Friday, April 19, 2013

Event Announcement: 2013 Alaska Rural Energy Conference

Organization: Alaska Energy Authority and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power
Location: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa*
Date(s): April 29 through May 1, 2013.

Visit the event website to view the agenda and/or register to attend

The conference is a three day event developed to create a forum for energy stakeholders to share ideas and information with the goal of promoting economic development, environmental sustainability and energy security for Alaskans.

This year we have a great agenda planned and packed with over 100 speakers.

This conference brings together an average of 500 individuals from over 100 towns and villages throughout Alaska and beyond to hear the most recent project and technical updates and discuss practical energy solutions for our unique state.  It is a great opportunity to connect with community energy decision makers and the industries and agencies that support them.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Max Frey at or by phone at (907) 474-1143.

*Special rates are being offered for conference attendees at the Sheraton hotel including accommodation, parking and spa services.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Job Posting: GIS Technician

Organization: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Closing Date: Open until filled

Online Job Announcement

Performs GIS tasks under general supervision using industry accepted standards and procedures. This position will be responsible for providing GIS-related services to the department other UAF departments, and possibly other public entities. Will conduct surveying and mapping duties. Provide analysis and/or spatial data modeling, create maps and verify accuracy and completeness of topographical maps. Provide technical support on the maintenance, development, and operation of a regional GIS. May act as back up for CAD and BIM staff in the drafting and design of construction plans of a variety of engineering and architectural disciplines for bidding purposes, using current CAD software and/or other graphics software. 

Human Resources at UAF can be contacted at 907-474-7700 or via email at