Operations Research Systems Analyst (Mid)

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Position Number: 005

Title: Operations Research Systems Analyst (Mid)

Position Description:  Support the test and evaluation of DHS technologies by providing systems analysis and Test and Evaluation (T&E) expertise. Candidate will be responsible for leading the development of plans and reports and providing analytical expertise in test design, data collection, and data analysis. Candidate will be responsible for planning data collection, managing data as it is collected and transmitted from test sites, leading data authentication meetings, performing data analysis, and preparing reports that clearly articulate outcomes with supporting data. Candidate will interface regularly in a consulting role with government customers and should have excellent interpersonal and written skills. Additional duties listed below:


  • Plan data collection activities, to include identifying metrics, data elements, sample sizes, and sampling strategies for the test and evaluation of DHS technologies.
  • Write data collection plans and reports/briefings.
  • Review performance data and work with data collection teams to improve data quality for cutting edge systems.
  • Provide consulting support to DHS acquisition/test and evaluation teams to include evaluation planning and designing effective tests.
  • Facilitate customer meetings, including meetings with high profile DHS officials.
  • Conduct statistical analyses.


  • B.S. in Engineering/Computer Science, Operations Research, Math, or Related Field
  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Experience with writing technical reports and briefings with significant analytical components, to include data presentation and visualization


  • Advanced Degree
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities within T&E such as attained by T&E Level II completion of training for DHS or DoD
  • Experience in large scale Test and Evaluation/Acquisition (e.g., working knowledge and experience developing one or more of the following documents: Test Concept Briefings, System Evaluation Plans, Operational Test Plans, System Evaluation Reports, and Test Readiness Reviews)
  • Experience with systems engineering and acquisition in DHS (MD-102) and/or DoD (5000 series).
  • Current Secret Clearance, DHS Suitability, and/or experience working in support of DHS or DOD.

Location:  Northern Virginia/Telecommuting

Travel: Up to 10% travel may be required

Clearance:  Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance and obtain Department of Homeland Security (and/or component) vetting/suitability

Black Diamond Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.