SAS Programmer II/Medicaid Job California

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Position:  SAS Programmer II (Medicaid)

AIR is currently seeking a Medicaid SAS Programmer II to join our Health team. The SAS Programmer II will be highly proficient in the application of SAS programming to administrative health data. The ideal candidate will participate in all aspects of AIR’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.

Our Health team works collaboratively to unravel the intertwined challenges of health care quality, costs, and access. Our team of experts – nurses, physicians, psychologists, economists, sociologists, data scientists, and public health experts – advance evidence and save lives by leading rigorous research and evaluation; results-driven technical assistance and training; and leading-edge data science and technology tools.

Use your experience, knowledge, and education to help us deliver on our mission: to contribute to a better, more equitable world.

Candidates hired for the position may work remotely within the United States (U.S.) or from one of our U.S. office locations.

About AIR:

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.

AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff by clicking here.


The responsibilities for the position include:

* Convert datasets among SAS, STATA, mainframe databases and other formats

* Extract, recode, merge, and de-duplicate datasets

* Perform outlier analyses, handle missing data, and create analysis variables

* Perform statistical analyses

* Create customized reports of data analysis results

* Create quality computer generated data listings, summary tables and data collection studies

* Provide technical oversight and training to junior SAS Programmers

* Analyze code to find causes of errors and revise programs

* Write and maintain documentation of changes to computer code, programs, and specifications

* Write technical reports and proposals

* Performing other related duties as assigned


Education , Knowledge, and


* Undergraduate degree in Statistics, Epidemiology, Economics, Public Health, or Date Science

* 3 years’ experience working directly with Medicaid administrative claims data

* Highly experienced in writing programming code to produce logic checks, derived datasets, summary tables, and figures for data collected via project work

* 5 years hands-on SAS experience

* Experience with CMS Medicaid and Medicare research identifiable files (RIF) data and working in the CMS virtual research data center (VRDC) environment preferred but not required

* Proposal preparation and management experience helpful but not required

* SAS certification preferred but not required

* Experience applying SAS in a health research environment preferred but not required

* Skills:

* Skilled in all aspects of data processing management

* Excellent organizational skills

* Good communication skills

* Able to learn quickly and work in a team, collaborative environment


AIR requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a legally required exemption from AIR, as a condition of employment. AIR will ask candidates to verify their vaccination status only after a conditional offer of employment is made. Applicants should not provide information about their vaccination status or need for exemption prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment from AIR

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. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.

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

AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and…