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Research Analyst


Job Description:

The Research Analyst researches, analyzes, interprets, and presents data related to operations, finance/ accounting, economics, customers, and other information related to attitudes and opinions on a wide range of personnel issues across the entire Department of Defense (DoD) community or specific topics or populations of interest to policymakers (e.g., financial issues, sexual assault responders, military chaplains). These data are used to formulate, monitor, and refine policies and programs affecting the morale, health, well-being compensation, benefits, training, selection, assignments, readiness, and retention of DoD personnel and their families.

The Analytical Support for Office of People Analytics (OPA) contract provides analytical and IT support to plan and analyze DoD-wide surveys, interviews, and focus groups and to conduct in depth analysis using various data sources. OPA is part of the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), a DoD Field Activity tasked with enabling DoD policy offices to make decisions based on sound administrative/personnel record data and survey data. OPA Health & Resilience (H&R) and Retention & Readiness (R&R) focus on providing these offices with scientific survey data and related focus group and interview data.

Primary Responsibilities

+ Contributes to written reports and team projects

+ Assists with preliminary and complex analyses of data

+ Supports survey design, construction, and execution of survey studies

+ Assists with quick turn ad hoc analyses and requests for information (RFIs)

+ Provides expert advice and programming for performing analyses, technical notes or memorandum documenting the statistical issues considered, and recommendations made

+ Analyzes past results and performs variance analysis

+ Identifies trends and make recommendations for improvements

+ Provides analysis of trends and forecasts and recommend actions for optimization

+ Identifies and drives process improvements, including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports

+ Creates charts, graphs, and presentations for OPA leadership and external clients

+ Develops recommendations to improve operations going forward

+ Produces ad hoc reports as requested

Basic Qualifications

+ B.A. or higher in field of statistics, surveys, data science, psychology, sociology, or economics; 5+ years of experience as an Analyst may be substituted in place of degree

+ Be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office® software applications (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and Project) and SharePoint®

+ Ability and experience using of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, SUDAAN, M-Plus, Stata), and data visualization tools to support of analyses

+ Possess strong writing and analytic skills

+ Ability to produce technical documentation and research/survey notes produced for evaluations, studies, and analyses, as well as memos, information papers, and briefings in accordance with the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)

+ Communication skills to collaborate with colleagues and clients

+ Mathematical skills to process complex calculations

+ Problem-solving skills to find multiple viable solutions for a challenge

+ Computer skills to use various programs needed for analysis

+ Analytical skills to process large amounts of data

+ Critical thinking skills to determine what data and information is useful for the task

+ Must be an U.S. citizen

+ Ability to pass a National Agency Check and Law Credit (NACLAC) and obtain/maintain a favorable FBI National Criminal History Check

+ Must speak fluent English

Preferred Qualifications

+ 5 years of experience working in a military environment performing in a similar subject area

+ Former Military/Veteran/Wounded Warrior

+ Ensures full compliance with all contract requirements, schedules, and provisions

+ Attend conferences and meet with federal, state, and local officials as well as members of the public and constituent groups in order to remain current with survey best practices

+ All other duties as assigned

Pay Range:Pay Range - -

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

REQNUMBER: R-00099823

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

Research Analyst

Full time
Alexandria, VA

Published on 12/03/2022

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