Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $4,711.00 gross per month
  • Fairbanks


Job Description
The recruitment period for this vacancy has been extended to allow for a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied there is no need to reapply.

The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) is seeking a journey-level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst II to work as part of the Division's Arctic Strategic Transportation and Resources (ASTAR) team, which is assessing sand and gravel resources on Alaska's North Slope. The successful applicant will use knowledge of GIS to help evaluate, organize, and prepare geospatial data for publication. The successful applicant will work with DGGS staff and ASTAR project contractors under the direction of the project manager in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is a long-term nonpermanent position lasting at least nine months, with the possibility of extension pending availability of additional funding.

Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Update terrain unit thematic data layers generated by contractors and use the data to populate an existing enterprise geodatabase;
- Work with team and other DGGS staff to display, publish, and distribute terrain unit maps and geospatial data;
- Develop GIS tools to create on-demand custom maps that are suitable for printing from services hosted on the DGGS enterprise geoportal;
- Manage the digitization of geologic polygon information from published geologic maps to ensure quality and completeness, and prepare the data for publication;
- Work with project team members to ensure geodatabases of subsurface sand and gravel information meet DGGS standards;
- Work with project team members to develop a methodology and structure for collecting ancillary geospatial data from selected historical field projects; and
- Provide Geographic Information Systems expertise to project team members.

We are seeking a motivated professional with a strong background in GIS and a working knowledge of cartographic principles. Experience in geology, geomorphology, or other natural science-related fields is preferred but not required. If you meet the required minimum qualifications for GIS Analyst II and have a background in these areas, we encourage you to apply.

A cover letter is required for you to be considered for this position. The cover letter should explain how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GIS Analyst II and why your education and work experience make you well-suited for this position. Discuss how your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience are applicable to this position.

In your cover letter you must address each of the following parameters, as they apply to you, and provide specific examples. (Please note: We do not expect candidates to have experience in all these categories; if you do not have experience in one of these categories, please say so.)
- In-depth experience with ESRI's GIS desktop software ArcMap (10.x) and ArcGIS Pro (2.x);
- Experience with programming and scripting languages, including Python, JavaScript, ArcGIS API for JavaScript, Arcade, and SQL;
- Experience working with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise (Portal, ArcServer, Image Server, and Data Stores);
- Experience working with GIS data stored in a relational database, preferably PostgreSQL;
- Experience working with (e.g., collecting, storage, analysis, and visualization) natural resources (or similar) data and applications; and
- Experience using ESRI's ArcGIS Software to produce maps as data-driven pages.

Important Note: You will not be invited to interview if your cover letter does not address these skills and abilities. Your cover letter will also be used as a writing sample.

Minimum Qualifications
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.

Additional Required Information

At time of application, applicant must attach as separate documents (If unable to attach please fax or email the contact listed below):
- Professionally formatted cover letter – please see cover letter information above and below for more information on the cover letter.

If selected for an interview, applicants must provide the following:
- A copy of your last two (2) performance evaluations, or supervisory lettrs of recommendation if evaluations are not available;
- A list of three (3) professional references with current contact information, one (1) of which must be from a former or current supervisor; and
- A copy of any documents necessary to show proof of meeting this position's minimum qualifications. This includes a copy of your college transcripts if you are using education to meet the position's minimum qualifications.

You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska login to successfully apply. Your application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on the date of closing. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here:

In addition to answering the supplemental question regarding how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, a cover letter is required. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the responsibilities listed in the job description above. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample and will help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information
Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to

For applicant password assistance please visit:

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at the following:

Contact Information:
Name: De Anne Stevens
Phone: (907) 451-5014
Fax: (907) 451-5223

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