• NOAA NCEI Environmental Metadata Project Manager

    Location US-NC-Asheville
    Job ID
    2017-48855
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
    Category
    Data Management
    Residency Status
    U.S. Citizenship Required
    Clearance
    No Clearance Required
    Employee Type
    Regular
    Time Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

    Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

    Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Responsibilities

    The Environmental Metadata Project Manager will provide science, stewardship and support services for the Center for Weather and Climate (CWC).

    This is a lead position for station metadata acquisition, management and dissemination within NCEI’s CWC and among its partners for observing systems that are among those listed by NOAA as ”Critical Observing Systems”. This position ensures the proper stewardship of critical data sets and makes possible long-term preservation, dataset and product development, and operational access.

     

    Primary Duties:

    The Environmental Metadata Project Manager shall develop, deploy, and sustain web and media service applications, web content, databases, and tools for Paleoclimatology products and services. Support includes managing metadata, repositories, and services for meteorological stations. The project manager will lead a team to accomplish the required tasking including. Design and develop ingest tools, databases, and web data retrieval services, and related documentation; web visualizations and applications, web content, social media, and related documentation; climate products and services based upon requirements that are derived from, and traceable to, user needs and collaboration.

     

    • Design and develop ingest tools, databases, and web data retrieval services, and related documentation; web visualizations and applications, web content, social media, and related documentation; climate products and services based upon requirements that are derived from, and traceable to, user needs and collaboration.
    • Implement software application upgrades for new software versions, security patches, and compatibility with host platform changes.
    • Plan comprehensive metadata projects for meteorological station data.
    • Develop, deploy, enhance, and maintain processes for ensuring the identification and correction of station metadata inconsistencies and errors.
    • Perform a needs assessment, requirements definition, prototype development, and customer query response for station metadata users.
    • Improve and document practices and tools for station metadata projects, including project management, web services, sites, and report pages.
    • Design, automate, administer, and technically support databases and operational processes for station metadata systems, including the Historical Observing Metadata Repository (HOMR) and its successors.
    • Integrate and ingest station metadata for HOMR.
    • Maintain metadata systems interoperability for Integrated Station Information System (U.S. Climate Reference Network), Climate Data Online (CDO), the Environmental Document & Display System Version 2 (EV2), and the Image & Publications System (IPS).
    • Maintain and improve software code and inventories for monthly station metadata reports, and for Ingest and Access system functionality, including NWS Cooperative network inputs.
    • Collect, inventory, quality control, scan, upload, index, research, and maintain records for station-based meteorological networks.
    • Operate and administer libraries for document imaging systems, which contain; photos, station information, historical forms, station identification assignments, and other related information.

    Qualifications

    Required Education/Skills:

    • Bachelors degree in Science or a related technical field.
    • Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience (BS Degree); 8 years with PhD
    • Experience in managing environmental metadata collections at a granular level and providing access to these metadata and familiarity with metadata standards for the United States in situ observing system data and paleoenvironmental proxy data.
    • Experience in Oracle database design and management, SQL, APEX5, JSON, XML, metadata schema analysis, design, and development.
    • PMP certification is desired

    U.S. citizenship is required.

    Selected candidate will be required to complete a background investigation

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