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Data Curator II with Security Clearance

Company: Institute For Defense Analyses
Location: Bowie
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Overview The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a Federally-Funded Research and Development Center supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agenciesIDA/CCS has an immediate opening for a Data Curator II position located in Bowie, MDUnder minimal supervision, this position creates, manages, protects and preserves digital repositories of data, assists users with data access questions, and interfaces with sponsor or about data requirements/restrictionsPrimary Responsibilities: 1In coordination with computer lab staff, document control staff, technical typists and research staff, develops and implements strategies for life-cycle management of classified data sets including electronic documents, videos, data sets associated with specific research problems or technologies, operational data from our sponsor, generic data sets associated with specific languages or signals2Determines metadata requirements and standard formats3Develops data profile for each data type including the approximate volume (memory size and number of files), standard file format(s), check-sum standards, metadata requirements, quality control procedures and work-flow, life-cycle management4For sponsor data, determines legal and classification requirements, including "release-to" information and purge requirements and develops a method for complying with requirementsFiles any sponsored-required paperworkPerforms periodic testing of access control of data setsInstructs research staff on requirements5Works with systems programmers in the design and implementation of databases and user tools based on data profile for each data set6Provides assistance to research staff in the use of the databases and tools7Maintains integrity of the data; determines and implements a system for assuring the integrity of the data, including testing procedures and schedule as well as backup procedures and schedules8May provide work leadership for lower level employees and may oversee imaging/cataloging of materials and train employees9Performs other duties as assignedMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: --- Master's degree in Library Science, Information Science or related field, and five years significant experience in data curation/information management--- Demonstrable competence of relational database design, implementation and maintenance--- A working knowledge of general scripting language and integration of that scripting language with relational databases--- Demonstrable knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to data curation/management, including format migration, preservation, metadata, data retrieval and use issues--- Familiarity with current scientific data and metadata standards--- The ability to acquire new technological skills and resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner--- Demonstrate capacity to work effectively and professionally with computer, support and research staff--- Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of personnel--- Demonstrate familiarity with Unix operating system commands and utilities--- Current TS//SCI with full-scope poly clearance--- Preferred experience: -PostgreSQL programming -Linux operating systems -Perl or Python scripting language U.SCitizenship is required Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required IDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a fair recruiting process and working environment free from discriminationAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran statusClick here to learn more about IDA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusionIDA is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilitiesIf, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request and contact information

Keywords: Institute For Defense Analyses, Bowie , Data Curator II with Security Clearance, Other , Bowie, Maryland

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