Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Job Posting: Data Scientist/Technical Lead Position

Organization: Western States Water Council
Position Type: Full-Time, 2-Year Term
Location: Murray City, UT
Closing Date: September 28, 2018

Online Job Announcement

The Western States Water Council (WSWC) is soliciting applications for a full-time data scientist/technical lead position with experience in the fields of hydrology, computer science, data science and visualization, hydroinformatics, and application development to work its office, located in Murray City, Utah, for a limited 2-year term. The position is grant-based, but there is a potential for a longer term with continued program funding. This position is salaried and provides excellent leave and healthcare benefits.

Duties:
The position will oversee updates to the technical aspects of the WaDE (Water Data Exchange) data-sharing system, comprised of GitHub repositories, data servers, MSSQL and PostgreSQL databases, web services code, ESRI and R/Shiny-based data-discovery mapping applications and other visualizations. Candidate will be involved in refinement of regional controlled vocabularies, API re-development, assisting state water resource agency staff with installation of updates, and monitoring performance and maintenance of the system. Other knowledge, skills, and abilities are as follows:
  • Identify data formats and understand how current state data are reported (via websites and reports). Documentation, retrieval, and maintenance of state agency water data (including maps and GIS data) for WSWC-hosted state “nodes”.
  • Use GitHub and SwaggerHub for system/code maintenance, documentation, and API definition development.
  • Familiarity with Extensible Mark-up Language (XML), Water Mark-up Language (WaterML) and other data-transfer standards.
  • Work with other collaborative data-sharing interests including CUAHSI, Internet of Water, USGS, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and the Open Water Data Initiative (OWDI) on data transfer standards setting and greater interoperability between platforms.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based platforms and computing, including application load balancing, performance monitoring, and usage/performance metric.
  • Create data visualization applications based on WaDE web services using R, Plotly, Tableau, Qlik, or other software.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Sara Larsen, WaDE Program Manager at Western States Water Council, saralarsen@wswc.utah.gov.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Job Posting: GIS Technician

Organization: Chugach Electric
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Location: Anchorage, AK
Closing Date: September 30, 2018

Online Job Announcement

Summary:
Working under general supervision, the GIS Technician is responsible for the development, maintenance and accuracy of Geographic Information System (GIS) maps and data. This position provides GIS support for all departments.

Representative Duties:
  • Performs tasks to create, edit or verify GIS and related data.
  • Interprets construction and maintenance work from documentation or verbal direction to accurately update the GIS database in a timely manner. This includes, but is not limited to performing or verifying data entry, and/or editing, attributing, and developing data sets.
  • Creates and updates GIS maps from notes, sketches, drawings, data files, GPS, or verbal direction except as defined in the GIS Specialist Grade 10 classification
  • Verifies data following department Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures to ensure the creation and maintenance of accurate data including relationships and connectivity.
  • Creates reports, maps, and extracts data by developing basic queries using query wizards or pre-defined queries.
  • Performs GIS basic spatial analyses using existing tools and creates maps to illustrate results.
  • Downloads, converts, and uploads GIS data available from internal or external sources for use. This includes coordinate system conversions, cataloging, inventorying, cleanup of GIS data, and metadata creation to the department standard.
  • Ensures the plotter and scanner is operational by performing basic maintenance and loading paper or ink/pearls. Reports technical difficulties and supply needs to the Manager.
  • Assists the GIS Specialist with testing GIS software enhancements, upgrades, and configurations according to a predefined test plan.
  • Assists the GIS Specialist in creating or editing an existing web map except as defined in the GIS Specialist Grade 10 classification.
  • Provides periodic status reports and write-ups of GIS activities.
  • May assist in performing Grade 9 CAD editing duties.
  • Performs other related duties and projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Must have the ability to proficiently and independently operate GIS software packages to perform the representative duties.
  • Must have the ability to learn or do basic CAD editing. Some CAD experience or education preferred.
  • Must be detail and accuracy oriented with strong mathematical skills.
  • Ability to translate physical field plant work documentation to update GIS data and displays.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow QA/QC procedures.
  • Must have the ability to create and run basic or pre-defined Structured Query Language (SQL) queries.
  • Knowledge of the steps required to perform and display spatial analysis.
  • Ability to create file-based geodatabases and design simple feature classes.
  • Ability to import and export data to various formats.
  • Ability to understand land-based coordinate systems.
  • Must exhibit excellent English verbal and written communication skills with strong abilities in organization. Skilled in writing instructions, documentation and reports.
  • Perform scanner/plotter/printer operation, maintenance.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work with Microsoft Office Suite products.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application from the Online Job Announcement link above.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Job Posting: Project/Program Manager and Team Lead

Organization: The Tatitlek Corporation
Position Type: Full-Time, Regular
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Closing Date: Until filled

Online Job Announcement

Job Description:
Job specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. The employer retains the right to change or assigb other duties to this position.

