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Senior Navy Operations Research Analyst


Job Description:

Job Summary

Conduct research and analysis that employs a combination of advanced operations research methods in the study of complex and national security issues focused on naval assets and operations at the DoD and US Navy strategic, force development, operational and policy levels.  Position requires extensive Operations Research technical education, and experience in the application of operations research to the analysis of tactical, operational and strategic military naval issues on a regional basis.  Requisite requirement is the ability to immediately contribute to the process of preparing and delivering analytical products to senior-level personnel in the US government.

Primary Responsibility

Conduct research and analysis; prepare briefings and technical reports, brief government customers on research and findings.  Interact with Government customers in meetings and seminars.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master Degree in Operations Research (OR) from Naval Post Graduate School. 
  • Expertise in naval systems/operations. 13+ years of Navy experience, including command-level experience, and experience in operational planning at the senior staff level, preferably at PACOM. 
  • Knowledgeable of day-to-day operations within the Navy and DoD and conversant with a broad range of Navy and DoD defense and intelligence professionals.
  • Able to apply operations research to analyze a variety of national security topics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work independently, as well as part of a diverse team of highly trained technical analysts - sometimes in a leadership role.
  • Comfortable in preparing and delivering detailed, oral presentations derived from research and analysis to senior DOD officials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 20 + years of Navy experience including command level experience.
  • Current Top Secret SCI clearance
  • Former Surface Warfare Officer.

Security Clearance Information:
Applicant must meet one of three security clearance criteria: 1) have and active SECRET clearance; 2) have SECRET eligibility based on a previous access debrief date within the last two years; or, 3) accept an offer based on a contingency that they must be able to obtain Interim SECRET clearance within 45 days from date of the offer. External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Secret

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Policy Analysis

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