Monday, August 21, 2017

Job Posting: GIS Analyst

Organization: Sanborn Map Co.
Position Type: Multi-Year Contract
Location: Anchorage, AK

Online Job Announcement

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a directly related field (geography, science, engineering, business or another related field, or equivalent)
  • Three (3) years' experience in the application of GIS techniques to the analysis of natural resource issues.
  • Federal GS-9 level
  • GeoData Acquisition and Compilation
    • Demonstrated experience of greater than 2 years developing and editing geospatial data using standard geospatial tools, specifically ArcGIS for Desktop/ArcMap, Enterprise Geodatabases, and other ESRI developed GIS tools to achieve data standards.
    • Experience in working on data acquisition and compilation projects, including types of data, formats dealt with for input and output, and compilation and edit procedures.
    • Preference will be given to candidates that demonstrate greater than 1 year experience handling complex ecological, natural resource or environmental landscape-scale data.
    • Preference will be given candidates that demonstrate greater than 1 year experience scripting or otherwise automating edit processes.
  • Geospatial Metadata Development
    • Demonstrated experience of greater than 2 years in development and documentation of geospatial data via FGDC compliant and ISO compliant metadata.
    • Preference will be given to candidates that demonstrate greater than 1 year experience using established metadata tools and programs that are FGDC or ISO compliant, or in advanced XML handling.
  • Data Standards & Quality Assurance
    • Demonstrated experience of greater than 2 years developing and reviewing geospatial or tabular data to meet data standards, such as ensuring requisite data schemas, attribute definitions and domains, file naming conventions, etc.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of concepts and principles of geospatial data management and general data quality control and assurance processes.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of data quality dimensions such as validity, non-duplication, completion, consistency, currency, timeliness, accuracy, precision, feature completeness, and logical consistency.
  • Communications and Tech Transfer
    • Demonstrated experience in developing written technical documentation (such as metadata, training materials, business process workflow diagrams, white papers, etc.).
    • Demonstrated experience in creating data representations including web maps to communicate issues, to provide status updates or provide general spatial information to lay persons and geospatial experts.
    • Demonstrated ability to orally communicate technical information effectively to lay persons and geospatial technical experts alike.
  • Research, identify and acquire specific data from staff in order to develop those data into geospatial layers that conform to defined data standards, which are topologically correct and are documented in accordance with FGDC and agency metadata standards. Ensure that all state level data compilations roll up to national views.
  • Utilize primary tools, to include ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMap), Enterprise Geodatabases (formerly SDE), and other geospatial software components that may vary by office.
  • Convert all formats of data acquired into single, well documented geospatial files at a state or national level using a versioned enterprise geodatabase environment.
  • Create a process and method for each dataset using versioned workflows such that geospatial data flows from various local office locations and rolled into national datasets using an existing national geodatabase replication process.
  • Create and ensure client and FGDC standard metadata is associated with each geospatial file, using any one of the available edit programs.
  • Prepare maps to demonstrate progress or to illustrate data complexities and issues.
  • Assist client staff with data collection, consolidation, sharing and general data management activities. This may include: Identifying and acquiring data in native formats from various client offices. Priority data lists and methods will be provided, requiring exploring, searching, and documenting data via communication with a wide variety of client staff.
  • Generate geospatial data, databases, analysis, maps, services and applications according to client standards or specifications. Document any development activities for future usage within the organization.
  • Communicate workflows for data maintenance and quality improvements to field office and state office personnel.
  • Communicate and work with an extended interdisciplinary team across the agency to ensure proper understanding of programmatic data elements, client-specific data standards and guidance for geospatial methods.
  • Provide demonstrations and briefings for client staff on progress and results, and with client leadership for all aspects of the work.
  • Prepare weekly status/progress reports.
  • Participate in monthly/weekly conference calls and in-person meetings as scheduled.

