Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Job Posting: GIS Analyst 2

Organization: Alaska Department of Natural Resources, DGGS
Position Type: Seasonal, Full-Time, Permanent (currently budgeted for 12 months/year)
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Closing Date: October 19, 2022 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 GIS Analyst to perform important grant-funded work: (1) prepare and quality control digital geologic data for incorporation in an authoritative statewide GIS database of Alaska geologic information and delivery to the national repository for geologic data managed by the U.S. Geological Survey; and (2) contribute to collaborative development of DGGS’ Alaska-wide geologic data management and delivery system, which uses an Alaska-pioneered, extended national data standard (AK GeMS) for geologic maps, ESRI ArcGIS software (Map, Pro, Enterprise, Online, etc.) and PostgreSQL database platform.

In addition to the standard Minimum Job Qualifications for a GIS Analyst 2, the following knowledge and skills are REQUIRED for this position. All of these skills must be documented in your cover letter and applicant profile. If you don't have experience with one or more of the abilities listed, please say so in your required cover letter.
  • Full proficiency in ArcGIS Pro or, alternatively, ArcMap, to design, produce, and update thematic data and basemaps.
  • Knowledge and experience with GIS quality control procedures.
  • Knowledge of the ArcGIS Enterprise environment (ArcGIS Enterprise Portal and ArcServer), geodatabase administration, and PostgreSQL.
  • Experience with GIS-related programming and scripting languages (for example, SQL, Python, JavaScript).
  • Knowledge of geographic principles, standards-based cartographic science, visual communications, color theory, graphic design, typography, and computer-assisted map design and production.

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