JOE - March 2013

US Census Bureau
Research and Methodology Directorate
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Suitland, MD, USA
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C4 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
C8 -- Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs
Keywords: Econometrics, Time Series, Modeling, Data Integration, Survey Methods, Sampling
Deadline Information: While there is no firm deadline, please submit your resume as soon as practicable.
Salary Range: $119,554 to $179,700

JOE ID Number: 201303_398598

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The U.S. Census Bureau is an international leader in survey methods, statistical methodology, data integration, and data analysis. To continue its proud tradition, it is seeking to hire five senior research scientists who will be responsible for independent research on several subjects, for leading and mentoring junior staff, and for supporting agency initiatives for technical improvements in areas such as data product development, statistical and econometric modeling, data integration and adaptive design. Specifically, we seek to hire high-performance individuals in five areas:
o Survey Methodology
o Sampling Design
o Time-Series Estimation
o Data Integration
o Analytical Modeling
It is expected that the applicant will have the following qualifications:
1. A doctoral degree or publications and experience demonstrating necessary expertise in a social science, computer science, or mathematical statistics (as relevant to the position).
2. Demonstrated leadership, as evidenced by job history, letters of reference, and major professional organization activities.
3. Recognition as an expert researcher in the relevant field, as evidenced by a substantial number of publications in refereed journals that demonstrate the ability to conduct independent and influential research.
4. Experience in planning and conducting broad technical studies that are relevant to the activities of a government statistical agency.
All positions are senior-level (ST) positions. While there is no firm deadline, please submit your resume as soon as practicable.
While it is preferred that applicants will work as full-time Census Bureau employees, other avenues are available for collaborative work, including appointments (for up to two 2-year terms) under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act. Joint arrangements with universities in the Washington DC area are also possible.
The U.S. Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer and does not condone or tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.
Application Instructions:

For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Weinberg ( Please send resume to Dr. Thomas Louis, Associate Director for Research and Methodology (, and to Dr. Ron Jarmin, Assistant Director for Research and Methodology ( Electronic applications preferred. Only U.S. citizens can be employed in these positions.

Email for Applications:
FAX for Applications: 301.763.8360

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Dr. Daniel Weinberg
US Census Bureau
ADRM - 8H116C
Washington, DC USA 22306

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For more information, phone: 301.763.5791

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