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Job Title: Data Manager I
Job Number: 1808-91205-DMI-0001
Organization: IHRC, Inc.
Posted: 8/7/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Description:

JOB TITLE:  Data Manager I

POSITION NUMBER:  1808-91205-DMI- 0001



TRAVEL:  As required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position

IHRC, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and private sector clients.  The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of IHRC, Inc. and will be assigned to the Respiratory Diseases Branch (RDB), Division of Bacterial Diseases (DBD), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), at the CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, to provide scientific and technical support for the Active Bacterial Core (ABC).  


Provide statistical service support and technical expertise to develop infrastructure for releasing and sharing ABCs data.  Responsibilities include (i) determining what data can be released and/or shared while ensuring privacy and confidentiality of individual patients (this will be based on HHS standards and will also consider standards of state health departments, where applicable), (ii) determining standards that ensure all released and/or shared data have appropriate documentation that describes the statistical method of collection, what the data represent , and the potential limitations for its use, (iii) determining how the data will be released and/or shared (i.e. formatting and methods for downloading), and (iv) assisting with data management and data cleaning activities to ensure data quality before sharing and/or release.   


  • Attend 1-2 day in-person meeting in Atlanta at the start of the project.  This would include meeting with the CDC subject matter experts and other Emerging Infections Programs (EIP) program representatives.
  • Consult with other Centers, like the National Center for Health Statistics, and Health and Human Services programs that are well-versed in releasing and sharing data would be needed to learn from and understand standards that are already established and to align with agency approaches.  
  • Coordinate with other EIP who are also establishing these standards.
  • Consult with ABCs site programs to understand health department confidentiality and quality standards.
  • Collaborate with the Respiratory Disease Branch’s (RDB) Lead Data Manager with upgrading the Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) data management system to ensure data quality.
    • Update variables and documentation of ABCs data dictionary as needed.
    • Work with ABCs sites to update their laboratory and epidemiological databases.
    • Perform data quality checks on ABCs data.
  • Attend 1-2 day in-person EIP/ABCs meeting.  
  • Develop statistical standards as to what data (existing or created variables) can be released or shared based on statistical methods.  
  • Develop documentation for releasing data to the general public that includes background information on the ABCs, a data dictionary and limitations of the data.  
  • Determine the format in which the data should be released.



Education and experience:

  • Master's degree in public health, statistics, or a field related to the responsibilities of the position.  


  • Experience working within public health data sets and data environments
  • Experience in professional public health environment
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Word and Excel , experience in organizing and formatting documents and tables of different types and complexity
  • Project management or coordination experience
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and at meetings/conference calls
  • Work experience with SAS programming


  • Experience using public use data sets
  • Experience using or creating data dictionaries and documentation
  • Knowledge of issues relevant to personal identifying information in data sets
  • Past experience addressing issues related to sharing data: Legal concerns, maintenance of confidentiality, creation of user guides and documentation etc.
  • Familiarity with Access database development
  • Familiarity with R or SQL programming languages

Language Skills:

  • The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English   


  • Must be United States citizen or permanent resident or have authorization for employment in the United States

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To apply for this position:

  • If you are viewing this position on the IHRC Career Center, please click on the "Apply Now" button.  
  • If you are viewing this position on a site other than the IHRC Career Center, you may use the “click to apply” link, or you may apply by visiting our Career Center and searching for the position number listed at the top of this position description.  
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IHRC, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  It is the policy of IHRC, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.


Organization Description:

IHRC, Inc. is an international consulting and professional services corporation, and a minority woman-owned small business located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. We assist our clients in accomplishing their missions and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner, and we strive exceed our clients’ expectations.

Closing Date: 11/7/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: HUMAN RESOURCES,  Data Manager I
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Dr. Suite 1200

Atlanta   GA  30346
United States
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Dr. Suite 1200
  Atlanta   GA  30346
  United States
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