Data Archive Specialist

Clearance Level
Quality Assurance
Asheville, North Carolina

REQ#: RQ93466

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular
GDIT, is seeking a Data Archive Specialist to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAAs) National Centers for Environmental Information This position is for a team member supporting the archival data stewardship activities in the NCEI Archive Branch. The team member will work on a variety of projects to archive and document environmental data following NOAA procedural directives and Federal data standards. This position:
  • Is suited for an experienced professional capable of working with team members and stakeholders in various geographical locations.
  • Requires attention to detail and following established processes to plan and manage data archive projects.
  • Involves negotiating technical agreements with stakeholders for submitting data to NCEI for long-term preservation.
  • Requires using technical tools to process and manage metadata.
  • Requires the ability to translate and communicate project requirements to developers and operators.
  • Requires a professional degree in library or information science, physical sciences, engineering, mathematics or a similar field.
Required Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skilled at collaborating with multiple teams and partners in remote settings.
  • Understanding of records and information management.
  • Skilled at metadata writing and management.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards, especially for environmental data.
  • Knowledge of data citation principles.
  • Ability to implement project management principles and ability to work on own initiative.
  • Understanding of data management and data curation processes.
  • Experience with file transfer protocols.
  • Experience with scientific data and documentation file formats, such as NetCDF, HDF, TIFF, and PDF/A. As well as generic data file formats like CSV, XML and JSON.
  • Experience using Windows OS and Google Workspace.
Preferred Skills
  • Familiarity with scientific concepts in meteorology, climatology, geophysics and/or oceanography.
  • Understanding of relevant archive frameworks such as the OAIS-RM.
  • Familiarity with applying version control with tools such as Git in a team environment.
  • Experience with Agile Methodology and the use of Jira.
  • Basic programming experience with XML/XSLT, Linux Shell, and/or Python scripting.
Experience with NetCDF conventions, including the ACDD and CF Conventions We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.