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Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
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JOB #R2203403

Survey Data Specialist

Are you a mid-level professional with experience in survey research and data management?  Do you possess a strong knowledge of SAS and enjoy working with large datasets in support social research projects? Then come join ICF today!

ICF’s Survey Creation, Execution, Management, Analysis and Statistics team (within ICF’s Survey Research Practice) is seeking a Survey Data Specialist with experience developing and implementing data management strategies of varying complexity, producing cleaned and client-ready datasets, and conducting varying statistical analyses to support a range of projects including public health, housing, military and veteran’s issues, energy, transportation, environment, and social and economic policy.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team with data managers, analysts, statisticians, and project managers. They will be responsible for developing and implementing data cleaning/editing specifications and code, supporting preparation of analytical plans, supporting sampling and weighting, and developing codebooks and other data user documentation. They should also be an experienced programmer in SAS and be comfortable independently conducting statistical analyses using univariate, bivariate (e.g., Chi-squared, t-test, etc.) and multivariate analysis (e.g., logistic regression) methods, and calculating survey estimates accounting for sample design.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support senior data management and statistical staff in designing efficient data cleaning and management procedures to meet client needs and prepare deliverables.

  • Support documentation of data management and quality control procedures.

  • Plan, document and conduct statistical analyses on data generated by complex survey designs

  • Participate in technical report development and writing

  • Perform literature reviews and other industry-related research to understand current approaches and implement new approaches to data management, sampling, and analysis

Basic Qualifications:

  • Completed Master’s degree program in Survey Research/Methods, Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Sociology, Organizational Psychology, and/or Anthropology.  

  • At least 3+ years of applied and demonstrable experience in survey data management or analysis

  • Strong knowledge of SAS is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAS certifications are a plus!

  • Familiarity with other statistical programming or scripting languages (R, SPSS, Stata, Python)

  • Previous experience supporting the design and application of sampling techniques (e.g., simple random samples, stratified samples, and multi-staged samples), calculation of survey weights, nonresponse analysis and nonresponse adjustments

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products or other document editing software.

Professional Skills:

  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills as it relates to data solutioning and possessing intellectual curiosity

  • Ability to communicate with internal and external clients at all levels to obtain or clarify project requirements

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage time effectively

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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email 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.

Rockville, MD (MD18)

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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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