Job Description:

GIS Specialist

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Palmer, Alaska 

Salary: $29.12/Hour
Opening Date: January 19, 2018

Closing Date: February 9, 2018 – 5:00 PM 

Job Summary
This position performs specialized duties in the development and maintenance of GIS data.

Work is performed and duties are carried out in accordance with established policies, procedures, and Borough core values: Accountability, Customer Focus, Dedication, Integrity, Responsiveness and Teamwork. 

This open position is primarily responsible for GIS support of the Mat-Su Borough E911 program. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance of E911related GIS data including E911road centerline data, point address data, Emergency Community boundaries, Emergency Response Zone data, cell site locations.
  • Maintenance of the Master Street Address Guide, and other related GIS data layers.
  • E911address assignment and management, coordination with other local jurisdictions, telco-providers, and emergency dispatch centers.
  • Customer service in sometimes challenging situations will play an important role in this position.
  • Knowledge of appropriate E911 addressing standards governed by NENA, URISA and the USPS is desired .

Pay Grade:
23A + 5%

Minimum Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.  
  • Post­ secondary education or experience which provides the expertise required to perform effectively the functions of the position may substitute for the degree on a year-for -year basis. 
  • Three years of experience in the occupational field, sufficient to understand the major duties of the position. 
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Alaska for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. 
  • Completion of required Incident Command System (ICS) courses in accordance with established Borough policy. 
  • Certification as a GIS Professional is preferred. 


  • Designs, develops, tests, documents and manages a variety of web applications.
  • Responds to internal and external customer service requests by defining the scope of work, clarifying expectations, negotiating deadlines, and producing maps, spatial data, and analysis.
  • Performs data development, conversion, analysis, maintenance and distribution; manages data conversion between different mapping platforms.
  • Develops and maintains documentation of standards, procedures, workflows, and federally compliant metadata .
  • Performs document research to interpret land transactions and legislative boundaries using legal descriptions, deeds, and ordinances.
  • Designs, creates and maintains computer generated maps using geospatial data.
  • Coordinates and delivers GIS solutions for Borough departments; evaluates, develops and applies GIS enterprise solutions to department needs.
  • Develops, maintains and executes quality assurance/control programs.
  • Troubleshoots technical issues related to GIS/CAD software and hardware.
  • Develops and implements GIS related training and presentations.
  • Provides GIS/CAD related assistance during activations of the Emergency Operations Center.
  • Provides specialized support for Borough-wide GIS projects.
  • Provides oversight and functional direction of assigned contractor daily activities.
  • Performs related duties. 

Applications may be filed online at:

Position #2018-00008
GIS Specialist

350 E Dahlia Avenue
Palmer, A K 99645

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