Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.

Deputy Program Manager

Job Locations US-MD-Silver Spring
Program Management
Full Time
Location : Name
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Position Summary

Odyssey Systems is recruiting for a Deputy Program Manager to support research and operational health studies that have the goal of improving readiness, combat effectiveness, and soldier health. In support of the Surgeon General’s responsibility to conduct research and operational health studies that have the goal of improving readiness, combat effectiveness, and soldier health, the Statistics and Epidemiology Branch performs various analytics and large-scale epidemiologic research studies of health threats and of diverse clinical, laboratory, behavioral, and administrative approaches involved with managing these threats. The studies involve both infectious and non-infectious diseases and disorders with either acute, chronic or recurrent course. A full range of epidemiologic methodologies and analytics are used in quantifying absolute and relative risk, identifying risk factors and trends, documenting natural history, validating medical readiness evaluation and measurement techniques, determining the validity, reliability and overall accuracy of screening tests. Studies to support policy development, such as cost effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses, are also performed. Included in the Statistics and Epidemiology Branch is the Medical Standards Analytics and Research (MSAR), whose core mission is to support the Accession and Retention Medical Standards Working Group (ARMSWG) and Disability Advisory Council (DAC) under the Medical Personnel Executive Steering Committee (MEDPERS), by providing research evidence for revisions of the respective DoD Instructions: 6130.03 Medical Standards for Military Service, Volume 1: Appointment, Enlistment, or Induction, Volume 2: Retention, and 1332.38. Disability Evaluation System (DES). This requires receiving and analyzing data from multiple military data sources and presenting tables of data and other research results for subject matter experts using various presentation and publication formats. 


***Contingent upon contract award*** 


Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Expert (recognized authority)** in importing data, creating, updating, and manipulating datasets. Knowledge of and experience with database maintenance, accessing data via APIs and querying data using a variety of programming languages.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and documents data.
  • Implements transformations to clean source data, including the use of ETL software, scripting, and data science techniques. Provides research and analysis of data sources in support of business requirements.
  • Creates and monitors data source replication, import, and ETL jobs.
  • Possesses expert level (recognized authority)** proficiency and 8 year experience in independently performing and leading epidemiologic study design, analytics, database curation, development of analytical datasets, statistical analysis of military data to include accession medical disqualifications and waivers, personnel, healthcare and disability data using advanced SAS programing and modeling, utilizing macros, arrays and other automatic approaches for support of MSAR mission.
  • Leads multidisciplinary teams in the responses to RFIs, development of methodologies, creation of interactive dashboards, generation of technical, scientific and annual reports, and delivery of highly accurate publishable quality knowledge products.
  • Develops and maintains coding and data dictionary libraries, analytical data sets and data lineage, and otherwise implements data governance and management.
  • Demonstrates excellent writing skills via a list of peer reviewed scientific publications.


Minimum Required Qualifications:


Citizenship: Must be a US citizen

Clearance: NACI (Ability to Obtain) 

Education: Master’s degree in Public Health

Years’ experience: 8 years of postgraduate experience independently performing and leading analysis of military epidemiologic studies using SAS programming


Additional Information:


Location: Onsite - Silver Spring, MD 

Travel: up to 10% 


***Contingent upon contract award***



Company Overview

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.


Please note: Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as the Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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