Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Job Posting: Regional Geospatial Coordinator (Physical Scientist)

Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Closing Date: April 19, 2022 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Online Announcement for NOS-OCM-2022-0013

Summary
NOAA/Office for Coastal Management (OCM) is recruiting for a Physical Scientist to serve as the Regional Geospatial Coordinator in Alaska. This is a new federal position and the duty station is Anchorage, AK. NOAA's Office for Coastal Management is excited to build out their in-State presence and geospatial data and tools capacity to better serve Alaska constituencies.

Tasks/Duties
As a Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties:
  • Coordinate and collaborate with federal, state, local, and tribal partners to maximize the impact of geospatial activities in the region and provide data, tools, technical assistance, and training required to meet the needs of coastal management professionals.
  • Provide geospatial technical expertise, develop technical guidance, lead quality assurance and geospatial data analysis, lead the technical project life cycle, and identify and coordinate funding sources for cost-sharing collaborations to acquire geospatial data and services.
  • Identify opportunities and represent the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) geospatial products and services in political engagements and provide expert analysis and interpretation of NOAA impact. Establish effective relationships with partners on data and decision-support product and service development, improvement, and maintenance as appropriate.
  • Lead communication efforts to inform and engage both technical and non-technical stakeholders regarding NOAA geospatial initiatives and projects. Provide regionally specific knowledge and subject matter expertise to project teams and actively participate in data development, quality assurance, and technical assistance activities.

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 Arthi Chandrasekaran at 703-496-4023 or via email at arthi.chandrasekaran@noaa.gov with questions about the position.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Job Posting: Seasonal Cartographic Technician

Organization: National Park Service
Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
Duration: Approximately April through October 2022
Location: Multiple Locations in Alaska
Closing Date: February 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Online Announcement for AK-1537-AKRO-22-11334172-DE

Summary
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 2022.

Tasks/Duties
This position includes, but is not limited to the following 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.

Government housing will be available at Denali Park. Government housing may be available at Bartlett Cove and Seward. 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.

Job Posting: Account Manager for State and Local Government (AK)

Organization: Esri
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Anchorage, AK

Online Job Announcement

We invite you to use your deep understanding of the State and Local Government industry and experience with geospatial technology to become an integral part of the account team. You’ll join a highly-skilled group of sales professionals and solution engineers who collaborate with existing customers to identify new, innovative ways of using our technology and help new users discover the value GIS can bring to their organization.

We’re looking for individuals who are customer oriented and collaborative team players who enjoy identifying and implementing strategies that will radically improve the challenges businesses face. You’ll work closely with a team that helps our customers take advantage of geoanalysis to find unique patterns, trends, and understanding hidden within complex business problems. This is a home-based position in Anchorage, Alaska.

Minimum Requirements
  • 3+ years of enterprise sales experience providing solutions to business units
  • Experience managing the sales cycle, creating partnerships, and establishing advocacy with customers
  • Understanding of account planning and opportunity strategy creation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the state and local governmentindustry and new technology trends and the ability to translate this into solutions for customers
  • Able to negotiate, present, and support visual storytelling across all levels of an organization
  • Experience with insight selling methodologies, including understanding and mitigating threats
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally 25-50%
  • Bachelor’s or master’s in GIS, business administration, or a related field, or equivalent work experience

Responsibilities
  • Build relationships. Prospect, develop, and implement location strategies for organizations. Maintain a healthy pipeline of business growth opportunities for new and existing customers. Leverage social media to build your professional network. Participate in trade shows, workshops, and seminars.
  • Understand our customers. Demonstrate industry knowledge and its relevance to the application of GIS. Identify key stakeholders and business drivers for an organization. Understand customer budgeting and acquisition processes.
  • Be an expert. Clearly articulate the strength and value of Esri technology as it relates to the industry. Consistently conduct research and pursue professional development to anticipate customer needs.
  • Deliver results. Successfully execute the account management and sales processes for all opportunities. Use consultative selling skills to understand the needs and business challenges of customers.
  • Collaborate with your team. Leverage your domain knowledge when working with cross-divisional teams to define and execute account strategies. Be motivated and resourceful and take initiative to resolve issues. Use whiteboard sessions and other techniques to support visual storytelling.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Job Posting: GIS Specialist GS-12

Organization: Department of the Air Force
Position Type: Full-Time, 2-Year Term
Location: Elmendorf AFB, AK
Closing Date: October 21, 2021 11:59PM (ET)

Online Job Announcement

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Alaska NORAD Region and Alaskan Command - Common Operational Picture (COP)/Geographic Information System (GIS) Functional Manager. Collaborates with senior leadership on COP/GIS guidance and policies. Responsible for the overall management of track data sources supporting both real-world and exercise operations.

Responsibilities
  • Performs Command COP/GIS Functional Manager Duties. Provides recommendations that support critical, mission impacting information for key ANR - ALCOM decision makers, A2C2, operating cells and interagency mission partners.
  • Performs A2C2 COP/GIS duties. Serves as a technical specialist that produces various mapping products and digital databases.
  • Documents planning and programming decisions to meet ANR - ALCOM Situational Awareness System Requirements.
  • Prepares and delivers oral presentations such as briefings, training sessions, consultations, and strategy sessions with other staff service functions and activities to secure cooperation, resolve controversial matters, (cont. below) and convey information relative to proposed changes in assigned program(s).

