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Salary: $112 015 - 172 075 per year
Published at: Aug 09 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low intensity Conflict (ASD(SO/LIC)), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. The ASD(SO/LIC) has Military Department Secretary-like responsibilities for United States Specials Operations Command (USSOCOM) and is responsible for special operations peculiar administrative issues pertaining to readiness, training, manning, resourcing, and equipping the special operations force.


Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following: Uses wargames, models, and simulations to inform strategy, capability development, force design, and force management processes Conducts analysis to inform DoD Program Objective Memorandum development and budget formulation/justification processes Compiles data from disparate sources and of uneven quality, and understands their deficiencies/limits Develops data sources and analytical methods to answer key leader questions (often roughly defined or open-ended) or inform decisions Summarizes and conveys large volumes of complex information and analysis to answer senior-level questions and inform decisions Develops data for program review and analysis presentations; analyzes programmed resources for possible need of updating due to changes in requirements, force structure, or other factors


  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration)
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with SCI and SAP components.
  • This position may require occasional travel away from your normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
  • This position may require you to work other than normal hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays and/or overtime.


For qualifications determinations, it is recommended that applicants include their months and hours worked per week for each employment listed on their resume. If a determination is not able to be made about the length of your creditable experience for qualification requirements, you will be removed from consideration. Read more about what should I include in my federal resume? at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/ BASIC REQUIREMENT: This position requires 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. You may qualify at the GS-13 level if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) that demonstrates your experience finding, accessing, and interpreting data; summarizing, visualizing, and briefing large volumes of information and analysis to answer senior-level questions and inform decisions; and supporting the development of analysis for force planning, design, and development efforts. You may qualify at the GS-14 level if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) that demonstrates your experience finding, accessing, and analyzing data; summarizing, visualizing, and briefing large volumes of information and analysis to answer senior-level questions and inform decisions; and leading the development of analysis for force planning, design, and development efforts. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave. ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE? 1. You must provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, type of discharge as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation. 2. You should also document your complete military service information in the Veterans Preference and Military Service Section of the assessment questionnaire (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, disability claim and rank and date of retirement if retired). Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: Position title; Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee); Agency; and, Beginning and ending dates of appointment. All qualifications, education, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.


Education cannot be substituted for experience.


  • Address Office of the USD for Policy 4800 Mark Center Drive Alexandria, VA 22350 US
  • Name: Washington HQ Services
  • Phone: 000-000-0000
  • Email: [email protected]


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