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    OIG is organized into three line elements: the Offices of Investigations, Audits and Evaluations, and Healthcare Inspections; along with the Office of Contract Review, the Office of Management and Administration and the Office of Special Review. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 30 cities throughout the country.

    The selectee of this position serves as a Student Trainee (Data Analyst) in the Office of Management and Administration.

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    Responsibilities

    Who May Apply:  This opportunity is open to students who are U.S. citizens and U.S. Nationals enrolled on at least a half-time basis, or accepted for enrollment, in a qualifying degree program or certificate program of a high school, accredited college or university. This vacancy is limited to 200 applicants and may close before the close date listed here if that limit is reached.

    As a Student Trainee (Data Analyst), you will perform the following duties:

    • Provides OIG components with data analysis support. This includes researching the methods and means, developing alternative approaches, ensuring security for data, and justifying all significant data-related investments, including those for supplemental data services and software.

    • Assists with defining overall project requirements; plans and coordinates project design, development, and implementation; provides customer support and services; and resolves a wide range of technical data-related issues.

    • Responds timely to requests for data analysis support, and maintains efficient and well-documented SAS code used to produce requested data files.

    • Determines organization of data in the database and assigns names and definitions to the various records and fields; and oversees the security system and controls the information placed in or deleted from the database. Uses SAS to write or modify scripts to extract, transform and load data into a data warehouse.

    • Works closely with VA and other governmental and private sector agencies to obtain databases and files for VAOIG use that will improve staff output, provide better product, and increase productivity within the OIG. Ensures that new application development and changes to applications within VA are monitored and that OIG management officials are informed of potential OIG data library and expertise gaps.

    • Coordinates implementation of database designs and modifications of design characteristics in response to routine performance problems, changing requirements, or new design methods.

    • Uses SAS systems to modify systems and database configurations to correct routine problems that affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. Participates in a variety of training activities, which may include classroom instruction, workshops, and on-the-job training designed to promote knowledge and skills related to his or her job functions.

    • Other duties as assigned

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel may be required as needed.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09 - This position may be made permanent upon completion of the qualifying academic program without further competition.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526838000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.