Monday, September 28, 2020

Job Posting: GIS Analyst III

Organization: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, DNR
Position Type: Full-Time, Long-Term, Non-Permanent
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Closing Date: October 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

This recruitment is open to Alaska residents only.

Online Job Announcement

The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented advanced GIS Analyst to perform important grant-funded work to continue development of an Alaska-wide GIS database of geologic information. The database uses an Alaska-pioneered, extended national data standard for geologic maps. DGGS’ in-development geologic map production system is of interest to other state geologic surveys and the U.S. Geological Survey. The position will also use programming to develop potentially high-profile GIS web applications and write scripts to streamline data management processes that may be distributed nationally. This position will be part of the DGGS Geologic Information Center (GIC) team and work with other GIS-focused staff to manage and distribute Alaska geologic data. This position is anticipated to last 1.5 years with the possibility of extensions through future grant funding.

The mission of the Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys is to determine the potential of Alaskan land for production of metals, minerals, fuels, and geothermal resources, the locations and supplies of groundwater and construction material, and the potential geologic hazards to buildings, roads, bridges, and other installations and structures (AS 41.08.020). The division views public geologic information as a key element in unlocking our natural resources, protecting communities, and helping grow Alaska's economy. Geologic Information Center (section) staff supports the dedicated scientists of DGGS who create geologic data to further the division’s mission.

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Manage the division’s geologic map production workflow, which is based on Geologic Map Schema (GeMS) and utilizes both ArcGIS Enterprise and PostgreSQL.
  • Populate and maintain the content of the multi-map enterprise PostgreSQL geodatabase with published single-geologic-map geodatabases.
  • Administer GIS data in the division’s enterprise multi-map and numerous single-map PostgreSQL geodatabases, ensuring GIS data quality and maintaining the map data archive.
  • Perform programming tasks to develop and maintain web-based user interfaces to GIS resources, including the development of internal and public-facing map services and applications.
  • Create and document map production workflow components, automations, and code.

The successful candidate will demonstrate or provide experience related to the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and core competencies:
  • Expert knowledge of ArcGIS Enterprise (ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Image Server), geodatabase administration, and PostgreSQL
  • Experience with programming and scripting languages (for example, Python, JavaScript, SQL, HTML) and frameworks/APIs (for example, Leaflet, ArcGIS API, REST web services) suitable for the development of web maps in a UNIX-based environment
  • Speak and write effectively; provide advanced level training, technical support, and GIS-related professional development opportunities for division staff; work effectively with others
  • Knowledge of geologic mapping and the Geologic Map Schema (GeMS) standard are not required, but are desired

Minimum Qualifications:
  • One year of professional experience equivalent to GIS Analyst II with the State of Alaska.
  • OR A master's degree from an accredited college that includes either a GIS related concentration or a GIS certificate.

For specific questions regarding this position, please contact the hiring manager, Jennifer Athey at at (907) 451-5028 or via email at

Friday, May 15, 2020

Job Posting: GIS Analyst II

Organization: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Closing Date: May 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

This recruitment is open to Alaska residents only.

Online Job Announcement

Our mission at DCRA is to focus on consistent community communication and collaboration. This position will provide advanced-level technical GIS and cartographic design expertise and training to facilitate the production of maps, graphics, reports, visual presentation, and digital data products. These products will facilitate the transmission of community-based data so this position will involve managing and controlling quality data going within the division's geodatabases; acquiring, analyzing, and managing digital geospatial data; and providing training and support to the division's GIS users.

To be successful in this position a candidate will need the following core competencies:
  • Fluency and currency in GIS technology such as ArcGIS and thorough understanding of geodatabase concepts;
  • Technical knowledge in AutoCAD and in its interoperability with GIS technology;
  • Technical knowledge in management of ArcGIS Server and enterprise geodatabase;
  • Advanced skills in cartographic science, visual communication, color theory and graphic design; and
  • Experience with land planning and management.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • One year of professional experience equivalent to GIS Analyst I with the State of Alaska AND An associate's degree from an accredited college that includes either a GIS related concentration, a GIS certificate, or 9 semester hours (12 quarter hours) of GIS-related course work;
  • OR Two years of paraprofessional experience working in data collection, cartography, web-site development, GIS operations, or a related field will substitute for the required associate's degree;
  • OR A bachelor's degree from an accredited college that includes either a GIS-related major or minor, a GIS certificate, or 18 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of GIS-related coursework will substitute for the required experience and associate's degree.

For specific questions regarding this position, please contact the hiring manager, Grace Beaujean at at (907) 269-4521 or via email at

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Job Posting: Seasonal Cartographic Technician

Organization: National Park Service
Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
Duration: Approximately April through October 2020
Location: Multiple Locations in Alaska
Closing Date: January 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Online Announcement for AK-1537-AKRO-20-10619780-DE

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

The typical seasonal period is April through October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April or May 2020.

  • 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.

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 with questions about the position.

New Server for AK DNR's Public Services

We would like to announce we have a new ArcGIS Server to host DNR’s public services. We have to retire our old server by January 31st, which we understand isn’t very long to get services transferred. However, we need to try to push that direction quickly since the software on the server is outdated.

The new services tree is found here:

Along with the server change, we also restructured our services tree. Please take a moment to find the services you use within our new structure. Most of our services fall under Open Data, which we serve out to our Open Data site here:

We found the ArcGIS Online Assistant helpful in updating web map URL’s. The ArcGIS Online Assistant can be found here:

If you have any questions or need assistance finding a service, please contact Erin Palmer or Belinda Jerger know and we would be happy to help.