[MARMAM] Data Management position available at NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Jessica Redfern Jessica.Redfern at noaa.gov
Tue Sep 19 17:14:49 PDT 2006


Hello,

Could you please post the following announcement for a data management 
position at NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center? Please 
let me know if you need any additional information. Thank you!

Cheers,

Jessica Redfern

*POSITION AVAILABLE

Data Manager
Ecosystem Studies Program
Protected Resources Division*
*Southwest** Fisheries Science Center**
NOAA Fisheries
La Jolla, California*

*http://swfsc.noaa.gov/prd-ecology.aspx *

*Position description:*

The Ecosystem Studies Program at Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 
NOAA Fisheries, is seeking a technician to assume data management and 
processing responsibilities. This person will work under the supervision 
of Team Leaders in oceanography, mid-trophic species, and apex predators 
to establish and implement data management practices, and may assist 
senior scientists with research. The person filling this position must 
be highly organized, detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal 
skills. Field work is not required but is possible, pending interests of 
successful applicant. Specific responsibilities include:

- assist Team Leaders in developing a data management system

- write computer programs to edit previously collected data sets

- archive data sets collected on annual research cruises

- create and manage a website to fulfill data requests and track users 
of Ecosystem Studies Program data sets

- design and maintain Microsoft Access databases

- enter all Ecosystem Studies data sets into ERSI’s ArcGIS

- serve as a GIS consultant for senior scientists, developing maps as needed

- prepare technical memoranda documenting data collection protocols and 
preliminary results following annual research cruises

- process data relating to mid and top trophic-level marine organisms

*Required skills and expertise:*

- Programming expertise in one or more languages (e.g., Perl or Visual 
Basic)

- Expertise in the design and construction of Microsoft Access 
databases, queries, and reports

- Experience with ESRI’s ArcGIS

- Experience designing and maintaining database-driven web sites

- Strong writing skills

* *

*Preferred skills and expertise:*

- Experience with SQL

- Experience in developing metadata

*Additional Information:*

*Salary:* Starting salary between $45,000 and $51,000, depending upon 
qualifications. Potential for salary increase, subject to performance.

*Benefits: *Health benefits package included.

*Term of employment:* 12-month contract with potential for renewal.

*Application deadline: *October 15, 2006**

*Start date: *The preferred start date is November 1, 2006, although 
alternatives dates will be considered.

*To apply, please send a cover letter describing your qualifications, a 
resume, and list of three professional references (phone numbers and 
e-mail contacts) to:*

Dr. Jessica Redfern

Jessica.Redfern at noaa.gov <mailto:Jessica.Redfern at noaa.gov>

Or:

Dr. Jessica Redfern

SWFSC

8604 La Jolla Shores Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037

USA

*For questions and inquiries, please contact*:

Dr. Jessica Redfern, Jessica.Redfern at noaa.gov 
<mailto:Jessica.Redfern at noaa.gov>




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