Operations Research Analyst - Lead (MV) - 38163 in CAMP SMITH, HI at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/19/2021

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Job Description

Position Summary

Alion/Huntington Ingalls Industries is seeking a Operational Research Analyst in support of United States INDOPACOM operations. Specifically, the candidate will support the Operational Research Team in conducting quantitative and qualitative operational research. The research team will utilize the scientific method to identify potential improvements to U.S. plans and policies. The team will develop realistic operational scenarios, support high-fidelity, campaign-level modeling and simulation (M&S), lead seminars with subject matter experts and military planners, utilize various analytical methods to produce in-depth findings, and present these findings to high-level stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities  
The candidate will support the Principal Operational Research Analyst in:

  • Mining data for utilization by M&S subject matter experts  
  • Designing research using the Scientific Method
  • Developing realistic operational scenarios on which to base research
  • Supporting and utilizing quantitative research by M&S subject matter experts
  • Conducting qualitative research using the Socratic Method with a variety of subject matter experts
  • Participating in analysis to identify potential improvements in U.S. plans and policies
  • Presenting findings to a variety of planners and senior leaders

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Required: Aptitude for innovation and creative problem solving
  • Required: Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Required: Ability to present highly-complex material to senior leaders and subject matter experts
  • Desired: Graduation from Service Advanced Studies Group School (e.g. SAMS, SAW, MAWS, SAASS, JAWS)
  • Desired: Operational research experience
  • Desired: Familiarity with research methodologies such as the Scientific Method and Socratic Method
  • Desired: Experience utilizing Modeling, Simulation & Analysis (MS&A) system outputs
  • Desired: War gaming experience at the campaign/theater-strategic level
  • Desired: Familiarity with Behavioral Science-related fields (e.g. Decision Theory, Behavioral Economics, etc.)

Education and Experience

  • Extensive experience in military joint operational planning at the campaign and/or theater-strategic level
  • Extensive experience in military operations and/or operational planning in the INDOPACOM Theater
  • B.S. degree or higher in Operational Research, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Applied Math, or other relevant field (MS or PhD highly desirable)

Other Requirements
US Citizenship and a  Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility is required at employment. A candidate with an active TS/SCI is highly desirable.





    Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info
    Telework - Not Eligible

    Diversity Statement

    We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength.

    Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

    Covid Notice

    A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

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