Career Opening: Economist & Survey Statistician at The Demographic Research Area, US Census Bureau


The Demographic Research Area in the Center for Economic Studies of the U.S. Census Bureau has postings for a GS-15 Economist and a GS-15 Survey Statistician (links below). The postings on USAJobs will be open until May 10th, 2021.

Demographic Research Area is comprised of a multi-disciplinary staff of researchers (e.g. data scientists, demographers, economists, geographers, sociologists, statisticians) responsible for researching, developing, coordinating and implementing innovative applications of administrative records to improve Census Bureau data collection operations and to create blended data products.

CES Demographic Research Area is looking to hire principal researchers to serve as the technical lead on large and complex research projects.  Research projects will leverage administrative data and third-party data to improve sample survey operations and data quality as well as to create high value blended data products to fill existing data gaps. Survey improvement research will focus on all phases of the survey life cycle, though initial projects may focus on item supplementation and replacement research examining socio-demographic, income, and housing items. Additional survey improvement research topics include mitigating and adjusting for nonresponse and record linkage.  The research projects in support of developing blended data products will initially focus on measures of economic well-being and the association between environmental change and individual outcomes. Along with serving as the technical lead for large research projects researchers will be expected conduct and publish original research using survey and administrative records data.


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