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    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation. DOT informs public and private decision making with objective, comprehensive information on the extent and use of the transportation system, how well the system performs, and the effects of the system on society and the environment. The DOT collects data and compiles, analyzes and disseminates statistics.

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    As a Statistician, you will:

    • Work with economists, transportation specialists, analysts, and other statisticians in conducting analysis to identify emerging trends in transportation and in broad social, economic, safety, environmental, technological, or national security areas related to transportation.
    • Initiate and develop projects concerning survey requirements by reviewing transportation policies and legal mandates, and consider their implications for assigned data needs, as well as the results and designs of other current or previous surveys.
    • Work with other statisticians in identifying and evaluating sources of statistical and other transportation-related data, and prepare proposals for the collection of new data as an adjunct to established data collection programs or for the preparation of special tabulations of data presently available in a form other than that desired.
    • Conduct research into non-traditional data collection methods emphasizing the utility of administrative records and auxiliary datasets to: (1) reduce costs of surveys through more indirect data collection; (2) increase data quality; and (3) reduce respondent burden. Contribute to design work for administrative records usage in data collection, estimation, and evaluation. Consult with other staff members in order to integrate related activities associated with a particular problem to determine the need for information and types of analysis which should be conducted, and to determine uses which will be made of the information.
    • Prepare professional papers and make presentations to inform the transportation profession, survey practitioners, and data users about transportation related statistical and survey activities.

    The ideal candidate for this position conducts a broad and significant range of studies to help understand the major issues in transportation, identify gaps and inconsistencies in the data, and provide a body of research that can be used to inform policy. The ability to work cooperatively and communicate well is also critical to this position.

    * PLEASE NOTE: This announcement establishes an open continuous (12 month) vacancy announcement.  Given our continuing need for top professionals in this field, we will review applications on an as needed basis.  We will give equal consideration to all applications we receive.  Duty locations will vary.  The difference in salary is determined by the locality pay in each location.  Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2020/GS.pdf

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel may be required for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/586993100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.