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Position Available: Full Time Assistant Taxonomist - Ernst & Young

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  • rcmhalifax
    Assistant Taxonomist: Ernst & Young s people in 140 countries around the globe pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality and professionalism to provide
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2007
      Assistant Taxonomist:

      Ernst & Young's people in 140 countries around the globe pursue the
      highest levels of integrity, quality and professionalism to provide
      clients with solutions based on financial, transactional and risk-
      management knowledge in its core services of audit, tax and
      transaction advisory services. We strive to help all of our people
      achieve both their professional and personal goals through an
      inclusive environment that values everyone's contributions,
      appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides
      continuous opportunities for development. Recognized by
      organizations such as Fortune, Working Mother, Training, and
      DiversityInc.com, Ernst & Young continually strives to be a great
      place to work.

      EY has an opening for an Associate on our KWEB (Knowledge
      WEB/Intranet) team for an Assistant Taxonomist. This position may
      be located in either our Boston or Cleveland office.

      The Assistant Taxonomist will initially be responsible for the
      ongoing maintenance, evolution and implementation of existing Ernst
      & Young proprietary taxonomies. In addition, the candidate will be
      responsible for the internal management of the taxonomy and it's
      metadata as well as taxonomy deliverables, documents and
      communications. It is anticipated that over time, the
      responsibilities will grow to also include working with communities
      to develop taxonomies and to become involved with taxonomy education
      activities. This position can be filled in Cleveland or Boston.

      Immediate Responsibilities: Taxonomy Maintenance

      • Responsible for the up-keep of existing taxonomies falling under
      the purview of the KWeb Taxonomy Program. Activities related to
      this include, but are not limited to, the following:
      o Compare, map, review for structure and format requested and/or
      required modifications to a taxonomy to assess the impact of
      possible changes
      o Communicate impact and/or concerns to the client
      o Negotiate which changes will be made with client
      o Create, in conjunction with client, plan to implement agreed upon
      changes, working in accordance to existing any service level
      agreements / established processes
      • Maintain history of decisions and modifications to the taxonomy
      and taxonomic metadata in taxonomy management tool and ensure that
      supporting taxonomic materials for each taxonomy are stored in the
      appropriate containers
      • Manage and maintain the KWeb Taxonomy Program databases and
      communications tools:
      o Ensure that the databases / tools are functioning as expected
      o Ensure that all feedback / requests are filtered to the
      appropriate KWeb Taxonomy Program team member
      • Maintain Knowledge Web (KWEB/Intranet) Taxonomy Program
      documentation and ensure that this documentation is up-to-date and
      stored in the appropriate places
      • When required, assist KWeb Taxonomy Program manager in preparing
      for / holding taxonomy development and/ or taxonomy education
      • Act as a back-up contact in the event, the KWeb Taxonomy Program
      Manager is away or unavailable

      Future Responsibilities may include:

      Taxonomy Development: Following best practices, work directly with
      communities to develop, implement and establish maintenance
      processes for new taxonomies

      Taxonomy Promotion / Education: Promote use of the E&Y standard
      global taxonomy, where appropriate, and communicate changes to the
      E&Y standard global taxonomy to owners of community-based

      • MLS or equivalent (MLIS, Master of Science - Library, etc.)
      • 1-3 years related work experience including direct experience with
      taxonomy, classification or metadata models or systems
      • Be familiar with information architecture principles of database
      organization using metadata, including taxonomic metadata
      • Clearly understand the impact of taxonomic structure and its
      application on storage and retrieval of content via databases and
      • Possess appropriate knowledge and skills using office systems and
      software applications (Microsoft Windows and Office, Lotus Notes
      • Demonstrate proficiency to think analytically and understand key
      issues in a complex situation. Must be able to focus on detail
      while at the same time keeping the detail in perspective of a larger
      • Demonstrate ability to break tasks into manageable parts in an
      organized and systematic manner
      • Able to prioritize tasks and demonstrate the ability to handle
      multiple assignments concurrently and maximize output in available
      • Demonstrate ability to be precise / attentive to detail while
      working in a timely fashion
      • Be familiar with project management fundamentals is desirable
      • Demonstrate capability to create and maintain documentation,
      including process documentation
      • Possess good communication skills including having the ability to:
      o articulate complex messages clearly and concisely
      o listen carefully to identify requirements, preferences and
      issues, be open to feedback
      o influence / persuade others
      o clearly explain and set expectations
      • Able to coordinate taxonomy change projects, including
      coordinating work with team members
      • Able to effectively work independently with limited supervision
      • Able to travel as required (very limited basis)

      To apply to this job, please visit our website at
      www.ey.com/us/careers and search for Job # 00FAZ titled Assistant
      Taxonomist. Alternatively, you may send your resume and cover
      letter (please include salary requirements) to kaye.sterling@....
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