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

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.
  • 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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Event Registration: 2021 AK Virtual Geospatial Gathering

Registration is Now Open ~ March 1st through 4th

Thanks to our enthusiastic geospatial community, we received enough content for three days plus a half day of Esri technical sessions. The Esri sessions will be held the afternoon of Monday, March 1, followed by community presentations Tuesday through Thursday, March 2-4. The event will be held virtually via GoToWebinar and it will be free to attend.

Click here to register or for more information.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Event Announcement: 2021 AK Virtual Geospatial Gathering

Save the Date ~ Week of March 1st
Call for Presentations ~ Deadline February 8th

Plans are in the works to have a Virtual Geospatial Gathering event in March.

The goal is to provide a platform for the Alaskan geospatial community to share work, interact with relevant professionals, participate in learning, receive updates, and build community during this pandemic induced time of physical isolation and distancing. AAUG/URISA annual meeting will be held during one of the breaks. Other groups are encouraged to do the same. Information will be updated here as it develops.

Dates for the gathering will be the week of March 1-5, 2021. We are anticipating it will be a one to three-day event. Exact duration will depend on the amount of content submitted. The event will be held virtually via a webinar platform and it will be free to attend.

Registration information will be announced once we have the program defined.

Click here for more information.