JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

CNA Corporation

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Resources​ and Force Readiness Division (RFR)
Navy Human Resources Program
Senior Research Scientist (Navy Manpower and Personnel)

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111471108
Date Posted: 11/23/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Research Scientist (Navy Manpower and Personnel)
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Arlington, Virginia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
A -- General Economics and Teaching
Full Text of JOE Listing:

CNA is a not-for-profit research and analysis corporation running two major business units, CNA, the Department of the Navy’s Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC), and the Institute for Public Research, which provides analytic support to non-DOD government sponsors.

About the Position

CNA is currently seeking a Senior Research Scientist for our Navy Human Resources (NHR) Research Program in CNA’s Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC). Candidates will join a strong team who analyze the effects of Navy manpower and personnel policies and programs. This research and analysis may involve modeling and simulation of recruiting, training, personnel development, and retention policies and programs for managing the US Navy military and civilian workforces. The research and analysis conducted will involve aligning recommendations to the desired outcomes for manpower and personnel policies (e.g., achieving certain manning levels effectively and efficiently, obtaining particular levels of recruiting and retention by skillsets, etc.). It may also involve evaluating concepts and manpower and personnel programs and working with subject matter experts and stakeholders. Candidates may also work on military and civilian workforce issues for the US Marine Corps, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Air Force, and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

Job Requirements

Education: Minimum Master’s degree in economics, operations research, industrial/organizational psychology, and applied statistics or a relevant field, PhD preferred.

Experience: Typical minimum requirements 10+ years of experience in research and analysis.

Skills: The candidate must be able to apply advanced principles, theories, concepts, and quantitative techniques to solve complex problems facing service manpower and personnel. The candidate must be able to interact, communicate, and advise at senior levels in both client organizations and the parent corporation. Excellent communications skills, both oral and written are essential.

Other: Ability to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2023
Application Instructions:
Please apply via the URL and include the following with your application:

1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. Writing sample
4. Personal Statement (optional) - A personal statement is a chance for us to get to know you. The statement is your opportunity to share your goals, interests, influences and show us that you will be a valuable asset to our organization.