Posted on September 17, 2012 - GC1281

Company: City of Lethbridge
Position: Geographical Information System (GIS) Developer -
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta
Salary: $36.24/hr.
Contact Name: Kyle Davey (403)320-3973
Deadline: September 28, 2012

Job Description

The City of Lethbridge, Information Technology Department, is currently accepting applications for a full-time permanent Geographical Information System (GIS) Developer.


WAGE:             $36.24 per hour (interim rate as per CUPE Collective Agreement)


HOURS:            37.5 hours per week



Reporting to the Information Technology, Spatial Data Services Manager, the GIS Developer will be responsible for developing and delivering innovative GIS solutions.  You will work with the various Business Units of the City of Lethbridge to analyze, design, develop, implement and support business requirements for the City’s desktop and web based GIS applications.  You will also maintain and enhance the technical design for the City of Lethbridge GIS System.  This includes coordinating the GIS System hardware and software platforms, maintaining system architecture, integrating with related applications, and the administration of ArcGIS Server.


Strong project management skills will assist you in GIS development projects for our internal and external corporate GIS presence.  You will need to diagnose, troubleshoot, develop, code, test and debug problems with GIS applications using appropriate tools.  

To be successful you will need to be highly self-motivated and self-directed.

Job Qualifications


  • Degree in Computer Science, GIS or Geography with an emphasis on GIS Application Development from an accredited university or a combination of relevant experience and education.
  • Experience with several programming languages including Flex/ActionScript, VB, VB.NET, C#, JavaScript
  • 5+ years related job experience in web application development using Visual Studio, ASP.NET, Flex/ActionScript
  • 5+ years related job experience in GIS application development using ESRI’s ArcObjects, WebADF, ArcGIS API’s for Flex/Silverlight/JavaScript
  • Experience in developing and consuming web services
  • Experience with Python in the ESRI ArcGIS Environment
  • Technical experience with ESRI ArcGIS 9.x/10.x products including ArcGIS Desktop and extensions, ArcGIS Server, and ArcSDE for SQL Server
  • Experience in geodatabase design, development and administration
  • Experience with Relational Database Management Systems, including MS SQL Server 2008, with a strong proficiency in SQL
  • Experience in gathering and analyzing business requirements in order to meet strategic goals and development efforts
  • Experience implementing mobile GIS solutions while not a requirement would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities along with excellent analytical, written, oral, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team environment and provide guidance and mentorship to team members.

Other Information

For further information on this position, please contact Kyle Davey at (403)320-3973.


Please submit a cover letter and resume, referencing Posting #12-123, which highlights your related skills and qualifications to Human Resources, 6th Floor City Hall, 910 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0P6.

Fax (403) 320-9369 or email no later than September 28, 2012 at 4:30 P.M.


All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

City of Lethbridge
910 - 4th Avenue South
6th floor, City Hall

Lethbridge, AB
T1J 0P6
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