Position Details

SAS Programmer
Posted: 2/21/2017
Posting #: S7PHPKXI
Duration: Full time
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Travel: None
Rate: Market
Platform: SAS

Job Description

Job Description: Immediate need for onsite SAS Programmer to support Federal staff at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The SAS Programmer will provide programming support for several new and ongoing Office of Analysis and Epidemiology (OAE) supported projects involving data dissemination; developing SAS routines for data aggregation, and tabulating and analyzing data from complex health survey designs. Ability to develop new programs, including SAS macros, and to evaluate and modify existing SAS routines and macros required. Will edit, cross check and compare data outputs and provide internal and external documentation of all programs. Responsibilities: * Create analytic files. This involves abstracting relevant variables from large health survey data sets following prescribed file and variable format requirements, specifically, the National Vital Statistics System, National Health Interview Survey, National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, National Health Care Surveys and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. * Format analytic files. Create files that can be uploaded directly into the in-house system with no additional processing required. * Create measures. Apply existing or develop new algorithms to create analytical variables from existing variables. This requires translating detailed written measure specifications into specific programming code. * Data tabulation and analysis. Produce summary tables for short-term or long-term data projects for inclusion in routine and special NCHS publications and documents. Conduct QA procedures and provide documentation of steps used to assess accuracy of tabulated data. * Software/Programming code. Apply statistical concepts to develop population weighting and other adjustments to health survey data.

Required Skills

Requirements:

*  Bachelor of Science degree in IT related field.
*  5 years of SAS programming experience in a research environment.
*  Experience using SAS Macros, data step, data set sorting and merging, and manipulation of arrays and subsets.
*  Knowledge of survey design and related statistical concepts.
*  Knowledge and experience with health surveys and large health-related databases.
*  Use of QA procedures to ensure accuracy of data derived from analytical files and created variables.
*  Excellent interpersonal skills to work with diverse groups and sensitive information.

Desired Skills

*  Experience using SUDAAN.

 NOVA Research Company offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Company Details

NOVA Research Company
Contact Person: Human Resources Dept., SP-SAS
Contact E-Mail: jobs@novaresearch.com
Company Web Site: www.novaresearch.com
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NOVA Research Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.