Thursday, October 21, 2021

Job Posting: GIS Specialist GS-12

Organization: Department of the Air Force
Position Type: Full-Time, 2-Year Term
Location: Elmendorf AFB, AK
Closing Date: October 21, 2021 11:59PM (ET)

Online Job Announcement

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Alaska NORAD Region and Alaskan Command - Common Operational Picture (COP)/Geographic Information System (GIS) Functional Manager. Collaborates with senior leadership on COP/GIS guidance and policies. Responsible for the overall management of track data sources supporting both real-world and exercise operations.

Responsibilities
  • Performs Command COP/GIS Functional Manager Duties. Provides recommendations that support critical, mission impacting information for key ANR - ALCOM decision makers, A2C2, operating cells and interagency mission partners.
  • Performs A2C2 COP/GIS duties. Serves as a technical specialist that produces various mapping products and digital databases.
  • Documents planning and programming decisions to meet ANR - ALCOM Situational Awareness System Requirements.
  • Prepares and delivers oral presentations such as briefings, training sessions, consultations, and strategy sessions with other staff service functions and activities to secure cooperation, resolve controversial matters, (cont. below) and convey information relative to proposed changes in assigned program(s).

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application from the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Job Posting: Scientist II / GIS Analyst

Organization: Owl Ridge Natural Resource Consultants
Position Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Location: Anchorage, AK
Closing Date: Until filled

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Owl Ridge is based in Anchorage, Alaska and was formed in 2012 as a small business enterprise to provide a full range of environmental consulting services for private sector, industry, and government clients. Our services include planning, permitting, field studies, and compliance. A scientist position at any level at Owl Ridge implies a broad use of the term in support of all aspects of our services that require analytical thinking and process management. Our expertise as a company is that we are experts at the broad understanding and management of process. A Scientist II/GIS Analyst will demonstrate the ability to incorporate analytical thinking and understanding of regulatory process into the deliverables required by our clients.

Requirements, Duties, and Responsibilities
  • B.S./B.A. or higher education in GIS, Environmental Science, Biology, Geology, Resource Management, Environmental Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Desired skills include data analysis, proficiency in mathematics, conducting research, strong written and verbal communication, problem solving, attention to detail, and proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access), MS Visio, and MS Project.
  • 1-3 years experience.
  • Implement and manage GIS aspects of Owl Ridge operations.
  • Support project mapping and figure requirements as well as undertake independent GIS projects.
  • Maintain GIS files in an organized manner and develop and implement appropriate GIS QA/QC procedures.
  • Evaluate GIS software and hardware needs on a regular basis to keep operations up to date.
  • Use and manage databases for a variety of purposes including lake and surface water data, GIS data, and data analysis.
  • Increase knowledge and expertise with the ESRI ArcGIS software: ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcPro and ArcGIS Online.
  • Understanding and application of geographic coordinate systems and projections.
  • Strong cartographic skills.
  • Fundamental understanding of data editing and spatial analysis.
  • Basic understanding of public data sources employed for natural resource consulting.
  • Understanding and knowledge of database design and implementation.
  • Field data collection employing various instrumentation including GPS, ArcGIS Collector etc.
  • Programming capabilities a plus but not required.
  • Be familiar with relevant state and federal regulations.
  • Prepare field studies program and sampling plans at direction of senior scientists.
  • Evaluate and analyze data in support of project requirements.
  • Support project management tasks as requested by senior staff.
  • Understand the regulatory environment that drives the scientific and data needs of the project.
  • Incorporate data in a clear and concise manner into regulatory documents.
  • Support data compilation and reporting for compliance purposes.
  • Have a high skill level with MS Office products and understand use of databases.
  • Support systems management such as administrative record and SharePoint.
  • Support Health and Safety reporting.
  • Travel into the field to support Owl Ridge biological and hydrological investigations, including data collection.
  • Identify and design systems and procedures as needed to make Owl Ridge more efficient and with greater deliverable quality.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application from the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact Paul Cartier at 907-748-5665 or via email at pcartier@owlridgenrc.com.

