Monday, February 12, 2024

Job Posting: Geospatial Analyst

Organization: Lynker
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Location: Anchorage or Fairbanks, Alaska

Anchorage Online Job Announcement
Fairbanks Online Job Announcement

Lynker Technologies, LLC is searching for a Geospatial Analyst to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management (OCM). The candidate will provide technical assistance, processing, quality assurance, documentation, and management of geospatial data and services. This position is eligible for full time Work from Home, but MUST be located in Anchorage or Fairbanks, AK so that the incumbent is located within the community and can easily travel throughout the state.

The successful Geospatial Analyst will work together with OCM's Alaska Regional Geospatial Coordinator in assisting in the development and implementation of geospatial activities, provide geospatial analysis and direct technical assistance to partners, and support other GIS and remote sensing projects, such as land cover mapping, lidar processing, and digital elevation model production.

Duties of the Geospatial Analyst will include the Following:
  • Support the Alaska Regional Geospatial Coordinator in responding to partner needs and requirements and assist in the application of NOAA OCM products and services for coastal management.
  • Complete projects in the region with a focus on helping the state and communities make informed decisions for the use of their lands and waters.
  • Support product development, including NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) land cover data and trend information; sea-level rise visualization tools; topographic and bathymetric data; the Digital Coast; and the creation and analysis of geospatial data and mapping products.
  • Respond to geospatial technical assistance requests and coordinate and share information with other staff members within and outside the region.
  • Develop case studies on the use of NOAA data, tools, or training to address specific coastal management outcomes.
  • Develop contextual maps, such as ESRI's story maps, that will be hosted on the Digital Coast or partner's websites.
  • Provide information to relevant OCM and NOAA work groups. This includes participating in regional geospatial work groups; assisting with coordination of state and federal mapping and application efforts; geospatial tool development, and regional data coordination work; and providing technical assistance.
  • Support regional partnerships in coordination with other National Ocean Service and NOAA regional programs and other federal partners.
  • Provide technical assistance for the Coastal Geospatial Services Contract (CGSC) task orders as needed to support regional geospatial initiatives.
  • Assist with fieldwork activities that may require GPS/GNSS surveys Regular travel throughout the region is required as well as occasionally to Charleston, South Carolina. (10% time).

The Geospatial Analyst selected should include the Following:
  • Masters degree in geography, remote sensing, GIS, or related field and 2 years related experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in geography, cartography, remote sensing, GIS, coastal science, coastal management.
  • Experience engaging with and providing geospatial support to tribal, indigenous, and underserved communities in Alaska.
  • Experience in development and analysis of geospatial imagery, elevation data, and/or derived remote sensing products.
  • Technical skills and experience with geospatial analysis tools (e.g.) ERDAS, ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS, eCognition, Global Mapper or similar and associated coding languages (e.g.) python.
  • Self-starter with ability to work in a small team environment without direct day-to-day, on-site supervision.
  • Ability to understand coastal management issues and use geospatial technologies to help address issues.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and geospatial skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

The Ideal Geospatial Analyst will include the Following:
  • Knowledge of coastal and marine programs in Alaska and within NOAA.
  • Experience working with state, regional, or national geospatial organizations and professional associations.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, and facilitation skills.
  • Experience working with state and federal agencies, tribes, academia, and nongovernmental organizations.

For more information, please contact Laura Trilles or John McCombs.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Job Posting: GIS Analyst 3

Organization: Alaska Department of Natural Resources, DGGS
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Closing Date: January 31, 2024 at 5:00 PM Alaska Time

Online Job Announcement

The Alaska Geospatial Office is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and detail-oriented individual to manage the State’s Imagery and Elevation Portals. The portal manager will be responsible for processing, storing, organizing, visualizing, analyzing, and distributing elevation and imagery data for Alaska. This is a permanent position located in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Alaska Geospatial Office works to advance the use of geospatial data and technologies as a tool for better decision-making in Alaska. We accomplish this by coordinating geospatial initiatives through the Alaska Geospatial Council and managing the State Geoportal for public access to data. Our goal is to ensure that current, reliable, high-quality geospatial data are available and accessible to decision-makers.

As part of the Alaska Geospatial Office Team, this position will provide leadership for managing imagery and elevation data for Alaska, and distribution of imagery and elevation data via the State Open Data Geoportal.

Core Responsibilities

This position will represent the Alaska Geospatial Office’s strategic vision and provide outreach to stakeholders across the state. The key responsibilities are to:

1. Design, build, update, and maintain the state’s elevation and imagery database(s), storage and distribution systems.
  • Process and organize elevation and imagery data into the State’s elevation and imagery database, storage and distribution system.
  • Create and maintain related mosaic datasets and geospatial services, including image services, feature services, and tiled services.
  • Create and maintain web applications for internal and external customers, highlighting data visualization, availability, and production status.
  • Maintain spatial boundaries and metadata fields for projects to facilitate tracking data acquisitions and publishing workflows.
  • Create, organize, and mosaic datasets of derived elevation products such as: point clouds, digital surface models (DMS), bare earth digital terrain models (DTM),
  • hillshades, and dataset boundaries.
  • Create automated workflows for data ingestion, processing and download capabilities.
  • Provide quality control by verifying database structure, relationships, topography, spatial accuracy, metadata, and other elements to meet data standards.
2. Provide technical expertise for:
  • Data availability related to specific use-cases, specifications, and data quality.
  • Data distribution support, including administering End User License Agreements (EULA).
  • Troubleshooting hardware problems and investigating outages and software bugs.
  • Establishing best practices for metadata, schema, and data governance.
3. Serve as the co-chair for the Alaska Geospatial Council’s (AGC) Imagery & Elevation Working Group and coordinate development and management of a comprehensive imagery and elevation database for Alaska.

For specific information in reference to the position please contact:
Name: Leslie Jones, Geospatial Information Officer
Phone: 907-269-5710