Communications Specialist

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Communications Specialist

Description

Lynxnet, an Akima Company, is an agile and innovative government contractor focused on delivering the very best value to every customer. We are also a military-friendly employer, supporting critical initiatives in rapid prototyping and fabrication, program support services, and technical support services across the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and federal civilian agencies.Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Job Summary:

The National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) partners with the USGS Library Program and the USGS Publications Warehouse to populate an index to the official, USGS-authored publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. These include USGS-authored journal articles, series reports, book chapters, other government publications, and conference proceedings. This work involves the association of geospatial polygons, metadata, and data with published accounts of a variety of scientific studies on the topics including ecosystems, contaminants, minerals, water resources, and geology. Results of this work will be used to enhance both the USGS publications Warehouse site and the USGS Science Base platform. Social media is used to promote the scientific publications listed in the USGS Publications Warehouse

The purpose of this task order is to acquire contractor support to provide database and communications services and to perform this work on site at the National Wildlife Health Center.

Responsibilities:

  • Build citations using the Publications Manager software for new publications.

  • Using USGS-provided interfaces and supporting bibliographic information, the candidate is responsible for formatting and populating citation data and publishing complete records to the database, and will adhere to the USGS Publications Warehouse Manual to create appropriate metadata, and study area geotags. The candidate will work cooperatively with the Publications Warehouse team members to identify any areas where additional research or trouble-shooting is needed to correctly create records.

  • Perform verification checks on newly created records.

  • The candidate shall check all new metadata records modified in the last day and report errors to the PubsWarehouse team members, and will ensure that the Pubs homepage (and the USGS publications page are up to date and accurate). Using their knowledge from Task 1, the candidate will correct all cataloging errors and will confirm with USGS staff that all non-standard entries have been corrected and updated.

  • Respond to reference questions

  • Using a variety of resources including bibliographic databases, library catalogs, the internal USGS IPDS system, and the USGS Remedy system, the candidate will triage all queries each day and refer to the USGS Publications Warehouse manual to find stock answers that may fit the situation. The candidate will create documentation for new categories of reference responses and insert them into the USGS Confluence website. All non-standard questions will be reported to the PubsWarehouse team for final resolution.

  • Compose tweets for Pubs Warehouse (USGS_Pubs)

  • The candidate will tweet for PubsWarehouse throughout each day only after each tweet is approved by the Publications Warehouse manager or an alternate. Twitter entries will be recorded on the Confluence site to prevent redundancy. Tweetdeck will be utilized to schedule tweets throughout an entire week.

  • Build citations for historic scans

  • The candidate is responsible for formatting and populating citation data and publishing complete records to the database and will adhere to the documentation titled Cataloging Scanned Publications Instructions to create appropriate metadata, and study area geotags. The candidate will work cooperatively with the Publications Warehouse team members to identify any areas where additional research or trouble-shooting is needed to correctly create records.

  • Geotag publications and information products

  • The candidate will populate the database with geospatial information with geographic tags such as country, city, state, and other geospatial terminology as well as utilize geographic extents to ensure that the study area of the publication can be displayed on a map. Using their knowledge from Task 1, the candidate will insert geospatial information into the record and will cooperatively with the Publications Warehouse team members to correctly tag all study areas in the most exact position as possible.

  • Physical Demands/Travel:

  • The work is sedentary. Some standing, walking, bending, and occasionally carrying light items such as papers and books are required.

  • No travel is required.

  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with formatting and populating citation data and publishing complete records into a database, as well as trouble-shooting the data to ensure records are created correctly

  • Experiencewith utilizing various resources including bibliographic databases, library catalogs,and remedy systems

  • Knowledgeableon geospatial information, i.e. geographic tags such as country, city, state,and other geospatial terminology, as well as utilizing geographic extents toensure that the study area of the publication can be displayed on a map

  • Excellentcommunication skills

  • Familiarwith social media platforms (i.e. Twitter)

  • At least 1year of experience in related field

  • Requires atleast 1 year completed for a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Sciencestudies

  • The duties and responsibilities listed in this job descriptiongenerally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individualsassigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list ofall duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the termsof an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company managementreserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other dutiesas may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Weare an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receiveconsideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed,national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexualorientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or anyother basis prohibited by law.

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    Shift: Day Job

    Req ID: LYN01417


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