Job Overview


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

A successful candidate in this position...

Requires the evaluation and resultant selection; adaptation or development of necessary mathematical methods, and required creativity, innovative techniques, advanced approaches, and consideration of the effects of new and emerging technologies, rapidly changing industry practices, mergers and restructuring, new regulations, and other changes in the world and national economics and markets affecting production, pricing, supply and distribution patterns.


As a Mathematical Statistician, you will:

  • Develop, design, perform and document a broad range of mathematical statistical analyses systems for use in establishing foundations for statistical studies and projects pertaining to current and projected pricing, production, supply and distribution patterns, conditions and problems pertaining to Energy.
  • Obtain, compile, organize and analyze data, applying analytical techniques innovative ways. Positive and negative effects of the different policies, policy options to be gained and the cost effectiveness of these different policies and policy options are highlighted through statistical analyses. Selects, adapts, refines or develops mathematical statistical methods.
  • Select, adapt, refine or develops mathematical statistical methods.  Evaluate different mathematical and statistical approaches and methods.
  • Generate ideas for new programs, policies, studies and approaches in assigned subject areas.  Apply extensive knowledge of issues, problems and subjects studied to assure results reflect real world environments.
  • Monitor and conduct a variety of specialized and complex mathematical statistical research projects and studies important to agency decision-makers.  Also monitors, evaluates and coordinates projects and studies carried out under contracts.
  • Plan, design, conduct and oversee tests to obtain data.  Determines optimum sample sizes and sources of data appropriate for studies.  Test and validate data and conclusions.  Determine analyses purposes, methods, assumptions, and conclusions.  Brief study sponsors and high level officials on progress and conclusions of studies.