Job Posting: Scientist I / GIS Analyst

Organization: Owl Ridge Natural Resource Consultants
Position Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Location: Anchorage, AK
Closing Date: Until filled

Online Job Announcement

Owl Ridge is based in Anchorage, Alaska and was formed in 2012 as a small business enterprise to provide a full range of environmental consulting services for private sector, industry, and government clients. Our services include planning, permitting, field studies, and compliance. A scientist position at any level at Owl Ridge implies a broad use of the term in support of all aspects of our services that require analytical thinking and process management. Our expertise as a company is that we are experts at the broad understanding and management of process. A Scientist I/GIS Analyst is an entry level position that will provide full-time GIS technical support and science-based support to meet the diverse needs of the company.

Requirements, Duties, and Responsibilities
  • B.S./B.A. or higher education in GIS, Environmental Science, Biology, Geology, Resource Management, Environmental Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Desired skills include data analysis, proficiency in mathematics, conducting research, strong written and verbal communication, problem solving, attention to detail, and proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access), MS Visio, and MS Project.
  • Understanding and application of geographic coordinate systems and projections.
  • Strong cartographic skills.
  • Fundamental understanding of data editing and spatial analysis.
  • Basic understanding of public data sources employed for natural resource consulting.
  • Understanding and knowledge of database design and implementation.
  • Field data collection employing various instrumentation including GPS, Arc Collector etc.
  • Programming capabilities a plus but not required.
  • Support Health and Safety reporting.
  • Travel into the field to support Owl Ridge biological and hydrological investigations, including data collection.
  • Support field studies programs including development of sampling plans, data analysis, and summary reports.
  • Understand the regulatory environment that drives the scientific and data needs of the project.
  • Identify and design systems and procedures as needed to make Owl Ridge more efficient and with greater deliverable quality.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application from the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact Paul Cartier at 907-748-5665 or via email at pcartier@owlridgenrc.com.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Job Posting: GIS Programmer Analyst

Organization: Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Palmer, AK
Closing Date: September 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

Online Job Announcement

This position is responsible for the performance, integrity, security, stability, availability, repair, and recovery of enterprise GIS data, geo databases, and GIS applications.

Work is performed and duties are carried out in accordance with established policies, procedures, and Borough core values: Accountability, Customer Focus, Dedication, Integrity, Responsiveness and Teamwork.

Minimum Requirements
  • Baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Post-secondary education or experience which provides the expertise required to perform effectively the functions of the position may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis.
  • Three years of experience in the occupational field, sufficient to understand the major duties of the position.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Alaska for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Completion of required Incident Command System (ICS) course in accordance with established Borough Policy.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develops, configures, publishes and manages ArcGIS Server image, map and data services.
  • Monitors and gathers performance related information for enterprise GIS architecture; prepares reports regarding performance data, performs analyzes, optimizes and implements solutions.
  • Administers and maintains enterprise geographic information systems.
  • Creates, designs, and manages file geo databases.
  • Designs, configures, maintains, administers, modifies and troubleshoots the Borough's web mapping presence.
  • Designs, installs, configures, maintains, administers, and troubleshoots enterprise GIS architecture.
  • Designs, develops, maintains, administers, modifies and troubleshoots the enterprise geo database architecture for Borough mapping services.
  • Provides oversight and functional direction of assigned contractor daily activities.
  • Provides customer support.
  • Manages assigned projects.
  • Develops processes and procedures.
  • Develops a variety of regular and special reports.
  • Provides user training.
  • Provides IT support for the Emergency Operations Center during emergency events or training exercises.
  • Performs related duties.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application from the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact Human Resources at 907-861-8404.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Job Posting: Account Manager for State Government (OR/ID)

Organization: Esri
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Olympia, WA

Online Job Announcement

We invite you to use your deep understanding of the public safety industry and experience with geospatial technology to become an integral part of the account team. You’ll join a highly-skilled group of sales professionals and solution engineers who collaborate with existing customers to identify new, innovative ways of using our technology and help new users discover the value GIS can bring to their organization.

