[S] A job announcement

Dr. Shunlin Liang (sliang@glue.umd.edu)
Wed, 17 Jun 1998 12:05:11 -0400 (EDT)


MacroSys Research and Technology, a contracting firm working for the
Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation,
has openings for statisticians/survey methodologists. The positions are
located at the Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington
D.C. at L'Enfant Plaza. Salary ranges from $35,000-$45,000 depending
on qualifications and experience.

The incumbents of these positions will assist the Office of the Associate
Director for Statistical Programs and Services with developing and
operating the Bureau's program to collect, process, and disseminate data
that describe the characteristics, performance, use and impact of the
Nation's transportation systems.

The incumbents will provide assistance in designing and implementing
sample surveys to support transportation data needs, establishing and
maintaining statistical standards for BTS and DOT publications, and
evaluating data quality for data used in performance measures required
by the Government Performance and Results Act.

Major Duties:

* Assists in designing and implementing sample surveys to meet needs
for transportation data.

* Assists with methodological research to improve the quality of data
from Transportation Surveys including the upcoming joint American
Travel Survey/Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey and the
Annual Vehicle Use Survey.

* Assists in preparing source and reliability documentation of data
collected or disseminated by BTS and by other administrations of the
DOT. Such documentation includes, but is not limited to a description of
the data collection program, sampling error estimates (if applicable), and
information about nonsampling errors and their effects on data quality.

* Assists with statistical review of transportation data, analyses,
products, and information for technical validity and quality.

* Assists in developing criteria and procedures for maintaining the
highest mathematical statistical standards for the agency.

* Researches statistical review requirements by assessing statistical
policies within the BTS, the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the
Office of Intermodalism, other operating administrations of the DOT, and
other Federal agencies.

* Is a member of and participates in statistical professional organizations,
attends professional meetings, and reviews the current research
literature to keep abreast of state-of-the-art mathematical statistical

Skills Required:

* Mastery of the techniques and practical application of mathematical and
statistical methodology as applied to surveys.

* Mastery of research methods as they may be applied to problems
involved in evaluating survey data.

* Experience that has given knowledge of numerical and mathematical
methods for determining the data quality for a broad range of data

* Expertise in integrating organizational policies and goals into
mathematical activities to produce data quality that are of the highest

* Experience in maintaining successful working relationships with
individuals and groups within and outside the immediate work unit.

* Excellent knowledge of mathematical techniques necessary for
evaluating statistical data.

* Detailed knowledge of and experience with SAS and standard office
software in a personal computer environment.

* Knowledge and experience with estimating sampling errors for complex
sample designs.

Interested parties should send their resume to:

Dr. Charlie Han
Room 10403, Nassif Bldg.
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20590 or FAX to (202) 366-3640

Questions may directed to Dr. Han via E-mail at Charlie.Han@BTS.GOV

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