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    The incumbent will serve as the Chief Research and Data Officer (CRDO) in the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics (ORES), Office of Retirement and Disability Policy (ORDP). The CRDO will oversee the technical aspects of the office's comprehensive research and statistics program to support social security policy development and inform policymakers, the public and external stakeholders on a spectrum of critical social security issues.

    This office has locations in Woodlawn, MD and Washington DC. Duty location will be determined based on the selectee for the position; however, regular travel between the two offices is expected.

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    The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

    • Developing the agency's portfolio of short and long-term research projects. This includes formulating broad research, evaluation, and statistical goals and policies and more granularly, determining technically sound designs for projects, including establishing objectives and deciding the statistical evaluation methods that are best suited, estimating expected annual and total costs, establishing project timelines, writing sound justifications, obtaining sufficient funding, providing periodic status updates, reporting findings, etc.
    • Ensuring the scientific integrity of SSA funded intramural and extramural research products, developing program data used to inform policy decisions, authoring peer-reviewed articles on research project findings in professional journals, and improving the use of research results in decision making throughout the agency.
    • Advising management regarding the statistical processes/practices the organization is responsible for engaging in as a formally recognized federal statistical agency producing statistics on SSA's social welfare programs.
    • Presenting research findings to both technical and lay audiences, including presentations at research conferences and briefings with senior officials (e.g. the Commissioner of Social Security, Deputy Commissioner of ORDP, SSA's Actuary, etc.).
    • Presenting agency research projects before Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, colleges and universities, research centers, other professional organizations, and external monitoring authorities such as the Government Accountability Office, the Social Security Advisory Board, and the Office of Inspector General.
    • Fostering research, evaluation and statistical projects that tie into the Social Security research program via extramural mechanisms. Interpreting the Social Security research interests to university and other professional groups, and organizing and fostering both formal and informal professional discussions, joint conferences, and study programs involving a number of social science disciplines and interests.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


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