Research Statistician

24 Sep 2018 9:01 AM | Anonymous


Department of Homeland Security

Research Statistician

Washington, D.C. 20223

The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Statistician ($96,970 - $148,967) at its headquarters in Washington, DC.  This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding research and assessment team tasked with the development and implementation of effective human capital tools for personnel assessment, career development, and organizational effectiveness to support the establishment and maintenance of a quality workforce.  

Our Mission

The United States Secret Service is mandated by statute and executive order to carry out two significant missions: protection and criminal investigations. The Secret Service protects the president and vice president, their families, heads of state, and other designated individuals; investigates threats against these protectees; protects the White House, vice president’s residence, foreign missions, and other buildings within Washington, D.C.; and plans and implements security designs for designated National Special Security Events. The Secret Service also investigates violations of laws relating to counterfeiting of obligations and securities of the United States; financial crimes that include, but are not limited to, access device fraud, financial institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud; and computer-based attacks on our nation’s financial, banking, and telecommunications infrastructure.


The selectee will serve as a Statistician responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating research and analyses in one or more areas of statistics applicable to personnel testing, surveys, and program evaluation.

Additional duties of this position may include:

§  Applying statistical theory and methodology to collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative data.

§  Conducting research and data analytic studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing HR systems and tools.

§  Ensuring all data analytic technics, recommendations, and decisions are in compliance with requisite laws, regulations, and professional and technical standards.


Ideal candidates will possess an advanced degree in statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field of study.  Strong candidates will possess a combination of education, training, and experience in psychometrics, applied mathematics, test theory, quantitative and qualitative data analytic strategies, and research methodology. 

U.S. Citizenship is required. 

To Apply

Multiple selections will be made. Interested applicants should visit for application procedures.  After accessing this website, select “Search Jobs”, then enter an associated job announcement number in the field labeled “Keyword Search”.  The job announcement numbers for this job opportunity are HUM-JM080-18-MP and HUM-JM080-18-DE.

Applications will be accepted through October 4, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.   


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