Program Analyst - Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


  full-time   employee

Silver Spring
United States

General Dynamics Information Technology – Health and Civilian Solutions Division has a Program Analyst opportunity available to support our client at the Chief of the Office of Strategy, Plans and Programs (SPP) within Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. The position is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.


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Position Summary:

The incumbent will provide administrative and analytical support to the Chief of the Office of Strategy, Plans and Programs (SPP) within Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) and network sites and throughout the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Pathway of Care. Also responsible for assisting in the developing, maintaining and distributing the SPP documents (e.g., surveys, quarterly metric reports, program assessments, etc.) The individual will function as a resource for survey requests from DVBIC and its network sites.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ability to interpret statistical data.
  • Comfortable in a matrixed CRM (customer relationship management) and PM (project management) environment with expertise in research administration.
  • Familiarity with assessment of DoD RDT&E based on: value to the military of the capability sought through R&D;
  • the extent to which the performance potential matches the level required to achieve the capability; and
  • the project’s transition probability to a product, policy, or best practice. (preferred but not required)
  • Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) in the development, advancement, and application of portfolio analysis.
  • Contributes to planning and maintaining state-of-the-art portfolio analysis of biomedical data, bibliometrics, information, and knowledge integration tools and processes.
  • Working knowledge of software applications and systems utilized by research administrators.
  • Knowledge of the DoD research portfolio management process and NIH Common Metrics Initiative preferred.
  • Access data sets relevant to DoD and VA health policy, including public use data sets.
  • Run basic statistical analyses using a standard statistical software package. Analyze, interpret and present multivariate statistics, such as regression.
  • Think creatively to develop and implement innovative policies and practices that effect change and to identify strategies to successfully implement policies.
  • Working experience with models for strategic alignment; example is the Balance Scorecard.
  • Understanding of the complex systems for delivery of health care services, including facilities, workforce, technology, and the incentives at work in these systems.
  • Understand and critique the research design/methods of different types of applied policy analyses, including program evaluations, cost benefit/cost effectiveness studies, and forecasting/simulation models.
  • Experience with location, assessment , use and synthesis of information relevant to key issues in health policy, including evidence related to the legislative, regulatory and judicial processes, peer-reviewed literature, and the “gray literature” produced by think tanks, research organizations, and government agencies.
  • Work collaboratively with decision-makers, stakeholders, and colleagues with a variety of viewpoints to achieve policy goals.
  • Provides administrative /analytical support to the DVBIC’s SPP Office.
  • Provides input on organizational measures and metrics, survey methodologies, statistics, and make overall improvement recommendations for DVBIC programs.
  • Creates, maintains and updates various internal databases.
  • Assists in the development and maintains guidelines for the utilization of the Program Evaluation documentation system/process
  • Assists with the collection and management of data from various divisions/network sites.
  • Ensures data quality and statistic management of data, including the analysis of said data, and appropriate handling and storage of data. Coordinates meetings as needed.
  • Develops and/or maintains professional relationships with other stakeholders of wounded warriors at MTFs, VAs and civilian organization to facilitate information sharing and support of the program. 

Non Primary Responsibilities:                                                                                                                      

  • Other duties consistent with the above responsibilities.
  • Other duties that support the SPP office or its initiatives


  • 8-10 years of related finance or business analysis experience.

Customer Prefered:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required, and familiarity with SPSS preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Must be proficient with a multitude of Windows based, email and internet computer applications. Excellent organizational and time management skills required. Be conversant with data collection methods and statistics. Demonstrates accountability for practice through planned and continuous professional growth. S/he must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of program, clinical, or research management experience preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience implementing and administering a health program preferred.
  • Experience in biological science, in the context of medical or social sciences research in fields such as Public Health, Epidemiology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, etc.
  • Experience with Computer based analytical tools; Public Health concepts, epidemiology and Biostatistics; Research protocols; Scientific portfolio analysis.
  • Experience in IT and data analysis skills will be required (data mining, network analysis, learning management software).
  • Knowledge of grant processes and mechanisms. Knowledge and understanding in quantitative and qualitative evaluation activities involved in the collection, organization, analysis, preparation, processing, and reporting of large volumes of scientific information. Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred.

Physical Capabilities:

  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to carry light items – up to 25 lbs. May encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.
  • Work Environment: Office and clinical environment.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: None.


As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.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.






  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.

Customer Prefered:

  • Master’s degree required, Ph.D. preferred; preferably in the domains of Biomedical Research, Social Sciences Research, Research Administration, or Public Policy (Health emphasis). Master’s Degree in public health, health administration, health policy, or planning preferred. Experience within medically appropriate systems of care may be accepted in lieu of educational minimums