Data Analyst/DBA-Washington, DC Area

Location: FAIRFAX, DC
Date Posted: 09-25-2017
Position Overview:

Within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is transforming its ability to serve Veterans, including the creation and stand-up of a new program and analytical capability to a) detect and prevent benefits fraud/waste/abuse, and b) address recurring data quality issues. VBA manages over $90B annually in benefits.
 
In support of this effort, we are looking for a qualified Data Analyst/DBA with expertise in data quality or analytics to:
  
  • Assist in supporting complex data analytics efforts to address data quality challenges facing VBA;
  • Leverage expertise in SQL, R, Python, SAS or similar tools to facilitate analysis;
  • Create models and visualizations to share with leadership to support data quality analysis findings and conclusions
 
Specific tasks may include:
  
  • Reviewing application and enterprise data models (conceptual, logical, physical) to identify data quality problems;
  • Configuring test and training databases for use by team members;
  • Reviewing/developing data migration plans that address data quality problems;
  • Provide recommendations based on review of data models and schemas to identify opportunities to address data quality issues;
  • Developing white papers, analyses, and position papers either describing/reviewing /analyzing specific issues or providing justification or support for particular positions;
  • Providing subject matter expertise and assisting with issue/incident management for production data quality issues or issues where production databases/services are experiencing problems;
 
Required Skills and Experience:
  • BA/BS Degree
  • Three years of experience in relevant task areas
  • Good analytical skills with a focus on critical thinking, problem-solving, numeric reasoning, and creativity
  • Familiarity with transaction, OLAP, and data warehouse data models
  • Experience with data standardization and data governance processes
  • Demonstrated strong communication and presentation skills (particularly to non-technical audiences)
  • Good team player, able to manage multiple assignments, and adapt to changing client needs
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative, results-driven environment
  • Ability to obtain a NACI clearance
 
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • MBA/MS in related field (Data Science, Finance, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, etc.) preferred
  • Experience at the Veterans Administration (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) preferred
  • Experience using analytical tools, such as R/R Studio, SPSS, SAS, or advanced data quality/fraud analysis toolkits preferred
  • Experience working with data quality, fraud detection/prevention, and business improvement initiatives preferred
 
Company:
 
A service-disabled veteran owned small business specializing in management consulting for the federal government (www.erpi.net).  ERPi is undergoing a period of significant growth and offers talented candidates a chance to perform project management, strategic planning, process improvement, quality management, data analysis, and human capital planning on some of the Federal government’s largest and most complex business challenges. Our work environment is highly entrepreneurial and is staffed with some of the brightest and most capable technical and management consultants in the industry.  ERPi is committed to creating an environment for professional growth and success for our talented professionals, as evidenced by our strong retention rate and average tenure.  ERPi’s compensation and benefits plan are designed to attract and retain the industry’s most capable professionals and executives. We offer tuition reimbursement for selected graduate schools, 401(k) profit sharing, spot awards to recognize exceptional performance immediately, industry-leading health plans, and charitable donation matching, in addition to competitive base salaries.
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