Posted on March 4, 2016 - GC1598

Company: City of Spruce Grove
Position: GIS Specialist
Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta
Salary: $66,672 - $92,007
Contact Name: City of Spruce Grove
Deadline: April 6, 2016

Job Description

The City of Spruce Grove is a fast growing, dynamic city committed to building and maintaining a fiscally responsible community that serves our residents, attracts visitors and promotes future growth. Through the actions of the Shared Principles, innovation is encouraged; communication and learning are continuous in this team environment while maintaining a positive work and family life balance.

If you have a sound technical background in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and strong interpersonal and ommunication skills, then this position will be of interest to you.  As an integral member of our Information Systems team, your role will be to work with the City’s stakeholders to determine the requirements, and create and implement the technical and administrative structure for the operation of the City’s GIS system.



-Provide technical support for all Geographical Information System (GIS) end users within the city including all mapping
applications, spatial analysis, and map production

-Work with staff to identify new technology and improvements to the City's GIS system

-Maintain City’s enterprise GIS database and support the integration of GIS technology into existing and future corporate
business systems

-Provide support for assigned projects and development of City’s enterprise GIS to extend Geo-spatial services in a
service-oriented manner

Technical Skills:

-Hands on experience with ArcGIS product suite, AutoCAD, MS Office suite, MS SQL Server

-Cartographic principles, GIS concepts and analytical techniques, and digital data conversion

-Understanding of ArcObjects, VBA,, Python and HTML5

-Field data collection using custom mobile mapping applications that meet specific business needs

-Real-time/near real-time data sharing techniques

-Good understanding of geospatial data quality, geometric accuracy, thematic accuracy, and fitness
for use

-Proficient in spatial reference systems, Metadata standards, and geo-referencing 

Job Qualifications

We are looking for someone who:

-Has excellent interpersonal and communication (both oral and written) skills

-Possesses the ability to function either as a member of a team or perform duties and responsibilities independently with minimal supervision

-Is capable of understanding, analyzing and defining user requirements

-Has sound technical knowledge of GIS and its applications including ESRI based products, as well as knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS)

-Can organize, plan and complete projects efficiently


-Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems from an accredited educational institute

-Minimum of 5 years related experience within a local government GIS environment

-Certification in Business Analysis or Project Management would be considered an asset

Other Information

To Apply:

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City of Spruce Grove
131 Jespersen Avenue

Spruce Grove, AB
T7X 3E8
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