Data Management Technician OLD Needed
The position is full-time and is expected to last until 10/31/21. The rate of pay is $24/hr. The position will begin with a period of remote work to accommodate pandemic restrictions.
Integrated Statistics is looking for a Data Management Technician to support the US Fish and Wildlife Service, working with the Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Branch of the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) in Alaska. The NWRS is the world’s premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants. The I&M branch supports NWRS data management and natural resource planning, ensuring the long-term integrity of data products that can inform sound management decisions for Alaska refuges. This position will be responsible for updating the NWRS species database for Alaska refuges, supporting data management for I&M planning processes, assisting staff in developing data management plans, writing archival-quality metadata records for natural resource data, and training NWRS staff in data management best practices. Duties
The Data Management Technician assists with data management for Alaska I&M and refuges. The specific duties include:
- Working with biologists to update and quality control a database that catalogs species presence on Alaska refuges.
- Supporting data management for I&M planning processes.
- Working with biologists to write archival-quality metadata records for data generated from Alaska NWRS inventory and monitoring surveys.
- Providing support for biologists developing data management plans for I&M surveys and reviewing data management plans for completeness and accuracy.
- Training biologists in data management best practices.
The Data Management Technician produces these deliverables:
Qualifications and Skills
- A vetted species list for each Alaska Refuge.
- Organized data and documents for I&M planning processes.
- Project and product metadata records for Alaska refuge surveys.
- Archival-quality metadata records for products generated from Alaska refuge surveys.
The Data Management Technician must possess:
- Certification or training in data management, and its application to natural resource scientific data (work experience may be substituted).
- Demonstrated skills in managing data products generated from field biology projects.
- Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife management, natural resource management, environmental science, or related field.
- Demonstrated skills in data management, QA/QC, and data entry.
- Demonstrated metadata development skills.
- Demonstrated skills in implementing data management plans for natural resource surveys.
- Excellent attention to detail in managing data.
- Strong organizational skills, particularly in terms of file management.
- Excellent communication, collaboration, and presentation skills.
- Ability to work as part of a team, but also be a self-starter.
- Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
- Knowledge and/or experience of data management, input, and QA/QC in relation to FWS field biology projects in Alaska is highly desirable.
- US citizenship or Green Card.
- Ability to pass a government-administered background investigation in order to be granted access to government IT systems.
Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the Integrated Statistics office.