This position is located in the Applied Research and Methods (ARM), Center for Enhanced Analytics (CEA), within the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The CEA contributes to the quality of GAO's work by providing assistance with data, using descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics and statistical methods. To learn more about ARM and its Centers, please visit us on the web at: https://www.gao.gov/about/careers/our-teams/
The position will serve as either a Senior Math Statistician or Statistician providing consultative services and support to mission teams on the selection and implementation of appropriate statistical methodologies for engagements in accordance with GAO and professional standards. 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, public use surveys, and non-generalizable samples; 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 https://www.gao.gov/careers/benefits.html
Requirements: You must be a U.S. Citizen or national. This position is advertised as two series: Statistician, 1530, and Mathematical Statistician, 1529. Both series have education requirements—please see the full descriptions on USAJOBS.
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