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Job #: R-00083808
Location: Remote, United States
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: ADP2 / IT2
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Baseline Health Policy and Analysis contract within the Military and Veterans Health Services Operation at Leidos has a need for a Data Scientist/Data Analyst.  This is a 30-hour per week position.

The individual selected for this position will work in support of the Defense Health Agency Analytics and Evaluation Division (AED).  This person will support performance-based decision making and execution through analysis, evaluation, data mining, data development, data quality application, and data reporting. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform and support data management tasks that deliver a complete view of Military Health System (MHS) health care data throughout the enterprise to the analytic community and MHS leadership.

  • Develop, apply, update, forecast, and teach MHS information derived from Defense Health Agency (DHA) policy-driven measures and methodologies.

  • Assist instructors at various courses for data analysts from all levels of the MHS, i.e. what data is available to them and how to use the analytic tools provided by the MHS. It is expected that this individual will eventually become an instructor.

  • Perform data extraction and analysis, statistical data modeling, and forecasting of MHS data to include direct care admissions and professional services, purchased care healthcare claims, pharmacy, ancillary services, Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), Medical Expense and Performance Reporting System (MEPRS) financial and personnel, and Defense Medical Human Resource System internet (DMHRSi). This includes healthcare data from legacy CHCS/AHLTA systems and MHS GENESIS.

  • Assist with the review of MHS Relative Value Unit (RVU) policy and application to professional services.

  • Develop reference tables utilized in MHS central systems to enhanced data residing in the MHS Data Repository (MDR), MHS Mart (M2), and HealtheAnalytics (HeA).

  • Support medical coding standardization to ensure proper coding at the source.

  • Answer Tier III help desk questions involving MHS data.

  • Attendance at and participation in required meetings in support of AED objectives.


  • Proficient/experienced in data analytical techniques to identify statistical relationships, interpret results, present data and identify recommendations.

  • Proficient/experienced in working with large datasets/models.

  • Proficient in the data residing in MDR, M2, and/or HeA.

  • Proficient in Business Objects.

  • Experienced in SQL for data extraction and manipulation.

  • Proficient/experienced in MHS healthcare data to include institutional, non-institutional, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory, and other healthcare related data.

  • Proficient/experienced in standards, principles, theories, concepts, or techniques in the data analytics domain.

  • Requires deep understanding of and ability to apply data analytical principles, theories, and concepts and has a broad understanding of other specialty areas as they relate to data extraction and data mining, data analysis, data presentation, data forecasting, and data quality.

Skills and abilities to:

  • Identify and apply appropriate statistical methods to evaluate data.

  • Extract and analyze data to draw logical conclusions and provide efficient data presentation techniques regarding analysis.

  • Conduct data reviews, data validation, and data quality actions. 

  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with directors, government customers, AED staff, other data analysts, internal and external collaborators, other technical resources, etc.

  • Read, understand, and interpret health technical information.

  • Address complex data analytical issues/problems, to include large datasets/models, using internal best practice and thorough collaboration with colleagues; works to influence team members regarding design, process, and/or approach to develop analytical products.

  • Develop solutions to data analytics problem and issues that require depth of technical knowledge, deep analyses, and understanding of impact on the end product; may require collaboration with other analytical subject matter experts.

  • Work independently to achieve day-to-day objectives with significant impact on operational results or project deliverables; responsible for entire data analytical projects or processes and assists in the reviewing the work of other data analysts (data quality).  

  • Manage multiple projects at once and reprioritize projects as necessary.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree and 4-8 years of prior relevant experience or Master’s degree with 2-6 years of prior relevant experience

  • Experience with MHS data

  • Experience with MHS data repositories, i.e., MDR, M2, HeA (aka MHS GENESIS), EAS-IV (aka MEPRS), or DMHRSi

  • Experience in SQL, SAS, R, or Python programming

  • Proficient in Business Objects, Tableau, Excel, QlikView, or similar Data Visualization Tools.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, with advanced experience in Excel)

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be a US citizen and able to obtain an IT/ADP II Public Trust clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience with MHS Data

  • 5+ years’ experience working MDR and/or M2

  • Experience in SAS and/or SQL

  • Experience with medical coding

  • Previous or current favorable clearance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00


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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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