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"Operations Research Analyst"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods using a computer to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May develop related software, service, or products. Frequently concentrates on collecting and analyzing data and developing decision support software. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Operations Research Analyst"

1) Analyze information obtained from management in order to conceptualize and define operational problems.

2) Break systems into their component parts, assign numerical values to each component, and examine the mathematical relationships between them.

 

3) Collaborate with senior managers and decision-makers to identify and solve a variety of problems, and to clarify management objectives.

4) Define data requirements; then gather and validate information, applying judgment and statistical tests.

5) Design, conduct, and evaluate experimental operational models in cases where models cannot be developed from existing data.

 

6) Formulate mathematical or simulation models of problems, relating constants and variables, restrictions, alternatives, conflicting objectives, and their numerical parameters.

7) Observe the current system in operation, and gather and analyze information about each of the parts of component problems, using a variety of sources.

8) Perform validation and testing of models to ensure adequacy; reformulate models as necessary.

9) Prepare management reports defining and evaluating problems and recommending solutions.

10) Specify manipulative or computational methods to be applied to models.

11) Study and analyze information about alternative courses of action in order to determine which plan will offer the best outcomes.

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12) Collaborate with others in the organization to ensure successful implementation of chosen problem solutions.

13) Develop and apply time and cost networks in order to plan, control, and review large projects.

14) Develop business methods and procedures, including accounting systems, file systems, office systems, logistics systems, and production schedules.

Job Description for "Operations Research Analyst" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Operations Research Analyst"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  I-C-R        SOC:  15-2031.00


 

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