Operations Research Systems Analysis Analyst (Senior)

Location US-MD-Ft. Meade
Posted Date 6 days ago(3/12/2018 10:46 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Cyber Security


This effort 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. In addition, personnel are required to:

  • 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, and/or
  • Have a working knowledge of the characteristics of a learning organization to include systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, shared vision and team learning. 


  • Conducts problem identification and requirements analysis.

  • Develops and documents advanced analytical methods (i.e. data mining, statistical analysis, and mathematical models) to improve analytic tradecraft.
  • Applies decision analysis methods to evaluate analytic tools, data, and processes to determine their feasibility, usefulness and value, and present the results.
  • Develops threat, risk and mitigation models.
  • Develops framework for, and performs prioritization of, tools, data, and processes.
  • Researches and documents process workflows and data flows.
  • Performs resource allocation analysis.
  • Performs critical path analysis.
  • Develops predictive analysis methods.
  • Simulates the flow of data or events through analytic process workflows to identify process or resource constraints.
  • Performs analytic tradecraft requirements collection and analysis.
  • Facilitates decision making meetings and analytic exchanges.
  • Participates in team building research efforts, and sharing of analytical techniques and research methodologies.
  • Conducts 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 eight (8) continuous years of work experience in operations research systems analysis or a related field, or a combination of a minimum of five (5) continuous years of work experience and a Bachelors degree in an applicable (for example, math, science, computers, engineering) field.
  • Work experience shall include five (5) years of IC or comparable experience in operations research systems analysis or a related field.
  • Shows creativity in the design and ability to identify, find, work with and/or develop advanced techniques. Develops creative solutions for problems of high complexity. Directs and provides quality assurance of complex problems carried out by a multi-person team. Challenges both the team and decision makers to ensure they understand the implications of their approach and recommended solutions. Coach and mentor more junior members of the ORSA profession. Identify hidden issues and unclear requirements. Provide guidance to resolve complex trade-off analysis.
  • 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.
  • Must have experience with WOLFTRAP, BHOOM (Splunk), EVILENT, BIONICWAVE, Corporate Repositories (MDR-1, MDR-3), Xkeyscore, DX, Data Service Wizard (DSW), IRISHFUSION. 

WOOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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