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 humanresources@kpb.us.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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, 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 pete@gina.alaska.edu.

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, 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 pete@gina.alaska.edu.

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.

Job Posting: Advanced Wildlife Survey and GIS Technician

Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Arctic Beringia
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Closing Date: Until filled

Online Job Announcement

Provide GIS, data management, and field assistance to the Dall’s sheep monitoring program of the National Park Service Arctic Inventory and Monitoring Network (ARCN) and associated aerial distance sampling survey work conducted by ARCN, the Central Alaska Network (CAKN), the Western Arctic National Parklands (WEAR), Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (GAAR), Denali National Park and Preserve (DENA), Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (LACL) and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (WRST). The position will provide linkages between NPS wildlife objectives and those of WCS in the region, including work on predator/prey interactions (especially as they relate to wolverines) and outreach to hunters and their communities.

Desired start date is March 15, but flexible.

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

Training Announcement: Mastering GIS Concepts

Organization: Blue Skies Solutions, LLC
Location: TIPS Computer Lab, Atwood Building, Anchorage
Date(s): April 10-11, 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 info2@blueskiessolutions.net.

Training Announcement: Navigating GIS Concepts

Organization: Blue Skies Solutions, LLC
Location: TIPS Computer Lab, Atwood Building, Anchorage
Date(s): March 28-29, 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 info2@blueskiessolutions.net.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Job Posting: GIS Summer Internship

Organization: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Position Type: Summer Internship
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Closing Date: April 15, 2017 or until filled

Online Job Announcement

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increasingly use mapping to monitor progress and manage watersheds. ADEC identifies Alaska Clean Water Action priority waters and impaired waters to protect water quality and restore polluted waters to healthier conditions, but GIS data is limited on these waters. In addition, some of the mapping tools available elsewhere in the United States, such as National Hydrography Dataset+ (NHD+), is just being deployed on a larger scale in Alaska. The intern will receive training on how to update and modernize GIS data for impaired and priority waters in preparation for catchment analysis. The intern will refine GIS data on impaired and priority waters using the NHD and the United States Geological Service (USGS) Hydrography Event Management tool. The intern will also become part of the inter-agency team working to bring NHD+ to Alaska.

Send a letter of interest and resume to drew.grant@alaska.gov with “ADEC Internship Application” in the subject line. Students must be enrolled in an Alaskan institute of higher education to qualify. Stipend is $5000. The internship is to take place in Juneau, but may possibly be moved to Anchorage if necessary. Open until filled, but applications received by April 15 will receive first consideration. Any questions about the position please direct to Drew Grant at (907) 465-5304.