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Staff Recruitment: Metadata and Extraction, Transformation, and Loading Specialist

Working under the direction of the Head of Shared Cataloging Program, this position uses advanced professional library concepts and objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Duties and assignments are defined by overall objectives and involve a high level of complexity in functional / subject area specialization or coordination. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Work is performed independently under general consultative leadership.

The Metadata and ETL (Extraction, Transformation, and Loading) Specialist has primary responsibility for electronic collection cataloging management. Determines and employs effective strategies to analyze, extract, manipulate, transform and/or load large scale data for bibliographic and/or inventory record creation and maintenance of CDL managed electronic resources. Develops and applies batch processing techniques and uses a variety of programs and tools that further automate cataloging and MARC data ETL processes. Serves as a resource and/or assists team members with ETL related tasks. Performs original, enhancing, and complex copy cataloging of electronic resources in all formats and all subject areas.

Additionally, to foster the best possible working and learning environment, all library staff at UC San Diego strive to cultivate a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. For more information, please review the UC San Diego Principles of Community []. We also encourage the opportunity to build a network of peers that share your similar passions and interests through the UCSD Staff Associations [] network.


To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: