Posted on July 14, 2016 - GC1615

Company: The Regional Municipality of York
Position: Environmental GIS Technologist
Location: Newmarket, ON
Contact Name: HR Services
Deadline: July 27, 2016

Job Description


Environmental GIS Technologist #19336

 Environmental Services Department

Environmental Promotion and Protection Branch 

Location: Newmarket, Ontario. This is a Union position.

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 35; Scheduled Shifts: 0830 – 1630

 Temporary Full-Time, Approx. 5 months, Salary $39.94 - $43.42 per hour

Reporting to the Program Manager, Source Water  Protection, is responsible for maintaining and evolving the Branch and Department’s geospatial data; conducting research in business requirements and user needs for GIS applications, in coordination with Departmental Business Technology staff and the Geographic Information Services Division; acquiring and creating spatial data, models and databases; producing cartographic products and reports; analyzing spatial data relationships; participating in projects and cross function project teams; and implementing GIS applications for the projects and clients.


Job Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a University Degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Science, or related discipline with an emphasis on or major in GIS, or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum one (1) year experience working with GIS and the development of cartographic and analytic products, including web services and applications, user requirements and/or spatial information management.

  • Experience working with relational database systems and spatial databases (e.g. ArcSDE, Oracle) including database standards, design and data models.

  • Valid Ontario Class "G" driver's license and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of GIS principles and use of ESRI’s GIS software and techniques, including ArcGIS Desktop.

  • Knowledge of relational database systems, spatial data creation methods and techniques and spatial product delivery design and production.

  • Working knowledge of programming languages (e.g. VBA).

  • Understanding of and experience with QA/QC principles and data integrity issues.

  • Knowledge of municipal government responsibilities and practices.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self management, accountability, flexibility and adaptability.  

  • Skilled in creating, processing and managing engineering information in a structured database environment.

  • Ability to use ArcGIS for Desktop to make custom map using CAD drawings and other sources.

  • Ability with AutoCAD Map and ArcGIS for AutoCAD to manipulate engineering drawings.

  • Ability to implement GIS applications and apply new technologies with minimal guidance.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to teach GIS to the user community.

  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.

Other Information

Please apply on-line at by July 27, 2016, quoting competition #19336. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For additional information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit the above-mentioned website.

The Regional Municipality of York
17250 Yonge Street

Newmarket, ON
L3Y 6Z1
905 895 4232
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