Posted on February 24, 2014 - GC1487

Company: City of Cranbrook, BC
Position: GIS Coordinator (One-year term)
Location: Cranbrook, BC
Contact Name: Drew Miller
Deadline: March 17, 2014

Job Description

The City of Cranbrook is currently recruiting for the position of GIS Coordinator.

The City of Cranbrook is located in the southeast corner of British Columbia amongst the majestic Rockies and Purcell mountains, in close proximity to Alberta and the Canada/USA border.  With a population of approximately 20,000, Cranbrook is the largest community in the East Kootenay with a trading base of approximately 70,000.  Cranbrook provides an inviting lifestyle in a beautiful setting that has made our City a welcoming and growing place in which to live, work and play.

Reporting to the Director of Engineering Services/City Engineer, the primary function of the GIS Coordinator position is to develop and maintain a geographical information system (GIS) and to provide computer assisted mapping services to City departments as required. Additionally, the GIS Coordinator will be required to create and maintain an up to date, contemporary electronic record of the City’s infrastructure and to develop and maintain up to date associated mapping and infrastructure data bases used for asset management purposes.

Job Qualifications


- Grade 12 completion and a diploma in Civil Engineering/GIS Technology from a recognized Engineering Technical Institute or Community College or equivalent accredited certification.

- Completion of CAD courses or other related engineering software courses equivalent to a recognized GIS Program.

A demonstrated and proven combination of relevant training and experience will be considered.


Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.


A minimum of 3 years experience in municipal engineering applications of GIS (e.g. using ESRI software and familiarity with a Server Development Environment (SDE)).                                                  


Knowledge of CAD based software and other computer software (e.g. ESRI Arc GIS and Cityworks) and techniques as they apply to engineering information technology.


Knowledge of computer networking concepts and network administration (specifically Windows 2003 or later, Windows XP OS, TCP/IP) software applications; computer systems analysis and design in a client-server and in a web enabled computing environment; problem definition and solution techniques applicable to data processing operations; formal methods and techniques for development, design and maintenance of relational databases and structured methodologies for production systems; structured event driven and object oriented programming with proficiency in ESRI (ArcGIS), Access, Visual Basic, Java Script, HTML, style-sheets, SQL, MSWord, MSExcel, AutoCad Map and related special software products.

Other Information

Interested applicants are requested to submit a covering letter and resume.  Applications will be received up to 4:00pm (MT), Monday, March 17th, 2014 and should be addressed to:

 Human Resources

City of Cranbrook

40 – 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC  V1C 2M8

E-mail: (Submissions in Word or .pdf formats only)

We express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.           

City of Cranbrook, BC
40 - 10th Avenue South

Cranbrook, BC
V1C 5M8

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