<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>As a participant in the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, you will receive both formal and on-the-job training to develop the required knowledge and skill to successfully perform the duties of the position.</li> <li>Those duties will include:</li> <li>Performs a variety of complex duties/projects with senior analysis and contract staff experts related to DoD automated information systems, programs, and projects.</li> <li>Conducts cost analyzes and/or estimates on data collected using approved techniques from various sources provided by the DISA Directorates, Program Executive Offices, or Program Management Offices.</li> <li>Determine, baseline life cycle costs for automated information systems, programs, and projects; and compiles these data to calculate future life-cycle costs using reports of cost data findings in formats prescribed by the customer.</li> <li>Performs cost estimations and/or analysis using approved processes and tools to determine Program Office Estimates, Life Cycle Cost Estimates, Independent Government Cost Estimates, Total Ownership Costs, and/or Economic Analysis.</li> <li>Develops cost estimate sources, methods, controls, and projections using a variety of techniques including modeling, parametric analysis, engineering estimates, learning curve, risk analysis, and cost estimating relationships.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen.</li> <li>This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirement:</strong> <br /><br />This position has a positive education requirement. Applicants must meet the basic educations requirements in order to be found minimally qualified for the position.<br /><br /><strong>Degree:</strong> 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.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience:</strong> <br /><br />For the GS-09, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-07 if outside the Federal service, is required.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized experience is defined as experience assisting with conducting cost analyzes and/or estimates on data collected using modeling or parametric analysis or cost estimating relationships.</strong><br /><br />In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of knowledge, skills and abilities, or competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing KSA's or competencies are required.<br /><br /><strong>Competencies:</strong> Communication, Cost Estimation and Analysis, and Cost-Benefit Analysis <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>Substitution of education for the specialized experience requirement at the GS-09 grade level:</strong> Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or Master's or equivalent graduate degree directly related to the position being filled, may be substituted to meet the experience requirement. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Official transcripts will be requested at a later date.<br /><br /><strong>If you are using education to qualify for this position you will need to submit your unofficial/official transcripts with your application. Failure to provide transcripts, or a determination that you do not possess the education requirement, will result in objection to your qualifications, and removal from consideration in accordance with competitive examining procedures</strong>.<br /><br />Qualifying Education Institution: Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education http: ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ <br /><br /><strong>STUDENTS MAY APPLY IF THEY ARE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF GRADUATING FROM THE DATE OF APPLICATION.<br /> APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF DEGREE CONFERRAL PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT</strong> <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>A two year probationary or trial period may be required. </li> <li>This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to target position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. However promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of a promotion is implied.</li> <li>Applicants selected from this job opportunity announcement may be non-competitively converted to a competitive service appointment after completing all requirements of the Pathways Program.</li> <b>PROGRAM COMPLETION AND CONVERSION ELIGIBILITY: </b>To be eligible for conversion, Recent Graduates must: 1.) Complete two continuous year of work experience acquired through a Recent Graduate Program. 2.) Complete 40 hours of formal interactive training. 3.) Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted. 4.) Meet any agency-specific requirements specified in the Participant's Agreement. 5.) Demonstrate successful job performance that results in a rating of record of at least Fully Successful and a recommendation for conversion by the first level supervisor.</li> <li>Selectee of this recruitment will be required to sign a Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.</li> <li>We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.</li> <li>Moving costs MAY be paid. They MUST be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position.</li> <li>Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized.The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .</li> <li>For more information on veterans' preference click here .</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here ).</li> <li>The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.</li> <li>For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here .</li> <li>You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.</li> <li>If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. </li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>How You Will Be Evaluated:</strong><br /> Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.<br /> Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into 3 categories as described below:<br /> 1. Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only based on responses to occupational questionnaire.<br /><br />2. Highly Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience based on responses to occupational questionnaire.<br /><br />3. Best Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.<br /><br />Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible's who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.<br /><br />The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:<ul><li>Communication</li><li>Cost Estimation and Analysis</li><li>Cost-Benefit Analysis</li></ul><br /><br />You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10523454 <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AS THEY APPLY STATED BELOW AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.</strong><br /><br />1. <strong>Transcripts</strong> ( Required ) – To be eligible for the Recent Graduates Program, you must submit official/unofficial transcripts. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.<br /> 2. <strong>Veterans Preference Documentation</strong> (If applicable): <ul> <li>For <strong>Five Point Veterans Preference:</strong> DD-214 (Member Copy 4), or, if you are CURRENTLY serving on active duty, a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered on active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. For those supplying the statement of service, preference will be verified by a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) upon separation from the military.</li> <li>For <strong>Ten Point Veterans Preference:</strong> DD-214 (Member Copy 4). Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a <strong>VA letter dated 1991 or later</strong>.</li> </ul> 3. Military Spouse Preference (if applicable): Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, marriage certificate/license, and a <b>MILITARY SPOUSE PPP SELF-CERTIFICATION CHECKLIST </b>are required to claim Military Spouse Preference. The Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist can be found here: Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist .<br /><br />Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 07/28/2019.<br /><br />WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on07/28/2019 , or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.