Posted on April 18, 2008 - GC644

Company: GEOMA
Position: GIS Intern
Location: Geraldton ON
Salary: $38,000-$40,000 comm
Contact Name: Genevieve Meyer
Deadline: May 2, 2008

Job Description

About the position: GEOMA is seeking an individual to join their GIS team; the GIS Intern will work on a variety of projects as needed. Under supervision, the successful candidate will plan, and organize GIS projects from start to finish according to schedules and specifications. Requisition supplies and materials, resolve work related problems, ensure smooth operation of equipment and machinery, and arrange for maintenance and repair work if necessary. Acquire new projects, prepare maps and graphics, and deliver presentations, information and training to other agencies and companies.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will have knowledge of: 1. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology; 2. Data extraction techniques from GPS units to Geographical Information System (GIS) software; 3. ArcGIS Desktop 9.x; 4. GIS concepts in raster and vector data models (satellite imagery, aerial photography, etc.), map projections, scale and resolution, accuracy and precision; 5. Data/file management and back-up procedures; 6. File transfer protocols, internet technology and email services; 7. Map production (incl. cartographic standards), database management and GIS analysis; 8. Data security issues and control measures; 9. Troubleshooting technological problems (e.g. printers, plotters, computers, etc.); The successful candidate must: 1. Understand and accept that the work and services at times may require prolonged absence from home; 2. Be able to work in inclement and adverse weather conditions for extended periods of time; 3. Be able to fly in helicopters and/or light aircraft, at times, under low level, slow air speed, and turbulent conditions or prolonged periods; 4. Have reliable transportation.

Other Information

Who is eligible? Northern Ontario secondary school graduates 29 years of age or under recently graduated from an accredited college or university. Length of Contract: 1 Year – Full-time (possibility of permanent employment). This position is partially funded by NOHFC’s Youth Internship Program. Deadline for applications is May 2, 2008 Please mail applications to: GEOMA Box 400, Geraldton ON, P0T 1M0 Attention: GIS Supervisor Or email to: Only those applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.

7 Popowich Dr.

Geraldton, ON
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