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application from the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Job Posting: Scientist II / GIS Analyst

Organization: Owl Ridge Natural Resource Consultants
Position Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Location: Anchorage, AK
Closing Date: Until filled

Online Job Announcement

Owl Ridge is based in Anchorage, Alaska and was formed in 2012 as a small business enterprise to provide a full range of environmental consulting services for private sector, industry, and government clients. Our services include planning, permitting, field studies, and compliance. A scientist position at any level at Owl Ridge implies a broad use of the term in support of all aspects of our services that require analytical thinking and process management. Our expertise as a company is that we are experts at the broad understanding and management of process. A Scientist II/GIS Analyst will demonstrate the ability to incorporate analytical thinking and understanding of regulatory process into the deliverables required by our clients.

Requirements, Duties, and Responsibilities
  • B.S./B.A. or higher education in GIS, Environmental Science, Biology, Geology, Resource Management, Environmental Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Desired skills include data analysis, proficiency in mathematics, conducting research, strong written and verbal communication, problem solving, attention to detail, and proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access), MS Visio, and MS Project.
  • 1-3 years experience.
  • Implement and manage GIS aspects of Owl Ridge operations.
  • Support project mapping and figure requirements as well as undertake independent GIS projects.
  • Maintain GIS files in an organized manner and develop and implement appropriate GIS QA/QC procedures.
  • Evaluate GIS software and hardware needs on a regular basis to keep operations up to date.
  • Use and manage databases for a variety of purposes including lake and surface water data, GIS data, and data analysis.
  • Increase knowledge and expertise with the ESRI ArcGIS software: ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcPro and ArcGIS Online.
  • Understanding and application of geographic coordinate systems and projections.
  • Strong cartographic skills.
  • Fundamental understanding of data editing and spatial analysis.
  • Basic understanding of public data sources employed for natural resource consulting.
  • Understanding and knowledge of database design and implementation.
  • Field data collection employing various instrumentation including GPS, ArcGIS Collector etc.
  • Programming capabilities a plus but not required.
  • Be familiar with relevant state and federal regulations.
  • Prepare field studies program and sampling plans at direction of senior scientists.
  • Evaluate and analyze data in support of project requirements.
  • Support project management tasks as requested by senior staff.
  • Understand the regulatory environment that drives the scientific and data needs of the project.
  • Incorporate data in a clear and concise manner into regulatory documents.
  • Support data compilation and reporting for compliance purposes.
  • Have a high skill level with MS Office products and understand use of databases.
  • Support systems management such as administrative record and SharePoint.
  • Support Health and Safety reporting.
  • Travel into the field to support Owl Ridge biological and hydrological investigations, including data collection.
  • Identify and design systems and procedures as needed to make Owl Ridge more efficient and with greater deliverable quality.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application from the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact Paul Cartier at 907-748-5665 or via email at pcartier@owlridgenrc.com.

Job Posting: Scientist I / GIS Analyst

Organization: Owl Ridge Natural Resource Consultants
Position Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Location: Anchorage, AK
Closing Date: Until filled

Online Job Announcement

Owl Ridge is based in Anchorage, Alaska and was formed in 2012 as a small business enterprise to provide a full range of environmental consulting services for private sector, industry, and government clients. Our services include planning, permitting, field studies, and compliance. A scientist position at any level at Owl Ridge implies a broad use of the term in support of all aspects of our services that require analytical thinking and process management. Our expertise as a company is that we are experts at the broad understanding and management of process. A Scientist I/GIS Analyst is an entry level position that will provide full-time GIS technical support and science-based support to meet the diverse needs of the company.

Requirements, Duties, and Responsibilities
  • B.S./B.A. or higher education in GIS, Environmental Science, Biology, Geology, Resource Management, Environmental Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Desired skills include data analysis, proficiency in mathematics, conducting research, strong written and verbal communication, problem solving, attention to detail, and proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access), MS Visio, and MS Project.
  • Understanding and application of geographic coordinate systems and projections.
  • Strong cartographic skills.
  • Fundamental understanding of data editing and spatial analysis.
  • Basic understanding of public data sources employed for natural resource consulting.
  • Understanding and knowledge of database design and implementation.
  • Field data collection employing various instrumentation including GPS, Arc Collector etc.
  • Programming capabilities a plus but not required.
  • Support Health and Safety reporting.
  • Travel into the field to support Owl Ridge biological and hydrological investigations, including data collection.
  • Support field studies programs including development of sampling plans, data analysis, and summary reports.
  • Understand the regulatory environment that drives the scientific and data needs of the project.
  • Identify and design systems and procedures as needed to make Owl Ridge more efficient and with greater deliverable quality.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application from the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact Paul Cartier at 907-748-5665 or via email at pcartier@owlridgenrc.com.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Job Posting: GIS Programmer Analyst

Organization: Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Palmer, AK
Closing Date: September 6, 2021 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.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • 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.

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.