Monday, May 01, 2006

Position: GIS Data Steward (South Florida Water Management District)

GIS Data Steward - South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL

No, this job posting does not use that viscous L-word, but is this not what a steward is? This seems like a great opportunity for a librarian seeking to shift into the public administration sector.

Let's take a look at some snippets:
  • The creation and maintenance of GIS datasets for spatial data and metadata that will be broadly distributed and used through a centralized spatial data warehouse to facilitate data sharing.
  • The GIS Data Steward is the authority for specific spatial data.
  • Stewardship responsibilities may include hydrography, natural resources and basemap elements.
  • This position follows acceptable procedures used in the data maintenance phase including update, backup, and data archive.
No mention of salary, but with 4 - 6 years experience required, I would assume a nice salary...probably nicer than working in an actual library.