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Topics: Data Management Position Descriptions and Staffing

Recordings: July Monthly Meeting Recording (mp4)Audio Only (m4a)Playback (m3u)


Welcome – Viv Hutchison & Madison Langseth

  • Quick overview of the CDI DMWG session at the in-person meeting in June (Viv & Madison) (Slides - PDF)


  • Viv Hutchison - Data Manager Position Descriptions: a brief overview (Slides - PDF)
    • Poll: If you consider yourself to be a data manager for your center, what is your current position description title?
    • Responses (19): 
      • Communications Specialist
      • Geographer
      • IT Specialist
      • Biologist (Outreach )
      • Assistant Deputy Center Directory (Geologist)
      • Data Management Specialist/Data Processor on the USGS website (but this is a Contractor position where they list me as a Scientist III)
      • Not me but our Center does have an individual wearing a Data Manager hat plus four additional "volunteers" from the staff.
      • Physical Science Technician
      • Program Analyst
      • Information Technology Specialist
      • No position, no title
      • Data Modeler
      • Physical scientist 1301
      • NWIS and data management specialist
      • Technical Information Specialist
      • Ecologist
      • Biologist
      • Physical Scientist
      • Hydrologist
  • Madison Langseth & All – Data Management staffing in USGS Centers/Programs (Slides - PDF)

News from the field:

- Data management related updates, challenges, questions, announcements, ideas, etc. – Open discussion for all participants to input…(ALL)