Posted on December 14, 2012 - GC1316

Company: Strathcona County
Position: Geospatial Analyst
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Contact Name: Human Resources
Deadline: January 4, 2013

Job Description

Job Opportunity
This one year temporary full-time position involves working with a team of GIS Analysts who are accountable for maintaining and distributing GIS data for allStrathconaCountysystems. The successful candidate will help improve the efficiency and accessibility to the County’s Geospatial data and the processes that support this. 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!


  • Contribute to the design, development, implementation, maintenance and program evaluation of the County’s corporate geospatial data and application programs.
  • Implement geospatial application and data 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 ofCountyGeospatialtechnology.
  • 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 in GIS or Geography or Computer Science; or a related two-year diploma in GIS 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 desired.
  • 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.


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


Competition #199-2012-ITS closes January 4, 2013.

Other Information

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 makeStrathconaCountyan ideal place to live, work and play.

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

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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