Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Job Posting: GIS Programmer Analyst

Organization: Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Palmer, AK
Closing Date: November 19, 2017 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of GIS database administration principles.
  • Knowledge computerized cartographic principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of enterprise management principles.
  • Knowledge of computer programming techniques and languages.
  • Knowledge of information technology testing procedures.
  • Knowledge of Project Management Principles.
  • Knowledge of report design and business analysis principles.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in establishing plans and setting objectives and goals.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

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.

Training Announcement: GINA January 2018

Organization: UAF-GINA
Location: GINA Remote Sensing/GIS Lab, West Ridge Research Bldg Room 004, Fairbanks
Dates: January 9 & 10 / January 11 & 12 2018

Announcing GINA's next round of introductory GIS training on the UAF campus coming up in January 2018. Two extremely high quality instructor led courses are being offered:

1) Navigating GIS Concepts on Monday and Tuesday January 9-10, followed by
2) Mastering GIS Concepts on Wednesday and Thursday January 11-12, 2018.

Each course is $1,070.00 per person and each consists of two full days of training (8:30am to 5pm). You may register and/or learn more about these courses from our online registration page located at the link below: https://epay.alaska.edu/C21563_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1525

A map to WRRB 004 is available here. Please pass this announcement along to whomever you feel may also be interested. For more information, please visit the web link above or contact Pete Hickman at pete@gina.alaska.edu.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Job Posting: GIS Analyst II

Organization: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Closing Date: November 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

This position is open to Alaska residents only.

Online Job Announcement

The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Division of Community and Regional Affairs is recruiting for GIS Analyst II to join our team.

The Division of Community and Regional Affairs (DCRA) is looking for a self-reliant, energetic and detail-oriented individual who is willing to independently provide advanced-level technical GIS and cartographic design expertise and training to facilitate publication of maps, graphics, reports, visual presentations, and digital data products resulting from analysis and synthesis of original field data collected by division.

Fulfilling this mission will involve acquiring, analyzing, and managing digital geospatial data, ultimately helping to create a comprehensive enterprise geodatabase; providing training and support to the division's GIS users; functioning as a liaison between DCRA and other entities' GIS users and data; managing and quality controlling data going into and out of the division's geodatabase.

At DCRA, we recruit employees who demonstrate a high level of initiative, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to adapt to a changing environment, and an interest in assisting local governments.

The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Independently designing, producing, and updating complex base maps and thematic data, using ArcGIS software as necessary;
  • Training other users in developing geodatabases and high quality maps that meet the programmatic and divisional needs;
  • Accessing and organizing data from external sources to ensure currency of spatial data library;
  • Automating workflows and improving process efficiencies by creating models and/or scripts;
  • Applying ArcGIS and AutoCAD software to independently gather data and for analyzing, managing and converting formats of digital data into interoperable formats;
  • Serving as the administrator of the divisional enterprise server and geodatabase.
  • Serving as the liaison between DCCED IT and the division in all issues related to the ArcGIS server architecture;
  • Hosting data in the enterprise geodatabase in accordance with data standards and serving them out using apps or other effective medium;
  • Reviewing metes and bounds descriptions as proposed by municipalities;
  • Developing specific mapping and land suitability decisions for ANCSA planning using technical knowledge of land use and suitability;
  • Managing land information system that geographically displays the title acquisition and land tenure of statewide Municipal Trust Land holdings;
  • Preliminary scoping, contract review, quality control, storage, and distribution of digital mapping produced in DCRA's community profile mapping partnerships; and
  • Responding to public information requests regarding the division´s programs and resources.

For complete details, please see the job announcement link above. For specific information in reference to the position contact the hiring manager:
Name: Manjula Boyina
Phone: (907) 269-7959
Fax: (907) 269-4563
Email: manjula.boyina@alaska.gov

Friday, October 27, 2017

Job Posting: GIS Technician Assistant

Organization: Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Position Type: On-Call 1000 Hours
Location: Palmer, AK
Closing Date: November 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

Online Job Announcement

The employee occupying the position of this class is responsible for performing cadastral drafting in preparing, maintaining, and updating Borough base and special maps.

One of the following:
  • Two years cadastral drafting or mapping experience of which six months included computerized mapping or drafting using AutoCAD. Background in coordinate geometry a plus.
  • A combination of prior related experience and education may substitute on a year for year basis for the experience requirement.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Updates all tax maps by adding or altering subdivisions and creating parcels using coordinates and legal descriptions.
  • Enters subdivision plat and related data into computer graphics program; translates CAD data to the GIS database.
  • Designs and creates special use maps and reports, as requested; runs bluelines for the public.
  • Assists other staff with introduction to cadastral matters; performs computer assisted area computations for assessment staff.
  • Uses PC-based G.I.S. software for data analysis and preparation.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Knowledge of cadastral drafting procedures, terminology, and equipment using computer assisted drafting software.
  • Knowledge of the use and manipulation of computer assisted graphics programs.
  • Some knowledge of legal descriptions, geometric coordinates, and aliquot parts.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and technical business representatives.
  • Ability to perform computer assisted cadastral drafting.
  • Ability to design and develop written and computer generated reports.
  • Ability to understand and work from technical oral and written instructions and sketches.
  • Skilled in the use of personal computers; familiarity with DOS operating systems.

