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    Mathematical Statistician vacancies are located within multiple Offices in DOL, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Mathematical Statisticians are primarily responsible for assuring the statistical integrity of BLS surveys.

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    The position is in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics (OEUS). OEUS produces timely, relevant, and accurate labor market information. OEUS programs measure, analyze, and disseminate national, State, and local information on the labor force, industry and occupational wages and employment, time use, job openings, and labor turnover.

    At the full performance level (i.e. GS-12), the incumbent may perform the following duties as well as other duties as assigned:
    -Contribute to major components of activities related to the development, implementation, and monitoring of statistical methodology for program surveys including survey design planning and evaluation, creation of sampling frames, sampling design and sample selection, estimation of indexes and their sample variances, statistical validation of survey results, and quality measurement and control.

    -Responsibility for research and development tasks involving applied statistical methodology.

    -Develop software to conduct statistical analyses and studies including the development of prototypes to facilitate development of statistical processing systems.  

    -Conduct research and evaluation studies to address issues in survey design, estimation, variance estimation, and other statistical issues.

    -Develop and implement a broad spectrum of sample and survey designs. Conduct research tasks necessary to measure and evaluate trade-offs between various sampling methods and sample allocation schemes.

    -Conduct research and evaluation studies to develop methodology to estimate index measures to determine the accuracy and variance of output indexes.

    -Prepare drafts of technical statements of statistical findings, evaluations, and recommendations regarding survey design and estimation processes.

    -Develop, analyze, and evaluate procedures for quality improvement projects to provide for continuous improvement. 

    -Develop requirements and specifications and perform acceptance testing for computer subsystems.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and the supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.

  • Job family (Series)

    1529 Mathematical Statistics

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