Posted on March 21, 2019 - GC1692

Company: City of Hamilton
Position: GIS Data Analyst
Location: Hamilton
Salary: $37.073 to $42.128 per hour
Contact Name: Human Resources
Deadline: April 3, 2019

Job Description

GIS Data Analyst

Hamilton, ON

Are you conversant with GIS technology – from products, processes and principles, to databases, terminology, methods and techniques? Do you have the skills and confidence to play a key role in ensuring data privacy and security in keeping with legislation and City of Hamilton interests? If so, our Information Technology Division has an exciting career opportunity for you.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Spatial Solutions Services, and drawing on your strengths in mapping and spatial database analysis and user support, you will maintain the City’s Corporate GIS database (i.e. data entry, editing, manipulation and quality control) as well as assist in its administration. As a GIS Data Analyst, you’ll be expected to perform information product generation tasks (i.e. queries, geo-processing, tabular summaries and reports), and provide customer service to internal staff and external clients, along with assisting in the development of methodologies for database input and maintenance by staff.

Job Qualifications

Your qualifications for the role of GIS Data Analyst include:

  • University degree or college diploma in Geographic Information Systems, Engineering, Land Surveying, Geography and Urban Planning or related disciplines, including Library Science, Computer Science, or Information Systems.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of demonstrated experience and proven knowledge in mapping and spatial database analysis and user support, including practical experience working with GIS technology (Esri suite of products preferred), preferably in a municipal environment.
  • Knowledge of standards and methodologies for GIS data management, including integration, conversion, manipulation, transfer, compatibility, valuation, storage and maintenance, data security and quality controls for data entry to manage the data life cycle.
  • Demonstrated experience and proven knowledge in designing and implementing spatial database technology, preferably in a municipal or related environment.
  • Working knowledge of, and experience with, a range of GIS products, processes, and principles (e.g. Esri ArcGIS), GIS databases (e.g. ArcSDE, Oracle 12c, SQL Server), GIS terminology, GIS methods and techniques, scripting languages (e.g. FME, Python), cartography procedures, coordinate systems and projections, geo-spatial digital imagery, digital equipment (e.g. survey, GPS, data collectors), on-site users GIS and tool support and troubleshooting, managing GIS software and databases.
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation (i.e. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, etc.), and procedures related to information management, data standards, intellectual property rights, data security, copyright licence data-sharing agreements and privacy, to ensure data is maintained in a secure environment and that the City's interests are met and value is gained.
  • Good attention to detail and demonstrated analytical, problem-solving and technical skills to manage, maintain, update and prepare database records (spatial & tabular formats), manipulating, analyzing and managing tabular and spatial data; and to resolve technical problems and information requirements by gathering/analyzing data, selecting/designing desired file and record format requirements, and documenting revisions undertaken.
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies, including capacity to monitor projects, track work and provide input into work planning; and working knowledge of office software applications (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) in support of communications, reporting, presentations and training.
  • Good written and oral communications skills, including experience preparing reports, technical instructions, and data-share agreements.
  • Good interpersonal skills to effectively deal with requests and concerns of clients/partners.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment, as well as under pressure, and meet deadlines.


This CUPE Local 5167 Inside permanent, full-time position offers a salary range of $37.073 to $42.128 per hour, based on a 35-hour work week schedule.

Other Information

Hamilton. A city of progress.

At the City of Hamilton, our vision is “to be the best place to raise a child and age successfully.” With our rich history, culturally strong and diverse communities, blend of urban and rural attractions, and ideal location in the heart of the Golden Horseshoe, Hamilton is a vibrant community of neighbours. We are also a leading employer, with many opportunities to grow and excel. We invite you to share in our vision as part of the Information Technology Division in the Corporate Services Department.

For full details and to apply

If you are interested in working alongside a dedicated team that’s contributing to the well-being of Hamilton’s residents, please for details on this GIS Data Analyst position, JOB ID #15121, and to apply online, by Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

The City of Hamilton values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. We thank all who have applied; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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