We’re looking for individuals who are customer oriented and collaborative team players who enjoy identifying and implementing strategies that will radically improve the challenges businesses face. You’ll work closely with a team that helps our customers take advantage of geoanalysis to find unique patterns, trends, and understanding hidden within complex business problems.

Minimum Requirements
  • 3+ years of enterprise sales experience providing solutions to businesses
  • Experience managing the sales cycle, creating partnerships, and establishing advocacy with customers
  • Understanding of account planning and opportunity strategy creation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the state and local industry and new technology trends and the ability to translate this into solutions for customers
  • Able to negotiate, present, and support visual storytelling across all levels of an organization
  • Experience with insight selling methodologies, including understanding and mitigating threats
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally 25-50%
  • Bachelor’s or master’s in GIS, business administration, or a related field, or equivalent work experience

Responsibilities
  • Build relationships. Prospect, develop, and implement location strategies for organizations. Maintain a healthy pipeline of business growth opportunities for new and existing customers. Leverage social media to build your professional network. Participate in trade shows, workshops, and seminars.
  • Understand our customers. Demonstrate industry knowledge and its relevance to the application of GIS. Identify key stakeholders and business drivers for an organization. Understand customer budgeting and acquisition processes.
  • Be an expert. Clearly articulate the strength and value of Esri technology as it relates to the industry. Consistently conduct research and pursue professional development to anticipate customer needs.
  • Deliver results. Successfully execute the account management and sales processes for all opportunities. Use consultative selling skills to understand the needs and business challenges of customers.
  • Collaborate with your team. Leverage your domain knowledge when working with cross-divisional teams to define and execute account strategies. Be motivated and resourceful and take initiative to resolve issues. Use whiteboard sessions and other techniques to support visual storytelling.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Job Posting: GIS Division Manager

Organization: Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Position Type: Full-Time Exempt
Location: Palmer, AK
Closing Date: June 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

Online Job Announcement

This position is responsible for managing the department's GIS functions. Work is performed and duties are carried out in accordance with established policies, procedures, and Borough core values: Accountability, Customer Focus, Dedication, Integrity, Responsiveness and Teamwork.

Minimum Requirements
  • Baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Post-secondary education or experience which provides the expertise required to perform effectively the functions of the position may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis.
  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the occupational field, sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, including three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Alaska for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Completion of required Incident Command System (ICS) courses in accordance with established Borough policy.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages the E911 site addressing program, including related GIS datasets; oversees E911 GIS data maintenance; oversees systems integration; maintains and utilizes specializes ArcGIS E911 site addressing extensions to ensure data quality.
  • Manages the Borough cadastral program; oversees AutoCAD and ArcGIS technologies.
  • Manages the analysis and cartography program in the acquisition, editing, maintenance and distribution of spatial data and in the creation of custom and published maps.
  • Oversees and manages enterprise geospatial technology growth and upgrades.
  • Manages the online viewers program.
  • Provides analysis and mapping for the redistricting/reapportionment program.
  • Manages division budget; approves purchase orders and budget adjustments; collaborates with Information Technology Director and others to identify funding needs and resources; prepares and justifies annual budget requests.
  • Conducts market research on mature and emerging technologies.
  • Establishes, implements and monitors division goals, objectives, policies and procedures; provides long-range GIS planning in alignment with department and Borough strategic initiatives.
  • Represents the Borough and the department in interactions with local, state, regional, and national agencies; participates as a member of local and regional boards and councils; develops and maintains partnerships with other government entities, the business sector, community organizations, and local, state and federal officials.
  • Hires, trains, assigns, schedules, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines personnel.
  • Evaluates customer business needs and recommends appropriate technical solutions.
  • Manage GIS-related projects.
  • Provides oversight and functional direction of assigned contractor daily activities.
  • Develops and maintains process documentation to ensure continuity of services and process improvement.
  • Manages GIS/CAD related operations during emergency events under the Incident Command System.
  • Ensures compliance with occupational safety and health regulations applicable to area of responsibility, including but not limited to: proper facilitation of Respiratory Protection Program; proper facilitation of Bloodborne Pathogens Program; proper use by and maintenance of personal protective equipment; Safety Data Sheet books, inspection reports, training records, and hazard documentation are maintained and up to date; preventive programs and corrective actions are properly implemented.
  • Performs related duties.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application from the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact Human Resources at 907-861-8404.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Job Posting: GIS Analyst II

