Job Overview


About the Agency

This vacancy is for a Research Mathematical Statistician position in the Center for Statisticial Research and Methodology (CSRM) located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line - Suitland Station.

This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Read the `Who May Apply` section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see CSRM-2017-0001, Research Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-15, CENSUS-DE-SM.

CSRM conducts research on statistical design, modeling, and analysis methods for the Census Bureau's data collection, analysis, and dissemination programs, in collaboration with colleagues in the Research and Methodology Directorate, other directorates, and outside researchers. Output of our efforts include new statistical methods and associated software. Staff interact with academic, government, and other researchers to enhance CSRM statistical activities at the Census Bureau, through active participation in professional meetings, conferences, and symposia, through the preparation and dissemination of discussion papers, and through the publication in professional journals of the findings of research conducted or sponsored by CSRM. (See:

This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

Relocation expenses may be paid.

This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.

This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process.

**Multiple selections may be made from various directorates within the Census Bureau from this announcement for a position with the same title, series, grade(s) promotion potential, general job responsibilities and duty location**


The individual selected for this position will:

  • Work with Center Chief and Area Chiefs to coordinate the work of the staff of the Center, as well as to provide technical leadership for staff. Serve as a Principal Researcher and Leader of Sampling and Estimation Research Group.
  • Consult or collaborate with others on statistical modeling, statistical computing, or estimation problems motivated by Census Bureau programs.
  • Conduct research with others on statistical modeling, statistical computing, or estimation problems mostly improving or introducing new methodology.