Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Job Posting: GIS Intern

Organization: National Park Service
Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
Location: Varies (including Remote)
Closing Date: August 31, 2022

Online Job Announcement

The National Park Service is looking for the next cohort of GIS Interns! There are over 20 opportunities for students and recent graduates (within 2 years) to join the program, which is a partnership with Southern Utah University. This program allows interns to work at national park units and regional offices across the country to support geospatial projects and develop skills such as data management, cartography, mobile mapping, and programming. Each internship offers a unique experience and most opportunities include park housing or are approved for remote work. Internships begin in October and run for either 16 or 24 weeks. Hourly wages vary and range from $15-22.

There are 6 internships hosted by NPS Alaska Region:
  • Alaska Regional Office GIS Team- GIS Data Management
  • Alaska Regional Office Invasive Plant Management Team- GIS/Programming
  • Alaska Regional Office Natural Resource Team- Remote Sensing
  • Denali National Park and Preserve- GIS/Data Management/Mobile Mapping
  • Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve & Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve- Native Place Names Project/Cultural Resource GIS Data Management
  • Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve & Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve- Cultural Resource GIS Data Management/Mobile Mapping

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. Applicants must also be enrolled at an institution of higher education or within two years post-graduation. Applicants who have obtained or are pursuing a GIS degree or certificate and/or with GIS work experience are preferred. Prior to starting this position, a federal government security background clearance will be required.

To apply for one or more of these internships, please complete and submit an application to the desired position(s) from the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact details are available under each announcement.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Job Posting: Regional Geospatial Coordinator (Physical Scientist)

Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Closing Date: April 19, 2022 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Online Announcement for NOS-OCM-2022-0013

NOAA/Office for Coastal Management (OCM) is recruiting for a Physical Scientist to serve as the Regional Geospatial Coordinator in Alaska. This is a new federal position and the duty station is Anchorage, AK. NOAA's Office for Coastal Management is excited to build out their in-State presence and geospatial data and tools capacity to better serve Alaska constituencies.

As a Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties:
  • Coordinate and collaborate with federal, state, local, and tribal partners to maximize the impact of geospatial activities in the region and provide data, tools, technical assistance, and training required to meet the needs of coastal management professionals.
  • Provide geospatial technical expertise, develop technical guidance, lead quality assurance and geospatial data analysis, lead the technical project life cycle, and identify and coordinate funding sources for cost-sharing collaborations to acquire geospatial data and services.
  • Identify opportunities and represent the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) geospatial products and services in political engagements and provide expert analysis and interpretation of NOAA impact. Establish effective relationships with partners on data and decision-support product and service development, improvement, and maintenance as appropriate.
  • Lead communication efforts to inform and engage both technical and non-technical stakeholders regarding NOAA geospatial initiatives and projects. Provide regionally specific knowledge and subject matter expertise to project teams and actively participate in data development, quality assurance, and technical assistance activities.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit the required documents as described on the Online Announcement link above. For more information, contact the Arthi Chandrasekaran at 703-496-4023 or via email at with questions about the position.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Job Posting: Seasonal Cartographic Technician

Organization: National Park Service
Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
Duration: Approximately April through October 2022
Location: Multiple Locations in Alaska
Closing Date: February 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Online Announcement for AK-1537-AKRO-22-11334172-DE

These positions are located in the Resources Division in:
Please visit find a park or the links above for additional park information.

The typical seasonal period is April through October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April or May 2022.

This position includes, but is not limited to the following duties:
  • Visits field sites to gather information using accepted Global Position System (GPS) surveying and mapping techniques including both mapping grade and surveying grade Real Time Kinematic (RTK) projects.
  • Prepares digital and hardcopy mapping and information products for park needs with required tasks including (nut no limited to) field data collection, spatial analysis, LIDAR processing, creating 3D geospatial datasets/representations, geo-referencing and cartographic production.
  • Prepares and maintains digital and hardcopy versions of data and data histories (meeting FGDC metadata standards).
  • Assists in the design and development of GPS data dictionaries, spatial data inventories and field collection planning for seasonal natural resources, cultural resources and facility management projects.
  • Assists park staff in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and analysis, helps train staff in field GPS techniques and in integration of field data into geospatial information.

Government housing will be available at Denali Park. Government housing may be available at Bartlett Cove and Seward. To apply for this position, please complete and submit the required documents as described on the Online Announcement link above. For more information, contact the HR Assistant at 907-644-3828 or via email at with questions about the position.

Job Posting: Account Manager for State and Local Government (AK)

Organization: Esri
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Anchorage, AK

Online Job Announcement

We invite you to use your deep understanding of the State and Local Government 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. This is a home-based position in Anchorage, Alaska.

Minimum Requirements
  • 3+ years of enterprise sales experience providing solutions to business units
  • 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 governmentindustry 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

  • 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.