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SAS Programmer/ Health

Company: Impaq International, Llc
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


IMPAQ International, an affiliate of the American Institutes for Research, is a dynamic social science research firm, providing high-quality research and impact evaluation services, policy analysis, quality measurement, survey research, technology solutions, organizational development, technical assistance and consulting services to U.S. and international government agencies, foundations, and the private sector. IMPAQ's mission is to bring together exceptional people to develop innovative and rigorous approaches to evaluate the real-world impact of social policies and programs. IMPAQ offers five locations: our Corporate Headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, rated one of America's Best Small Cities; Downtown Washington, D.C., Boston, Massachusetts, a Bay Area office in Oakland, California and Seattle, Washington. IMPAQ has a diverse and collegial work environment and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disability/Veterans).

The SAS Programmer/ Health will be proficient in the application of SAS programming to administrative health data. The ideal candidate will participate in all aspects of IMPAQ's current projects. Primary responsibilities include performing a variety of tasks related to data collection, statistical and qualitative data analysis, report writing, and data manipulation.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position


  • Importing CSV, Excel, and other data formats into SAS
  • Database management, including complex merges involving different units of analysis
  • Manipulating existing datasets, extracting, recoding, and de-duplicating datasets
  • Translating business rules or other specifications into programming logic
  • Implementing QC processes to identify errors in coding
  • Exporting results to Excel templates
  • Communicating steps to conducting database manipulation, management, and analysis to other staff members in writing
  • Creating new SAS programs, as well as updating and running existing programs
  • Performing statistical analyses
  • Creating customized reports of data analysis results
  • Creating presentation-quality computer generated data listings and summary tables
  • Performing other related duties as assigned


Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree required, Master's Degree preferred
  • Highly experienced in writing programming code to produce logic checks, derived datasets, summary tables, and figures for data collected via project work
  • 5 years SAS experience
  • Willingness to develop a deep understanding of underlying data and how datasets are linked
  • Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act and/or understanding of health policy issues highly preferable
  • Base SAS certification (preferred)
  • Uncanny ability to connect the dots across multiple tasks involving the same datasets (highly preferred)


  • Experience applying SAS in a health research environment
  • Skilled in all aspects of SAS data processing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to learn quickly and work in a collaborative environment, as well as individually
  • Excellent time management skills

Supervisory Responsibility

This role is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within the department.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment.

Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


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Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AAP/EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

IMPAQ International adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Please note, each section of the application is required in order for you to be considered for this opportunity. If you do not complete the required screening questions, or if you close your browser before completing each section of the application, your application will not be submitted for this position.

IMPAQ International is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

IMPAQ International's commitment to Diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations and work environment. Diversity is valued and Inclusion is reflected in all efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to recruitment@impaqint.com.

Keywords: Impaq International, Llc, Oakland , SAS Programmer/ Health, Other , Oakland, California

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