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Requisition Number: 18-1013
Closing Date: 03/21/2018
Openings: 1
Job Title: Data Management Specialist 2
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Position Type: Temporary
Project Length: 3 months or less
Pay Rate: $27.00
City: Juneau
State: Alaska
Job Description:  





TitleData Management Specialist 2 (Social Sciences)     

Group Definition:  Data Management Specialists (Social Sciences) use a background in data management, as they assist in the population, maintenance, enhancement and distribution of databases.  They locate, obtain, standardize, enter, verify, and correct various data sets related to project goals and work plans.

Position/Project Specifics:

The Data Management Specialist will provide data related support to multiple projects including the Gender in Alaska's Fisheries Project, the Individual Income Diversification Project, and others.  The position requires excellent data management, writing, and oral communication skills.  Tasks will include cleaning, coding, and documenting data, identifying and acquiring new human dimensions data relevant to Alaska fishing communities, and running preliminary summary statistics and trends. The position will use database management and analysis software to create, document, synthesize and share data products.  The position will contribute to written reports and presentations.

The position will be full-time (for three months or less) with the possibility of extension, and pay will be commensurate with experience. The Data Management Specialist will be located at NMFS’s Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute in Juneau, Alaska. The position's anticipated start date is as soon as possible, and will last until June 30th, possibly beyond dependent on funding.

Specifically, this position will carry out the following tasks:
Compile project data into standardized electronic formats. This includes accessing information and verifying its accuracy and completeness, identifying data gaps, performing data entry, electronic data transfer, error checking and record level meta-data creation.
Conduct preliminary data analysis to identify trends and summary statistics.
Perform a variety of tasks related to documenting data and preliminary findings that may include summary written reports and presentations.

Essential Functions:  (The functions listed below are characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this group and pay band.  They are not all-inclusive. Individual positions may perform some or all, as well as other similar work.)

At the lower end of the range, employees:

  • Compile project data into standardized electronic data formats. This includes accessing filed information and verifying its accuracy and completeness, performing data entry, electronic data transfer, editing, and error checking.
  • Extract relevant data which may be presented in many different text and numeric formats, reports, tables, graphics, or figures.
  • Maintain local versions of datasets in accordance with established database exchange formats and standards.
  • Maintain a local archive of current and historical reports and documents. Coordinate the regular transfer of reference materials to shared libraries.
  • Train technical and general users in the use of database applications through individual instruction and/or group presentations.
  • Create queries, summaries, and/or maps in response to requests for customized data.
  • Prepare and manipulate various data and graphic outputs for use in reports, presentations and internet applications.

At the upper end of the range, employees:

  • Develop and implement databases and libraries. Includes acquiring new data as well as taking previously created or historical databases or spreadsheets and integrating them. Data sources vary in format including database, spreadsheet, and survey data sets. Custom interfaces may be required.
  • Produce written research and statistical reports (including graphs, tables, maps, and text), data sets, and data summaries using a variety of analytical techniques and software tools. This involves the use, modification, and development of database retrieval scripts.
  • Document data handling and reporting to ensure consistency and validity of data between and within sites. Files may come from sources that use different computer hardware, software systems/protocols, and different communication packages.
  • Maintain and update data metadata.
  • Participate in technical user groups to determine future data needs and the programs that will fulfill them. Coordinate the development of standards and exchange formats for the efficient movement of data between participants.

Knowledge Required by the Position:

The employee must have knowledge of:

  • social sciences
  • personal computers and software packages and applications for databases, spreadsheets, and word processing
  • data management concepts, principles, and methods
  • quality assurance principles
  • technical documentation methods and procedures
  • Common query languages
  • the organization's data assets and/or relevant Alaska State health and social science data

sufficient to:  input data; structure information retrievals; edit, combine and manipulate data; and/or provide reports for users.  This knowledge allows the employee to assess or interpret the significance of the results and relate that to the overall objective of the assignment. 

Additional Desirable Knowledge and Skills:                               

  • ArcGis
  • MS Excel                                           
  • MS Word                                


Physical Demands:

The work is generally sedentary, although there may be some nominal walking or standing for short periods of time, or carrying of light loads of papers, books, reports, etc. that require only moderate physical ability and physical stress.

Work Environment:

The works area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.  The work involves the common risks or discomforts typical of office, meeting rooms, libraries, and the like.   




Minimum Qualification Requirements:

A range of experience and education may be presented.  Candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** AND four years of successfully completed education above high school in fisheries, anthropology, economics, statistics, or any other field that provides the same knowledge.  An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying.

**Specialized Experience is experience that equips the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled.  To be creditable, Specialized Experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. 


Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, you may call the PSMFC human resources office at (503) 595-3100 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday-Friday. Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.

We maintain a drug-free workplace.

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