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Social Science Data Analyst

Company: Abt Associates
Location: Rockville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

OpportunityWe are seeking a Social Science Data Analyst with statistical programming experience who is interested in pursuing a programming career supporting social science research, particularly criminal justice and public health related topics. Relevant experience sought for this position includes survey and administrative data investigation, cleaning and harmonization, building analytic files from single and multiple data sources, documentation, and simple analytics. - Proficiency in SAS, Stata, or an equivalent software package is required, and working knowledge of additional languages is a plus. The position will include supporting several ongoing projects, working with more senior programmers, substantive experts, and research leads.Work in the Division of Health and Environment helps shape federal policy, while improving program efficiency and effectiveness. Federal government agencies, such as the National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Statistics call on us to conduct policy-driven research and evaluate their key programs.Key Roles & ResponsibilitiesInvestigate the raw data for validity and completenessClean, harmonize, and link raw data to create analysis datasetsIndependently investigate data issues and collaborate with senior programmers on solutionsCollaborate with senior programmers and substantive experts to create measures appropriate for analysisCreate data documentation that may be used by other data analysts, and programming documentation readable by programming colleaguesThe ability to craft clear write-ups in support of data activities that can be readily understood by both technical and non-technical audiencesWorking with senior analysts, perform basic analytic tasks under supervisionWill perform multiple routine to moderately complex tasksPreferred Skills/PrerequisitesProficient in a statistical or data manipulation software package. - SAS or Stata preferred, but proficiency with similar software such as SQL scripting, R, or pandas/PythonFlexibility to learn multiple programming languages for data manipulation to serve client needsAbility to independently work on multiple types of internal and external analytic systems under a variety of operating systemsConducts research with attention to detailDemonstrated capabilities in managing project tasksTechnical expertise and supervisory/staff development skills strongly preferredWorks effectively on teamsKnowledge of and interest in research of criminal justice programs and policies a plusMinimum QualificationsBachelor's Degree + Three years of relevant experience, or Master's DegreeAbt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment. Full time

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