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ARMY POSITION DESCRIPTION
 

PD#: BV22325

Sequence#: VARIES

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OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST

GS-1515-13

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POSITION LOCATION:

Servicing CPAC: TACOM, WARREN MI

Agency: VARIES

Installation: VARIES

Army Command: VARIES

Region: NORTH CENTRAL

Command Code: VARIES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS USED IN CLASSIFYING/GRADING POSITION:

Citation 1: OPM JFS PROFESSIONAL WORK IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES GROUP, SEPT 05

Supervisory Certification: I certify that this is an accurate statement of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and its organizational relationships, and that the position is necessary to carry out Government functions for which I am responsible. This certification is made with the knowledge that this information is to be used for statutory purposes relating to appointment and payment of public funds, and that false or misleading statements may constitute violations of such statutes or their implementing regulations.

 

Supervisor Name:  

Reviewed Date:

Classification Review: This position has been classified/graded as required by Title 5, U.S. Code in conformance with standard published by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or if no published standards apply directly, consistently with the most applicable published standards.

 

Reviewed By: TACOM CPO

Reviewed Date: 12/01/1997

POSITION INFORMATION:

Cyber Workforce:

  • Primary Work Role: VARIES
  • Additional Work Role 1: VARIES
  • Additional Work Role 2: VARIES

FLSA: EXEMPT

FLSA Worksheet:

FLSA Appeal: NO

Bus Code: VARIES

DCIPS PD: NO

  • Mission Category: VARIES
  • Work Category: VARIES
  • Work Level: VARIES

Acquisition Position: YES ***

  • CAP: N
  • Career Category:  
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Functional Code: 13

Interdisciplinary: NO

Supervisor Status: VARIES

PD Status: VERIFIED

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Drug Test Required: VARIES  

Financial Mgmt Cert:

Position Designation: VARIES

Position Sensitivity: VARIES

Sec. Clearance Level: VARIES

Sec. Access (Child Care Bkgd Check): VARIES

Emergency Essential:   

Requires Access to Firearms: VARIES

Personnel Reliability Position: VARIES

Information Assurance: VARIES

Influenza Vaccination: NO

Financial Disclosure: VARIES

Financial Disclosure: NO  

Enterprise Position: VARIES

POSITION ASSIGNMENT:

Competitive Area: VARIES

Competitive Level: VARIES

Career Program: VARIES

Career Ladder PD: NO

Target Grade/FPL: 13

Career Pos 1:    

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POSITION DUTIES:

CITATION UPDATED and FES Added as a result of Application of Standard. 18 Apr 2006 tf

MAJOR DUTIES

Serves as an Operations Research Analyst responsible for designing/coordinating/ conducting studies and analyses in support of tactical vehicle fleet planning functions. Analyses relate to a wide variety of factors such as readiness rates, reliability, maintenance, supportability, costs and economic replacement policy. Work performed involves the use of methods and techniques of various professional and scientific disciplines, e.g., mathematics, statistics, industrial and other types of engineering, econometrics, etc. Employs appropriate methods of operations research such as mathematical and simulation models, statistics, probability theory, and computer assisted evaluation, in the analysis of the tactical vehicles.

1. Performs advanced planning on a project basis, conducting comprehensive studies to determine and recommend the best alternative solution to the problems assigned. Employs operations research techniques in the analysis of tactical vehicle systems and development and logistics operations. Prepares reports, exhibits and technical analyses with recommendations which form the basis for a plan of action.

2. Designs overall cost estimate plan and constructs mathematical models required to calculate and evaluate variables and relationships affecting the total life cycle cost for investment and operation phase of tactical vehicles. Continuously refines and adjust models in response to changes in vehicle utilization support requirements, design alternatives, engineering and operational trade-off proposals. Maintains all required automated and hard copy records of models, techniques and data developed. Prepares regular and one-time reports on cost estimates and cost effectiveness of overall Tactical Fleet program (as related to fleet planning functions) or specific aspects of project, including cost performance report analyses, risk, and trade-off analyses and other such studies.

