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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Springfield, Illinois, United States of America
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
JOB #R2204265

Senior Survey Statistician

ICF’s Survey Research Practice is seeking a Senior Survey Statistician who will play a lead role in statistical activities in support of cutting-edge survey research addressing many of today’s pressing public health, energy, transportation, environment and social and economic policy development challenges.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team with data managers, analysts, methodologists, statisticians, and project managers. They will be responsible for leading the design, development and implementation of all tasks related to sampling, weighting, and analysis. They will play a key role in enhancing and expanding ICF’s current statistical research base through business development and innovation. Candidates should also be an experienced mentor and be comfortable building organizational capacity through knowledge sharing and training early career staff. Responsibilities will include planning and conducting analyses and interpreting results, developing sampling plans and technical specifications, preparing comprehensive documentation including methodological and analytical reports, publishing research activities, findings and conclusions in recognized scientific publications, and presenting at appropriate scientific conferences and forums.

What you will do:

  • Engage project management and client staff to translate project and study needs into an efficient and effective study design

  • Design, evaluate, and select probability and non-probability sampling strategies for surveys and apply sampling methodologies to data analysis

  • Calculate weights for survey data and estimate sampling errors

  • Provide oversight and conduct quality checks of survey data files and other deliverables

  • Support growth and development of early career statisticians and other technical staff through mentoring

  • Contribute to statistical reporting on data, including statistical reports and briefs and descriptions of sampling procedures for project reports

  • Provide guidance, technical assistance and training in sampling frame construction, sample design, sample size calculations, stratification, sample selection, weighting and analytic techniques

  • Contribute to innovation and improvements to sampling, weighting, and analytic techniques

  • Lead the development of proposals, whole or in part, focused on relevant topics

What you need to have:

  • A PhD in statistics, mathematics, survey research/social research field, or biostatistics.

  • At least 10 years’ experience designing samples, calculating weights and sampling errors for population-based, household, and/or establishment surveys

  • Familiarity with a wide range of advanced statistical techniques

  • Experience designing Addressed Based Sampling strategies, including the use of auxiliary frame data

  • Experience with mixed sample (such as RDD + ABS) and mixed mode (such as web + phone) data collection approaches

  • Advanced skills in R, SAS, Python or SPSS

What we would like for you to have:

  • Knowledge of/interest in best practices in Survey Methodology

  • Ability to communicate technical content to non-technical audiences through both written and oral communication

  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously



Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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