JIMAR PIFSC ESD DATA DEVELOPER - ID# 220514

Nov 10 2020
Job Description

JIMAR PIFSC ESD DATA DEVELOPER – ID# 220514.​ 

 

Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research.  (2) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Joint Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), located at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 

 

MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 

 

DUTIES: 

  • Provides advanced data management support for marine ecosystem science.  
  • Responsible for curation of the Ecosystem Sciences Division’s data holdings, for adhering to industry best practices, standards, and for compliance with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) data-related policies and mandates for data collected by the Program. 
  • Coordinates with all project staff to develop scalable tools and database management applications for the collection, capture, manipulation, integration, maintenance, and dissemination of data, in both raw and summarized form, for internal and public use via a local area network and the internet utilizing a variety of programming tools and skills. 
  • Designs, develops, tests, implements, and documents database management systems for the Division’s datasets, computer programs, ensuring both the usability of the research data collected or generated by the Division and that it can be synthesized with external datasets. 
  • Works with internal and external end-users to identify desirable and useful products for data management needs. 
  • Collaborates with data management teams from other organizations and partner agencies to develop and coordinate data streams, data tools and products for various projects. 
  • Defines project scopes based on business requirements and plans, and assists in with developing and implementing the project’s data management budget. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION/TRAINING: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Computer, Physical or Biological Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Engineering. 


EXPERIENCE: 

  • Three to five (3-5) years of professional level work experience in the design, development and support of relational database management systems.  
  • Experience includes: utilizing state of the art programming languages, scripts, and editors in both the UNIX/Linux and personal computer environments as well as operational experience in the primary data management functional areas of data collection, capture, manipulation, processing, maintenance, archiving, dissemination and management of large scientific data sets including time series and geographical data. 

ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS​: 

  • Knowledge of relational database theory and industry standards for its application which would include such subject areas as data standardization, data governance, normalizing tables, and utilizing such tools as data models and entity relationship diagrams.  
  • Working knowledge of relational database management software such as Oracle or MySQL.  
  • Knowledge of data analytic software such as Tableau. Knowledge of scripting and dynamic Web tools such as Oracle Application Express (APEX), Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP), Python, and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). 
  • Must be able to meet and maintain the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and NOAA security requirements to access work location.  
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien.  
  • Ability to translate end-user requirements into tangible design specifications for enterprise-wide database structures and objects. 
  • Demonstrated skills in providing advanced scientific programming support using tools such as Python, Powershell, and Structured Query Language (SQL).  
  • Ability to integrate and manage both raw and summarized data in client/server databases with statistical, Geographic Information System (GIS) and visualization software tools. 
  • Ability to perform project management functions, which includes independently planning, organizing, and implementing projects to meet programmatic requirements and objectives within schedule, setting priorities and coordinating multiple tasks with frequent and tight deadlines.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.  
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large datasets. 
  • Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to meet U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements for working in a Federal facility, which includes being fingerprinted and having a federal background check performed prior to date of hire and maintained throughout duration of employment.

PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Ability to install and configure computer-related equipment and instrumentation in ocean-going research vessels.  
  • Comfortable working in small and confined areas. 
  • Able to lift up to thirty-five (35) pounds as well as negotiate step ladders, narrow ship passageways, and access ports. 
  • Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to obtain NOAA Medical Clearance for embarking/working on NOAA research vessels or other appropriate vessels which includes providing proof of required immunizations and/or obtaining the necessary immunizations as required by NOAA Aviation and Marine Operations, and maintain throughout duration of employment.

POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  

 

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Marine Science, or related discipline.  
  • Experience with image catalogs and spatial data objects.  
  • Experience with data analysis/data mining, preferably with biological and oceanographic datasets.  
  • Experience with machine learning tools and applications.  
  • Familiarity with cloud-based enterprise computing.  
  • Experience with Environmental Research Division’s Data Access Program (ERDDAP).  Experience with C++, C#, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), or other programming language including Procedural Language/Structured Query Language (PL/SQL).  
  • Experience developing and supporting GIS applications and geospatial databases.  
  • Experience with advanced software tools for statistical analysis and data visualization such as R.  
  • Experience using routine statistical procedures to perform data analyses, including interpretation of results.  
  • Understanding of remote sensing technologies and their data issues.  
  • Familiarity with the data management needs and requirements of ocean related research and marine ecosystem studies.  
  • Desire to contribute to the conservation and sustainable management of living marine resources and protected species. 

INQUIRIES:  Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza 956-5018 (Oahu). 

 

Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.<​/p>

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. 

 

CLOSING DATE:  December 9, 2020. 

 

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Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.