IMPAQ International, LLC

  • SAS Programmer/ Health

    Job Location US-MD-Columbia | US-MA-Boston | US-WA-Seattle | US-CA-Oakland | US-DC
    ID
    2064
  • Overview

    IMPAQ International, a growing and dynamic social science research firm, provides high-quality research and impact evaluation services, policy analysis, survey research, technology solutions, organizational development, technical assistance and consulting services to U.S. and international government agencies, foundations, and the private sector.  IMPAQ’s mission is to bring together exceptional people to develop innovative and rigorous approaches to evaluate the real-world impact of social policies and programs. IMPAQ offers five locations: our Corporate Headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, rated one of America’s Best Small Cities; Downtown Washington, D.C., Boston, Massachusetts, a Bay Area office in Oakland, California and Seattle, Washington. IMPAQ has a diverse and collegial work environment and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disability/Veterans). 

     

    The SAS Programmer/ Health  will be proficient in the application of SAS programming to administrative health data. The ideal candidate will participate in all aspects of IMPAQ’s current projects. Primary responsibilities include performing a variety of tasks related to data collection, statistical and qualitative data analysis, report writing, and data manipulation.

     

    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.  Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position

    Responsibilities

    • Importing CSV, Excel, and other data formats into SAS
    • Database management, including complex merges involving different units of analysis
    • Manipulating existing datasets, extracting, recoding, and de-duplicating datasets
    • Translating business rules or other specifications into programming logic
    • Implementing QC processes to identify errors in coding
    • Exporting results to Excel templates
    • Communicating steps to conducting database manipulation, management, and analysis to other staff members in writing
    • Creating new SAS programs, as well as updating and running existing programs
    • Performing statistical analyses
    • Creating customized reports of data analysis results
    • Creating presentation-quality computer generated data listings and summary tables
    • Performing other related duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Undergraduate degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
    • Highly experienced in writing programming code to produce logic checks, derived datasets, summary tables, and figures for data collected via project work
    • 5 years SAS experience
    • Willingness to develop a deep understanding of underlying data and how datasets are linked
    • Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act and/or understanding of health policy issues highly preferable
    • Base SAS certification (preferred)
    • Uncanny ability to connect the dots across multiple tasks involving the same datasets (highly preferred)

     

    Skills

    • Experience applying SAS in a health research environment
    • Skilled in all aspects of SAS data processing
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Able to learn quickly and work in a collaborative environment, as well as individually
    • Excellent time management skills

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