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GIS Analyst II/III

Workplace Alaska

Douglas,  Alaska
GIS Analyst

This position will serve as the principal GIS technical resource for the Southeast region, and division on specific needs. The incumbent is responsible for designing and developing GIS and remote sensing methodologies, tools, applications, and geodatabases to directly support management and research activities. The position requires coordination and collaboration internally within the division to support divisional staff as well as across the department for issues which require cross-divisional input. Cooperatively establishes, maintains, and improves procedures and software tools for data quality, documentation and archival of division GIS data sets. Provides training and technical support for staff on the use of GIS related software and hardware.

The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides direct GIS analytical, data management, and data sharing support to management and research staff.
  • Works closely with Division IT and biometric staff to plan, and develop GIS analytical, data management, and data collection software tools for use by division management and research staff.
  • Apply basic and advanced programming skills to the maintenance and enhancement of existing GIS analytical, data management, data sharing, and data collection software tools.
  • Use higher level query languages to develop and maintain spatial models, analyses, and presentations of complex spatial data sets.
  • Provides technical support to the management and research staff on the management, analysis, and modeling of spatial data.
  • Coordinate with statewide and regional GIS and data management staff to establish and maintain procedures and standards for documenting and archiving GIS datasets, including the requisite metadata.
  • Create digital and hardcopy map products for publication.
  • Create new data layers for the division and publish layers through internal departmental portals and public web interfaces.
  • Authors portions of Operational Plans; annual and final reports; and other reporting documents pertaining to geospatial data and analysis, remote sensing, imagery, image classification, or accuracy assessment of product.
  • Creates and manages web applications for Southeast Sport Fish including geospatial products currently stored in ESRI ArcGIS Online (AGOL) and map services hosted on the ADF&G ArcGIS Server (AGS).
  • Creates optimized map documents (.mxds) for map service preparation.
  • Creates and publishes map services thru AGOL or ADF&G's AGS. Where appropriate produce map services linked to Divisional databases to display most temporally accurate GIS data.
  • Manages and Coordinates statewide Sport Fish ESRI Story Map web applications focused on promoting fishing opportunities statewide including coordinating with Sport Fish managers to ensure web apps are up to date and accurate for the information being presented.
  • Works with department webmasters to implement changes to Sport Fish webpage content/links.

The ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience (All of these traits must be documented in your cover letter and applicant profile. If you do not have experience with one or more of the traits listed below, simply say so):

  • Strong organization and project management skills as well as the ability to multi-task;
  • The ability to use good judgment in appropriately prioritizing multiple requests;
  • A proficient understanding of GIS and its requirements;
  • Experience in managing geospatial data in ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server;
  • Proven ability to work independently and meeting commitments under defined deadlines;
  • Proficiency with computers and working with data;
  • An understanding of relational databases;
  • Ability to break a process or problem into small manageable components;
  • Competent at both interpersonal and small group communication; and
  • Experience providing formal and informal training or instruction related to the use of GIS.

Minimum Qualifications

GIS Analyst II:
One year of professional experience equivalent to GIS Analyst I with the State of Alaska.


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;


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.


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.

GIS Analyst III:
One year of professional experience equivalent to GIS Analyst II with the State of Alaska.


A master's degree from an accredited college that includes either a GIS related concentration or a GIS certificate.

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