Public Opinion Survey Methodologists/Statisticians - The Office of Opinion Research in the U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC)

We are an office of survey research and area specialists who design and conduct international public opinion research on political, economic, social, and security issues. We’re looking for well-established advisers on: Overall survey design (including innovative research designs for challenging environments and hard-to-reach populations); Sampling strategies for probability-based sampling in face-to-face, telephone, and mixed mode/multiple-frame surveys; Estimating sampling error in complex sample designs, evaluating unit and item nonresponse, and identifying post-survey adjustments (e.g., weighting and imputation); Questionnaire design, including measurement conceptualization to address issues of concern to the State Department; Advanced multivariate analysis of public opinion data. Successful candidates will also have excellent communication skills to be able to train other members of the staff in research design, sampling, and statistical analysis. These jobs are open to all U.S. citizens. Our positions are within the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and will require Top Secret clearance. The U.S. Department of State will begin the clearance process when candidates are selected—candidates need not already have a security clearance to apply. The formal posting is available on USAJOBS and is open from 9/6/2017 to 9/19/2017