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Akima, LLC
Akima, LLC
Reston, VA | Full Time
$77k-104k (estimate)
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Researcher I
Akima, LLC
Akima, LLC Reston, VA
$77k-104k (estimate)
Full Time | Business Services 3 Months Ago

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Akima, LLC is Hiring a Researcher I Near Reston, VA

Work Where it Matters Akima Systems Engineering (ASE), an Akima company, is not just another federal systems support contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska. At ASE, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States. For our shareholders, ASE provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. For our government customers, ASE delivers solutions in maritime IT, systems engineering, and integration across the Department of Defense and stands ready to help improve operational performance at a reasonable and sustainable cost. As an ASE employee, you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options. Job Summary: The National Minerals Information Center (NMIC) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) annually prepares reports on the mineral industries of more than 180 countries, reports on more than 85 mineral commodities domestically and globally, and reports on mineral production in each of the 50 States, Puerto Rico and other territories as part of its minerals information activities. To prepare the reports, USGS specialists collect and analyze exploration, production, and trade data for metals, industrial minerals, and mineral fuels. The reports provide valuable information to assist in the analysis of the availability and trade of mineral commodities for the U.S. and global economies and are also useful for the estimation of future production for different commodities from individual states, countries, regions, and the global market. Akima Systems Engineering is looking for an employee to support with knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially data handling and analysis within Excel) as well as with practical, real-world experience with digital GIS software, database structure and a geographic/cartographic research ability. Independent creativity and development within these functions is encouraged. The objectives are to normalize existing data sources and to run comparison analysis to create and maintain a comprehensive domestic and global mineral facility database. The employee must be able to analyze facility-level information pertaining to the mineral and extractive industries and verify information through research. Job Responsibilities: - Using established protocols/methods/automated processes to format and normalize data according to USGS and NMIC data management standards. - Analyze data for possible data gaps. - Analyze and update data from other large existing datasets to ensure accuracy and completeness. - Perform quality assurance and quality control testing. - Research locations, operations status, and capacities of facilities. - Update data holdings for assigned mineral commodities and countries and review the work of colleagues for accuracy and completeness. May be responsible for updating approximately 5,000 to10,000 records of data over the course of several months. - Locate the mineral sites the contractor will be using publicly available sources, including company annual reports, mineral industry web sites, existing non-proprietary datasets from the USGS and other leading organizations, as well as consultation with NMIC's expert staff of mineral, state, and country specialists. Additional tasks may include assisting with: - The creation of digital, interactive maps, following data normalization and database creation. These types of maps will be useful in completing global projects showing domestic and international mining and production of mineral commodities as well as the analysis of the distribution of mineral resources. - The planning of technical, economic, and statistical studies of mineral resources to cover the social, political, environmental, and economic problems affecting minerals and related industries through the compilation and analysis of data from multiple sources for the preparation of technical reports. - The monitoring and evaluation of information and data for reliability and potential impact on mineral industries associated with one or multiple mineral commodities. - Additionally compiling and analyzing mineral commodity data for participation in meetings or to give presentations on research methodology or components of a study as requested by GMAS management in support of special project assignments or participate in other research in support of the NMIC’s activities as needed.


Minimum Qualifications: - College degree (Bachelor's degree required), including coursework in geographic information systems. - Experience handling large datasets or databases, geospatial and/or non-geospatial, with an emphasis on researching and collecting large amounts of data in a standardized framework. - Experience with scientific and technical terminology of geology, economic geology, and mineral commodities highly preferred. - Knowledge of and proficiency in using ARC-GIS, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Illustrator. - Minimum 1 year directly related experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or 571-353-7053 (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

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$77k-104k (estimate)









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About Akima, LLC

Akima is a global enterprise with more than 7,500 employees, delivering agile solutions to the federal government in the core areas of facilities, maintenance, and repair; information technology; logistics; protective services; systems engineering; mission support; furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E); and construction. As a subsidiary of NANA, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by more than 14,700 Iupiat shareholders, Akimas core mission is to enable superior outcomes for our customers missions while simultaneously creating a long-lived asset for NANA consistent with our Iupiat values. In 2...020, Washington Technology ranked Akima #39 amongst the top 100 government contractors. Akima ensures non-discrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact the Project Manager in charge of the worksite or Human Resources at or call (571) 353-7050. More
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