Posted on March 20, 2008 - GC609

Company: Foothills Model Forest
Position: GIS Technician
Location: Hinton, Alberta
Salary: Commensurate with ex
Contact Name: GIS Coordinator
Deadline: April 11, 2008

Job Description

Foothills Model Forest (FtMF), with its office located in Hinton, Alberta, is seeking a motivated individual to be part of our Foothills Model Forest GIS Program. If you would like to join a dynamic and innovative GIS team and live in the foothills near Jasper National Park, this job is for you! Reporting to the FtMF GIS Coordinator, the GIS Technician will support FtMF program areas by providing project support, maintenance of datasets, handling data requests, database management, spatial and statistical analysis, cartography, training and technical support to staff and program partners. The position requires skills in spatial analysis, database design, internet mapping, an aptitude or interest in programming, and proven interpersonal and team skills. Duties will include GIS support, data management, and cartographic mapping support requirements of all research projects carried out by the organization. This position is also responsible for undertaking a GIS inventory and metadata project that is to be completed by the fall of 2008. More information on the FtMF and program areas can be found at

Job Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Minimum of a recognized Diploma in Geographic Information Systems or related technical diploma in Natural Resources or Environmental Science. Minimum 1 year work experience or working knowledge of ESRI software and extensions, especially ArcInfo, ArcGIS 9.x, Spatial Analyst. Experience in working with relational databases (MS Access, SQL Server) and exposure to programming languages (Python, VBA, ArcObjects) is a strong asset. Demonstrated experience applying GIS pertaining to fisheries and aquatics, forestry, wildlife and other natural resource based research in Alberta. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Strong project management skills. Ability to meet multiple deadlines and the balancing of multiple priorities. Strong oral, written, and electronic communication skills. Enthusiastic and motivated to enhance and learn new GIS skills.

Other Information

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume to: Foothills Model Forest Attention: GIS Coordinator Box 6330, Hinton, Alberta T7V 1X6 or email (Subject line GIS Technician Position) We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Foothills Model Forest
Box 6330

Hinton, AB

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