Position Details

Information Management Assistant

ID: SVA-186 Location: Arlington, VA Agency: EPA
Wage/Hr: $12.72 Hours/Week: 32 Minimum Age: 55

PLEASE NOTE: this position is currently located at the Potomac Yard, VA EPA Office. However, this office will be moving to the Washington, DC EPA location in a few months. Current wage for the position is $12.72 but will increase to $14.00/hour once the move occurs (adhering to DC minimum wage)


The SEE enrollee shall provide quality assurance of complex scientific studies that have been scanned from documents on the EFED SAN drive, converted to electronic data formats, and stored in the CETIS database. The SEE enrollee shall provide quality controls (QC) associat4ed with the ongoing development and maintenance of EFED's centralized ecotoxicity and fate database. The SEE enrollee will be asked to create new database records and set up database templates in preparation for populating the database. EFED intends to utilize data capture software to extract scientific study information from he originating documents.(e.g. PDF, Excel files). The SEE enrollee will be asked to QC and validate these data entries, to evaluate and provide input to teams on data capture performance from a technical/scientific perspective, and to manually enter data as needed. The enrollee will also serve as a member of the tracking team, where duties will include importing, tracking and maintaining current and final database records.

  • Implement quality assurance plans developed by EFED by comparing and verifying test results contained in EFED databases with their originating documents. 50%
  • Manually extract test results from scientific documents and enter them in digit gal form. 25%
  • Serve on EFED Tracking Team, which imports, tracks and maintains current and final database records. 15%
  • Help identify systematic errors in processes use4d to convert test results in documents to electronic form. 10%


BA/BS Degree in Life Sciences, physical sciences, mathematics/biostatistics and/or science database administration preferred OR Minimum of 5 year(s) of experience in entering, evaluating, QC'ing, and maintaining complex electronic environmental science databases that required technical review and assessment of biological, chemical, ecological, and/or toxicological data and information.

  • Must be detail-oriented, technically-minded, accurate and efficient. Must be highly experienced, competent and fully comfortable using Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, and Outlook and Adobe Acrobat within the Windows operating system environment. Needs to be able to technically review and understand the science in order to catch limitation or flaws in the automated data capture technology scripting process. Understanding of relational databases, some past computer programming experience, and past experience working with automated data capture technologies is preferred.
  • Experience required with MS Word, Access, Copying Machine
  • SharePoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat


  • Annual training that EPA employees are required to take, such as ethics and security awareness
  • they will be train to understand their file naming system and to use Documentum, which is provided in house.

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