GDIT is hiring a Geospatial Analyst to provide geospatial data management, analytic, and visualization support for our program with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Center for Global Health (CGH). As part of the Interagency Collaboration for Program Improvement (ICPI) established by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); CDC’s Division of Global HIV and Tuberculosis (DGHT), the Health Informatics Data Management and Statistics Branch (HIDMSB) has been entrusted with stewardship of PEPFAR data and analytics to monitor the impact of HIV programs and services and inform future investment strategies.
Position is for full time employment with GDIT and will work from the customer’s office in downtown DC (metro accessible on the Orange or Blue line to Farragut West and then walk two blocks to the building). Note: Currently observing full telework during COVID-19 pandemic.
Conduct high-level data interpretation and analysis of HIV/AIDS data using various data analytics platforms
Identify and integrate innovative geospatial data analytic methods or applications to enhance insight of HIV program performance
Ability to update geographic topology to match new information and validate geospatial coordinates as needed
Prepare written summaries and presentations that reflect the results of the data analysis and present findings to agency leadership
Help train PEPFAR headquarters and field staff on the use of geodata collection and geospatial analysis best practices
Build maps and geospatial products in various platforms
Liaise with stakeholders across different government agencies and HIV/AIDS program areas and be a champion for GIS within the program
Manage unstructured patient level data to prepare for meaningful data analysis
Develop methods, processes, or checks to assess and improve the quality of PEPFAR geospatial data across the data life cycle from reporting, entry, access, extraction, and use
Travel Required: Up to 15% international and domestic travel (restricted during COVID-19 Pandemic)
BA/BS required in Geospatial Information Systems, Data Science, or related field of study.
Master’s degree in Geospatial Information Systems, or related field of study is preferred.
BA/BS with 4+ years of experience in analyzing data and conducting geospatial analyses
Proficiency in preforming spatial analyses for public health systems (or similar humanitarian applications)
Ability to maintain and manage shapefiles, geospatial databases. Strong preference towards demonstrated experience using PostGIS spatial databases
Expertise with ArcGIS (ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro) & QGIS 3.0+
Proficiency in data wrangling (querying/connecting, transposing, merging, filtering, aggregating, cleaning) of large complex datasets using at least one of R, Stata, SQL, SAS, Python, Power Query
Expert user of Microsoft Excel, Power Query, and PowerPoint
Master’s degree in Geospatial Information Systems, or related field of study is desired.
Familiarity with health, public health, and/or population health
Experience working in resource-limited settings. Preference towards using open-sourced solutions
Ability to create quantitative analytic tools, visualizations and applications in more than one of the following platforms: Excel, PowerBI, R Studio/R Shiny, Python/Jupyter.
Experience in scripting using RStudio for data management and data visualization purposes using Tidyverse packages
Experience using SQL to manipulate and maintain web based spatial databases.
Demonstrated ability to learn new technical skills quickly, as needed
Knowledge of methods in data science, modeling and/or machine learning
Experience working with or for a US government agency, including State Department
Experience working with big datasets and/or patient level data
Skills and Attributes:
Strong verbal communication skills; must be comfortable and effective working with diverse audiences including technical staff, international staff, and others.
Ability to work independently, including exploring new lines of investigation with minimal supervisory guidance
Organized, intuitive, efficient and well-documented coding skills
Excellent analytical and writing skills
Exceptional attention to detail
Passionate about making impact in global health
Superb interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as a team member
Ability to multitask and effectively manage competing priorities
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.
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.