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.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Job Posting: GIS Analyst

Organization: Quantum Spatial
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Closing Date: Until filled

Online Job Announcement

Quantum Spatial is seeking GIS Specialists to work onsite at a federal government client facility in Anchorage, AK. Primary responsibilities include research, identification and acquisition of specific datasets; developing data into geospatial layers which conform to defined national data standards, are topologically correct and are in accordance with FGDC and client metadata standards; and to ensure that all data are consolidated at the national level. Secondary responsibilities include performing quality control (QC), reporting, and metadata documentation. Only qualified candidates meeting the specific requirements below will be considered for these positions.

  • 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.
  • Attend trainings and orientation as scheduled.
  • Periodic travel may be required.

  • GeoData Acquisition and Compilation
  • Geospatial Metadata Development
  • Data Standards & Quality Assurance
  • Communications and Tech Transfer

For complete details, please see the job announcement link above.

Job Posting: Reseach Analyst II

Organization: Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Closing Date: September 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

This position is open to Alaska residents only.

Online Job Announcement

The Department of Natural Resources is recruiting for a full-time permanent Research Analyst II position within the Information Resource Management Section of the Support Services Division located in the Atwood Building in downtown Anchorage.

This position works alongside GIS Analysts in the GIS Services Unit and is responsible for organizing and researching update requests of DNR's spatial data. DNR's spatial databases house the GIS data for management activity on state owned land and water at a parcel level. This includes land ownership, land classifications and restrictions, state and federal surveys, and surface and subsurface authorizations on land and water owned or managed by DNR. This position also works with application developers to evaluate needed enhancements of GIS and land records applications to prioritize refactoring needs. This position is also the primary security administrator for the department's Land Administration System.

The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Research and analyze source documents necessary for GIS data capture, evaluating the accuracy and reliability of the data to ensure integrity of the GIS products;
  • Read and interpret source information such as USGS maps, photo imagery, raster images, digital data, federal master title plats, state and federal survey documents, sketch maps, and written legal descriptions;
  • Conduct research regarding needed enhancements of existing GIS databases and applications, and evaluate business procedures to ensure application and database refactoring will meet business needs;
  • Conduct routine data maintenance, database user support, and gather and statistically analyze user feedback and data as new systems and interfaces come on-line;
  • Operate plotters, printers, and scanners.

For complete details, please see the job announcement link above. For specific information in reference to the position contact the hiring manager:
Name: Carrie Marvel
Phone: (907) 269-8838
Fax: (907) 269-8920
Email: carrie.marvel@alaska.gov

Monday, August 28, 2017

Job Posting: GIS Analyst III

Organization: Alaska Transportation & Public Facilities
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Closing Date: September 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

Online Job Announcement

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Administrative Services Division (ASD) Information Services Section is seeking a GIS Analyst III to join our team and help us Keep Alaska Moving!

The use of spatial data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is rapidly expanding within the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF). As a result, the Information Systems and Services Division (ISSD), Geospatial Engineering Services section (GES) is looking for an experienced and motivated GIS professional to join our growing section. If you work well in a dynamic setting, enjoy developing solutions, and are a team player then we want to hear from you.

Roles and Responsibilities
This position has three primary responsibilities within ISSD/GES:
  • Data Collection: Lead the GIS data collection program and activities for ISSD/GES. These duties directly support the department's state and federal reporting and program requirements.
  • GIS Project Coordination: Serve as a GIS coordinator for projects that require collaboration between the business unit and ISSD/GES. The coordinator is the primary GIS point of contact for the business unit staff for a given project and is responsible for developing GIS solutions that address the needs of the business unit and fit with the long term goals and vision for enterprise GIS.
  • Geodatabase Administration: Assist the GES geodatabase administrator in geodatabase development and management activities. The assistant role offers an opportunity for learning and professional growth and provides backup coverage when the geodatabase administrator is unavailable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Expertise
Candidates for this position should have a diverse blend of demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in the following areas:
  • Spatial data collection hardware, software, and techniques
  • Project management principles and practices
  • Project budget management
  • ArcGIS applications (Desktop, Enterprise, ArcGIS Online...)
  • Spatial analysis and reporting
  • Cartographic production (hardcopy and web-based)
  • Develop geoprocessing scripts and tools
  • Time management and prioritization (to successfully manage multiple concurrent projects)
  • Verbal and written communication (including the ability to communicate project requirements to a wide range of customers)
  • Ability to build consensus among a group of diverse stakeholders
  • Teach and mentor staff
  • Translate a business need into a data model and a geodatabase
  • Integrate business data with spatial data
  • Create and administer personal, file and Microsoft SQL geodatabases

Minimum Qualifications
One year of professional experience equivalent to GIS Analyst II with the State of Alaska.

To Apply
  1. Attach a professional Cover Letter as instructed in the Job Recruitment Bulletin
  2. Provide a written response as to how you meet the Minimum Qualifications
  3. Provide a written response to support the key duties and desired qualifications bulleted in the Job description.
For complete details, please see the job announcement link above.