Posted on November 10, 2008 - GC805

Company: The City of Calgary
Position: GIS Cartographer
Location: Calgary, AB
Contact Name: Human Resources
Deadline: November 19, 2008

Job Description

Working for The City of Calgary: Would it 'work' for you? There are more than 13,000 City of Calgary employees, with more than 13,000 reasons they've chosen to work here. Come join us. The City of Calgary's employee team, the cornerstone of a community where new people and new ideas are welcomed, and the quality of life is valued above all else. Recognized as a global leader in municipal excellence, The City of Calgary provides more than 500 services and programs. That means there are many opportunities here for challenging, satisfying and rewarding employment. As an employer, The City sets a refreshing new standard in personalized work-life balance: flexible schedules, an attractive benefits plan, education and training programs, advancement possibilities, and above all, the opportunity to make your mark in the community you've chosen as your home. You'll find a full listing and description for these and other positions currently available at GIS Cartographer Calgary Fire Department Our firefighters provide a wide range of services to The City, to make us one of Canada's top emergency response departments in fire and injury prevention, while promoting community safety. Reporting to the Supervisor, GIS Mapping and Analysis, this position facilitates the creation and maintenance of a variety of digital mapping products which are used to support the Calgary Fire Departments planning and operations processes such as station location planning, apparatus deployment, incident reporting, and routing and response. Specific duties include: • research, develop and produce superior custom cartographic products on a project by project basis; • gather requirements and create maps/diagrams and obtain information to support day to day departmental requirements for various reports and projects as needed; • maintain Fire GIS (Geographic Information System) data in various databases, including the city's enterprise SDE; • research, develop, implement and maintain scripts to support the cartographic data output process; • produce technical workflow documentation, create metadata, produce written reports and present project results; • identify and research cartographic methods specific to Fire and pertaining to the GIS industry in general; • establish and maintain relationships to ensure the coordination of GIS initiatives and business continuity; • perform related administrative duties.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a diploma (2-3 years full-time study) in Applied GIS or Geomatics Engineering plus a minimum of three years experience in geomatics, GIS or cartography, including CAD and GIS. Intermediate proficiency in MicroStation, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office is required. Experience utilizing SQL, FME, Modelbuilder and/or related ETL geoprocessing tools, and a firm grasp of scripting languages is considered an asset. A firm understanding of GIS and mapping concepts such as cartographic design, database design and management, projections, and the Alberta Land Titles System is required. Must demonstrate strong technical skills, attention to detail, work management, problem solving, communication skills, and customer service.

Other Information

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications. Only education obtained from an accredited institution will be recognized as meeting the minimum qualifications. More than one position maybe filled from this competition. Union/Position: CUPE Local 38/Established #TBD Compensation: Pay Grade 9 $26.39 - 29.02 - 30.48 - 32.00 - 33.61 - 35.28 per hour Hours of Work: This position works a standard 35 hour work week. Applicants quoting reference #108691 must apply on or before November 19, 2008. For more information about this position or to apply online visit our website: and click on career opportunities or mail your resume to: The City of Calgary Human Resources (#8107) P.O. Box 2100, Station M Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5 Reference number must be quoted on your application. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

The City of Calgary
P.O. Box 2100, Stn. M #8080

Calgary, AB
T2P 2M5

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