Summary:
As a Project/Program Manager, the successful candidate will work with and lead a team engaged in: (1) developing, implementing and executing multiple geospatial production workflows within a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment; (2) collecting, processing and delivering of newly collected satellite imagery; (3) manually finishing and performance quality control for various geospatial data products; and (4) develop new and innovative solution to existing geospatial production challenges.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential functions are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees. This list of essential functions is not intended to reflect every duty that may be performed within the job.
  • Lead a complex multi-year geospatial program to develop and produce baseline raster dataset for a US Government client within a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment.
  • Manage staff responsible for performing a diverse set of geospatial processing and production tasks, this may include non-geospatial tasks.
  • The candidate will be responsible for managing staff on-site as well as coordinating with management, staff, contractors and a customer located off-site.
  • Develop and implement Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QA/QC) polices and procedures.
  • Complete all internal and external project/program reporting requirements to meeting customer and corporate requirements
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all project related issues
  • Establish and enforce physical and data security procedures
  • Demonstrate a willingness to work within a small flexible team which may requiring performing ad-hoc tasks as required to complete a project task.
  • Support daily activity as require
  • Converse on a regular basis with all members of GNIS, and be actively involved in the ongoing commercial activity.
  • Interact when needed with Project Partners

Job Posting: Senior Geospatial Analyst

Organization: The Tatitlek Corporation
Position Type: Full-Time, Regular
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Closing Date: Until filled

Online Job Announcement

Job Description:
Job specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Summary:
As a Senior Geospatial Analyst, the successful candidate will work with and when required, manage, a small team engaged in: (1) developing, implementing and executing multiple geospatial production workflows within a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment; (2) collecting, processing and delivering of newly collected satellite imagery; (3) manually finishing and performance quality control for various geospatial data products; and (4) encourage and develop new innovative solution to existing geospatial production challenges.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential functions are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees. This list of essential functions is not intended to reflect every duty that may be performed within the job.
  • Be a major part of a complex multi-year geospatial program to develop and produce baseline raster dataset for a US Government client within a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment.
  • Under the direction of the Project Manager, help manage staff responsible for performing a diverse set of geospatial processing and production tasks, this may include non-geospatial tasks.
  • The candidate will support the Project Manager in managing staff on-site as well as coordinating with management, staff, contractors and a customer located off-site.
  • Harvest and assemble geospatial source data from open source, onsite, commercial and GFI repositories to support production requirements
  • Oversee geospatial production environment and automated production workflows
  • Assist in the development, implementation and performance of Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QA/QC) policies and procedures.
  • Support all internal and external project/program reporting requirements to meeting customer and corporate requirements
  • Support the establishment and enforcement of physical and data security procedures
  • Demonstrate a willingness to work within a small flexible team which may require performing ad-hoc jobs as required to complete a project tasks.
  • Support daily activity as require
  • Converse on a regular basis with all members of GNIS, and be actively involved in the ongoing commercial activity.
  • Interact when needed with Project Partners
  • Deputize for the Project Manager when required

Job Posting: Geospatial Analyst

Organization: The Tatitlek Corporation
Position Type: Full-Time, Regular
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Closing Date: Until filled

