Posted on August 9, 2010 - GC981

Company: Cowichan Valley Regional District
Position: GIS Technician
Location: Duncan, BC
Salary: $29.05/hour
Contact Name: Human Resources
Deadline: August 25, 2010

Job Description

The Information Technology Division in the Corporate Services Department is seeking a GIS Technician for a regular, full time position. Reporting to the Manager, Information Technology Division and supervised by the GIS Supervisor, the GIS Technician is responsible for performing a variety of technical assignments involving the maintenance of the CVRD’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Work involves editing map data, creating location maps, preparing materials for public presentation, plotting survey plans, and maintaining civic addresses.

Job Qualifications

Secondary school graduation plus graduation from a recognized institute with courses relating to GIS and a minimum of two years practical application involving the plotting of survey plans and revising of cadastral base maps preferably in a municipal and/or regional government setting is required; hands-on experience with ArcInfo, ArcView, and some AutoCad is preferred. Candidates must have the ability to plot survey plans accurately, to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, to produce neat accurate work, to deal courteously, tactfully, and diplomatically with employees, the public, and Regional Board members, to work well under pressure in a team environment while meeting multiple deadlines, and to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions. It is required that the candidate possess a good knowledge of computer operations and office software packages. The successful candidate will hold and maintain a valid BC Driver’s License.

Other Information

Hours of Work: 35 hour workweek, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. This position may be required to attend some evening and weekend meetings. Salary: This is a regular, full time union position (CUPE Local 358) with a salary range in three steps of $29.05 - $30.83 per hour (2010 wage rates). A generous benefits package is included and flex time is offered. Applications: Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application and resume, clearly quoting Competition IT813-E by 4:30 p.m. on August 25, 2010, to the Human Resources Division at or to 175 Ingram Street, Duncan BC, V9L 1N8, or by fax to (250) 746-2522.

Cowichan Valley Regional District
175 Ingram Street

Duncan, BC
V9L 1N8
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