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    WHAT IS THE RESEARCH, APPLIED ANALYTICS, AND STATISTICS (RAAS) DIVISION? Research, Applied Analytics, and Statistics (RAAS) anticipates and meets customers’ needs by providing leading research, analytical, statistical, and technology services. RAAS provides an intellectually challenging and supportive environment for our employees.

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    WHAT DOES A Statistician DO? As a Statistician, you will be responsible for the initiation, formulation, execution and completion of statistical projects and studies relating to equal employment opportunity, diversity and inclusion. In the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), you will apply statistical methodologies, procedures and techniques to drive greater innovation and business results at the IRS by collecting, analyzing and presenting various forms of human capital and diversity and inclusion data. You will research technical aspects of the job and isare responsible for recommending decisions potentially affecting policies and programs impacting demographic composition and agency workforce processes. In this role, you will work both independently and with other staff to interpret demographic data, assess workforce processes and practices, draft quantitatively-based findings, render technical decisions based on accepted statistical practices, prepare comprehensive reports, and orally communicate work results to a variety of internal and external stakeholders and interested parties. Another important aspect will include helping others, including various levels of management, to understand the results, implications and limitations from quantitative analyses and other statistical studies.

    As a Statistician you will: 

    • Assume responsibility for the initiation, planning, implementation, controlling, modifying and executing of all or part of an entire research project, including such tasks as formulation of workload estimates for program segments, specification of the methodology to be used, preparation of appropriate specifications and procedures, and review computer systems specifications and materials and instructions needed for assuring the adequacy of a study's design.
    • Review the results of the research project. Conduct detailed analyses of information and data pertaining to the agency’s workforce planning process.
    • Prepare recommendations relating to strategic planning, oversight, and monitoring of budget, acquisitions, and human resources activities.
    • Recommendations adopted facilitate management decisions in the
      arena of human capital investment strategies and, ultimately, impact overall organizational efficiencies.
    • Assist the supervisor in determining the scope, goals and schedules for future programs in the Office. Results have a direct impact on Strategic Planning and Measures Office/MITS EEO and Diversity or assigned area’s policy.
    • Act as a troubleshooter in resolving bottlenecks at any step in a program or research project.
    • Resolve very complex problems requiring in-depth statistical and subject-matter knowledge.
    • Participate in executive-level meetings as a representative of the supervisor.
      Produces tables and graphical materials using standard computer software packages.
    • Review statistical literature for data and research methodology appropriate for inclusion in the research process and also as a means of helping to evaluate the reasonableness of data.
    • Perform in-depth review and analysis for reasonableness and accuracy of all material produced for a given study and providing guidance in this task to lower grade professionals based on in-depth knowledge of research requirements.

    If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov


    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 TO 5 NIGHTS PER MONTH

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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