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Mathematica is a nationally recognized, nonpartisan firm that conducts social policy research on healthcare, welfare, education, labor, and related topics. Our mission is to improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on the work we do for our clients, which include federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private foundations.
Mathematica is currently looking for program analysts to join our Performance Management Group in our Washington, DC office location. As a Program Analyst you would assist in the evaluation, design, and implementation of government reporting and performance systems. You would join our staff of research professionals, which includes doctoral level researchers in the fields of public policy, social sciences, and economics, as well as other master's-level analysts. We offer our employees a stimulating team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of employee ownership.
Duties of the position:
- Performing systems and document reviews, as well as interviews with client and government program staff, and contractors
- Developing and documenting detailed business requirements and specifications in support of systems-related projects
- Developing business rules and data models in support of systems-related projects
- Conducing reviews of legislation and regulation associated with program reporting, performance, and policy goals
- Developing reporting and performance specifications and user manuals
- Devleop and implement strategies for testing reporting systems to ensure that they conform to specifications
- Performing quantitative analyses with large databases to determine program outcomes or conduct policy simulations
- Writing chapters of analytic reports and proposals for new projects
- Tracking financial progress of project using Excel; prepare reports for monthly project reviews; assist with budget revisions and contract proposals
- Master's degree in public policy, public health, economics, statistics, political science, or a related field, or equivalent experience
- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods
- Knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) components and methodologies
- Working knowledge of current policy issues in one or more of the following areas of healthcare (Medicare, Medicaid, Military Health Care, Health Insurance Exchanges, Health Information Exchange, Electronic Health Records, private health insurance) is desirable
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Work experience with state or federal government, a foundation, or a policy research organization is desirable
- Knowledge of Business Intelligence (BI) tools, Data Mining, SQL, SAS, and Microsoft Office is desirable
- Comfort working on multiple projects with short deadlines is desirable
Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.