3. Develops plans and objectives for systems analysis studies and the methodologies required to conduct the analyses. Interprets higher echelon guidance, regulations and policies for application to assigned projects. Makes recommendations to PM or Command or higher echelon specialists on clarification of guidance and policies. Establishes novel and-unique approaches for solving problems through application of analytical techniques in area where policy, doctrine, methods or procedures do not exist and basic assumptions must be formulated. Provides expert advice and technical assistance to functional specialists. Participates in meetings and conferences to keep up to date on techniques.

4. Represents the PM and Command at high level meetings and committees with representatives of AMC, DA, other commands, private industry and universities. Delivers briefings at higher echelon and serves as a technical expert representing the Command on a variety of special study groups and task force projects.

Performs other duties as assigned.
FACTORS

FACTOR 1. KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION Level 1-8 1550 points

Professional knowledge of operations research concepts, principles and practices related to systems analysis of TACOM operations and program and Tactical Vehicle systems in order to conduct comprehensive and complex studies in a wide range of technical areas and circumstances.

Knowledge of Command and DA mission and policies related to Tactical Vehicle systems technology, deployment and logistics support in order to develop new and unique approaches to complex problems.

In-depth Knowledge of complex mathematical, statistical and simulation techniques in order to develop methodologies that have general application in the area of system analysis.

Knowledge of computer languages, hardware, software, and methodology for storage, retrieval, analysis and display of large bodies of data.

Ability to analyze and synthesize complex data from a wide variety of sources in order to develop novel and unique concepts through application of analytical techniques in problem areas where policy, doctrine, methods and procedures do not exist and basic assumptions must be formulated and proven.

Ability to communicate effectively in order to carry out studies and prepare reports, deliver briefings at higher echelon and serve as a technical expert representing the Command on a variety of special study groups and task force projects.


FACTOR 2. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS Level 2-4 450 points

Supervisor provides guidance in terms of overall program policies and objectives to be accomplished. Incumbent independently plans and carries out assignment, consulting with supervisor to resolve controversial or precedent-setting situations. Recommendations and studies are accepted as technically authoritative and are not reviewed for technical adequacy. Work is evaluated in terms of conformance with overall policies and effectiveness in meeting program objectives.

FACTOR 3. GUIDELINES Level 3-4 450 points

Guidelines include Command and higher echelon policies and regulations and the individual project guidelines from Command elements or higher headquarters. Incumbent is responsible for establishing specific project guidelines and for developing project parameters when serving as team leader. Operations research procedures and techniques are adapted to the specific requirements of assigned projects which requires technical innovation and resourcefulness. The analyst is required to use resourcefulness and judgment based on experience to develop new and unique solutions to complex analytical problems.

FACTOR 4. COMPLEXITY Level 4-5 325 points

Incumbent applies operations research techniques that require innovation in developing new methods for the analysis of vehicle systems including cost effectiveness studies, decision risk analyses, vulnerability assessments and trade-off analyses. Modeling and simulation techniques are applied to the investigation and evaluation of Army fleet management operations and other areas. Methodology used required the development of new, complex analytical techniques that have general application to a wide range of problem areas.

FACTOR 5. SCOPE AND EFFECT Level 5-4 225 points

The purpose of the work is to design and apply operations research techniques to accomplish studies relative to fleet planning functions. Results of analyses performed are used to establish the basis for recommendations on program approaches for development, improvement, deployment and support of tactical vehicle systems and sub-systems and direction for various command wide management programs. Managers use information developed and recommendations made to decide on the direction of major programs and as input to higher echelon planning. Methodologies developed and study results are presented at higher headquarters and other commands for potential application Army wide.

FACTOR 6. and 7. PERSONAL CONTACTS AND PURPOSE OF CONTACTS Level 3C 180 points

Personal contacts are with managers and technical experts within the PM, Division and Directorate levels throughout the Command, other DARCOM, DA and DOD elements, contractors and congressional staffers. Occasional contacts are made with the TACOM Chief of Staff, DCC and CG on particular projects or studies.

