Science Technician II

Reston, VA
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Life, Physical & Social Science
  • Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: ASE00686

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Job Summary:

The mission of the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals Science Center (GEMSC) is to assess the nation’s and the world’s undiscovered energy resources and to investigate the environmental effects of resource extraction. To achieve this mission, the Center’s research program includes long-term and geographically extensive efforts to address large problems through a series of conceptually linked studies. This includes work in a variety of energy basins, and fundamental research related to energy resources and energy-related environmental issues.

Akima Systems Engineering is looking for a Science Technician II to provide data entry and data curation services for the Carbon and Energy Storage, Emissions, and Economics (CESEE) project.

Job Responsibilities :

  • Enter data from a U.S. Bureau of Mines paper dataset into a digital spreadsheet.

  • Catalog and archive data and maps from previous CO2 assessment activities.

  • Generate metadata where possible for these datasets and GIS coverages.

  • Objectives:

  • Task 1. Data Entry.

    • Work with USGS scientists to input data from a paper dataset of mine shaft information from the U.S. Bureau of Mines. These data are not available digitally and are not formatted in such a way that they could be read by digitizing software.
  • Task 2. CO2 data curation.

    • Work through the presentations to identify the data and maps, work with the authors of those presentations, or with other members of the project, to identify the source of the data and the maps. There is a significant amount of data has been gathered and several maps have been generated. These data and maps are in slide presentations that scientists created during the CO2 storage assessment meetings, but they are relatively inaccessible, and it is not easy to find the data.

    • Work to obtain or recreate the spreadsheets of the data and will work with the GIS projects to recreate the maps. These data will be cataloged and archived in a format that makes the data searchable and accessible by Energy Resource Program scientists for future use.

  • Task 3. Generate metadata where possible.

    • Work with past and present project members to generate metadata, where possible, for the U.S. Bureau of Mines data and all data and map products from the data curation activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Examines data, materials, or lab results.

  • Analyze data and produce report of results in standard forms, written reports, graphs, and charts.

  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of experience.

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