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    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other federal agencies, state and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the U.S. Department of Labor. 

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    Responsibilities

    The position is in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Office of Prices and Living Conditions (OPLC). 

    1. Explores and evaluates advanced proposals in the field of mathematical statistics in order to satisfy program and mission objectives and to resolve
    unusually critical and severe problems. Evaluates mathematical-statistical trends and adopts the more promising approaches for achieving highly significant
    advancements in operational and mission requirements. Assesses and demonstrates the effectiveness of new mathematical-statistical concepts and
    ideas for achieving OPLC mission and goals.
    2. Oversees the development and maintenance of sampling systems, including sampling design, creation of sampling frames, sample allocation, and sample
    selection.
    3. Researches, develops, implements, and evaluates complex sample and survey designs for Price Programs, including measurement and evaluation of
    trade-offs between various sampling methods and sample allocation methods in order to reduce the mean squared error of survey estimates. Prepares technical
    statements of statistical findings, evaluations, and recommendations regarding survey design processes.
    4. Researches, develops, implements, and evaluates methodology to estimate index measures of the price change and to determine measures of quality of these
    index estimates. Conducts research to develop and evaluate index estimators, relatives, and weights and their respective variance estimates. Prepares
    technical statements of statistical findings, evaluations, and recommendations regarding estimation processes.
    5. Writes computer programs or utilizes software packages as tools for statistical and technical analysis. Develops and executes programs to extract data from
    BLS Price Program surveys and databases for statistical analysis purposes. Uses the PC and mainframe computer, software packages, databases and other
    computer resources of the Bureau. Writes computer programs using Bureau approved software. Performs tasks related to programming, development,
    acceptance testing, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of systems. Documents results using Bureau-approved software documentation procedures.
    6. Provides technical direction and works with Program Office, Field Office, and Systems and Procedural staffs to identify, develop and plan changes in
    operational procedures necessary to implement new methodologies to improve Program quality. Develops, analyzes, and evaluates Program procedures for
    quality improvement projects to provide for continuous improvement of the Program.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).

  • Job family (Series)

    1529 Mathematical Statistics

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