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Job Opening for Minnesota RDC Administrator

The Census Bureau’s Center for Enterprise Dissemination (CED) seeks to hire a full-time Research Survey Statistician (GS-1530-11/12) in demography, economics, sociology, and other quantitative social science fields to support the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) located on campus at the University of Minnesota. The FSRDCs provide qualified researchers, with approved projects, the opportunity to perform statistical analyses using restricted-use microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau and other Federal Agencies. More information about the FSRDC program is available here. This is an excepted service appointment (and does not confer permanent status)The appointment is for an initial term of two years but may be extended for an additional two years (upon supervisory approval).

Applicants will be expected to work on-site at the Minnesota FSRDC three days a week and up to two days of remote/telework. 


  • Plans, researches, and implements the full scope of investigative projects requiring application of statistical theory.
  • Adapts a variety of methods and develops new procedures to statistical projects.
  • Analyzes findings, evaluates statistical limitations of data, and specifies the range of logically possible explanations
  • On a regular and recurring basis, handles and requires access to sensitive data as designated under E.O. 1356 and covered under Title 26 and Title 13.
  • Responds to data requests from BOC employees as well as requests for data from other federal government agencies and external partners outside the agency.
  • Communicates with stakeholders in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner.


This is a research positions and the knowledge required to perform the work successfully is typically and primarily acquired through graduate study (master's or equivalent degree for GS-11, Ph.D. or equivalent for GS-12) in an empirical (data-driven) social science discipline such as economics, sociology, demography, or other quantitative social sciences. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects, tasks, and deadlines.  U.S. citizenship is required.

How to Apply

The announcement opens on Monday, November 21, 2022, and will close on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 11:59pm.

NOTE: Incomplete applications or applications not received by the submission deadline will not be considered.  

Interested applicants should 1)Submit their resume and unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) to hrd.schedule.a.expert.intern.fellows.hiring@census.gov before the announcement closes on December 4, 2022 and 2) Include Research Survey Statistician in the subject line of your email.

Should you have any questions on the program application process, please email them to the Program Coordinator at: HRD.Schedule.A.Expert.Intern.Fellows.Hiring@census.gov.

Page Last Revised - November 18, 2022
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