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.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Job Posting: Account Manager for State Government (OR/ID)

Organization: Esri
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Olympia, WA

Online Job Announcement

We invite you to use your deep understanding of the public safety 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.

Minimum Requirements
  • 3+ years of enterprise sales experience providing solutions to businesses
  • 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 industry 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.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Job Posting: GIS Division Manager

Organization: Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Position Type: Full-Time Exempt
Location: Palmer, AK
Closing Date: June 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

Online Job Announcement

This position is responsible for managing the department's GIS functions. 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.
  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the occupational field, sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, including three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • 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.
  • Completion of required Incident Command System (ICS) courses in accordance with established Borough policy.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages the E911 site addressing program, including related GIS datasets; oversees E911 GIS data maintenance; oversees systems integration; maintains and utilizes specializes ArcGIS E911 site addressing extensions to ensure data quality.
  • Manages the Borough cadastral program; oversees AutoCAD and ArcGIS technologies.
  • Manages the analysis and cartography program in the acquisition, editing, maintenance and distribution of spatial data and in the creation of custom and published maps.
  • Oversees and manages enterprise geospatial technology growth and upgrades.
  • Manages the online viewers program.
  • Provides analysis and mapping for the redistricting/reapportionment program.
  • Manages division budget; approves purchase orders and budget adjustments; collaborates with Information Technology Director and others to identify funding needs and resources; prepares and justifies annual budget requests.
  • Conducts market research on mature and emerging technologies.
  • Establishes, implements and monitors division goals, objectives, policies and procedures; provides long-range GIS planning in alignment with department and Borough strategic initiatives.
  • Represents the Borough and the department in interactions with local, state, regional, and national agencies; participates as a member of local and regional boards and councils; develops and maintains partnerships with other government entities, the business sector, community organizations, and local, state and federal officials.
  • Hires, trains, assigns, schedules, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines personnel.
  • Evaluates customer business needs and recommends appropriate technical solutions.
  • Manage GIS-related projects.
  • Provides oversight and functional direction of assigned contractor daily activities.
  • Develops and maintains process documentation to ensure continuity of services and process improvement.
  • Manages GIS/CAD related operations during emergency events under the Incident Command System.
  • Ensures compliance with occupational safety and health regulations applicable to area of responsibility, including but not limited to: proper facilitation of Respiratory Protection Program; proper facilitation of Bloodborne Pathogens Program; proper use by and maintenance of personal protective equipment; Safety Data Sheet books, inspection reports, training records, and hazard documentation are maintained and up to date; preventive programs and corrective actions are properly implemented.
  • 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.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Job Posting: GIS Analyst II

Organization: Alaska Department of Natural Resources, DGGS
Position Type: Full-Time, Long-Term, Non-Permanent
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Closing Date: June 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

Online Job Announcement

The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) is seeking an early career professional to contribute to coastal shoreline change, flooding, and associated natural hazards studies that impact communities and infrastructure in Alaska. The successful applicant will use knowledge of coastal geomorphology, field data collection for coastal hazards, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) geospatial data analysis and processing, and airborne/satellite remote sensing to make meaningful contributions to the Division’s Coastal Hazards Program (CHP). The successful applicant will work under the direction of the CHP manager in Anchorage, Alaska. This is a long-term nonpermanent position for at least one year, with opportunities for annual extension.

Mission & Culture:

The DGGS mission is to determine the potential of Alaskan land for the 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 DGGS Coastal Hazards Program conducts mapping, monitoring, and modeling to evaluate vulnerabilities to coastal flooding and erosion. This program is dedicated to fostering scientific partnerships that will improve the quality and quantity of the critical baseline data that are necessary to fuel informed decision-making throughout the state.

Core Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Plan, conduct, and process data from field investigations to assess coastal flood and erosion vulnerability, including logistical support for travel throughout rural Alaska communities, collection of survey-grade RTK-GPS elevation data, operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and using survey processing software (e.g., Trimble Business Center) as well as online tools (e.g., NOAA-NGS online positioning user service) to process elevation data.
  • Locate, import, export, reformat, and process thematic and geologic hazard data for use within a GIS.
  • Create and maintain geodatabases to store geologic hazard project data.
  • Perform geospatial analysis of data to answer unique questions regarding coastal flooding and erosion.
  • Evaluate field-collected and other spatial data to determine positional accuracy according to community (e.g., ASPRS) accepted metrics.
  • Orthorectify aerial and satellite imagery for use in base maps and geologic hazard analysis.
  • Prepare and use remotely sensed data (elevation and imagery) to create raw data layers, maps, and online tools in geographic information products.
  • Apply cartographic design principles to create publication-ready maps of geologic hazards.
  • Create GIS processing enhancements by using Python scripting or developing step-by-step workflows for processing spatial data.
  • Work with the public and project partners to explain GIS capabilities and data requirements, to provide GIS-related training, and to design specifications for individual deliverables in compliance with common geologic hazards practice.
  • Prepare written publications and communications of GIS analyses for the public and project partners.

