Saturday, August 29, 2009

Data Librarian

Posted 7/16/2009: Data Librarian (Part-Time, Telecommuting Position), Geographic Research, Inc. , USA or Canada - Telecommute from Home

Geographic Research, Inc.

Our software development company is seeking a Data Librarian to help find, organize, document, upload, and configure large amounts of data. This involves the creation and management of metadata (variable definitions, data sources, etc), preparing data for upload to our servers, uploading & configuring the data, and testing the data to make sure that the process was done correctly. The position also involves helping us find and configure new datasets and educate end users about the data.

Our data is geographic in nature (such as census data), and we have to upload and configure each dataset on an annual basis. This position requires knowledge of and experience with census data and other similar government datasets, database management and SQL skills to help manipulate and prepare the data, and a very high level of attention to detail.

• Manage, create and edit metadata (research the data source and/or definition of each variable)
• Prepare data, upload data to our servers, and configure the data so that it works with our application
• Review and test the data to make sure that it is accurate and error-free
• Search for additional datasets
• Create educational materials (print, web and video) and documentation to help users understand and use the data

• Very high level of attention to detail - extremely important!
• Experience with Census Data and/or other large government datasets
• Good SQL and data manipulation skills (joining tables, calculating fields in tables, writing basic sql queries, etc)
• An intermediate understanding of relational databases and database design
• Experience using Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel
• Strong overall computer skills (Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, web browsers, etc.)
• Strong research skills
• The ability to work independently
• Excellent English communication skills

This is a part-time, 20 hour per week contract starting in August.

This is also a telecommuting position. Candidates can live/work anywhere in the USA or Canada - we will have communication via phone, IM, and e-mail.

Compensation will be $25 to $35 per hour, depending on skills and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a resume via email to by August 15th, 2009 (Please write “Data Librarian Application" in the subject line).

When applying, please mention that you saw this ad on Job Postings on the Internet.

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