Posted on May 11, 2007 - GC473

Company: GNWT
Position: GIS Specialist
Location: Norman Wells, NT
Salary: 41.05 hr + northern
Contact Name: Sahtu Client Service Centre
Deadline: May 31, 2007

Job Description

Under the direction of the Supervisor Wildlife Management (Sahtu Region) – and in collaboration with the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board and Sahtu Renewable Resources Board, the GIS Specialist will conduct GIS spatial analysis and mapping to support natural resource management within the Sahtu Settlement Area. The skills and abilities sought for this position are: 1) prior experience using a wide variety of computer software and hardware, particularly for creation of digital cartographic products; 2) advanced academic/technical training with ESRI software suite (ver. 9x); 3) prior experience with manipulation and analyses of data from satellite and GPS-tracked radiocollared wildlife; 4) ability to design and deliver GIS/digital mapping training programs; 5) ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision and experience in working in a cross-cultural environment. Some travel in small fixed-wing aircraft and/or helicopter may be required. Additional consideration will be given to applicants with prior programming experience, such as VB, VBA, and VB.NET.

Job Qualifications

Typically this knowledge, skills and abilities would be acquired through a Bachelor in Geography, Ecology, Biology or Natural Resources; a minimum of 1-year advanced training in GIS; and a minimum of 2 years work experience with ESRI software. Equivalencies that consist of a combination of education, knowledge, skills, and abilities equal in worth to the formal education and experience requirements will be considered.

Other Information

The salary starts at $41.05 per hour plus an annual Northern Allowance of $12,968.00. A job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal record check. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy. For full job description see For further information contact: Sahtu Client Service Centre Department of Human Resources Government of the Northwest Territories P.O. Box 360 Norman Wells, NT X0E 0V0 Fax: (867) 587-2173

Box 130

Norman Wells, NT
X0E 0V0

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