Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Job Posting: GIS Specialist

Organization: National Park Service
Position Title: GIS Specialist
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Grade: GS-1370/0150-09/11
Location: Anchorage, AK
Closing Date: October 4, 2016 (Extended from September 27)

Online Job Announcement (AKRO-16-1782800MPAV)

Who May Apply:
Current Department of Interior Career or Career-Conditional employees or Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles; CTAP in the Local Commuting Area

This position is responsible for supporting the work of the GIS program in the Alaska Region GIS / Information Resources Team. The position is located in Anchorage and will be supervised by the AKRO GIS Team Manager. This position will collaborate with NPS customers to develop and implement geospatial products for Alaska park units. These duties include spatial data creation, editing and maintenance, primarily in an enterprise environment; geospatial modeling and analysis to meet program and park needs; development of user requirements, data standards, geodatabase schema, and documentation guides; and development of final maps, both hard copy and interactive web based products.

For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Joni Piercy at (907) 644-3554.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Job Posting: GIS Specialist

Organization: National Park Service
Position Title: Interdisciplinary GIS Specialist (Geographer, Biologist, Physical Scientist or Cartographer)
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Grade: GS-0150/0401/1301/1370-11/11
Location: Bartlett Cove, AK
Closing Date: July 25, 2016

Online Job Announcement (GLBA-16-0732405-DECB)

Incumbent serves as the GIS Specialist for Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, residing within the Resource Management Division, with responsibility for the development, management, coordination, and implementation of the Geographic Information System (GIS) for the Park and the design and management of various relational databases. The interdisciplinary nature of this position requires the programmatic integration of the knowledge of biological and physical resources, digital cartography, and geography to the development, analysis, and use of geographic and relational databases that are pertinent to the park resources.

Major duties include: designs, develops and manages geographic information systems and database management systems; analyzes geospatial data to determine resources conditions and trends, models predicted results of alternative management actions, and works to resolve resource management issues; maintains hardware, peripherals, GPS units and GIS software installations; participates in field GPS data collection projects and integrates GPS data with geographic information systems; implements data documentation procedures and distribution using appropriate technologies and standards; integrates biological and physical resources, digital cartography and geography to design geographic and relational databases pertinent to park resources; works closely with park staff from multiple divisions to produce digital and hardcopy GIS products; trains and instructs others in the use of GIS applications and basic GIS, GPS, and related technology.

For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Chad Soiseth at (907) 697-2659.

Job Posting: GIS Manager

Organization: National Park Service
Position Title: Supervisory Cartographer (GIS Manager)
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Grade: GS-1370-12/13
Location: Lakewood, CO
Closing Date: July 19, 2016

Online Job Announcement (Merit Promotion) (IMDE-16-476)

The incumbent is responsible for the development, management, coordination and implementation of the Geographic Information System (GIS) for the Intermountain Region. This includes the following:
  • Enhancing Region-wide capability in GIS
  • Administering Regional GIS funding
  • Providing leadership, coordination and assistance in GIS staffing, skill development, and national data standards
  • Represents the interest of the NPS and the Region on service-wide and Federal Agency-wide committees regarding GIS issues and needs
  • Coordinates with other Federal, State and local agencies on large data collection efforts to support parks and the Region
  • Assists GIS and resources management staffs by providing direct professional and programmatic advice and support
  • Negotiates cooperative and inter-agency agreements and other cooperative instruments needed to carry out GIS programs to meet resource stewardship goals
  • Manages and integrates a variety of GIS and database management software
  • Prepares GIS plans, data dictionaries, resources management plan project statements related to GIS, project proposals, GIS-related contract and agreement specifications and written reports
  • Plans, executes and supervises field work in remote environments to generate new and verified mapped information
  • Supervises permanent, temporary, student interns, seasonal and other personnel

For additional information about the duties of the position, contact Tracey L. Stills at (303) 969-2774 or via email at tracey_stills@nps.gov.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Job Posting: Natural Resource Data Manager and/or Geospatial Program Manager

Organization: USDA Forest Service
Position Title: Interdisciplinary Biological Science Information Specialist/Resource Information Specialist Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Grade: GS-0401/1301-12/13
Location: Juneau, AK
Closing Date: June 27, 2016 (Public) and July 1, 2016 (Merit Promotion)

Online Job Announcement (Public) (16-111052-267704-DP-EMH)
Online Job Announcement (Merit Promotion) (16-111052-267704-G-EMH)

This position is with the Forest Service, Alaska Region, Region 10, Deputy Regional Forester, Resources Engineering and Information Management, located at the Regional Office in Juneau, Alaska.

This position is located at the Regional Office in Juneau, Alaska. Positions located in the Alaska Region receive a locality payment of 25.16%. Additionally, employees located in Juneau, Alaska receive a 5.31% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) which is not federally taxed. A gradually reducing COLA will continue to be paid after December 31, 2012. See the OPM website at: http://www.opm.gov/oca/cola/index.asp for additional information.

This position serves the Alaska Regional Office and is responsible for planning support and developing a comprehensive, integrated natural resource information program for the Region. The position provides leadership, scientific expertise, and support in addressing a wide array of resource information needs including, but not limited to:

  • Leads the establishment and management of natural resource information systems to facilitate spatial and tabular analyses and assures the integrity, compatibility, and cost efficiency of corporate resource information databases.
  • Serves as Regional technical authority, consultant, troubleshooter, implementation lead, and training contact for natural resource information applications. Establishes and maintains processes and procedures to provide for quality control of the region’s corporate data assets.
  • Plans and coordinates the development, management, implementation, and evaluation of database management practices and standards across the Region and with multiple staff areas at the Region and Forest organizational levels.
  • Advises Regional Office Directors in special problems relating to policy changes, additional proposals, coordination and relationships among Forest Service resource information processes.
  • Serves as representative and spokesperson for the Region at national resource information meetings, workshops and conferences. Provides input to and coordinates with Washington Office and other Regional program managers on the development of policies and implementation of national corporate databases.
  • Supervises up to six GS-11/12 Biological Science/Resource Information Specialists and/or Information Technology Specialists. Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit’s work.