Organization: Alaska Department of Natural Resources, DGGS
Position Type: Full-Time, Long-Term, Non-Permanent
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Closing Date: June 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

Online Job Announcement

The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) is seeking an early career professional to contribute to coastal shoreline change, flooding, and associated natural hazards studies that impact communities and infrastructure in Alaska. The successful applicant will use knowledge of coastal geomorphology, field data collection for coastal hazards, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) geospatial data analysis and processing, and airborne/satellite remote sensing to make meaningful contributions to the Division’s Coastal Hazards Program (CHP). The successful applicant will work under the direction of the CHP manager in Anchorage, Alaska. This is a long-term nonpermanent position for at least one year, with opportunities for annual extension.

Mission & Culture:

The DGGS mission is to determine the potential of Alaskan land for the production of metals, minerals, fuels, and geothermal resources, the locations and supplies of groundwater and construction material, and the potential geologic hazards to buildings, roads, bridges, and other installations and structures (AS 41.08.020). The DGGS Coastal Hazards Program conducts mapping, monitoring, and modeling to evaluate vulnerabilities to coastal flooding and erosion. This program is dedicated to fostering scientific partnerships that will improve the quality and quantity of the critical baseline data that are necessary to fuel informed decision-making throughout the state.

Core Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Plan, conduct, and process data from field investigations to assess coastal flood and erosion vulnerability, including logistical support for travel throughout rural Alaska communities, collection of survey-grade RTK-GPS elevation data, operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and using survey processing software (e.g., Trimble Business Center) as well as online tools (e.g., NOAA-NGS online positioning user service) to process elevation data.
  • Locate, import, export, reformat, and process thematic and geologic hazard data for use within a GIS.
  • Create and maintain geodatabases to store geologic hazard project data.
  • Perform geospatial analysis of data to answer unique questions regarding coastal flooding and erosion.
  • Evaluate field-collected and other spatial data to determine positional accuracy according to community (e.g., ASPRS) accepted metrics.
  • Orthorectify aerial and satellite imagery for use in base maps and geologic hazard analysis.
  • Prepare and use remotely sensed data (elevation and imagery) to create raw data layers, maps, and online tools in geographic information products.
  • Apply cartographic design principles to create publication-ready maps of geologic hazards.
  • Create GIS processing enhancements by using Python scripting or developing step-by-step workflows for processing spatial data.
  • Work with the public and project partners to explain GIS capabilities and data requirements, to provide GIS-related training, and to design specifications for individual deliverables in compliance with common geologic hazards practice.
  • Prepare written publications and communications of GIS analyses for the public and project partners.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • One year of professional experience equivalent to GIS Analyst I with the State of Alaska. -AND- An associate's degree from an accredited college that includes either a GIS related concentration, a GIS certificate, or 9 semester hours (12 quarter hours) of GIS-related course work;
  • SUBSTITUTION: Two years of paraprofessional experience working in data collection, cartography, web-site development, GIS operations, or a related field will substitute for the required associate's degree.
  • SUBSTITUTION: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college that includes either a GIS-related major or minor, a GIS certificate, or 18 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of GIS-related coursework will substitute for the required experience and associate's degree.

For specific information in reference to the position please contact:
Name: Jacquelyn Overbeck
Phone: 907-451-5026
Email: jacquelyn.overbeck@alaska.gov