Westat Senior Survey Sampling Statistician in Rockville, Maryland

Job ID 14404BR

Job Title Senior Survey Sampling Statistician

Location MD - Rockville

Career Area Research - Statistics

Job Status Full-Time

Job Description

Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking a senior survey sampling statistician.

Job Responsibilities:

·Developing sample designs (determining stratification and allocation to strata; determine sample size based on differences and power; determine optimal clustering; and select sample).

·Constructing appropriate sample frame; selecting sample and preparing documentation describing procedures; developing and documenting weighting plan which includes non-response adjustment and bench-marking;

·Developing and conducting imputation for item nonresponse and estimating sampling errors using appropriate software.

·Writing specifications for programmers; and preparing reports on sample design, weighting procedures and other methodological issues.

Basic Qualifications:

·A Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Statistics with course work in survey sampling or a Masters or Ph.D. in Survey Sampling. Candidates with a master’s must have at least 15 years of experience in sample survey design, selection or weighting. Candidates with a Ph.D. must have at least 12 years of experience in sample survey design, selection or weighting.

Candidates would benefit from knowing SAS, R and other statistical software packages; although candidates are not required to do programming. Qualified candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law