Posted on July 7, 2007 - GC486

Company: Paramount Emergency Planners Inc.
Position: GIS Specialist
Location: Calgary, AB
Contact Name: Brigitte Schnell
Deadline: July 27, 2007

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

§ Planning, setting budgets, and implementing GIS\Mapping projects.
§ Developing and tracking GIS-related budgets.
§ Monitoring performance against plans and establishing resolution actions for any variances from plans.
§ Coordinating GIS\Mapping activities with the Planning Department.
§ Developing standard GIS/Mapping policies and procedures.
§ Designing and implementing organization-wide GIS standards.
§ Obtaining and managing necessary GIS resources.
§ Recommending and, where appropriate, developing GIS and related training programmes.
§ Providing technical and project management support.
§ Negotiating and managing consulting and service contracts for GIS/Mapping projects.
§ Providing an interface between GIS\Mapping staff and consulting professionals working within Paramount Emergency Planners.
§ Coordinating and leading GIS initiatives with external organizations.
§ Managing GIS committees at technical and management level.
§ Preparing weekly project status reports.
§ Acting as liaison with GIS related external organizations.
§ Evaluating technological advances and promoting the usage of appropriate technology and application.

Job Qualifications

Skills and Knowledge

§ Bachelors degree in Geography/Cartography or related field with an emphasis in GIS.
§ Candidate must possess 5 years experience in GIS application, database design, and management.
§ Sound practical knowledge and experience of using ESRI suite of software, including ArcGIS-ArcView 9.2 (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcToolbox) and related extensions.
§ Good working knowledge of Global Positioning System (GPS), as well as a thorough working knowledge of GIS concepts/methods as it relates to emergency response planning in the Oil and Gas sector.
§ Programming experience using Python, VB, C++ or .NET is considered a plus.

Other Information

Candidate must be curious, enthusiastic and self-motivated; able to produce quality work and value-for-dollars-spent for our clients. Remuneration is commensurate with experience and demonstrated contribution and commitment to the team.

Applications including resume and cover letter should be forwarded via email to: All candidates must be eligible to work in Canada, and due to the sensitive nature of our data, will be requested to complete a police background check. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those short-listed for initial interviews will be contacted.

We will be accepting applications until July 27, 2007.

Paramount Emergency Planners Inc.
1120 - 29th Avenue N.E.

Calgary, AB
T2E 7P1
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