Posted on November 28, 2018 - GC1684

Company: The Regional Municipality of York
Position: Environmental GIS Technologist
Location: Newmarket, Ontario
Salary: $42.03 - $45.68 per hour
Contact Name: Nicole Terakawa
Deadline: December 10, 2018

Job Description

Environmental GIS Technologist #23199

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. 20 months, Salary $42.03 - $45.68 per hour


Reporting to the Program Manager, Source Water Protection, is responsible for maintaining and evolving the Branch and Department’s geospatial data; mapping applications for development review, non-potable requests, road occupancy and source water protection permits to determine potential source protection implications; maintaining and evolving the geospatial data as it relates to water resources; conducting research in business requirements and user needs for GIS applications, in coordination with Departmental Business Technology staff and the Data Analytics and Visualization Services Branch; 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 and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.

  • 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 December 10, 2018, quoting competition #23199.


 We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone. 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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