Posted on July 14, 2011 - GC1081

Company: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Position: GIS Specialist
Location: Edmonton, AB
Contact Name: C Keller

Job Description

Ducks Unlimited Canada, Canada’s most trusted and respected wetland conservation organization, is seeking aGISSpecialist to provide technical support, data management, perform analytical analyses, and to deploy various GIS projects. The GIS Specialist will be responsible for managing GIS project components, participating in partnership activities, and providing advanced technical and analytical services required to support DUC's vision and goals. The position located in Edmonton, Alberta will report to the Regional GIS Manager commencing on the preferred start date of October 1, 2011. 

As a member of the Western Boreal Program (WBP) team you will provide GIS technical expertise and leadership to internal clients while collaborating with external partners to meet DUC’s mission and implement GIS project components.  The candidate will also collaborate with other Regional and National GIS team members on projects requiring specific expertise.  Your responsibilities will be primarily, but not limited to:



Job Qualifications

Your responsibilities will be primarily, but not limited to:

  • Design and implement GIS projects and products in consultation with staff and partners to meet DUC’s and partner objectives
  • Lead or participate in project teams providing GIS support, spatial analysis, modeling and decision support
  • Maintain and update data to support the program.  
  • Identify, gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data from internal or external sources.
  • Create maps and graphs for presentations, technical papers, or reports.
  •  Compilation of metadata and other documentation.
  • Assist in image processing tasks (e.g. classification, accuracy assessment), archiving and distribution of remotely sensed data
  • Operate and maintain GIS system hardware, software, plotter, and other devices.
  • Assist in helicopter or fixed wing field data collection and assist in manage field logistics.   

You possess a technical diploma in GIS and/or a university degree in geography or related environmental science and have a minimum of three years’ work experience using ESRI GIS software (ArcGIS).  You also possess the following:

  •  Solid understanding and experience working with ESRI ArcGIS and associated extensions.
  • Proven knowledge of geographic (geo-processing) and cartographic principals (projections and datums)
  • Advanced knowledge of GIS modeling approaches and procedures
  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects, set priorities, and meet rigid deadlines
  • A valid Canadian driver’s license is required 
  • Excellent cartographic skills in developing various communication delivery products.
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or similar graphic production software
  • Strong data management skills.
  • Landscape Ecology background or prior experience with wetland ecosystems are preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and translate user needs into a series of GIS procedures used to generate products that meet those needs.
  • Experience working and communicating with diverse groups of people in dynamic settings.  

Other Information

In Canada, we lose 80 acres of wetlands every day and we need your help to stop this loss.  If you’re a conservation minded, compassionate individual who is interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resumé, including salary expectations, for confidential consideration to the attention of:


Al Richard                                                       Ducks Unlimited Canada 

Fax: (780) 443-6236                                       100, 17958 – 106 Ave.                            Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1V4


Closing date:      August 20, 2011

Please quote competition #WBP-101 in the subject line of your application.


DUC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce.  We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a complete range of employee benefits for this full-time position.


Created in 1938, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is a private, non-profit organization that conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl.  These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

 While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

Ducks Unlimited Canada
P.O. Box 1160

Stonewall, MB
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