Position opening: Data Manager with Pacific Northwest Research Station, USFS

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station is conducting outreach for a GS9 or GS11 Interdisciplinary Data Manager in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. 

The outreach notice is online: https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=BF7DF101EA354ED0BC87A83FA5156878
Briefly, this outreach is for a Data Manager whose job will be to :

• provide program support for the collection, compilation, storage, analysis, reporting, and distribution of strategic natural resources research and monitoring data for a PNW Forest Service Research group and a number of PNW's Experimental Forests.

 • work with researchers, collaborators, and technical staff to improve annotation of databases with descriptive metadata and to archive data and metadata to online depositories.

 • participate in the design, development, and maintenance (including normalization) of existing standalone and internet-enabled databases and follows data governance guidelines for cataloging data, contributing to metadata management, data lineage, and data quality.

 • perform a wide variety of tasks and analyses that apply and integrate techniques including data management and statistical analysis for: database operations, data science, long-term forest and stream studies and high frequency, real-time environmental sensor data.

 • apply research methodologies to evaluate data and ensure statistical consistency and accuracy.

 • write scripts using Structured Query Language (SQL), R, Python, MatLab and other relevant software environments to organize, evaluate, and conduct quality control analyses of data.

• test programs to ensure accurate and statistically consistent operation, identify problems and bottlenecks in the information management system and make corrections and improvements.

• enjoy communicating and facilitating collaboration on research and monitoring projects, including advising on database design and teaching best practices for data archiving.

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