Posted on May 15, 2008 - GC662

Company: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Position: GIS Specialist
Location: Edmonton, AB
Contact Name: Colleen Smith
Deadline: May 30, 2008

Job Description

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is seeking a creative team player with strong spatial analytical skills and a solid ecological background to join us as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist.

As a member of the Western Boreal Program team you will be responsible for designing and implementing GIS projects in a collaborative, multi-stakeholder environment to both internal and external clients. You will participate in partnership development activities, provide advanced technical and analytical services, and perform spatial analysis and GIS modeling within the context of boreal resource management.

Job Qualifications

You possess the following qualities to fulfill the requirements of this position: • Critical thinking and ability to take the initiative in offering innovative analytical solutions that translate industry resource and ecological challenges into desired conservation delivery products. • Strong leadership skills in a collaborative, multi-stakeholder environment with both internal and external clients. • Familiarity with conservation planning and landscape spatial analysis at regional and local scales, and their application towards solution oriented conservation goals. • Experience working and communicating with diverse groups of people in dynamic settings. • Experience applying remote sensing and/or GIS skills to complex conservation planning topics. • Strong data management skills and statistical analysis skills. • Interest in conservation and a solid ecological/biological background of boreal ecosystems. • High level of professionalism and ability to clearly communicate concepts and methods.

You have either a bachelor’s degree in GIS with 5+ years professional GIS experience in a renewable resource management setting, or a master’s degree in GIS, Geography, or other relevant natural science discipline. You have excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, are able to work independently and as a member of a team, are able to multitask, set priorities and meet rigid deadlines. A valid Canadian driver’s licence is required for this position.

Other Information

DUC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full range of employee benefits for this full time position. If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity please submit your resumé, cover letter and references for confidential consideration by May 30, 2008, to the attention of: Colleen Smith Ducks Unlimited Canada #100, 17958-106 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1V4 Fax: 780-443-6236 E-mail:

Created in 1938, DUC is a private, non-profit organization that conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Ducks Unlimited Canada
P.O. Box 1160

Stonewall, MB
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