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    This assignment is a 1 year non-reimbursable assignment. The Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Strategic Planning, Analysis, and Requirements (SPARQ) Unit is seeking an Operations Research Analyst (GS-1515). SPARq has a niche mission rarely found anywhere else - establishing and implementing the strategic vision of HSI and ICE leadership. The position requires quantitative and qualitative analysis to assist senior leaders in decision-making and problem solving of complex operational issues.

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    Performs complete studies of limited scope or portions of larger projects, modifying/adapting techniques to fit situations, some requiring innovative approaches.

    Works under the guidance of Section and Unit Chiefs, to formulate, plan, direct, and carry to completion a variety of analyses and/or works on specific problems of major studies.

    Establishes assumptions, measures effectiveness of approaches, and evaluates available alternatives. Identifies and structures studies with clearly defined objectives.

    Employs innovation in a variety of analytical techniques to formulate and solve problems. Determines sources of data, plans, and conducts test(s) to validate study findings and conclusions. Compiles, organizes, and analyzes data.

    Utilizes scientific inquiry in the development of mathematical models and computer programs to evaluate and predict the ability to support assigned projects, studies, or problems.

    Diagnoses problems using a comprehensive knowledge of scientific techniques (such as data collection and analysis procedures). Participates in problem definition and refinement.

    Identifies significant variables and thoroughly examines underlying relationships. Utilizes mathematical and statistical techniques, elements of operations research theory, and engineering knowledge to develop solutions to problems.

    Attends meetings, conferences, briefings, and seminars related to program planning, advanced technologies, and support system concepts.

    Represents the organization during visits with government and industry representatives.

    Prepares and presents briefings on the progress and results of studies.

    Prepares technical reports and/or documents progress and results of each study.

    Perform other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1515 Operations Research

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