Technical Information Specialist GS-11/12 Announcement no: DEU-14-1024516-AF Duties: * Manages transformations of heterogeneous metadata from a variety of sources for ingest into NAL's repository by analyzing source data and documenting cross-walks between source data and NAL's MODS schema. * Develops, designs, adapts, tests and maintains XML schemas and XSLT stylesheets. * Develops, implements, and executes quality control mechanisms. * Identifies and troubleshoots problems with production and developmental transformations. * Monitors global developments in metadata standards, creation, management, and indexing. * Maintains current knowledge of theory and best practices, and recommends adjustments in local practice where appropriate. Experience: * Creating technical documentation and procedures for an agency's metadata process, including crosswalks, local metadata schema, etc.; * Monitoring developments in metadata creation, management, and indexing, maintaining current knowledge of theory and practice, and recommends adjustments in local practice where appropriate; * Training and education of internal staff and external parties on issues related to multiple varieties of metadata, including MODS, Dublin Core, RDF ontologies, XML, XSLT, PREMIS, EAD, etc.; and * Communicating with publishers or other metadata suppliers regarding agency metadata standards and appropriate Document Type Definitions (DTD). * Working with metadata suppliers and internal/external staff to set up ftp access for suppliers to upload metadata or set up appropriate email submission procedures; * Providing quality control of metadata in internal and/or external metadata data stores. For complete announcement details, see https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/358749200 Jennifer Gilbert Librarian/Special Assistant to the Director National Agricultural Library Acquisitions and Metadata Branch 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Rm G-13 Beltsville, MD 20705 [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.