AmeriCorps Data Management Assistant, National Park Service

Lakewood, CO

Position Title: Data Management Assistant

Organization: National Park Service

Position Overview:  The National Park Service (NPS) Geologic Resources Division (GRD) is a national-level office located near Denver, Colorado. GRD provides technical and policy assistance, as well as data and information, to NPS decision makers, partners, and the public regarding the scope, significance, and management of geologic heritage features, active processes, geologic hazards, energy and mineral development, and abandoned mineral lands across the service.

This project will facilitate more rapid and more comprehensive responses to park requests for assistance by increasing standardization of, and division access to, the depth and breadth of data and information produced by, or managed by, the Division. To accomplish that goal, this position supports a 52 week internship to provide data management support and expertise to update a now out-of-date data management summary document for the division; develop draft data management suggestions for each program in the division; develop data “dashboards”, databases, tracking spreadsheets, or synthesized GIS data for a subset of projects or programs; and update metadata, Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA) record profiles, internal and public facing websites, file naming conventions, and other data products or processes.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate possesses an undergraduate or graduate degree in Decision and Information Sciences, Informatics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related fields, or is currently enrolled in accredited college in a relevant fields. Experience with database design is needed. Interest in the geosciences is preferred but not required. Computer skills should include Microsoft Office Suite, including proficiency with MS Access or other database/file management programs, Adobe Acrobat, and GIS software such as ESRI ArcMap. Familiarity with SharePoint or content management system-based websites is a plus. Applicants should have technical and non-technical writing and editing, project management, teamwork, and excellent organizational skills. Applicants should be able to work well in both small team and individual settings.

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (“green-card-holder”) between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, inclusive, or veterans up to age 35. Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.

Start Date: January 10, 2022

Timeline: 52 weeks

Salary/pay: $525/week = $27,300

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