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

Training Announcement: Mastering 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 22-23, 2018; January 9-10, 2019; March 13-14, 2019; May 8-9, 2019

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.

After completing the course, you will:
  • Use the various methods of labeling in ArcGIS
  • Create new data and edit existing data in ArcGIS
  • Create and execute a Python tool
  • Use the primary geoprocessing tools within ArcGIS to perform spatial analysis
  • Use ArcGIS Online to create a feature service of editable vector data
  • Use ArcGIS Online to create a map application that allows users to edit data

Training Announcement

Job Posting: Engineering Technician (Geomatics)

Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Location: Elmendorf AFB, AK
Closing Date: August 3, 2018

Online Job Announcement

Summary:

The Alaska District is seeking to fill a Civil Engineering Technician GS-11 Geomatics position located in the Engineering, Construction and Operations Division, Geotechnical & Engineering Services Branch, Geomatics Section. An ideal candidate will possess a strong technical background in Geospatial Database Systems (GDS) and advanced modeling AutoCAD skills, a leader and problem solver with excellent communication and customer service skills.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for gathering, managing, and manipulating geospatial data within a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform, implements data validation procedures and certifies data before it is posted to Intranet or eGIS.
  • Provide technical consultation and advice on developing innovative GIS approaches, procedures and products for a wide variety of program and project requirements encompassing all Corps of Engineer missions.
  • Work with subject matter experts throughout the District in applying GIS tools to a project or study to ensure that the development of maps, graphics, and visualization products meet accuracy and content requirements.
  • Support design and construction by publishing design phase plan sets, packaging design analyses, specifications, and drawings in pdf format.
  • Support Corps of Engineers and District CAD users by creating and modifying Civil 3D Styles, Imperial and metric templates, and troubleshooting CAD software configuration and settings issues.
  • Prepare scopes of work and government estimates, provide technical support in contract negotiations, and serve as Contracting Officer?s Representative (COR) during execution of GIS-related task orders to Architect-Engineer contracts.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application from the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact the Army Application Helpdesk at USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Job Posting: GIS Analyst III

Organization: Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Wildlife Conservation
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Closing Date: March 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

Online Job Announcement

The Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Wildlife Conservation is seeking a full-time permanent GIS Analyst III (PCN 11-2203) to be stationed in Anchorage. This position independently provides Geographic Information Systems (GIS) design, implementation, data management, and technical support to the Division of Wildlife Conservation. This includes programming support, design, development, and maintenance of geospatial databases for the computation, analysis, and delivery of geospatial data and products. This position supervises one GIS Analyst, and helps coordinate joint GIS infrastructure and shared resources within the Department.

Key responsibilities include the following:
  • Perform programming tasks to develop and maintain web-based user interfaces to GIS resources.
  • Assist in establishing geodatabase and GIS data quality, handling, and integrity standards for the department.
  • Create automated workflows in GIS software to improve process efficiency and software capabilities.
  • Configure and maintain ArcGIS enterprise systems including: ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Image Server, and Web Adaptors.
  • Clearly communicate enterprise system architecture to department GIS analysts and develop protocols for tasks such as publishing and sharing GIS content to diverse user groups.
  • Creating and updating base maps and thematic data layers. Data often requires significant processing and may need to be collected from multiple sources.
  • Perform the full scope of spatial analyses where the work exceeds the capability of basic data filters and may require the use of higher level query languages to investigate geographic and demographic patterns.
  • Establish statistics, test hypotheses, or develop spatial models that support operational decisions.
  • Provide expert-level consultation to management and IT staff regarding GIS capabilities, long-term program development needs.
  • Create and update project-specific geodatabases.
  • Provide advanced level training and facilitate GIS-related professional development for division staff.
  • Develop and maintain ArcGIS enterprise system security and permissions.
  • Document, maintain, store, and control access to divisional GIS resources in various storage subsystems; and clearly communicate organization structures, locations and metadata to GIS end-users.
  • Develop and maintain base map services and other GIS feature services.
  • Respond to external and internal GIS requests sent to the division's GIS helpdesk.

The ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following desired strengths (All nineteen (19) of these traits must be documented in your cover letter and applicant profile. If you do not have experience with one or more of the traits listed below, simply say so):
  • Considerable knowledge of the general methods and techniques associated with creating geographic information products and interpreting data in a GIS environment.
  • Considerable knowledge of ESRI and GIS-related products, including Image Server and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Considerable knowledge of mosaic dataset manipulation
  • Considerable knowledge of ESRI ArcSDE on Microsoft SQL database construction and management
  • Considerable knowledge of current GIS software capabilities and limitations.
  • Considerable knowledge of the techniques and principles associated with organizing, storing and maintaining the integrity of spatial data.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and standards governing the use of metadata.
  • Considerable knowledge of field data collection methods.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in interpreting and analyzing spatial data.
  • Knowledge of how to appropriately use remotely sensed imagery and data.
  • Knowledge of ESRI software licensing requirements.
  • Experience using map caching to create base maps and services.
  • Experience designing and implementing enterprise GIS systems and security models using ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS, and multiple Web Adaptors for a large, geographically diverse, organization with varying security needs.
  • Experience configuring and maintaining web servers.
  • Experience developing, administering, and maintaining SQL Server enterprise geodatabases including setting up ArcGIS clients and developing and maintaining security models.
  • Experience with computer programming including using python and other programming languages to automate administrative tasks.
  • Experience developing and maintaining authoritative GIS datasets and distributing via web interfaces (e.g., Open Data, ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS) to the public and/or internal users with different access permissions.
  • Skill in communicating technical GIS concepts to an agency's non-GIS staff.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.

For specific information in reference to the position please contact:
Name: Caleb Wylie
Phone: (907) 465-4192
Email: caleb.wylie@alaska.gov

Friday, April 13, 2018

Outreach Posting: Cartographer

Organization: USDA Forest Service
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Grade: GS-1370-11/12
Location: Juneau, AK
Respond By: April 30, 2018

Outreach Announcement
Online Announcement

The Alaska Region, Engineering & Information Management, is outreaching to fill a Permanent full-time Cartographer, GS-1370-11/12 to be located in Juneau, Alaska at the Regional Office. This is a non-supervisory position, serving as the Cartography specialist in support of the unit’s cartographic production and publication.

This outreach serves to gauge interest for a future vacancy announcement. Reassignment for eligible Forest Service candidates at the full performance level (GS-12) may also be available. TOS may be negotiated.

This position is located at the Regional Office in Juneau, Alaska. Positions located in the Alaska Region receive a locality payment of 28.02%. Additionally, employees located in Juneau, Alaska receive a 3.74% 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 is responsible for delivering high quality cartographic products and related geospatial support to the Alaska Region to support land, natural resources and ecosystem management by providing a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:

  • Developing and managing the Alaska Region’s cartography production, geographic names and map sales programs, collaborating/coordinating with forest, region, national and non-federal entities.
  • Using professional knowledge of theories, principles, practices and techniques of cartography to plan, estimate, and schedule unusually difficult and complex work projects connected with the photogrammetry process, remote sensing, GIS, geodesy and cartography.
  • Applying new and evolving state-of-the-art technology and automation techniques (scripting and programming tools) to design and produce attractive, accurate, cost effective, professional cartographic products and reports that meet the specific needs of the agency’s program, resource and land managers, and the public. The maps may be standard Forest Service products or custom designs.
  • Applying the principles and applications of modern cartography, with emphasis on photogrammetry, statistics, remote sensing, digital image processing and photointerpretation to evaluate source material; research, analyze, select and prepare photographic and cartographic materials.
  • Working as part of a regional team, modernizes traditional map production using appropriate analysis, design and production tools systems, such as geospatial information, photogrammetric systems, graphic design, image processing software, cartographic production systems, web mapping applications and global positioning systems.

If interested in this position, please complete and submit the outreach form from the Outreach Announcement link above. For more information, contact Kim Homan at (907) 586-7957 or via email at kimhoman@fs.fed.us.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Job Posting: GIS Lead

Organization: SurvBase, LLC
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Anchorage, AK
Closing Date: March 23, 2018

SurvBase is recruiting for a GIS Lead to assist on a variety of projects. Using GIS, the incumbent will aggregate and analyze title, boundary, natural resource, elevation, and other data. Data will be presented to clients via web portal, printed maps, reports, etc.

This position requires a versatile individual to lead on GIS based projects/tasks as well as to work on a wide variety of more traditional survey tasks such as title research, boundary determination, field surveys, scanning, and hydrographic surveys. SurvBase provides training and mentorship to help the incumbent increase expertise and broaden their knowledge base. This is a great opportunity for a person with a strong GIS background to get experience which counts towards professional land surveyor licensing experience in Alaska.

SurvBase offers above average pay and competitive benefits.

