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• Leading and managing a team of content and technical experts in the evaluation, assessment and improvement of programs and systems to collect data from administrative records on education; formulate standards and approaches for the evaluation and measurement of programs and activities; plan and direct the work of Branch staff to define, collect, validate, and use data to report on current conditions of education.
• Serving as an advisor to senior staff within NCES and ED on alternative means to meet information requirements that control cost, minimize
• Identifying and leading efforts to improve upon the timeliness, quality
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Basic Experience Requirements:
A. Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.
B. Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
This position is located within the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Administrative Data Division, Postsecondary Branch in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The Postsecondary Branch Oversees the planning, design, operations, statistical analysis, reporting and dissemination for postsecondary administrative data collections and ensures that statistical quality and confidentiality are maintained.
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