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Job Posting: Information Data Specialist - Smithsonian NMAI

Job Posting: Information Data Specialist - Smithsonian NMAI

Job Opportunity: Information Data Specialist (Data Management)
Announcement #: 18A-JC-303826-DEU-NMAI
Open and Close Dates: 05/21/2018 to 06/04/2018
Vacancy Location: Suitland, MD
Pay Plan/Series/Grades: GS-2210-11

This position is located in the Museum Collections and Operations (MCO), National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution. The employee serves as Collections Information Data Specialist for NMAI's Collections Information System (NMAI-CIS), Axiell EMu, specifically with regard to data analyses, quality, and standards.

• Manages collections data policies, procedures, and standards. Establishes and enforces data and metadata standards and procedures for data entry, data capture, and imaging based on best practices.
• Meets with system users and others to identify needs for improved processes or efficiencies. Consults with NMAI staff to define requirements, scope, and objectives for system customizations and web-based applications or data-capture devices connected to CIS. Provides technical oversight to specifications, statements of work, requirements, and other documentation.
• Assists system users to understand basic concepts of information management, CIS technical and business processes, data standards, and controlled terminology.  Develops and carries out a multi-faceted training program for CIS users. Develops mechanisms for assessing and refining effectiveness of training program.
• Evaluates client/server technology and web-based technologies to plan for future methods of ingesting and extracting data into and from NMAI-CIS. Ensures that web-based applications support meet long-term objectives. Develops report formats requested by users and proactively undertakes report development to satisfy emerging user needs.
• Performs COTR duties for contracts for digitization, data entry, procurement and/or customization of peripheral data-capture devices and accompanying software, and web-based applications.

For more information, please contact John Chiu, Jr., 202-633-6344, TDD: 202-633-6409,

Kara M. Lewis
Collections Information System Administrator/Analyst
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Kara Lewis
CIS Administrator/Analyst
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