For additional information about the duties of the position, contact Sam Carlson at (907) 586-8733 or via email at samcarlson@fs.fed.us.

Job Posting: Information Systems Specialist 7 (GIS Technical Specialist)

Organization: State of Oregon, Human Services-Shared Services
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Location: Salem, OR
Closing Date: July 18, 2016

Online Job Announcement

This position expands GIS capability and functionality throughout DHS, OHA, and with our external partners by connecting and distributing data and services to various agencies and business partners. This position will maintain/ improve appropriate databases, data systems, and software. This position also supports the research functions of DHS and OHA by collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the data, and assisting DHS and OHA analysts, policy makers, and field managers to understand, work with, and utilize location data.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application from the Online Job Announcement link above. If you need assistance to participate in this application process, e-mail jean.fauth@state.or.us.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Outreach Posting: Geospatial Program Manager

Organization: USDA Forest Service
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Grade: GS-0401/1301-12/13
Location: Juneau, AK
Respond By: June 3, 2016

Outreach Announcement

The USDA Forest Service - Alaska Region, Engineering & Information Management, is outreaching to fill a Permanent Full-Time Biological Science/Resource Information Specialist, GS-0401/1301-12/13 position. The position serves the Alaska Regional Office and is responsible for planning support and developing a comprehensive, integrated natural resource information program for the Region.

This position is located at the Regional Office in Juneau, Alaska. Positions located in the Alaska Region receive a locality payment of 25.16%. Additionally, employees located in Juneau, Alaska receive a 5.31% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) which is not federally taxed. A gradually reducing COLA will continue to be paid after December 31, 2012. See the OPM website at: http://www.opm.gov/oca/cola/index.asp for additional information.

Position provides leadership, scientific expertise, and support in addressing a wide array of resource information needs including, but not limited to:

  • Leads the establishment and management of natural resource information systems to facilitate spatial and tabular analyses and assures the integrity, compatibility, and cost efficiency of corporate resource information databases.
  • Serves as Regional technical authority, consultant, troubleshooter, implementation lead, and training contact for natural resource information applications. Establishes and maintains processes and procedures to provide for quality control of the region’s corporate data assets.
  • Plans and coordinates the development, management, implementation, and evaluation of database management practices and standards across the Region and with multiple staff areas at the Region and Forest organizational levels.
  • Advises Regional Office Directors in special problems relating to policy changes, additional proposals, coordination and relationships among Forest Service resource information processes.
  • Serves as representative and spokesperson for the Region at national resource information meetings, workshops and conferences. Provides input to and coordinates with Washington Office and other Regional program managers on the development of policies and implementation of national corporate databases.
  • Supervises up to six GS-11/12 Biological Science/Resource Information Specialists and/or Information Technology Specialists. Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit’s work.

If interested in this position, please complete and submit the outreach form from the Outreach Announcement link above. For more information, contact Sam Carlson at (907) 586-8733 or via email at samcarlson@fs.fed.us.

Job Posting: Interdisciplinary Geospatial Ecologist

Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Grade: GS-0401/0150/0408-13
Location: Lakewood, CO
Closing Date: Friday, June 3, 2016

Online Job Announcement (Public) (NOC-DEU-2016-0018)
Online Job Announcement (Status Candidates) (NOC-MERIT-2016-0073)

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team as a Geospatial Ecologist, Geographer, or Ecologist for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Operations Center, located in Lakewood, Colorado -- in the Denver metro area.

The incumbent of the position will:

  • Serve as a consultant and technical advisor/lead to senior subject matter specialists, state geospatial ecologists, high level bureau officials and interagency teams;
  • Ensure that statistical analysis and data collection regarding inventory, assessment, and monitoring is coordinated across geographic areas and administrative boundaries;
  • Lead the development of multi-scale statistical analyses, statistically valid sample designs, and decision-support tools;
  • Generate ideas for analysis of data, recognize and test relationships, evaluate landscape health and changes over time, perform causal analysis, and present interpretations and implications resulting from the analyses;
  • Provide expert technical advice and direction regarding the collection of inventory, assessment, and monitoring data for major projects and/or studies;
  • Develop new methods and tools to improve the collection of data needed to monitor and study ecological change. Manage existing databases;
  • Use qualitative and quantitative methods of statistical analysis (e.g. regression analysis, correlation, analysis of variance) to produce scientifically defensible reports, plans, and presentations;
  • Coordinate activities with other agencies, interest groups, and teams to investigate and assess the current state of knowledge related to geospatial analysis, remote and direct monitoring, and support applications;
  • Promote and implement an integrated training program to teach basic and complex skills in geospatial and ecological modeling and analysis;
  • Assemble data in both tabular (tables, graphs and charts) and narrative form. Provide analysis, interpretation, conclusive recommendations, and presentations to a wide-range of audiences from field staff and peers to high level senior executives.

To apply for this position, please apply online from the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact Kameron Martinez at 303-236-0468 or via email at kmartinez@blm.gov.