DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES:
The purpose of this effort is to acquire professional research analyst, management, and office support services for the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), Operational Health and Performance Division (USAFSAM/FHO). The contractor shall provide inherent professional expertise to support Human Performance Branch (USAFSAM/FHOH) Leadership and their staff in supporting the research mission and day-to-day operations of the Human Performance Research Portfolio. Performance shall be according to the requirements contained in this Performance Work Statement (PWS). The employee candidate shall interface with USAFSAM/FHO and FHOH leadership and staff, other USAFSAM departments, other subject matter experts as well as other professionals across 711HPW. Contractor assistance under this task order shall be for use by USAFSAM at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
The contractor employee shall have expert knowledge in operations research and rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis. The contractor employee shall have a minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in operations research or related field with extensive coursework in mathematics, probability, statistics, or mathematical logic, and at least 5 years’ experience in their field. A Master’s degree is desired. Desirable elements will be considered a strength.
DESCRIPTION OF TASKS:
The candidate shall...
- Provide proven operations research expertise and support the execution of USAFSAM/FHOH research projects; to include supporting design and development of research, and assessing impact to the operational environment.
- Exhibit competence in the rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis. The contractor employee shall employ scientific and analytical techniques to define, quantify, and recommend the feasibility of assigned projects, studies or problems, and perform independent analysis leading to unique analytical research proposals and studies that recommend alternative courses of action to USAFSAM personnel.
- Ensure discovered problems are clearly defined through data collection, research, and investigation of objectives and relevant criteria. The contractor employee shall identify additional questions to be answered, provide or critique essential elements of analysis, and provide alternatives to be considered, as well as suggest analytical techniques to be employed. The contractor employee shall provide expertise concerning the validity of assumptions made and the criteria by which alternatives are recommended, as well as advise and recommend new techniques, innovations, and technical and scientific advancements which may serve as a means of overcoming aeromedical operational issues.
- Be involved in analyzing management problems and providing advice and insight about the probable effects of alternative solutions to these problems.
- Perform complex and comprehensive analysis and use systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approaches to implement, develop, and document projects analyze research data, produce research reports and present research at professional engineering / scientific meetings (as needed); collaborate with scientists and engineering communities within and outside of the government to coordinate research programs.
- Perform and complete assignments involving work with diverse and dynamic groups. The contractor employee shall develop effective working relationships with Human Performance (HP) Branch Chief, HP Research Technical Lead, principal investigators, program managers, researchers and support staff involved in the acquisition of medical systems and conduct of aerospace medical research. The contractor employee shall establish, develop and maintain a constant and effective working relationship within the branch, division, 711HPW, MAJCOMs, Department of Defense (DoD) Stakeholders; to include academia and DoD industry partners to support the mission and day-to-day operations of the HP Branch.
- Conduct any other functions and duties recognized as being necessary to conduct their primary role within the scope of the effort.