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    This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Research and Development Division, Survey Methodology and Technology Section, located in Washington, DC.

    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Section Head for the Survey Methodology and Technology Section as the Agency's technical expert in survey methodology, cognitive interviewing, and data dissemination research.

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    • Recommends methods and techniques of data display and dissemination to improve interpretation and use of NASS statistics and data
    • Integrates data quality improvements throughout the census, survey, estimation and data dissemination process into NASS operational statistical programs in a timely and cost effective manner.
    • Plans, initiates, conducts and directs non-sampling error research to evaluate the accuracy of the organizations operational census and survey programs and to develop new methods.
    • Recommends survey methodology to reduce or eliminate the errors detected in major nationwide surveys and improve the estimates produced.
    • Makes and approves selections for non-supervisory positions and recommending selections for subordinate supervisory jobs, assigning duties, reviewing work, approving/disapproving leave and evaluating performance
    • Maintains close liaison and coordination of the development of study projects of the Section with other Divisions of NASS and Field Offices as well as appropriate industry groups and professional associations.
    • Participates fully with the Deputy and Division Directors in planning, formulating, developing, and implementing research programs within the specific areas of responsibility.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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