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Operations Research Analysts
District Of Columbia

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Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, service, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.

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Currently Employed: 1,850

Projected Annual Job Openings: 100

Typical Hourly Wage: $37.81 - $59.02

Typical Annual Salary: $78,600 - $122,800

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Formulate mathematical or simulation models of problems, relating constants and variables, restrictions, alternatives, conflicting objectives, and their numerical parameters.
  • Collaborate with senior managers and decision makers to identify and solve a variety of problems and to clarify management objectives.
  • Collaborate with others in the organization to ensure successful implementation of chosen problem solutions.
  • Prepare management reports defining and evaluating problems and recommending solutions.
  • Study and analyze information about alternative courses of action to determine which plan will offer the best outcomes.
  • Specify manipulative or computational methods to be applied to models.
  • Perform validation and testing of models to ensure adequacy and reformulate models as necessary.
  • Define data requirements and gather and validate information, applying judgment and statistical tests.
  • Analyze information obtained from management to conceptualize and define operational problems.
  • Observe the current system in operation and gather and analyze information about each of the parts of component problems, using a variety of sources.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Mainframe computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base reporting software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Development environment software
  • Object or component oriented development software

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