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;
  • SUBSTITUTION: 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.
  • SUBSTITUTION: 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 information in reference to the position please contact:
Name: Jacquelyn Overbeck
Phone: 907-451-5026
Email: jacquelyn.overbeck@alaska.gov

Monday, April 5, 2021

Event Recordings: 2021 AK Virtual Geospatial Gathering

Recordings are now posted

Thanks to our enthusiastic geospatial community, we received enough content for three days plus a half day of Esri technical sessions. The community presentations were held Tuesday through Thursday, March 2-4 and these presentations are now available.

Click here to access recorded presentations.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Job Posting: GIS Analyst II

Organization: Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Closing Date: April 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

Online Job Announcement

Who we are:

Under the supervision of a Habitat Biologist III, this position has primary responsibility for maintaining and making annual revisions to the master statewide Anadromous Waters Catalog (AWC) dataset. There are typically hundreds of nominations to update the AWC each year; and the editing, geodatabases and metadata revisions, and production of new maps follows a tight schedule with deadlines that includes a Department and public review. Additionally, the position supports department staff by producing a variety of publication quality digital (geodatabases, data, project applications) and hard copy Geographic Information System (GIS) products (maps, figures), requiring a strong working knowledge of a variety of graphic and mapping software applications.

The mission of the Division of Sport Fish is to protect, maintain and improve the state’s fisheries resources. In Alaska, habitats that support use by migrating, spawning, or rearing anadromous fish are protected under multiple administrative jurisdictions, including state, federal, and local habitat protection standards. Alaska Statute (AS) 16.05.871 (the Anadromous Fish Act) is a keystone statutory protection for freshwater habitats of anadromous fish in Alaska, requiring the ADF&G to "specify the various rivers, lakes, and streams or parts of them" of the state that are important to the spawning, rearing, or migration of anadromous fish. The AWC and its companion Atlas are the media used to accomplish this specification and are adopted as regulation under 5 AAC 95.011. The primary purpose of the AWC is to inform land use and permitting decisions regarding habitats important to the migration, spawning and rearing of anadromous fish species.

Who we are looking for:
  • Professional level knowledge of and proficiency using ArcGIS software and related spatial data management products.
  • Experience creating publication quality electronic and hard copy products (maps and data), primarily in ArcGIS, for a variety of topics and subjects, including depictions of fish & wildlife distributions, point data, river hydrology, land status, topology, and administrative boundaries.
  • Experience reviewing and editing draft maps and spatial data layers to ensure accuracy and precision of final projects including data depiction, registration, and presentation.
  • Experience collaborating, planning, and developing spatial data projects by assessing staff needs and delivering ArcMap data, analysis, publication quality maps, KML (Google EarthTMfiles) or GPS files as requested.
  • Experience documenting GIS data layers by writing metadata following established standards, which often includes Federal Geographic Data Committee compliant metadata (i.e., national standard for metadata).

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;
  • SUBSTITUTION: 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.
  • SUBSTITUTION: 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 information in reference to the position please contact:
Name: Joe Giefer
Phone: 907-267-2336
Email: joe.giefer@alaska.gov

Monday, March 15, 2021

Job Posting: GIS Intern

Organization: Hilcorp
Position Title: GIS Intern
Position Type: Temporary Full-Time
Location: Anchorage, AK

Job Announcement

Hilcorp offers internships to Computer Science & Computer Systems Engineering students based upon previous experience and current course work/enrollment in Computer Science programs. GIS Interns will work in the corporate office, located in Anchorage, AK.

Responsibilities: Junior, Senior, or recently graduated Geomatics* students will work directly with the Hilcorp Geospatial Team on enterprise GIS implementations and web mapping systems, including automation & programming.

  • Adheres to the company’s values – Integrity, Ownership, Urgency, Alignment and Innovation.
  • Supports company vision and mission.
  • Adheres to established work schedule, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings.
  • Strong desire to learn and add value to a technical department.
Qualifications:
  • Applicant must have full summer availability.
  • *Graduating 2021, 2022, or recently graduated students working towards their BS/BA in Geomatics, Geological Sciences, Computer Science or BS in Computer Systems Engineering are encouraged to apply. Other disciplines with minor in Geographic Information Systems will also be considered.
  • Intern should be a full-time student or recently graduated with the last 12 months, with an interest in pursuing a career in the oil & gas industry.
  • Students or graduates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Ability to work a 5-day weekly office schedule in Anchorage.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
  • Student must be an AK resident or enrolled with an accredited school in Alaska.