Posted on November 17, 2014 - GC1547

Company: Prince Rupert Port Authority
Position: GIS Coordinator
Location: Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Contact Name: Director, Human Resources
Deadline: December 2, 2014

Job Description


Reporting to the Manager, Environmental Sustainability, the Geographic Information System (GIS) Coordinator is responsible for the development, support and maintenance of an enterprise-level Geographical Information System.

The incumbent gathers, organizes, and interprets all forms of geospatial data from internal and external sources in order to support day-to-day operations, environmental monitoring, as well as a wide variety of projects to all departments in the organization. He/She works to enhance the effectiveness of the Port’s current suite of GIS applications and guides future expansion of such applications by implementing more advanced licenses, software and systems, as needed.



  1. Collects, organizes, and maintains geospatial data from various departments within PRPA, as well as from Port tenants, users, and other third party sources.
  2. Displays and spatially analyzes environmental data, including water quality, air quality, and noise. 
  3. Performs spatial analysis and generates maps and statistics using a wide variety of data for environmental, operational, legal, and other purposes.
  4. Creates,populates and manages GIS-related databases and geodatabases.
  5. Provides support on GIS-related user needs analysis and defining functional requirements.
  6. Tests, documents and installs customized GIS applications and provides training to individuals on their use.
  7. Develops web mapping applications.
  8. Develops and implements GIS analysis and reporting tools.
  9. Utilizes process automation systems (e.g. Model Builder) to handle large amounts of incoming data on a regular basis.
  10. Transforms data between various geospatial data types.
  11. Works with Port Operations and Security to support port and marine domain awareness and display event-based information.
  12. Works with IT Department to implement and maintain an office-wide GIS server system.
  13. Performs any other duties or projects assigned by the Manager, Environmental Sustainability.


  • Works predominately in an office environment
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week). Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1 hour lunch break


Job Qualifications


Formal Education

  • Minimum diploma (or technical equivalent) in a GIS or geomatics-related discipline, or equivalent education and experience
  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Technical Certification or equivalent

Related Experience

  • Minimum two years’ related experience working directly with GIS and other geomatics applications
  • Extensive practical experience using ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Experience using ArcGIS Online, with app development and web map publishing being an asset
  • Understanding of ArcGIS Server environment is an asset
  • Solid background in database and geodatabase management
  • Strong understanding of computer systems
  • Experience in training and educating customers using customized applications
  • Knowledge of programming using Python, Java, SQL and other languages is an asset

Other Requirements

  • Good spoken and written communication skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Good judgment and tact in dealing with sensitive issues and confidential information
  • Good relationship building skills. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationship with all level of employees
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and to effectively handle changing priorities
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Works well individually as well as in a team environment
  • Creative and intuitive thinker
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Port’s Vision and Mission
  • Resilient. Embraces and thrives on change
  • Thrives in high-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Minimum valid Class 5 BC Driver's License

Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by December 02, 2014 to:

                                                Human Resources

                                                Prince Rupert Port Authority

                                                200 – 215 Cow Bay Road

                                                Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2

                                                Fax:   (250) 627-8980



Other Information

The Port of Prince Rupert is located on the scenic North Coast of British Columbia. As Canada’s second largest West Coast port, the Port is strategically situated on the Pacific Rim, with the deepest natural harbour in North America and direct connections to the North American continent by CN Rail’s network reach. Its facilities include modern, high-throughput coal and grain terminals, two cruise terminals and an innovative, intermodal container terminal anchoring the fastest and most reliable trade corridor on the West Coast.

Prince Rupert is home to amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures,unique history and cultural experiences, and the spectacular scenery of the rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Great Bear Rainforest.    Easily accessible by air, rail, cruise
ship, ferry or car, Prince Rupert’s attractions include First Nation cultural works of art, fine North Coast galleries and boutiques, parks and walking trails, restaurants and coffee shops.   A balanced lifestyle might include enjoying a round of golf on the golf course or spending time out on the water kayaking, fishing, or taking in the scenery.    Reasonable housing costs, organized sports, volunteer opportunities, modern recreation facilities, community groups and festivals all contribute to a comfortable and
fulfilling lifestyle for those living in this community.


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Prince Rupert Port Authority
200-215 Cow Bay Road

Prince Rupert, BC
V8J 1A2
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