Deputy Program Manager

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Program Management
Silver Spring, Maryland
Onsite Workplace
REQ#: RQ139773
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Deputy Program Manager. GDIT is seeking to fill a Deputy Program Manager position for the staff and customers of the WRAIR in support of the Medical Standards Analytics and Research (MSAR) and Statistics and Epidemiology Branch Research Programs. The position is located at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Springs, MD.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. Join us on the frontlines of health IT and make an impact on the health of our nation.


  • In support of and in coordination with the Program Manager, manages execution of the contract and tasks, evaluates problems, organizes workflow, plans, develops, and supports the execution of appropriate analytical approaches.
  • Provides administrative support in the management of both WRAIR and field operations and technical programs.
  • Provides research and analysis of data sources in support of business requirements. 
  • 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.
  • Implements transformations to clean source data, including the use of ETL software, scripting, and data science techniques.
  • Creates and monitors data source replication, import, and ETL jobs.
  • Assists senior staff in data manipulations and follow-up analysis.
  • Works directly with division staff on developing computer-assisted interviewing software, telecommunication links, encryption algorithms, system/software documentation, and methods for data quality assurance.
  • Maintains database documentation by:
    • Developing file structures and filename conventions, data dictionaries, and standard operating procedures for data cleaning and review, development of final files, and, merging of files for analysis.
    • Regular and routine reviews of the status of databases and associated documents, standard operating procedures (SOPs), etc.
    • Maintains multiple protocol books and chronicles manuscript preparation.
  • Develops hard copy tracking and filing system, evaluate forms and develops coding methods, identify study needs and collaborate with analysts and programmers on implementing study data management needs.
  • Responsible for International Classification of Diseases 9th and 10th edition coding, Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) accession coding, and Veterans Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities coding for all source data and developing queries to answer simple descriptive questions. 
  • Ensures that all human subjects training and certification requirements are met, regarding protocol submission, amendments, continuing review reports, and final reports.
  • Provides direct functional support to ensure timely submission of AMSARA and DES protocol submissions, amendments, continuing review reports, and closeout reports, in accordance with WRAIR IRB timelines.
  • Ensures that a reference library in support of AMSARA and DES is maintained. 
  • Conducts routine AMSARA/DES website maintenance, updates, and modifications as needed.  Ensures that research program objectives are communicated, met and documents results.
  • Demonstrates excellent writing skills via a list of peer reviewed scientific publications.
  • Ensures that manuscript text, tables and references are properly formatted for manuscripts being prepared for journal submission.
  • Will provide analytic support and travel to meetings and conferences when necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Preferred: Master’s degree in Public Health.
  • Five (5) years of experience independently performing and supervising analysis of military epidemiologic studies using SAS programming Preferred: Eight (8) years of postgraduate experience independently performing and supervising analysis of military epidemiologic studies using SAS programming.
  • Possesses expert level (recognized authority – based on NIH proficiency scale) proficiency.
  • Experienced in advanced epidemiologic study design and analyses of computerized datasets. Strong computer skills in using SAS, Epi-info, and graphical packages.
  • Experience with database management requires experience in Microsoft Access or writing computer programs using SAS; must be proficient in importing data, creating, updating (corrections, additions [data elements or records]), and manipulating datasets.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in the independent performance and supervision of epidemiologic study design, analytics, database curation, statistical analysis of military datasets. Preferred: Eight (8) years’ experience in the independent performance and supervision of epidemiologic study design, analytics, database curation, statistical analysis of military datasets, 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.
  • Expert 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. 
  • Experience working with datasets listed in Appendix B, as well as working experience with PHI, PII, ICD-9/ICD-10 and DODI coding, completing inventories and managing/updating AMSARA SOPs.
  • Ability to develop and deliver department analytical reports and give oral/visual presentations to professional groups.
  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Ability to secure a Public Trust Clearance - Automated Data Processing Level II (ADP-II)/National Agency Check with Law and Credit (NACLC)


● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology

Travel Required: Less than 10%
About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.