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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation

SAS Programmer Analyst II – Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center

Computer and Mathematical


Full Time


Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a SAS Programmer Analyst II to support the Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center's (NMCPHC) Health Analysis Division, located in Portsmouth, VA. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to NMCPHC. US Citizenship is required.

The candidate will assist with the evaluation of the Navy Medical enterprise for capacity and sustainability. Responsible for programming support of research data management and analytic requirements. This includes database and statistical programming, programming for standard report generation, ad-hoc queries, analyses, data manipulation, extraction and export. Is familiar with commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the clinical data management/analysis field. Uses intermediate experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals with a wide degree of creativity and latitude.

NOTE: All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.


  1. Provides programming for data extraction, edit logic checks, data listings, summary statistics, analyses, reports, tabulations, creation of analytic data sets, and ad-hoc queries. (20%)
  2. Provide SAS programming and technical expertise on statistical analysis, methods, and techniques for epidemiological or research studies. Construct SAS programs as well as mentor junior programmer analysts and epidemiologists. (20%)
  3. Participates in development and implementation of Quality Assurance practices by reviewing SAS programs others have written for correctness and efficiency and to establish data requirements from a nontechnical customer, write the applicable programs, and deliver the results in a comprehensible format. (10%)
  4. Assist Investigators, Researchers, and Epidemiologists in retrieving and incorporating data from multiple sources using SAS, SQL or other query tools as well as ensure the statistical validity and epidemiological applicability of study activities. (10%)
  5. Routinely explore existing databases and resources to identify opportunities to improve existing or create new products and occasionally perform sample, size, and power calculations and stratification and randomization of studies. (10%)
  6. Develops and/or reviews data management plans and data use agreements; data entry instructions; standard operating procedures; case report forms and case report form annotation; other department and protocol related documentation. (10%)
  7. Adheres to a policy of strict confidentiality concerning all documents, data, and information maintained within the department. (10%)
  8. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the SAS programming language, especially basic SAS procedures (CIMPORT, COMPARE, CONTENTS, CPORT, EXPORT, FORMAT, FREQ, IMPORT, MEANS or UNIVARIATE, PRINT, REPORT, SORT, SQL) and the DATA step and the ability to perform programming tasks in a SAS environment.
  • Experience in handling large data sets and SAS Macro Language, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH, awareness of data quality issues, and familiarity with programming in a research environment.
  • Familiarity with personal computers and the ability to learn systems necessary for job completion. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets on personal computer systems.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team setting, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; detail oriented; possesses problem-solving skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks.

Minimum Education: Master’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, or related research field is required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: A minimum of 3-5 years of experience required.

Work Arrangement: Hybrid, 50% telework.

Background/Security: U.S. citizenship required; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier III Investigation/ Secret Clearance and Common Access Card (CAC).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.