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Organization: Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Title: GIS Programmer/Analyst
Location: Palmer, AK USA
Application Deadline: 2017-11-19
Posted: 2017-11-03

Position Description:

Job Title GIS Programmer Analyst
Closing Date/Time Sunday, 11/19/17 5:00 PM Alaska Time
Salary $32.12 Hourly
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Location MSB Administration Building, 350 E Dahlia, Palmer, Alaska
Department Information Technology/GIS Division

Overview:
This position is responsible for the performance, integrity, security, stability, availability, repair, and recovery of enterprise GIS data, geo databases, and GIS applications.

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.

Qualifications:
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) course in accordance with established Borough Policy.

Duties/Responsibilities:
• Develops, configures, publishes and manages ArcGIS Server image, map and data services.
• Monitors and gathers performance related information for enterprise GIS architecture; prepares reports regarding performance data, performs analyzes, optimizes and implements solutions.
• Administers and maintains enterprise geographic information systems.
• Creates, designs, and manages file geo databases.
• Designs, configures, maintains, administers, modifies and troubleshoots the Borough's web mapping presence.
• Designs, installs, configures, maintains, administers, and troubleshoots enterprise GIS architecture.
• Designs, develops, maintains, administers, modifies and troubleshoots the enterprise geo database architecture for Borough mapping services.
• Provides oversight and functional direction of assigned contractor daily activities.
• Provides customer support.
• Manages assigned projects.
• Develops processes and procedures.
• Develops a variety of regular and special reports.
• Provides user training.
• Provides IT support for the Emergency Operations Center during emergency events or training exercises.
• Performs related duties.
• Knowledge of GIS database administration principles.
• Knowledge computerized cartographic principles and practices.
• Knowledge of enterprise management principles.
• Knowledge of computer programming techniques and languages.
• Knowledge of information technology testing procedures.
• Knowledge of Project Management Principles.
• Knowledge of report design and business analysis principles.
• Skill in decision making and problem solving.
• Skill in establishing plans and setting objectives and goals.
• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
• Skill in oral and written communication.

Benefits:
The Mat-Su Borough offers a variety of benefits to its eligible employees. These benefits include Health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, accident and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, retirement, supplemental benefits (in lieu of social security), deferred compensation, and an employee assistance program. Following is brief description of some of these benefits.

Health Insurance:
The Borough provides group health insurance to all Regular employees scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week. The plan includes medical, prescription, audio and optional dental and vision benefits. Coverage begins for the employee and family members the 1stof the month following date of employment. Family members include spouse and children under age 26. The amount charged each employee with a regular work week of 35 or more hours is $170 per month and the optional vision/dental coverage is $20 per month. For employees working at least 20 hours but less than 35 hours a week, if the employee elects to be covered, the employee shall pay $230 per month and $20 per month for vision/dental coverage.

Life & AD&D:
All regular full time or part time employees will have life insurance coverage provided by the Borough of $50,000 on themselves, $2,000 on their spouse and $1,000 on each qualified child. The benefit for Accidental Death & Dismemberment on the employee is $50,000. Employees may purchase additional life insurance through the State of Alaska Supplemental Benefits System.

Retirement:
PERS Tier IV (applies to employees first entered into PERS service on or after July 1, 2006): Alaska Public Employees’ Retirement System is mandatory with a contribution rate of 8%. The Borough portion is as follows: Defined Contribution Plan – 5%; Health Plan – .51%, Health Reimbursement Arrangement - $68.39 (per pay period), Occupational Death & Disability - .20%.

PERS Tier I, II, & III (applies to employees first entered into PERS service prior to July 1, 2006): Alaska Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) is mandatory with a contribution rate of 6.75%. The Borough portion is 22%.

For further information, go to the state of Alaska’s website at www.state.ak.us/drb.

Alaska Supplemental Benefits System:
The Supplemental Benefits System (SBS) is in lieu of Social Security and is mandatory. An employee contributes at 6.13% of gross wages, matched by the Borough (6.13%), on the present wage base of $113,700.

SBS offers other various benefit options which are fully explained on their website at www.state.ak.us/drb.

Deferred Compensation Plan:
The Borough offers a Deferred Compensation Plan to eligible employees. The maximum amount an employee may defer in any taxable year is 100% of taxable wages or $17,500, whichever is less. Employees over the age of 50 may contribute an additional $5,500.

Holidays:
The Borough recognizes 11 paid holidays (plus 1 floating holiday). Regular employees with a regularly scheduled work week of less than forty (40) hours shall receive holiday pay on a pro-rated basis.

Personal Leave:
Personal leave will begin accruing the first day employment, however, it will not be for until after the employee has completed six (6) months of service. Accrual rates are as follows:

0 through 1 years 5.9996 Hours per pay period
1 through 2 years 6.9227 Hours per pay period
3 through 5 years 8.7689 Hours per pay period
6 through 10 years 9.6919 Hours per pay period
11 years and longer 11.6378 Hours per pay period

Regular employees with a regularly scheduled work week of less than forty (40) hours shall accrue leave on a pro-rated basis.

How to Apply:
The Mat-Su Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are available on-line at www.matsugov.us. If you need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process, please contact Human Recourses at (907)861-8404.