Full time Remote / Telecommute

Technical Information Specialist for Life Cycle Assessment

Salary: $84,546.00 - $109,908.00
Created: October 11, 2023


Announcement to be released on October 12, 2023 on usajobs.gov

It is likely that the announcement will only be open for 1 day due to the number of applications we receive for remote positions


Are you a Life Cycle Assessment person interested in informatics, data, and software development? Or perhaps an informatics or computer science person interested in Life Cycle Assessment? If so, this position provides a great opportunity to work across government agencies to develop foundational technical innovations and Federal programs for making LCA data publicly Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-Usable (FAIR).

USDA is seeking a candidate to lead and operate the Federal Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Commons data repository and website (www.lcacommons.gov). This requires managing and operating the LCA Commons data publication workflow and business aspects of application maintenance and deployment. NAL has worked closely with the LCA research community to develop a knowledge management platform which applies git-style data management, version control, and publishing principles to building, maintaining, and publishing industrial process and supply chain models.

You would work closely with our customers/partners to understand their requirements and manage our internal technical team to operate our knowledge management application and develop it as new requirements surface. You would work with customers/partners and stakeholders to help them use the application and understand LCA Commons data requirements. NAL has recently released a major update to the application in which new functionality and workflows will require governance and documentation updates and on-going maintenance. Expertise with git is critical.

Major Duties

·       Provide informatics expertise related to scientific metadata, metadata standards, and their implementation in information management and transfer services; stays current with technological state of the art.

·       Provide leadership for LCA Commons products and services; responsible for team alignment with vision, strategy and goals; team culture; continuous improvement of team business processes and practices; internal and external stakeholder engagement and communication.

·       Responsible for LCA Commons product and service delivery; specific project planning and execution; defining incremental quality requirements; and key performance indicators for services.

·       Collaborates with partners/customers to maintain, operate, and evolve LCA Commons data curation and publication application and website. Works with partners/customers to maintain and develop data standards and workflows.

Provides outreach and guidance on using LCA Commons application to new partners/customers.


Published: Friday, October 13, 2023 21:06 UTC

Last updated: Friday, October 13, 2023 21:06 UTC