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Analyst and Coordinator Supporting the Development of NASA Earth Science Data Standards
Reference #:21-3192
Open Date:7/20/2021
US Citizenship Required:No
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) is seeking a Scientific Analyst and Coordinator to become an integral part of the team that assists NASA's Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project in formulating standards policy for NASA Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS). This position will play a key role in coordinating standards activities within ESDIS and providing technical expertise and assistance with standards related tasks within ESDS. Specifically:

  • Coordinate and lead the formation of technical working groups that are responsible for reviewing standards and technical notes that may be brought forward by ESDSWG, ESDIS, or others in NASA's Earth science community.
  • Work to promulgate these standards and information to the broader NASA and international Earth science community.
  • Help promote data format, metadata, quality information, and preservation standards that will improve interoperability, discoverability, visualization, and ease of use of NASA Earth science datasets, particular analysis ready data that can be used across disciplines.
  • Provide general reporting on standards and progress.
  • Develop and coordinate workshops in the planning on future standards requirements.
Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree (M.S.) in Meteorology, Oceanography, Geography, Earth Science, Computer Science or other related discipline and a minimum of 10 years in the field or in a related area or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  •  At least 5 years of experience working with Earth science datasets, standards, and metadata
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience in working on data standards, and communities of practice
  • Experience networking and developing partnerships with user communities in academia, multi-agency, and international environments
  • Experience facilitating leading diverse groups of stakeholders such as government agencies, academia, NGO, and international groups to achieve consensus
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience using Earth science datasets/imagery to create end user products
  • Experience organizing and coordinating technical conferences