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Position: Junior Data Analyst
Organization: Atlantic Water Network
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Atlantic Water Network (AWN) is seeking a Junior Data Analyst to assist in a growing initiative in Atlantic Canada. The Junior Data Analyst will help onboard data stewards in Atlantic Canada to Atlantic DataStream, an open access datahub. Data Stewards are AWN’s community-partners collecting water quality data through their local monitoring programs in Atlantic Canada. These groups vary in size, history and overall goals, but they all are passionate about their local waterways. Atlantic Water Network is a growing organization and is the regional lead for Atlantic DataStream, in partnership with The Gordon Foundation.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist Data Stewards in uploading their data to Atlantic DataStream
  • Provide technical assistance to data stewards (help in excel spreadsheets, experience troubleshooting in excel and Google Sheets, help pivoting data into DataStream upload format)
  • Assist in the digitization of Historical Datasets
  • Provide technical workshops in person or through webinars to explain processes including uploading data and simple analysis of water quality data
  • Perform a scan of datasets throughout Atlantic Canada and — with input from Atlantic Water Network partners — develop a roadmap for making these datasets available on Atlantic DataStream
  • Survey users of Atlantic DataStream – what data is wanted or valued in the region?
  • Occasional support to other DataStream regions (Lake Winnipeg and Mackenzie River Basin)

The time of the Junior Data Analyst will be broken up in: 50% formatting or assisting data stewards in formatting datasets; 20% assisting and training community partners in data upload processes; 20% developing training material for data analysis for community partners 10% scanning available datasets within the region, prioritizing upload process. This position will be based at the Atlantic Water Network’s office in Halifax NS, some travel to Atlantic Canadian partners may be required.

Qualifications:

  • College or university graduate with a degree from a STEM related field (Environmental Science, Biology, Water Sciences, Environmental Engineering, etc.)
  • Highly proficient in Excel and Google Sheets including advanced formulas, pivot tables, macros and scripting, some experience working with R
  • Experience with historical (non-digitized) datasets
  • Experience performing QA/QC on large datasets
  • Strong Communication skills – can easily explain technical jargon to the public through Webinars, videos etc., can take feedback from both management and public
  • Self-motivated, curious and adaptable, able to work as an individual and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Knowledge of Water Quality Monitoring methods, data etc.
  • Excellent organization, communication and presentation skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Public Speaking Experience (conferences, presentations, webinars etc.)
  • Experience in Community Outreach
  • Bilingualism considered an asset (working proficiency)

To Apply please send your resume and cover letter to:
emma.wattie mask smu.ca*
by 5pm Atlantic on July 31st 2018.

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*Email: The e-mail address above has been masked to prevent spam. Please copy the address or type it manually, add the @ sign, remove “mask” and any spaces.
 

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GoodWork ID: 46400       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jul 9 2018