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For the “Research Data Center — Coal Regions” (FDZ), which is currently being set up, the “Competence Center for Regional Development” (KRE) in Cottbus, One permanent position as soon as possible to occupy:

Open Data Manager


The place of employment is Cottbus.

Code number 147-24

area of responsibility

The “Research Data Center Coal Regions” (FDZ) unit at the Federal Institute for Building, Urban and Spatial Research (BBSR) archives and documents data sets and accompanying materials from quantitatively oriented interdisciplinary research areas. The FDZ reviews applications for data use, is responsible for quality assurance and promotes the scientific analysis of the data. The aim is to provide comparable statistical data as a representative and comprehensive basis for decisions relevant to science and policy.

The tasks of the department require intensive cross-departmental exchange both at the Cottbus Competence Center and with the data-producing, processing and analysing BBSR departments at the Bonn location and with relevant institutions. Talents and professionals can embark on a variety of job profiles here. The jobs at KRE are diverse and innovative. Anyone who is enthusiastic about handling data, is looking for or establishing digital solutions and is ready to deal with IT applications and is familiar with data analyses will find a suitable job in Lusatia at FDZ.

The advertised position includes professional work at FDZ with the following areas of responsibility:

  • Development and coordination of the implementation of open data strategies and concepts for expanding digital information provision and visualization
  • Recording and specification of the requirements for the development and optimization of the open data infrastructure in BBSR as well as cross-system data storage and processing in cooperation with the development of the FDZ
  • Addressing fundamental issues in the area of research and geodata management and participation in expanding or redesigning interactive applications in FDZ as well as implementing and maintaining the associated IT components
  • Support in the design and introduction of the technical and technical components of the data infrastructure (e.g. DCAT-DE, CKAN, APIs) and development of open data appropriate information products based on research data
  • Advice to all areas of BBSR in connection with issues relating to the publication and visualization of spatiotemporal information and presentation of BBSR's interests in inter-agency working groups and expert committees.


The following are required:

  • Completed technical college or bachelor's degree, in particular in the field of data science or data management, geoinformatics or geographic information systems (GIS) or a comparable degree that qualifies for the performance of the above tasks
  • Knowledge and experience in project management and requirements management as well as the legal and technical basis of open data
  • technical affinity and experience in using innovative communication techniques, routine use of common MS Office applications and competencies in the area of data visualization, business intelligence and in designing story maps tailored to the target audience. Ideally experience in geographic information systems (e.g. ArcGIS product family, QGIS) and BI software (e.g. Tableau, Power BI,...)
  • profound knowledge and practical experience in managing IT infrastructures related to statistical data and geodata (including Excel, SPSS, Stata, Tableau)
  • Ability to understand complex issues, analyse them in detail and present the findings in a comprehensible way to a non-technical audience
  • good written and oral expressive skills as well as the ability to summarize and evaluate complex issues briefly, concisely and comprehensibly
  • open, helpful and service-oriented manner as well as an independent, solution-oriented and pragmatic way of working


The classification is in pay group 11 TV EntGo Bund, provided that personal requirements are met.

The regulations for the East tariff area apply to the employment relationship.

It is also possible to fill posts with civil servants up to A 11 BBeSo.

Our offer

The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning is a more modern, more future-proof

and family-friendly employer with all the benefits of public service.

For this, we have been repeatedly certified by the Berufundfamilie audit.

We offer our employees

  • interesting and challenging tasks in a collegial and family-friendly environment
  • structured training
  • flexible working hours and forms, such as flexitime from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., individual part-time arrangements, which can also be combined with mobile work
  • comprehensive range of continuing education, including from the Federal Academy of Public Administration
  • If the requirements under civil service law are met, the option to take over into a civil service relationship; it is also possible to continue your previous civil service relationship
  • a supplementary pension plan (VBL) and annual special payment for wage workers as well as capital benefits
  • 30 days vacation and up to 24 gliding days per year
  • a central location and good transport connections as well as a discounted German job ticket for public transport
  • If necessary, payment of separation allowance or removal expenses allowance in accordance with legal provisions
  • comprehensive occupational health management

For more information, visit our careers page”BBR as an employer”.

Special notes

Applicants who do not work in the public sector, collective wage workers and civil servants with a career qualification for senior service up to grade A 11 BBeSo are eligible to apply.

Internal wage workers are advised that the post will only be temporarily transferred during the trial period of max. 6 months and that there will be no upgrade during the trial period, but that an allowance may be paid in accordance with Section 14 (3) TVöD if the conditions are met.

As a signatory of the Diversity Charter, the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning is committed to the opportunities of diversity in the world of work and is committed to creating an appreciative working environment for all employees. It ensures professional equality between women and men and promotes diversity among employees. Applications from people of all nationalities and with an immigrant background are welcome.

Only the minimum level of physical fitness required to perform the function is required of severely disabled applicants. They will be considered preferentially if they are equally qualified.

application process

If we have piqued your interest, please apply by 30.05.2024 with us. We use the electronic application system from the provider Interamt. If you click on the tender through a website other than If you have become aware of us, please follow the link below: =1114919

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Please fill out the application form complete and upload your complete application documents here as an attachment to your candidate profile. (Letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, all degree certificates and work references, any last three assessments and further qualifications, in particular for the performance of the advertised function, taking into account the requirements (in particular list of presentations and publications) and, if applicable, proof of severe disability or equality).

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