Friday, May 10, 2013

Job Posting: Habitat Biologist III

Organization: AK Department of Fish & Game
Location: Anchorage, AK
Closing Date: May 28, 2013

Online Job Announcement

The Habitat Biologist III will be responsible for providing technical and programmatic support to the Department’s involvement in the US Fish and Wildlife Service Landscape Conservation Cooperative Program (LCCs). The position will also coordinate with the fish and wildlife mapping initiative.

In support of these programs, the position will coordinate the application of Department generated data into a GIS framework that supports habitat, fish and wildlife distribution, subsistence and other human uses. A thorough knowledge and understanding of GIS applications, specifically ArcGIS, is needed to facilitate this mapping initiative across multiple sets of spatially variable data.

This position will be programmatically involved with fish and wildlife habitat, species concerns, climate change research and strategies for adaptation and mitigation. The position will be engaged with these issues across the state and through multi-agency involvement.

For more information, contact Sue Rodman at 907-267-2274.

Training Announcement: Esri ArcGIS I, Juneau

Organization: Blue Skies Solutions, LLC
Location: VTRC Computer Lab, Juneau
Date(s): October 15-16, 2013

Esri ArcGIS I: Introduction to GIS (for ArcGIS 10.1, 2-days)

This course teaches what a GIS is and what you can do with it. Working with the ArcGIS system, you will create GIS maps, explore and analyze the data behind the maps, and apply methods to easily share your maps. By the end of the course, you will gain solid understanding of how GIS maps and ArcGIS tools are used to visualize real-world features, discover patterns, obtain information, and communicate that information to others.

Who Should Attend
Individuals who do not have any prior GIS education or workplace experience with GIS.

After completing the course, you will be able to:
• Quickly create and share a GIS map using ArcGIS web-based tools and content. • Find and organize geographic data and other GIS resources for a mapping project. • Accurately display features on a GIS map and efficiently access information about them. • Analyze a GIS map to identify where features that meet specific criteria are located. • Share GIS maps and analysis results so they can be viewed using desktop applications, websites, and mobile devices.

Click here for registration information.

For more information, please contact Michael Knapp at