Position starts: March 2018

Hours: 40 hours per week, some overtime available

Key responsibilities include the following:
  • Acquire, assess, and organize GIS data
  • Work with clients and staff to determine appropriate mapping and analysis goals - produce the required maps and reports
  • Mentor other staff

Position requirements:
  • Strong ability to communicate graphically and in writing
  • Experience using ArcGIS software
  • Light programming
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A basic understanding of title and boundary law
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to expand title, boundary, and field survey skills

For specific information about the position please contact:
Name: John Kerr
Email: GeoHire@SurvBase.com

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Training Announcement: Navigating GIS Concepts

Organization: Blue Skies Solutions, LLC
Location: TIPS Training Lab, 9th Floor, Atwood Building, 550 W 7th Avenue, Anchorage
Date(s): April 23-24, 2018; February 5-6, 2018

This 2-day, 16-hour course, with a focus on Alaska applications, is designed for those new to the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or for those desiring a refresher on what makes GIS such a powerful workplace tool.

Using Esri's ArcGIS Desktop, you will learn where to find data, create maps, explore the data behind the maps, and apply methods to share your maps. You will also learn how to create and distribute powerful interactive maps using ArcGIS Online.

Training Announcement

For more information, please visit the web link above or contact info2@blueskiessolutions.net.

Training Announcement: Mastering GIS Concepts

Organization: Blue Skies Solutions, LLC
Location: TIPS Training Lab, 9th Floor, Atwood Building, 550 W 7th Avenue, Anchorage
Date(s): April 25-26, 2018; February 7-8, 2018

This is also a 2-day, 16-hour course with a focus on Alaska applications. It picks up where "Navigating GIS Concepts" leaves off. It is designed for those with a solid foundation in the basics of GIS and are ready to explore some of the more technical components of ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Online.

You will will learn to use the various methods of labeling in ArcGIS, to create new data and edit existing data in ArcGIS, to utilize Python scripting to help speed up your work processes, learn how data driven pages can create some amazing map books, and to use the primary geoprocessing tools within ArcGIS to perform spatial analysis and to create a model.

With ArcGIS Online, you will create a feature service of editable vector data, and also use ArcGIS Online to create a map application that allows users to add and edit data.

Training Announcement

For more information, please visit the web link above or contact info2@blueskiessolutions.net.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Job Posting: Geologist I

Organization: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, DNR
Position Type: Full-Time, Short-Term, Non-Permanent
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Closing Date: February 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) is recruiting for a Geologist I to help the Survey preserve its legacy of samples and data for future research. Using GIS, the incumbent will harvest sample locations and information from scanned oversized maps. DGGS database programmers will then associate the sample locations and data with DGGS samples stored at the Geologic Materials Center in Anchorage and in DGGS’ various databases.

Dates needed: March 1 – June 30, 2018

Hours: 30-37.5 hours per week, 37.5 hours preferred

Key responsibilities include the following:
  • Scan oversize maps
  • Digitize sample locations using ArcGIS 10.5.1
  • Record important information about the maps in DGGS’ online archiving application

Position requirements:
  • Experience using ArcGIS software
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A basic understanding of geologic terms
  • Ability to work independently

For specific information in reference to the position please contact:
Name: Jennifer Athey
Email: jennifer.athey@alaska.gov

Monday, January 8, 2018

Job Posting: Seasonal Cartographic Technician

Organization: National Park Service
Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
Duration: Approximately May through August 2018
Location: Multiple Locations in Alaska
Closing Date: January 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Online Announcement for AK-1537-AKRO-18-10052596-DE

Summary
These positions are located in: Please visit find a park or the links above for additional park information.

These positions are Full-Time temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (about 6 months) in a service year. Positions may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.

The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for these positions is May-August, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 2018.

This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 300 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of applicants, or 01/12/2018 is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the applicant limit.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

Government housing may be available.

Selectees may be moved between duty stations within the park

Tasks/Duties
  • Visits field sites to gather information using accepted Global Position System (GPS) surveying and mapping techniques including both mapping grade and surveying grade Real Time Kinematic (RTK) projects.
  • Prepares digital and hardcopy mapping and information products for park needs with required tasks including (nut no limited to) field data collection, spatial analysis, LIDAR processing, creating 3D geospatial datasets/representations, geo-referencing and cartographic production.
  • Prepares and maintains digital and hardcopy versions of data and data histories (meeting FGDC metadata standards).
  • Assists in the design and development of GPS data dictionaries, spatial data inventories and field collection planning for seasonal natural resources, cultural resources and facility management projects.
  • Assists park staff in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and analysis, helps train staff in field GPS techniques and in integration of field data into geospatial information.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit the required documents as described on the Online Announcement link above. For more information, contact the HR Assistant at 907-644-3828 or via email at akr_usa_staffing@nps.gov with questions about the position.