Operations Research Analyst
***The closing date on the announcement is January 27, 2020 at Midnight EST! Only applications submitted to USAJOBS via the link below with all appropriate documentation (e.g. unofficial transcripts) will be considered:
Operations Research Analyst: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556919800
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) regulates the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. Our goal is to reduce the harm from all regulated tobacco products across the entire population, including: reducing the number of people who start to use tobacco products, encouraging more people to stop using these products, and reducing the adverse health impact for those who continue to use these products. CTP's actions have significant public health and consumer protection impact and are among the most important issues faced by the Agency in its long and distinguished history.
The Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is responsible for implementing the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This law gives FDA authority over tobacco products by adding a new chapter to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The Tobacco Control Act gives FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and manufacturers based on the best available science and CTP is responsible for both assessing and fostering that science-base. CTP's actions have significant public health and consumer protection impact and are among the most important issues faced by the Agency in its long and distinguished history.
- Serves as Operations Research Analyst performing intensive analytical assignments that support the Center's programs in regulatory policy
- Utilizes tools and techniques and other appropriate analytical methodologies from disciplines such as operations research, management science, mathematics, statistics, economics,computer science, and decision science.
- Conducts and/or participates in the analysis and evaluation of program policy and program operations
- Collect the data, and interprets it into findings and recommendations for senior management.
- Ensures the adequacy and accuracy of the data to the extent possible, identifies relationships among data elements, and recognizes the relative significance of those relationships and potential impact on the project.
The position of Operations Research Analyst falls under the 1515 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-12/13, you must meet the following:
- 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.
In addition to meeting the basic education requirement for the Operations Research Analyst, 1515 you must also meet specialized experience qualifications listed below:
Specialized Experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
- GS-12You must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service that includes experience:gathering and analyzing data using a variety of analytical, mathematical or statistical techniques to perform analyses of information to assist in the development of solutions to improve program operations and management systems.
- GS-13You must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service that includes experience:developing analytical, mathematical and statistical techniques to analyze and solve program operational problems, provide insight about the probable effects and make recommendations to improve processes.
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