar positions for up to 6 months (from the certificate date). This certificate may also be shared with other CAPE Hiring Managers. If you are selected for an interview, you may be asked to give a presentation and/or analyze a case study. You may also be asked to participate in several rounds of interviews.

Qualified candidates will be assigned a score between 70 and 100 not including points that may be assigned for veterans’ preference. Your answers will be verified against information provided in your application and/or by reference checks. If your resume does not support the responses in your application, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, you must submit your completed application no later than 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourselfenough time to finish before the deadline. Submit a completed application package to CAPE via website @ https://www.cape.osd.mil/).

Required Documents: The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this announcement:

1. Resume:


b. You must include name, address, personal email/telephone number, months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies". If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.. If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

c. If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Do not include any Personally Identifiable Information (i.e., Social Security Number, Birthdate).

2. Assessment Questionnaire - You must select an answer to each question.

3.Writing Sample: To demonstrate your analytical ability and writing skills, submit a writing sample. This can be a previously written paper or report, such as a journal article, thesis, or a paper written for coursework or prior employment.

4.Transcripts: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for it to be credited towards qualifications requirements. Therefore, provide only proof of attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Copies of a diploma alone are not sufficient. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

5.Veterans Preference: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

6.SF 50: Your latest SF-50 (if applicable) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (e.g., Excepted or Competitive Service). Remove all Personally Identifiable Information (Social Security Number and Birthdate). If you receive an updated SF-50 after initially applying, please provide the updated document to CAPE to be added to your application.

NOTE: Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name. Failure to provide all the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career extremely rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full- time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Agency Contact Information:

Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation

Email: osd.pentagon.cape.mbx.esd-support@mail.mil

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application, hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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