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Metadata Specialist, LAC Group

  • 10 Feb 2019 5:57 PM
    Message # 7156914

    Position Title

    Metadata Specialist, LAC Group

    Position Description

    LAC Group seeks a Metadata Specialist to work on a full-time, on-going project for our client, a prestigious government agency located in Beltsville, MD. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual that has skills in metadata and working with web-based information to help a library that specializes in agriculture, biology, natural resources, and the environment. This position will be full-time, 40 hours per week, working onsite at the library in Beltsville. This is an excellent opportunity with a growing organization and we are looking for someone who can start immediately.


    • Creation of metadata records, datasets specific records for a governmental proprietary website and enterprise data catalog 
    • Experience with researching Web-based information and knowledge of natural resources information sources 
    • The metadata enhancement required in this project requires an understanding of scientific methods to translate information for metadata descriptions and datasets, so a background in science is highly desired 
    • The candidate will be familiar with the issues and resources related to natural resources and the environment, including knowledge of life cycle assessment data (LCA). LCA is a science-based method to measure the environmental, social and economic impacts of a product or service over its life cycle. This does not refer to a biological, project or financial asset management life cycle 

    Minimum Qualifications

    • MLS/MLIS degree or a Master of Science degree with training in the environmental, ecological, or agricultural sciences is required
    • Must be familiar with library databases and technical language of the environmental, ecological and agricultural sciences
    • Must have the ability to understand dataset documentation and have the skills to extract information from the document to complete and enhance metadata records
    • Must be able to provide an additional description to satisfy emerging requirements for cataloging and datasets
    Application Process



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