[Coral-List] Job Posting - DATA MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST - Coral Reef Ecosys Division, Hawaii

Kevin Wong Kevin.Wong at noaa.gov
Thu Dec 16 12:33:04 EST 2004

DATA MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST – ID# 24656. School of Ocean and Earth Science 
and Technology, Joint Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Research. 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, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon 
program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability 
of funds. Minimum Monthly Salary: $3105.00. Duties: Designs, develops, 
tests, implements, and documents procedures, computer programs, and 
interfaces which ensure the integrity, accessibility, timeliness, and 
usability of the shipboard, remotely sensed, telemetered, in-situ and other 
data generated or collected by the project. Provides advanced programming, 
analytical, and computer systems support for coral reef ecosystem 
monitoring and research, fisheries management, fisheries stock assessment, 
and oceanographic research. Results from these activities will be published 
formally and via the Internet. Develops scalable tools and database 
management applications for the collection, capture, manipulation, 
integration, maintenance, and dissemination of data, in both raw and 
summarized form, for personnel at the PIFSC and also for the public via a 
local area network and the Internet utilizing a variety of programming 
tools and skills. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s Degree from 
an accredited four (4) year college or university in Computer, Physical, or 
Biological Science; or Mathematics; or Statistics; or Engineering. 
Experience: One to three (1-3) years of professional level work experience 
utilizing state of the art programming languages, scripts and editors in 
both the UNIX/Linux and personal computer environments. One to three (1-3) 
years of professional level work experience in the design, development and 
support of relational database applications with client/server databases, 
including enterprise-wide database management systems. Operational 
experience in the primary data management functional areas of data 
collection, data capture, data processing, data maintenance and data 
dissemination. Operational experience with metadata procedures, data 
integration, data manipulation, data parsing, and data auditing. 
Operational experience with managing large scientific data sets including 
geographic and time series data. Abil/Know/Skills: Significant working 
knowledge of dynamic Web tools such as PHP, Perl, CGI and HTML. Working 
knowledge of C/C++. Working knowledge of relational database management 
software such as ORACLE, MySQL, or MS Access. Demonstrated skills in 
providing advanced scientific programming support in the Java, Perl, shell 
script, and SQL languages, and database form and report generators. Ability 
to integrate both raw and summarized data in client/server databases with 
statistical, GIS and visualization software/tools. Ability to translate 
end-user requirements into tangible design specifications. Ability to 
communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Strong problem solving 
skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team and deadline-oriented 
environment with minimal supervision. Physical/Medical Requirements: 
Ability to install and configure computer-related equipment and 
instrumentation in ocean-going research vessels. (i.e. Comfortable with 
working in small and confined areas, able to lift 35 lbs, able to negotiate 
step ladders, narrow ship passageways and access ports.) 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. Desirable Qualifications: 
Hands-on knowledge of Oracle’s PL/SQL language extension. Experience with 
image catalogs and spatial data objects. Experience developing and 
supporting GIS applications. Experience with ESRI geographic information 
tools and programs, particularly SDE. Experience with Generic Mapping Tool 
(GMT) software for mapping and analytical data graphing. Experience using 
routine statistical procedures to perform data analyses, including 
interpretation of results. Understanding of satellite telemetry and remote 
sensing technologies and data issues. A portfolio or samples of relevant 
work. 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: Kevin Higaki 956-7729 (Oahu). Application 
Requirements: The preferred method of applying for a job is through our 
on-line application process. Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on 
“Employment” and navigate to “Job Announcements/Apply for a Job.” However, 
if you do not have access to the Internet, you may apply by submitting 
resume; cover letter including Recruitment ID#, referral source, narrative 
of your qualifications for position and salary history; names, phone 
numbers and addresses of three supervisory references and copy of 
degree(s)/transcripts/certificate(s) to qualify for position by fax (808) 
956-5022 or mail to Director of Human Resources, Research Corporation of 
the University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D-100, Honolulu, 
HI 96822 before the closing date. Closing Date: January 14, 2005. EEO/AA 

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