Online Job Announcement

Job Description:
Job specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Summary:
As a Geospatial Analyst, the successful candidate will work with a team engaged in: (1) developing, implementing and executing multiple geospatial production workflows within a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment; (2) collecting, processing and delivering of newly collected satellite imagery; (3) manually finishing and completing performance quality control for various geospatial data products; and (4) work with the geospatial team to develop new and innovative solution to existing geospatial production challenges.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential functions are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees. This list of essential functions is not intended to reflect every duty that may be performed within the job.
  • Work within a team environment on a complex multi-year geospatial program to develop and produce baseline raster dataset for a US Government client within a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment.
  • Being a part of a team performing a diverse set of geospatial processing and production tasks, this may include non-geospatial tasks.
  • Work within a small close knit team, reporting to the Senior Geospatial Analyst and the Project Manager.
  • Harvest and assemble geospatial source data from open source, onsite, commercial and GFI repositories to support production requirements
  • Oversee geospatial production environment and automated production workflows
  • Perform Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QA/QC) tasks to ensure data integrity, under the direction of the Project Manager.
  • Working with the team to ensure physical and data security procedures
  • Demonstrate a willingness to work within a small flexible team which may requiring performing ad-hoc jobs as required to complete a project tasks.
  • Support daily activity as require.
  • Converse on a regular basis with all members of the team, the team management, other members of GNIS, and be actively involved in the ongoing commercial activity. Both in person and remotely through email, phone, and video teleconference
  • Interact when needed with Project Partners.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Outreach Posting: Geographical Information Specialist

Organization: USDA Forest Service
Position Type: Pathways; Full-Time, Permanent
Grade: GS-0101/0401/1301-07/09
Location: Anchorage, AK
Respond By: August 3, 2018

Outreach Announcement

The Chugach National Forest (CNF) is seeking qualified, self-motivated, service oriented individuals interested in a 120-day detail/temporary promotion opportunity and/or permanent full-time position as GS-0401/0101/1301-7/9 GIS Specialist position for the Supervisors Office located in Anchorage, Alaska.

This position serves as a member of a team of three geographic information specialists that provide forest-wide service. The incumbent is responsible to work as a GIS team member, manages data life cycle management, and supports managers and resource specialists in the use of geospatial technology for land, natural resources and ecosystem management.

Brief Description of Duties:

As a member of the forest’s GIS team, this position provides support and service to Chugach SO and 3 ranger districts. This position assists with the development and use of spatial data and advanced geospatial applications for the Forest, and as well as the maintenance of the Forest’s spatial and tabular databases and associated national applications.

The incumbent will work with resource specialists to update databases, ensure regional and national data standards are met, ensure data accuracy, resolve errors and update metadata. Duties will also include manipulating and analyzing geospatial data to support management decisions, planning, and monitoring activities; compile data to create maps for resource programs, planning documents, management alternatives and other projects; provide informal GIS training and technical support to resource specialists and local GIS users; respond to information requests; and provide GIS support for Forest Plan Revision. Experience with ArcSDE, Spatial Analyst, Model Builder, LiDAR, ArcPad, Trimble GPS, Pathfinder Office, ERDAS Imagine, eCogniton, ArcGIS Online, PL/SQL, and Python is a plus.

If interested in this position, please complete and submit the outreach form from the Outreach Announcement link above. For more information, contact Deyna Kuntzsch at (907) 743-9517 or via email at dkuntzsch@fs.fed.us.

Training Announcement: Navigating GIS Concepts

Organization: UAF-GINA/Blue Skies Solutions Training
Location: GINA Remote Sensing/GIS Lab, West Ridge Research Bldg Room 004, Fairbanks
Date(s): August 20-21, 2018; January 7-8, 2019; March 11-12, 2019; May 6-7, 2019

This course teaches what a GIS is and what you can do with it with a focus on utilizing Alaska GIS resources. Working with Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online, you will create maps, explore and analyze the data behind the maps, and apply methods to easily share your maps. By the end of the course, you will gain solid understanding of how GIS maps and ArcGIS tools are used to visualize real-world features, discover patterns, obtain information, and communicate that information to others.

After completing the course, you will:
  • Have a clear understanding of GIS data structure and the file format in which they are stored and managed
  • Be familiar with the most commonly used projections and datums in Alaska and how they impact your mapping
  • Import and work with GPS data points in your GIS
  • Locate GIS data for Alaska, and utilize data from the Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA)
  • Analyze a GIS map to identify where features that meet specific criteria are located
  • Quickly create and share a GIS map using ArcGIS Online, so they can be viewed using desktop applications, websites, and mobile devices
  • Have an understanding of what Python scripting is and how it may be used to aid your GIS processes

Training Announcement