The purpose of the contacts is to coordinate with technical specialists in the PMO and supporting DOD installations to identify and evaluate analysis factors and parameters, and to clarify policy and guidance related to various study requirements. Incumbent is frequently required to convince higher echelon specialists that approaches and interpretations of guidance meet regulatory intent and are technically sound solutions in areas where guidance is general or not specific to particular program needs. Incumbent exercises tact and judgment in discussing study objectives and in explaining and justifying the design and testing constraints of system models to top management.

FACTOR 8. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Level 8-1 5 points

No significant physical agility or exertion is required.

FACTOR 9. WORK ENVIRONMENT Level 9-1 5 points

Work is performed in a typical office environment.

TOTAL POINTS: 3190
POINT RANGE: 3155-3600 = GS 13

FLSA Evaluation Outline
FASCLASS JOB NUMBER: ______BV22325__________
CPOC REGION: _____NC_____________
MACOM: _____X7_____________

___ Foreign Exemption

___ Executive Exemption
___ Exercises appropriate supervisory responsibility (primary duty)

___ Customarily and regularly exercises independent judgment

___ 80% test, if applicable (GS-5/6; Sit 1 & 2 WS supervisors; law
enforcement & firefighter supervisors thru GS-9)

___ Professional Exemption

___ Professional work (primary duty)

___ Intellectual and varied work (more than dealing with procedures/precedents)

___ Discretion & independent judgment

___ 80% test, if applicable (This virtually never applies since GS-5/6 positions
are trainees and other eligible employees are not professional)

_X_ Administrative Exemption

_X_ Primary duty
___ Policy or
_X_ Management or general business or supporting services or
___ Participation in the executive/administrative functions of a management
official

_X_ Nonmanual work test
_X_ intellectual and significant (more than dealing with procedures/precedents), or
___ specialized & technical in nature requiring considerable training/experience

_X_ Discretion & independent judgment

___ 80% test, if applicable

Comments/Explanations (State which major duties/job functions are Exempt):

Conclusion:_____________EXEMPT

 
*** This is an Army Acquisition and Technology Workforce position.
The employee must meet DoD 5000.52-M requirements applicable to the duties of the position.


Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Determination

 

1. Availability Pay Exemption - (e.g., Criminal Investigators, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots who are also Law Enforcement Officers).

 

2. Foreign Exemption - (Note: Puerto Rico and certain other locations do not qualify for this exemption – See 5 CFR 551.104 for a list of Nonexempt areas.)

 

3. Executive Exemption:

    

a. Exercises appropriate management responsibility (primary duty) over a recognized organizational unit with a continuing function, AND

    

b. Customarily and regularly directs 2 or more employees, AND

    

c. Has the authority to make or recommend hiring, firing, or other status-change decisions, when such recommendations have particular weight.

 

4. Professional Exemption:

    

a. Professional work (primary duty)

    

b. Learned Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.208 ) (Registered Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists, Teachers, Attorneys, Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Engineers, Architects, and Accountants at the independent level as just some of the typical examples of exempt professionals). Or

    

c. Creative Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.209 ) (The primary duty requires invention and originality in a recognized artistic field (music, writing, etc.) and does not typically include newspapers or other media or work subject to control by the organization are just some examples of Creative Professionals). Or

    

d. Computer Employee, (See 5 CFR, 551.210 ) ( must meet salary test and perform such duties as system analysis, program/system design, or program/system testing, documentation, and modification). Computer manufacture or repair is excluded (non-exempt work).

 

5. Administrative Exemption:

    

a. Primary duty consistent with 5 CFR 551 (e.g.; non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or its customers), AND job duties require exercise of discretion & independent judgment.

  FLSA Conclusion:
  Exempt
  Non Exempt


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POSITION EVALUATION:

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