DUTIES: The incumbent is responsible for reviewing and analyzing geographic methodology, operations, and procedures.  Provides advice and assistance to state, tribal and local governments on questions related to Census Bureau geographic programs. Attends staff and regional meetings, and participates in discussions related to geographic planning and/or operational activities. Uses GIS software to import and export local map and address digital files. Studies and critiques statistical methodology and general data collection specifications as they affect geographic support functions. Reviews and identifies improved/updated maps and address lists for geographic program activities. Evaluates the effectiveness of geographic support materials. Trains regional office staff on geographic programs and how to support decennial operations. Assigns work and gives technical advice to geographic clerks and lower grade geographic specialists and monitors the quality of that work. Resolves geographic problems for the Area Census Offices and assists operations, recruiting, administration, partnership and management with geographic questions and issues.

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