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SSA Posts Two Vacancies: Chief Research and Data Officer; Associate Commissioner for Research, Evaluation, and Statistics

Associate Commissioner for Research, Evaluation and Statistics

Social Security Administration

Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics

Summary

The Associate Commissioner for Research, Evaluation and Statistics in the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Office of Retirement and Disability Policy has responsibility for the broad research, evaluation, and statistical programs of SSA, including the study of problems of poverty and insecurity, the examination of expected or projected outcomes from current or modified program rules, and the evaluation of proposed solutions to such problems by social insurance and related programs.

This office has locations in Woodlawn, MD and Washington DC. Duty location will be determined based on the selectee for the position; however, regular travel between the two offices is expected.

 

Associate Commissioner for Research, Evaluation and Statistics

Social Security Administration

Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics

Summary

The Associate Commissioner for Research, Evaluation and Statistics in the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Office of Retirement and Disability Policy has responsibility for the broad research, evaluation, and statistical programs of SSA, including the study of problems of poverty and insecurity, the examination of expected or projected outcomes from current or modified program rules, and the evaluation of proposed solutions to such problems by social insurance and related programs.

This office has locations in Woodlawn, MD and Washington DC. Duty location will be determined based on the selectee for the position; however, regular travel between the two offices is expected.

Responsibilities

The Associate Commissioner is responsible for advising senior Agency officials on research findings relating to Social Security reform; responding to information requests from Agency, Administration and Congressional policy makers; and participating in formulating Agency-level policy and program planning. S/he plans, directs, coordinates, and ensures the quality of activities of the office in formulating SSA's broad research, evaluation, and statistical goals and policies.

The incumbent promotes improved use of research results within the Office and the other organizational units of the Agency. The Associate Commissioner provides advice with regard to research techniques and methodology for studies and projects, and fosters the use of the office's professional resources in the conduct of such studies.

The incumbent represents the research, evaluation, and statistical interests of SSA at meetings or on committees with other Government agencies, including the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy colleges and universities, research centers, and other professional organizations. S/he makes commitments concerning research, evaluation and statistical projects and activities to be carried out, and the products to be supplied. The incumbent fosters, through cooperative research and demonstration grants, independent study of Social Security-related problems by public and private organizations, institutions, and colleges/universities.

The Associate Commissioner also arranges for other public agencies or private research groups to conduct research, evaluation and statistical projects that tie into the Social Security research program. S/he interprets the Social Security research interests to university and other professional groups, and organizes and fosters both formal and informal professional discussions, joint conferences, and study programs involving a number of social science disciplines and interests.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

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Chief Research and Data Officer

Social Security Administration

Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics

Summary

The incumbent will serve as the Chief Research and Data Officer (CRDO) in the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics (ORES), Office of Retirement and Disability Policy (ORDP). The CRDO will oversee the technical aspects of the office's comprehensive research and statistics program to support social security policy development and inform policymakers, the public and external stakeholders on a spectrum of critical social security issues.

This office has locations in Woodlawn, MD and Washington DC. Duty location will be determined based on the selectee for the position; however, regular travel between the two offices is expected.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing the agency's portfolio of short and long-term research projects. This includes formulating broad research, evaluation, and statistical goals and policies and more granularly, determining technically sound designs for projects, including establishing objectives and deciding the statistical evaluation methods that are best suited, estimating expected annual and total costs, establishing project timelines, writing sound justifications, obtaining sufficient funding, providing periodic status updates, reporting findings, etc.
  • Ensuring the scientific integrity of SSA funded intramural and extramural research products, developing program data used to inform policy decisions, authoring peer-reviewed articles on research project findings in professional journals, and improving the use of research results in decision making throughout the agency.
  • Advising management regarding the statistical processes/practices the organization is responsible for engaging in as a formally recognized federal statistical agency producing statistics on SSA's social welfare programs.
  • Presenting research findings to both technical and lay audiences, including presentations at research conferences and briefings with senior officials (e.g. the Commissioner of Social Security, Deputy Commissioner of ORDP, SSA's Actuary, etc.).
  • Presenting agency research projects before Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, colleges and universities, research centers, other professional organizations, and external monitoring authorities such as the Government Accountability Office, the Social Security Advisory Board, and the Office of Inspector General.
  • Fostering research, evaluation and statistical projects that tie into the Social Security research program via extramural mechanisms. Interpreting the Social Security research interests to university and other professional groups, and organizing and fostering both formal and informal professional discussions, joint conferences, and study programs involving a number of social science disciplines and interests.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

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