Friday, May 23, 2014

Job Opening at NASS

I'm not sure I'm brazen enough to believe that my blog reaches more people than the SRMS and AAPOR listservs, but I thought I'd post this NASS job opening to help out a colleague. NASS has always seemed like a fun and innovative place to me. And the federal home of Likert of course :)

Hello all,

We are looking to fill a senior level mathematical statistician position.  It will be a great opportunity for the right person.

The description is below, and the job will be open for applications until June 5.  Please pass along to any other interested candidates.  Thanks!

The U.S.D.A.’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is searching for a senior mathematical statistician (ST-1529-00) who will serve as the Research and Development Division’s Deputy Director for Science and Planning. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is the data collection and dissemination arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NASS gathers and publishes a vast array of information on every facet of U.S. agriculture, including production, economics, demographics, and the environment. The incumbent serves NASS as a research statistician in mathematical statistics for agricultural surveys and censuses, geospatial techniques, statistical modeling for estimation and process measurement. Primary qualifications include a senior science degree of technical skill in mathematical statistics and probability sampling, especially in the area of geospatial analyses, model-based estimators, and non-sampling errors. Research activities include advanced survey sampling design and estimation methods and theory; geospatial estimation methods and theory; measurement error models; nonsampling error models; list, area and multiple frame sampling methods and theory; forecasting techniques; statistical modeling for estimation; and multivariate and quality control methods. The incumbent will lead teams of mathematical statisticians and serves in research management and science leadership by advising the Administrator of NASS, Director of Research and Development Division and Director of the Statistical Methodology on statistical issues and methodology affecting NASS programs. The incumbent’s research efforts will be focused about 90 percent internally, on improving the Agency’s census and survey estimation programs and research, and about 10 percent split between liaison activities with the statistical community as a whole and reimbursable consulting with external entities. More information on the position and how to apply may be found using the following link:

Jaki S. McCarthy
Senior Cognitive Research Methodologist
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Serivce
Research and Development Division

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