This position is located at the U. S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership in statistics and behavioral science research related to non-sampling error and usability in all BLS programs. This includes, for example, the design of survey instruments, data collection procedures, and user-friendly computer and information collection and dissemination systems. The incumbent provides expert advice to senior management on the development and formulation of survey methods, policies and standards needed to ensure that the survey programs of the BLS are of the highest possible quality.
The incumbent oversees and participates in major research projects on important and difficult survey methods problems of relevance to the BLS. This research generally involves complex theoretical and empirical issues and requires innovation and original efforts at the highest level of sophistication. The incumbent also identifies problems in existing survey designs and, through application of advanced statistical and behavioral science theory, develops more appropriate design methods.
The incumbent anticipates the need for improvement of available methods for designing survey instruments, data collection procedures, and user-friendly computer systems, and identifies, conducts, and directs research that will overcome the deficiencies of existing methods, often via investigation and experimentation in unexplored areas. Frequently, solutions are possible only through the application of the newest and most advanced statistical and behavioral science techniques, which will not previously have been brought to bear on the problem.
Occasional travel - Less than 25% may be required.
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