Description of Position: The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology is seeking applications for a Manager, Geoscience Data position. The position supervises assigned staff and directly advises the Nevada State Geologist (NBMG Director), NBMG faculty and staff, and other state and federal agencies. The data manager will organize and update large geoscience and geospatial datasets for the State of Nevada as needed, oversee conversion of legacy hard-copy information and physical samples to digital formats, design and maintain relational database management systems, provide universal access for the scientific databases, and educate the many user groups on the reliability and availability of the data sets. This position will utilize a variety of platforms for data storage, retrieval, and dissemination, including open-source software and tools, ArcGIS servers, enterprise geodatabase servers, PostgreSQL servers, AWS servers, and more. In addition to engaging the faculty, staff, hardware, and software systems of the Bureau, the data manager collaborates with the University Libraries’ digital information and preservation unit as well as The Office of Information Technology’s faculty, central hardware, and software systems.
The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) is a public service unit of the University of Nevada, Reno, and serves as the state geological survey for Nevada. NBMG’s mission is to obtain, maintain and broadly disseminate geologic information from Nevada, including data on the geologic framework, natural resources, and geologic hazards of the state, in order to facilitate public safety and sustainable development. NBMG houses the Great Basin Science and Sample Records Library (GBSSRL), which is a unique collection of information and physical samples from Nevada mining activity, geothermal, oil, and gas exploration, engineering geology, hydrology, historical aerial photography, and much more. The GBSSRL’s information contributes to research by students and professors, mineral and energy exploration, as well as economic development and diversification in Nevada. This managerial position is responsible for specialized and varied research analytics functions and oversees cataloguing, digitizing, organizing, and disseminating of geoscience datasets for the State of Nevada, which are housed at the GBSSRL.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and four years of relevant professional work experience OR Master’s Degree and two years of related professional work experience.
Related professional work experience: coursework or work experience in Computer Science, Geoinformatics, Database Administration, Geology, Geography, or a related field; and experience in developing and/or using relational database management, digital preservation/archiving, information system architecture, and custom web applications.
Certification and Licensure: Valid Driver’s license
Proven project management and experience with GIS suites (e.g., ESRI).
Successful management of public and private large datasets (hundreds of terabytes or more)
Proficiency in web presentation technologies
Familiarity with Section accessibility compliance for large institutions
Experience with database technology, including design, maintenance, performance tuning, translation, archiving, and securing
Programming Language Skill in big-data management, analysis, and manipulation
The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s historic land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 20,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and also earned the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory.
The University’s main campus is located in Reno, Nevada, immediately adjacent a vibrant and growing downtown region, and has a satellite campus in south Reno. Currently underway is the acquisition of a 20 acres residential campus at Lake Tahoe wh...ich will complement the University’s presence in each of Nevada’s 17 counties. The University is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, which includes two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute, and endeavors to create and develop strong partnerships with each institution. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.