Posted on January 31, 2014 - GC1475

Company: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Position: GIS Specialist (12 month term)
Location: Stonewall, MB
Contact Name: Carly Bjornsson
Deadline: February 14, 2014

Job Description

The Opportunity

Ducks Unlimited Canada, Canada’s leader in wetland conservation, is seeking a confident, energetic and dedicated GIS Specialist to join our team at our national headquarters, Oak Hammock Marsh, near Winnipeg, Manitoba. 


As a member of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team, you will be responsible for providing GIS technical expertise including data creation and management, spatial analyses, modeling and decision support, training, cartographic products and consultation/ collaboration with internal clients and external partners to support conservation and fundraising activities across the organization.


You are self-motivated, enjoy a complex, changing environment, can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines and are able to build positive working relationships with staff and stakeholders. 


Our ideal candidate is a detail-oriented individual with strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills who is capable of seeing the bigger picture.


Additional Details

  • Expected term of employment is 12 months
  • Daytime business hours, Monday to Friday
  • 35 hours per week

Job Qualifications


  • Possess a technical diploma in GIS and/or university degree in geography, natural resources or related discipline
  • 3  or more years experience
  • Solid understanding and strong working knowledge of  ESRI ArcGIS 10.x and image analysis (ERDAS or eCognition)
  • Image analysis and air photo interpretation experience
  • Be capable of maintaining and managing digital databases
  • Be familiar with data creation, geoprocessing, geodatabases and metadata maintenance
  • Knowledge cartographic principles (projections and datums)
  • Excellent cartographic skills in developing various communication delivery products
  • Perform statistical analyses/modeling to support DUC conservation and fundraising program objectives
  • Ability to communicate both written and oral in a professional manner
  • Ability to work well independently and also in a team setting while keeping others informed of your progress.
  • A valid driver’s license is required

Other Information

How to Apply

In Canada we lose up to 80 acres of wetlands every 24 hours.  We need your help to stop this loss.  If you’re qualified and interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter (including salary expectations) and resumé for confidential consideration to the attention of:


Carly Bjornsson, HR Generalist

Ducks Unlimited Canada    


Fax: 204-467-3405                                                                                                                                                           


Closing deadline:   February 14, 2014



Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.  Learn more at


While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Ducks Unlimited Canada
P.O. Box 1160

Stonewall, MB
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