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    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation. The principal responsibility of this position is participation in the development and application of statistical methodology for DOT studies, analysis, statistics and data programs. The assignments require careful planning, efficient coordination of effort among DOT staff, the application of mature practical and scientific judgment, and a high degree of originality.

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    As a Mathematical Statistician, you will:

    • Work with economists, transportation specialists, analysts, and other statisticians in conducting analysis in transportation and in broad social, economic, safety, environmental, technological, or national security areas related to transportation.
    • Participate in developing statistical methodologies for projects that meets OMB and international standards.
    • Participate in agency programs for mathematical statistical review and analysis of transportation data, products, and information.
    • Conduct comprehensive quality assessments of statistical information products within the DOT.
    • Participate in review of the sources of data and reliability of the statistics proposed by the agency to generate outputs and outcomes as required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 and review information on the sources and reliability of other data collected by the DOT.
    • Participate in establishing project goals, statistical standards, data quality measurement guidelines, and procedures for maintaining the highest information quality possible for DOT.
    • Provide technical support for examination, evaluation, and improvement in data quality from surveys, administrative records, metadata, auxiliary data and other data sources.

    The ideal candidate for this position is a highly motivated, skilled professional who can work collaboratively with all levels of project staff, key internal and external stakeholders, and others to explore innovative methods of data collection related to transportation statistics. The Mathematical Statistician is responsible for the design and operation of the statistical research. The ideal candidate is familiar with a full range of mathematical statistical data, especially transportation related data. 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

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

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    1529 Mathematical Statistics

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