Applied Statistics, Data analysis/processing, Mathematical statistics
This position is located in the office of Applied Research and Methods, Center for Design, Methods, and Analysis (CDMA), within the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works to support the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people.
The position will serve as a Senior Statistician providing statistical consulting services to engagement teams. These teams work in a variety of subject matter areas including welfare, education, environmental issues, tax, justice, etc. The position requires a high level of expertise in: mathematical and statistical theory, such as probability theory and statistical estimation and inference; applied modeling methods, such as linear, generalized linear, multivariate, multilevel, and survival models; Bayesian modeling, estimation, and computing methods; sample design; and analysis of complex probability samples, and public use surveys; statistical computing using programs such as SAS, Stata, or R. The position also requires effective interpersonal skills; strong organizational abilities; ability to deadlines while working concurrently on multiple projects, and strong written and oral communications skills.
Individuals selected will be eligible for a full range of federal employment benefits including vacation and sick leave, retirement coverage and Thrift Savings Plan, and health and life insurance. A complete list of benefits is available on the web at
Requirements: You must be a U.S. Citizen or national. This position is advertised as two series: Statistician, 1530, and Mathematical Statistician, 1529. Both jobs have education requirements—please see the full descriptions on USAJOBS by clicking the links below.
Please visit USAJobsfor more details and to apply by Thursday, May 31, 2018.
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