1+ months

Survey Statistician - United States Department of Defense

Alexandria, Virginia

Summary

Mission Statement: DHRA's mission is to provide program support, information management, and administrative services to the DoD Components on human resource matters and to collect, archive and provide management information, research and analysis of human resources and other related functional area databases for the DoD.

Responsibilities

As a Survey Statistician at the GS-1530-13/14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Supports the design of an innovative new approach to conducting surveys within the DoD by applying technical expertise in data science/computer science/statistics/optimization techniques to the design of a complex survey sampling and weighting algorithm for the creation of a "smart" survey. The conceptual framework for this effort has been partially developed, but the technical execution will be led and managed by this person.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) advisor and leader in planning, organizing, and directing the "smart survey" effort, in coordination with other members of the OPA leadership team, OPA government staff, and OPA contractor staff as appropriate.
  • Provides expert consultation to OPA leadership and research analysts by developing and sharing the appropriate uses and limitations of the newly developed survey technique to inform decisions regarding future survey planning, content, statistical analysis, and reporting of survey results.
  • Consults on survey administration platforms, survey software tools, sampling and weighting techniques, measurement of constructs, pretesting, designing experiments, analysis techniques, and survey results reporting at varying levels of aggregation (e.g., unit level, installation level, total Service, total DoD).
  • Maintains thorough documentation of survey and analysis procedures supporting the new survey approach, ensuring that newly developed practices are reliable, defensible, and replicable. Facilitates and supports external expert review of newly developed survey procedures.
  • Provides regular updates as well as formal technical briefings to leadership within OPA and throughout the Department.

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Posted: 2019-10-11 Expires: 2019-12-10

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