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.
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
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
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
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