We are looking for an individual with the great skills and traits noted below to add to our team. This individual will bring their enthusiasm for collaboration, energy, and expertise in relations to the Geographical Information Systems within Kneehill County, as well as their creative problem solving and overall patience. This is a full-time permanent position working 37.5 hours/week.
Welcome to Kneehill County!
Situated in the heart of central Alberta, Kneehill County is a progressive rural municipality comprised of approximately 814,653 acres of land and a population of 5001. Within the Kneehill County boundaries, are the Towns of Three Hills and Trochu, Villages of Acme, Carbon, and Linden, and 4 Hamlets (Torrington, Huxley, Swalwell, Wimborne) and other neighborhoods (Hesketh, Sunnyslope) with a total population of 11,193.
Today, agriculture remains the backbone of the local economy, complemented by a strong oil and gas industry. Wind power is now a fixture in the Kneehill County hills and skies. We are also part of the Canadian Badlands tourism group. Kneehill County borders the Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller and Rosebud Theatre in Wheatland County, which both play a large part in the tourism of the region. Camping is very popular in our area, which Kneehill County has four overnight campgrounds under its umbrella (Keivers, Braconnier Dam, Swalwell, and Torrington).
The Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician position within the Corporate Services department administers and is responsible for designing, developing, managing, and maintaining GIS databases, as well as providing reports and mapping for all County Departments.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Design and develop in coordination with County staff, the County’s G.I.S. system using data that will provide County departments with information to assist them in their decision-making
Prepare and maintain data management protocols and ensure that all required licenses are in place and adhered to
Responsible for creating and maintaining all the data layers used by other departments
Identify and prioritize G.I.S. needs, in consultation and coordination with each department based on existing data and software
Collect and process GPS data from items such as handheld GPS equipment and field data
Provide recommendations and reports to County administration as required
Assist with annual G.I.S. capital and operating budgets
Maintain all data and technology to ensure that it is current, including updates to all data received from outside sources
Assist in the maintenance, operations and development of projects that contain G.I.S. as a component
Develop database queries, application scripts and customized routines
Develop back-up/supporting information for each data set including, but not limited to, specifications for data and the reasons for collecting that specific data
Create CAD drawings and overlay them in G.I.S. maps as required
Maintain Web GIS System
Develop and assemble data for presentation purposes for Council and other committees
Develop the County maps and update them as required
Assist with the Asset Management program as required
Provide support for IT services as needed
Perform any other related duties as assigned by the department Supervisor
Completion of post-secondary education carrying a minimum diploma or degree as a G.I.S. Technician, Technologist or in other related disciplines
Excellent working knowledge of G.I.S., G.P.S., AutoCAD, Python, Post GIS, SQL, QGIS and Microsoft Office Suite and associated systems and software
Strong operating knowledge of Munisight, Altalis, Abacus and the Alberta Addressing system
Minimum two years’ experience in municipal G.I.S. systems, surveying, V.T.S. and CAD
Excellent interpersonal, public relations and verbal/written communication skills
Excellent analytical, organizational, and time-management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workloads
Strong technical writing skills and experience
Valid Alberta Class 5 driving license
Communication-verbal and written
What do we offer?
Group Health Benefits
Local Authority Pension Plan
Engaging and empowering work environment
Strong policies and supportive atmosphere
Fun and friendly co-workers
Does this sound like you? Are you interested in getting to know us better?