Chief Statistician

NCI Information Systems, Inc. - Remote3.6

Full-time
Overview
NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, we are successfully bridging the gap between commercial best practices and mission-critical government processes. Core competencies include:

Artificial intelligence
Agile digital transformation
Advanced analytics
Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions
Cyber security and information assurance
Fraud, waste and abuse
Engineering and logistics

NCI has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly Employer by MilitaryFriendly.com

Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide.

Responsibilities
NCI: As a Statistician IV, you will lead the design, development, implementation and review of statistical methods and techniques for the evaluation and analysis of numerical data using computer software. In assuming this position, you will be a critical contributor to meeting NCI AdvanceMed's mission: To provide services to our clients that exceed their expectations and contribute to improved healthcare delivery by identifying and eliminating fraud, waste and abuse.

Leads the design, development, implementation and review of statistical methods and techniques for the evaluation and analysis of numerical data using computer software
Ensures compliance with clients’ requirements, costs and time constraints for assigned projects
Oversees the development, execution and review of algorithms, models and projects
Leads the design, development, implementation and review of innovative analytical approaches and predictive modeling techniques for reactive or proactive data analysis, statistical modeling, data mining, sampling, study design, and quality assurance and control
Provides statistical expertise in the areas of methodologies, principles, approaches, processes, procedures, concepts, techniques, and units of scope to assigned projects
Leads the development and review of Algorithm Finding Reports, Model Finding Reports and Project Finding Reports
Designs and implements quality assurance and quality control processes and procedures
Drives the design and review of statistical methods and procedures, identification of limitations within the data, review of data analysis results, and the resolution of issues associated with existing code and/or methodologies
Oversees the development of trend reports, data collection methods, and sample size requirements
Leads the organization of statistical results to ensure that all facets of data collection and interpretation meet the client’s specifications
Trains, mentors and transfers expert statistical and industry knowledge to Statisticians
Participates in meetings/conferences with all parties associated with the task order
Ensures that all Statisticians comply with the Company’s confidentiality and security guidelines, documentation and reporting requirements, and departmental policies and procedures, as applicable
Leads research initiatives to ensure that the most appropriate statistical techniques and/or methods are utilized for the industry, as applicable
Develops and implements targeting protocols for identifying statistical outliers
Testifies at hearings and trials as a expert witness regarding statistical overpayment estimation methodology as required
Establishes, implements and/or reviews and revises, as needed, a quality assurance checklist to ensure compliance with Company policies, processes, procedures and quality assurance and ISO standards
Complies with customer requirements, as well as with department, state and federal policies and procedures
Works with colleagues across task orders and managers and colleagues within the task order to meet innovative and ongoing project needs
Performs other duties as needed and assigned
Qualifications

Experience and Education Required:
Master’s degree in statistics or related discipline, PhD preferred.
Minimum of ten years of experience using statistics with demonstrated experience and knowledge of health care information, for example health claims data, ICD-9/10-CM codes, physician specialty codes, survey and certification data, and provider/supplier identifiers.
Experience in statistical detection of potential fraud and abuse, using tools such as predictive modeling, development of mathematical models, neural networks, and data mining or other analytical methods.

Preferred Education and Experience:
Knowledge of MS Excel, SAS, SQL and/or other applications to perform various types of data analysis
Experience conducting Statistical sampling and extrapolations to support overpayment determination in Medicare and/or Medicaid

Physical Requirements:
This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

Sitting for long periods
Standing for long periods
Ambulate throughout an office
Ambulate between several buildings
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as required
Repeatedly lift and carry weight up to 10 pounds
Minimal travel by land or air transportation