NISS Virtual Government Career Fair!

January 8, 2020 12-1 pm (ET)

Government institutions have a unique mission when it comes to the data they collect as well as the importance of the research they engage in.  In fact, the mission of the United States Census can be found in the United States constitution!

This event is the third in a series of Virtual Career Fairs that NISS is hosting for NISS Affiliates.  This session features the opportunities for statisticians/data scientists in three government organizations.  Senior statisticians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, The National Agricultural Statistics Service and the United State Census will be on hand to provide attendees with an inside look at the research that statisticians in these organizations get involved in and career opportunities for you to consider!

Each presenter will have 15 minutes to address the follow general topics:

  1. What are the job opportunities for statisticians/data scientists/analysts in your organization?
  2. Describe the range of skills statisticians/data scientists/analysts need to succeed in your organization?
  3. What is the career path for statisticians/data scientists/analysts in your organization?
  4. Is your organization currently hiring statisticians/data scientists/analysts?
  5. What advice would you give to students based on your experience?

Previous Virtual Career Fairs

On September 26, NISS sponsored its first virtual career fair, featuring career opportunities at GoogleMerckMinitabRTI, and SASRecordings and presentations for the September 26 career fair are now available to the public.

On December 6thNISS held its second Industry Career Fair which featured career opportunities for statisticians/data scientists/analysts in the non-healthcare industries.  Panelists included senior statisticians from Fidelity Investments, Citizens Bank and Epsilon.

Please Note: Attendance at all career fairs is restricted to NISS affiliates only. You can check to see if your institution is a NISS Affiliate on the List of Affiliates NISS web page.

Intended Audience

Students/Faculty (at all levels)  from NISS Affiliates Institutions who may be interested in learning career opportunities in non-healthcare industry either now or in the future. The career fair may also be of interest to those who are considering a career change to work in non-healthcare industry either now or in the future!

Registration Process

To register for the virtual career fair, your organization needs to be a NISS affiliate. Please check the list of NISS affiliates to see if your organization is a NISS affiliate. If you qualify to register, please use your .edu, .gov or .com email address when registering.

While the live event is limited to NISS affiliates, NISS will subsequently make video recordings from the fair available to the public at its website ( under Events -> Meet-up Recordings at a later date.

The Career Fair will be conducted using Zoom.   REGISTER TODAY!  


The program for this virtual career fair will be organized as follows:

12:00-12:05         Opening remarks

Nathan Cruze, Mathematical Statistician, USDA NASS Research and Development Division

12:05-12:20         Wendy Martinez from Bureau of Labor Statistics

12:20-12:35         Jonah L. Wong from U.S. Census Bureau

12:35-12:50         Jeff Bailey from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

12:50-13:00         Q&A

Moderated by Nathan Cruze

About the Presenters

Wendy Martinez from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)—Wendy Martinez is the Director of the Mathematical Statistics Research Center in the Office of Survey Methods Research at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  She serves as the president of the American Statistical Association for the 2020 term.

Jonah L. Wong from U.S. Census Bureau—Jonah Wong is a Mathematical Statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau.  As a member of the Census Bureau’s Methodology and Standards Council, Jonah is an advocate for quality and transparency in the production of official statistics.

Jeff Bailey from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)—Jeff Bailey is a branch chief overseeing the Summary, Estimation, and Disclosure Methodology Branch at NASS.  Jeff has contributed to the agency as a researcher, and as a supervisor of researchers and production staff.

Event Type


National Institute of Statistical Sciences


National Institute of Statistical Sciences


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Virtual Meet-up
United States
US Census Bureau, National Agricultural Statistics Service and Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nathan Cruze (NASS), moderator; Wendy Martinez (BLS), Jonah Wong (US Census) and Jeff Bailey (NASS)