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Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2100035

Survey Research Data Processing Programmer/QC Analyst

ICF is an exciting place to work for many reasons.  We deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world’s future.  ICF is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 7,500 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients.  Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success.  We combine passion for our work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Check out more of what we do at ICF's Web site www.icf.com.

Job Description:

As a Survey Research Data Processing Programmer / QC Analyst, you will transform raw survey data into polished datasets for our clients. You’ll communicate with project managers to understand the requirements for each survey project, and you’ll work with survey programmers to make sure that each survey instrument works correctly. Once we have survey data from the field, you’ll use statistical software to clean, merge, subset, transform, organize, and format the data so that they are ready for analysis. Along the way, you’ll handle ad hoc reporting requests and client changes to the project specs.

The work is performed in a fast-paced environment and data processing programmers operate as part of a team that includes both technical and non-technical members.  Successful performance in this position requires the ability to use computer technology for creative problem-solving, excellent analytical/logical skills, extreme attention to detail and quality of product, ability to work independently – carefully and rapidly to meet tight deadlines.  Experience in survey research (CATI, mail, web modes), SAS programming language, and Linux operating system are all highly desirable as well as SQL experience.  Literacy with common Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel) is expected.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with research staff to understand and document survey project requirements.
  • Process and validate survey datasets as part of client deliverables.
  • Troubleshoot diverse problems and communicate solutions to research staff.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, or related field.
  • Has 3 or more years with relevant experience.
  • Has experience using SAS for data management.
  • Proficient in writing technical documentation.
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Has experience in survey research (CATI, mail, web modes).
  • Has experience with Linux operating system.
  • Has experience with Python.
  • Has experience with SQL.

Professional Skills:

  • Ready to plan ahead and tackle problems methodically.
  • Determined to learn new skills and figure out novel problems.
  • Has excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Has strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Is a team player and a proactive communicator.
  • Can prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrates sound business ethics regarding confidential information.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.
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