Sanborn offers a comprehensive health and wellness program which includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, holiday, PTO, EAP, disability and life insurance benefits.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at or complete and submit an application from the link above.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Training Announcement: Navigating GIS Concepts

Organization: UAF-GINA/Blue Skies Solutions, LLC
Location: GINA Remote Sensing/GIS Lab, West Ridge Research Building Room 004, Fairbanks
Date(s): January 9 and 11, 2017 or March 13-14, 2017 or May 8-9 or August 21-22, 2017

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.

Training Announcement

For more information, please visit the web link above or contact Pete Hickman at

Training Announcement: Mastering GIS Concepts

Organization: UAF-GINA/Blue Skies Solutions, LLC
Location: GINA Remote Sensing/GIS Lab, West Ridge Research Building Room 004, Fairbanks
Date(s): January 12-13, 2017 or March 15-16, 2017 or May 10-11 or August 23-24, 2017

This course is designed for those who have a good foundation in the basics of GIS and are ready to explore some of the more technical components of ArcGIS for Desktop software as well as ArcGIS Online.

Training Announcement

For more information, please visit the web link above or contact Pete Hickman at

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Job Posting: GIS Analyst/Developer

Organization: Intellisoft Technologies, Inc
Position Type: Multi-year Contract
Location: Memphis, TN

  • Provide the GIS services via Desktop ESRI ArcGIS software to support the web-based GIS applications’ base maps and geoprocessing services
  • Provide service for GIS geodatabase editing, data creation and maintenance for applications and for divisions as needed.
  • Be able to work with various divisions in ascertaining work flows, business requirements and training personnel in the use of GIS technology solutions.
  • Data capturing and conversion of GIS data for all GIS activities
  • Perform complex GIS analyses with a variety of data formats, Shape Files, Personal Geodatabases, Third Party data sources (Oracle, SQL Server, Excel, Access, etc.), images
  • Work as part of the GIS team to develop distributed products via web-based technology and desktop software
  • Expert utilization of the entire suite of ESRI GIS software including extensions (Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst, etc) to perform high-level analysis to support various mapping projects and web-based applications
  • Expert in performing Python Scripting and Model Builder services needed for support of the web-based applications
  • Expert utilization of ArcGIS Server management tools to deploy and manage map and web services
  • Provide expert utilization of ArcGIS Online technologies to develop applications
  • Provide some application development utilizing various programming languages
  • Provide development of SOAP and REST Web Services.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Engineering, Computer Science, Planning or other related field.
  • 3 -4 years professional working experience in GIS techniques and methodologies
  • Expertise in ESRI software including ArcGIS/ArcInfo.
  • Experience with ArcGIS Server management tools
  • Working Experience with ArcGIS Online suite of tools
  • Working Experience in writing and utilizing Phython Scripting language and Model Builder
  • Working knowledge of C#,.NET, HTML, JavaScript
  • Windows Operating Systems environment experience

For more information, contact

Friday, March 24, 2017

Job Posting: Web GIS Fellow

Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Online Job Announcement 2017-004 EJ

This GIS position will participate in work on developing national web maps and AGOL story map applications in additional to gaining experience on various GIS analytical and data management projects. The work is focused on topics including climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation plans, drought risk assessments, carbon sequestration and flux, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy management.

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Job Posting: GIS Technician

Organization: Kenai Peninsula Borough
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Soldotna, AK
Closing Date: March 15, 2017 5:00 PM Alaska Time

Online Job Announcement

Under designated supervision, the GIS technician is responsible for ongoing development and operation of the Geographic Information System including programming and documentation, graphic and related data input, and production of standard and special use GIS products.

To apply for this position, please see the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at (907) 714-2130 or via email at

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Job Posting: GIS Manager

Organization: City of Valdez
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Valdez, AK
Closing Date: Until filled (Application review begins 03/17/2017)

Online Job Announcement

The City of Valdez has an opportunity for a GIS Manager in the Information Technology Department. This hands-on position requires advanced level GIS experience deploying and integrating GIS at an Enterprise level combined with outstanding leadership, communication, presentation, customer service, and project management skills.

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