Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Job Posting: GIS Technician

Organization: Northern Land Use Research Alaska, LLC.
Position Type: Seasonal (April 28th, 2016 – July 31st, 2016, with possible extension)
Location: Fairbanks, AK

Online Job Announcement

The GIS technician fulfills tasks and duties associated with geospatial data management from field deployment, field data collection, geospatial corrections and QAQC. Duties include collecting, organizing, analyzing, processing, editing and producing geospatial data and related outputs such as geodatabases and maps. The GIS technician reports directly to the GIS coordinator for task assignments.

Essential Functions include:
  • Geospatial data management: support collection, processing, analysis, and production of geospatial data and related products, such as maps and geodatabases.
  • Complete QA/QC of field data (geospatial and non-geospatial data).
  • Utilizes various data sets/layers, including cultural resource data.
  • Edits field data
  • Assists in pre-field, field, and report phases of projects.
  • Upload/Download data from GNSS and GPS units
  • Adhere to data management processes, policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines for data management.
  • Must be prompt and efficient, display a sound work ethic, and be able to foster good communication and competent business practices. Must work cooperatively and collaboratively and to ably assist both the efforts of individual employees and the public.
  • Project professional, positive demeanor in voice and appearance to NLURA employees and the public.
  • Other duties as assigned.

For more information about the position and how to apply, see the online posting on NLURA’s website or contact Jennifer Clapp at jlc@northernlanduse.com or 907-474-9684.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Job Posting: GIS Summer Internship

Organization: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Position Type: Summer Internship
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Closing Date: April 30, 2016 or until filled

Online Job Announcement

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increasingly use mapping to monitor progress and manage watersheds. ADEC identifies Alaska Clean Water Action priority waters and impaired waters to protect water quality and restore polluted waters to healthier conditions, but GIS data is limited on these waters. The intern will receive training on how to update and modernize GIS data for impaired and priority waters in preparation for catchment analysis. The intern will update GIS data on impaired and priority waters using the National Hydrography Dataset and the United States Geological Service (USGS) Hydrography Event Management tool. Results of this work will facilitate the process of USGS and EPA defining catchment basins for those watersheds.

Send a letter of interest and resume to drew.grant@alaska.gov with “ADEC Internship Application” in the subject line. Students must be enrolled in an Alaskan institute of higher education to qualify. Stipend is $5000. The internship is to take place in Juneau, but may possibly be moved to Anchorage if necessary. Open until filled, but applications received by April 30 will receive first consideration. Any questions about the position please direct to Drew Grant at (907) 465-5304.