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Project Manager

Fairfax County, Virginia, US
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
ECS is seeking a Project Manager to work in our Fairfax, VA office. Please Note: This position is contingent upon contract award.

Job Description:
The Quantitative Survey Project Manager will be tasked with managing large-scale and national surveys in support of NOAA Fisheries. The selected candidate will work with a team of data scientists, statisticians, and external survey administrators to set up, launch, and monitor surveys, and to resolve issues as they arise. Clear and proactive communications is critical to this role.

  • Work with a team to implement a national mail survey and monitor pilot project research designs
  • Design and test survey instruments, or refine questionnaire specifications
  • Oversee development and implementation of survey system to track survey respondents
  • Assist in the quality control checking of data sets for project reporting
  • Review protocols documents for compliance with project protocols
  • Manage data collection operations
  • Establish and monitor quality control protocols
  • Assist in quality control of sample files
  • Prepare client reports, presentations and deliverables
  • Manage project budget and progress
  • Provide technical support for and assistance with the monitoring of data collection and quality assurance activities of subcontractors
  • Write data collection manuals, training materials, progress reports and other regular reports
  • Present research findings that further the knowledge base of survey research

Required Skills:
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance
  • Graduate Degree in a social science field such as Sociology, Psychology, Political Science or other social science related field
  • At least 8 years of experience administering large-scale surveys; preferably mail surveys
  • Knowledge in quantitative and survey research methodologies
  • Address Based Sampling survey experience
  • At least 5 years of SAS experience
  • Research-oriented background, data analytical skills, and a proven track record for identifying and solving problems
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills
  • Detailed oriented

Desired Skills:
  • PhD degree is a plus
  • Fisheries knowledge is a plus

ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 3000+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.

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