The GIS Assistant is a junior role that supports the GIS Department with processing, tracking, and recording requests for services. The GIS Assistant provides support to the County’s operations in the collection, creation, and maintenance of both spatial and non-spatial data records.
An understanding of digitizing, scanning, and printing equipment, GPS devices, and mobile App systems for field data collection is required along with working knowledge of producing CAD drawings from other engineering drawings, rough sketches, or markups. Creation of orthoimage products, script development using Python, and SQL, with an understanding of Excel would be assets in this role.
Salary range: $50,000-$60,000 per annum commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Benefits: A comprehensive municipal benefits package is available.
Closing Date: Position will remain open until 11:59pm MT on May 11, 2022, or until a suitable candidate is found.
Interested applicants are invited to submit letters of application, resumes or general inquiries in confidence to Russell Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Competition #2022-GIS02 in the subject line.
The County thanks all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The successful candidate will provide general mapping services, supporting the County’s Infrastructure, Planning and Development operations, and other departments as required.
Working closely with staff and customers, the individual will primarily be expected to possess the following:
Proficient cartographic skills with GIS Software (Esri ArcGIS, QGIS) including data modelling, Mobile Apps - Survey123, Collector, FieldMaps, etc.
Working knowledge of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software, preferably AutoCAD
Working knowledge of data manipulation with Microsoft Excel, Access, – 2010, and above
Working knowledge of Remote Sensing, Image Analysis, Air Photo Orthorectification
Working knowledge of Topographic and Hydrological Mapping (preferred)
Strong data management skills preferably using SQL and Python for creating or updating scripts for developing automated workflows
Knowledge of GIS principles, standards, techniques, and procedures
Highly self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail
Excellent communication skills and experience providing excellent customer service
Time management/multi-tasking and the ability to work in a team oriented, collaborative environment
Alberta driver’s license in good standing and access to a reliable vehicle for commuting
Legally qualified to work in Canada
The successful candidate must have more than four (4) months of extensive ArcGIS or AutoCAD drafting experience working on drawings or maps of a municipal, civil, planning, development, survey, or GIS nature (i.e.: plans of subdivisions, roads, sewers, properties, site services, mapping, or similar).
Education – any one of the following:
Diploma or bachelor’s degree in Geography, Engineering, or a related field of study (Advanced Operations RPAS UAV pilot licence preferred but not mandatory).
Professional Certification in Engineering Technology (OACETT) or GIS (GISCI) training or experience in Geomatics Engineering Technology.
Training or experience working with LiDAR or 3D orthophoto mapping.
Preference will be given to candidates with:
Prior experience working in a Municipal Planning, Development or Infrastructure role
Experience working with Air Photos
Experience with GPS and the development of data capture methods and techniques using mobile technology such as Collector, Survey123, FieldMaps, etc.
Additional Job Information:
Position Type: Fulltime Permanent
Posted Date: May 04, 2022
Closing Date: May 11, 2022
Job ID: Competition #2022-GIS02