Posted on August 5, 2010 - GC977

Company: Government of the Northwest Territories
Position: Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Ad
Location: Yellowknife
Contact Name: Tara Hurley
Deadline: August 27, 2010

Job Description

Experience a unique blend of adventure in the diamond capital of Canada. Yellowknife is a modern, multi-cultural city of 19,000. With tourism, mining, and government, this youthful, energetic, family-orientated community offers both indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and activities. Enjoy modern city amenities in one of this country’s last frontiers.

Reporting to the Manager, NWT Geomatics, the Enterprise Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Administrator manages the GNWT Enterprise GIS architecture and central data repository, which facilitates the discovery, exchange and access to geomatics data and information throughout the GNWT as well as to partner organizations and the public. The Administrator identifies, implements, and maintains spatial databases as well as develops procedures and standards that enable spatial data to be stored and updated efficiently. The incumbent provides advice and recommendations on online GIS, websites, portals and geo-databases within the NWT Centre for Geomatics and Government of the Northwest Territories to meet current and constantly evolving business requirements.

Applicants should have knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) software, spatial data, metadata, data modeling techniques and the associated procedures and standards required to effectively administer government-wide spatial data. Knowledge of database concepts as they relate to spatial database design and knowledge of spatial data delivery methods is required. Strong communication, both written and oral is required as well as strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Job Qualifications

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by a University degree in Computer Science, Remote Sensing, or Geographic Information Systems with an emphasis on GIS and web based development and operating and administrating online geospatial portals and two (2) years of directly related experience. Equivalent combinations of education and/or experience will be considered.

Other Information

The salary starts at $43.94 per hour (approximately $85,683 per annum), plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

A job offer may be contingent upon a satisfactory criminal record check.

Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

The Government of the Northwest Territories is a workplace that is open to all Northerners. If you currently have a disability; and if you require accommodation you are encouraged to identify your needs so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening ID # 7975 Closing Date: August 27, 2010


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Inquiries Only: Management and Recruitment Services Department of Human Resources Government of the Northwest Territories Laing Building 2nd Floor P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9 Fax: (867) 873-0281

Government of the Northwest Territories
Box 1320

Yellowknife, NT

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