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    This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development (OPEPD), Budget Service, Cost Estimation and Analysis Division (CEAD). CEAD is responsible for developing full-cost estimates for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL), and Ford Direct Student Loan (FDSL) programs. The Division serves as a resource for developing cost estimates and other technical analyses for existing or proposed programs.

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    GS-09  With supervisory guidance, carries out analytical projects requiring statistical methods. Assembles, evaluates, analyzes, and represents data.  Uses statistical data from Federal Student Aid, National Center for Education Statistics, Census, and other sources to prepare quantitative analyses to be used to estimate the costs of the federal student aid programs (e.g., Federal Pell Grant, FDSL), drawing upon a range of statistical software, including SAS and other statistical applications.  Assists in identifying problems of data quality and completeness, and helps develop statistically sound solutions to statistical problems.  Provides statistical support for both policy development and program management initiatives within OPEPD, and advises other principal offices within ED on the collection and use of data.  Drawing upon knowledge of program and issue areas, and with supervisory guidance, writes a variety of statistical, technical, and general information memos and reports for ED and external audience, including Executive Office of the President, other federal agencies, states, and professional organizations.  Presents findings that are both rigorous and accessible, and does so orally and in writing.

    GS-11  With supervisory guidance, carries out analytical projects requiring statistical methods.  Assembles, evaluates, analyzes, and represents data.  Uses statistical data from Federal Student Aid, National Center for Education Statistics, Census, and other sources to prepare quantitative analyses to be used to estimate the costs of the federal student aid programs (e.g., Federal Pell Grant, FDSL), drawing upon a range of statistical software, including SAS and other statistical applications.  Assists in identifying problems of data quality and completeness, and works to develop statistically sound solutions to statistical problems. Provides statistical support for both policy development and program management initiatives within OPEPD, and advises other principal offices within ED on the collection and use of data.  Assists in implementing improved methods and techniques for assembling, evaluating, analyzing, and representing data.  Supports implementation of changes in analytic practices and procedures. This work supports the work of other principal offices within ED and supports policy development within OPEPD.  Drawing upon knowledge of program and issue areas, and with supervisory guidance, writes a variety of statistical, technical, and general information memos and reports for ED and external audience, including Executive Office of the President, other federal agencies, states, and professional organizations.  Presents findings that are both rigorous and accessible, and does so orally and in writing.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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