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    Summary

    The incumbent serves as an expert advisor and consultant on analytical and statistical issues and concerns, advising the Division and NCHS leadership on complex issues involved in collecting, producing, and analyzing health and nutrition examination statistics, which provide data and information critical to formulating national policies and program initiatives.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Survey Statistician you will:

    • Serve as an expert advisor and consultant on analytical and statistical issues and concerns, advising the Division and NCHS leadership on complex issues involved in collecting, producing, and analyzing health and nutrition examination statistics.
    • Serve as an expert advisor to the Division and NCHS leadership on technical issues relating to the application of mathematical and statistical principles and concepts to the design, planning, development and conduct of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
    • Provide expert technical advice and guidelines on statistical issues for nationally representative surveys such as NHANES, including measurement of sampling and non-sampling error, the assessment of the risk for bias, and determining the effects of different sources of error of estimation and inference.
    • Conceive, design, plan, and implement research programs using new and emerging statistical techniques and processes for the analysis of health and nutritional data. Examples of such research topics include variance estimation procedures for data from complex surveys, analysis of combined multiple years of survey data, survey non-response bias analysis, combining survey data collected using multiple modes, development of weights for multi-mode surveys and survey subsamples, small area population estimation, multiple imputation, and curve smoothing techniques.
    • Plan and develop the Division's statistical research program, and any respective reports, to evaluate and improve existing data collection, data quality and reliability, and statistical computation procedures for health and nutrition examination statistics.
    • Represent DHANES at professional meetings, conferences, and on high level task forces and committees, presenting the viewpoint of the Division and Center with the authority to speak for NCHS.
    • Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work, when necessary. Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, considering difficulty and requirements of assignments as well as the capabilities of employees.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 5% domestically for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

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