Posted on May 4, 2012 - GC1221

Company: Strathcona County
Position: Geospatial Application Analyst
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Salary: $64,574 to $80,717
Contact Name: Human Resources

Job Description

Geospatial Application Analyst

Information Technology Services

Set in the centre ofAlberta’s energy and agricultural heartland,StrathconaCountyis a young, vibrant and inviting community of over 94,000 residents. Wide open spaces, access to convenient urban amenities, quality recreation and professional services and a commitment to a sustainable environment make Strathcona County an ideal place to live, work and play.

Strathcona County understands that our most valuable resource is people: energetic, innovative employees who care equally about providing great service for municipal residents and working with others who strive to be the best they can be on the job. 

At Strathcona County, we offer a competitive compensation package, flexible work hours and incredible career opportunities! This is a work environment you won’t find elsewhere.

Job Opportunity

The Geospatial Application Analyst is responsible for managing and overseeing the corporate geospatial application program. In addition to providing GIS technology services and support to County departments, staff, citizens and businesses, this position is also responsible for providing leadership and guidance in an effort to increase GIS fluency and the use of geospatial technology within the organization.

Along with solid GIS expertise and analytical thinking, if you have demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and you are team player, this job is for you!


  • Lead the design, development, implementation, maintenance and program evaluation of the County’s corporate geospatial applications
  • Analyze and identify geospatial information and access requirements
  • Create solutions and conduct detailed design
  • Develop, install and conduct acceptance testing
  • Design and develop procedures for management, maintenance and quality control
  • Implement geospatial application projects through working with various stakeholders to translate business requirements, system and application testing and documentation
  • Ensure County department users are well supported and productive in their use of County Geospatial technology
  • Identify new services or service improvements that better respond to the evolving needs of the business
  • Support the mission of the GIS team by providing leadership and maintaining high level technical knowledge

Job Qualifications


  • A university degree or diploma in GIS/Geography/Computer Science or a related field  with a minimum of five years of related GIS experience
  • Proficiency with ESRI GIS Suite of tools including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server; ESRI Geodatabase data format, ArcGIS data models, FME, MS SQL Server, MS Office Productivity tools, MS Project, MS Visio
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of GIS, spatial analysis and cartography
  • Experience with client-server GIS technologies including ArcGIS API for JavaScript, Flex, or Silverlight & Web GIS / Web Mapping (ie: MapOptix or Geocortex Essentials) platforms is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong presentation skills
  • Business analysis and project management training or experience, GISP Certification or ESRI Certification are assets

Other Information

The salary range for this position is $64,574 to $80,717, working 35 hours per week.

Competition 087-2012 closes May 18, 2012.

Apply on line to: or send resume to:

StrathconaCountyHuman Resources

2001 Sherwood Drive

Sherwood Park,AB T8A 3W7

Telephone: (780) 467-7331

Fax: (780) 464-8521

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We contact only candidates selected for interviews.

Strathcona County
2001 Sherwood Drive

Sherwood Park, AB
T8A 3w7
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