• Operations Research Systems Analyst, Mid

    Location US-MD-Ft. Meade
    Posted Date 5 days ago(12/4/2018 9:29 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Cyber Security
  • Overview

    WOOD is currently hiring a Operation Research Systems Analyst  (ORSA) to join our team in Fort Meade, MD. The ORSA will have a working knowledge of ORSA concepts, analytic techniques, and methodologies such as mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, mathematical optimization, simulation, stochastic-process models, expert systems, and decision analysis.



    • Conduct problem identification and requirements analysis
    • Develop and document advanced analytical methods (i.e. data mining, statistical analysis, and mathematical models) to improve analytic tradecraft
    • Apply decision analysis methods to evaluate analytic tools, data, and processes to determine their feasibility, usefulness and value, and present the results
    • Develop threat, risk and mitigation models
    • Develop framework for, and perform prioritization of, tools, data, and processes
    • Research and document process workflows and data flows
    • Perform resource allocation analysis
    • Perform critical path analysis
    • Develop predictive analysis methods
    • Simulate the flow of data or events through analytic process workflows to identify process or resource constraints
    • Perform analytic tradecraft requirements collection and analysis
    • Facilitate decision making meetings and analytic exchanges
    • Participate in team building research efforts, and sharing of analytical techniques and research methodologies
    • Conduct analytic exchanges, organize data, and provide overall ORSA support to line program, and task managers as well as associated technical directors


    *All Candidates must have a TS/SCI clearance with a Polygraph

    • Shall have a minimum of six (6) years of work experience in operations research systems analysis or a related field or a combination of a minimum of three (3) continuous years of work experience and a Bachelors degree in an applicable (for ex: math, science, computers, engineering) field.
    • Work experience shall include five years of Intelligence Community (IC) or comparable experience in operations research systems analysis or a related field
    • Requires personnel who can use rational, systematic, science-based techniques, advanced analytical methods, and critical thinking to inform and improve decision making and complex processes or systems
    • Should have a working knowledge of ORSA concepts, analytic techniques, and methodologies such as Mathematical modeling, Statistical analysis, Mathematical optimization, Simulation, Stochastic-process models, Expert systems, Decision analysis, and Working knowledge of the characteristics of a learning organization to include systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, and team learning
    • Understands and can explain the strengths and limitations to modeling and analysis techniques and help choose the appropriate techniques for a particular problem. Challenges the quality of data and can validate modeling results. Understands the basics of facilitation and can lead teams through the modeling and analysis process. Trains/mentors others in the basics of modeling and analysis. Clarifies distinctions and definitions, can detect and remove biases, and directs assessments around the main drivers of requirements identification and satisfaction, risk identification and mitigation and effective communication of results
    • Should be able to create and apply the appropriate modeling and analysis techniques given a problem. Should be able to collect required data, elicit data for variables required, verify data appropriateness and accuracy, present findings and write/edit technical reports. Helps teams identify the steps needed to implement a course of action. Be open to learning and experimenting with innovations to analytic tools and methods

    • Shall have demonstrated skills in analyzing intelligence and/or related information and technical data, documenting information and processes, interpreting analytical results, writing and editing skills at technical/professional level, and managing internal and external customer relations. Shall be an effective mentor and communicator


    WOOD Consulting Services is headquartered in Fulton, Maryland with an office in Washington, DC. WOOD embraces a simple philosophy… take care of our people and they will take care of our customers. We seek to hire and retain high caliber-talent to meet the needs of our customers with excellent services. For over 20 years, WOOD has followed that philosophy and built a reputation as reliable mission-enablers helping U.S. agencies achieve mission success.


    WOOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



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