Posted on November 28, 2011 - GC1136

Company: SaskPower
Position: GIS Analyst - CAAR #6667611
Location: Regina, SK
Contact Name: Rikki
Deadline: December 19, 2011

Job Description

At SaskPower, we generate more than just electricity for Saskatchewan residents.  We also offer some of the best career opportunities in the province.  There’s never been a better time to join our growing team.  Challenging careers, competitive salaries, attractive benefits, professional development, career advancement opportunities and the chance to become involved in your community await you.

The GIS Analyst is responsible for designing, developing, programming and maintainingEnterprise, Web and Mobile GIS software and other related applications for the Corporation. This position includes interfacing with and providing support to end users making use of the GIS software and its custom applications.  The GIS software is Smallworld and it uses Magik as its programming development language.

Application development using the Magik programming language will be one of the main responsibilities of the GIS Analyst.  In addition the GIS Analyst will be asked to provide in-depth analysis for new applications and enhancements to existing applications that will interact with GIS, mobile GIS and WebGIS and the process will include defining programming requirements, reviewing designs, developing technical documentation and scripting for quality control.  Also, a significant component of the position will include the development of complex data queries that will be accomplished through the use of Magik code

The GIS Analyst will make use of the Magik application development programming language on a daily basis to enhance current GIS Smallworld applications, to develop new applications and to enhance the integration of GIS data with other corporate applications.  The GIS Analyst will ensure that applications are developed in accordance with the standards and protocols defined at SaskPower and meet the user’s functional requirements.  He will also assist in evaluating emerging technologies and engage in continuous professional development.

Job Qualifications

The successful applicant will have a degree in Computer Science or Geography, supplemented by four (4) years application development experience, or Diploma in Computer Information Systems or two (2) year Diploma in GIS or Geomatics with five (5) years application development experience.  This experience will include two (2) years working directly in application development and design in a GIS environment, and one (1) year of experience in object oriented design.

Other Information

Candidates under consideration will be required to participate in an assessment process consisting of any/all of the following: interview, ability tests, case study and/or presentation.

This position falls within the scope of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP), Local 649

The closing date for this competition is December 19, 2011

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being interviewed will be contacted.

For more information, please visit to apply online.

10NE - 2025 Victoria Avenue

Regina, SK
S4P 0S1

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