Posted on July 25, 2012 - GC1251

Company: Peace River Regional District
Position: GIS Coordinator
Location: Dawson Creek , BC
Salary: $38.08/hr
Contact Name: Bruce Simard, General Manager
Deadline: August 10, 2012

Job Description


Full Time

GIS Coordinator

(Dawson Creek, BC) 

The Peace River Regional District invites applicants for the full-time position of  GIS Coordinator at our office in Dawson Creek, BC. This position will be of interest to those seeking a career in local government GIS development.


The Peace River Regional District  includes an area of about 119,000 square kilometres in northeastern BC. The Regional District is comprised of 7 member municipalities and 4 electoral areas, representing a population of just over 58,000, including a rural population of 20,700.


Reporting to the General Manager of Development Services, responsibilities will include performing complex analytical and technical work involving coordination, development, implementation and management of GIS services and applications.  The GIS Co-ordinator will also supervise other GIS and mapping staff, consultants, and respond to external agencies, governments and internal departments.

Job Qualifications

Preferred candidates should have:

  • University degree or advanced diploma in Geographic Information Systems, or a suitable combination of training and experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible GIS and data management experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of equipment and software used in GIS and CAD applications.
  • Considerable knowledge of computer concepts regarding data management, including relational database structures and analytical tools.
  • Sound knowledge of project management procedures and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to contribute to work within a proactive team environment.

Other Information

This unionized position provides an hourly wage of $38.08 plus a full benefits package upon successful completion of probation. A detailed job description can be obtained at:  


Please submit applications by August 10, 2012 to:

General Manager of Development Services

Peace River Regional District

Box 810, Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4H8

FAX: 1-250-784-3201



The Regional District would thank you in advance for your submission, however, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Peace River Regional District
Box 810
1981 Alaska Ave.

Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 4H8
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