Geographical Information System (GIS) Technician

information technology/GIS engineering
Posted On: Nov 9, 2018
Closing Date: May 9, 2019
Employment Opportunity
Mackenzie County is currently inviting applications for a Geographical Information System (GIS) Technician. This position will be located in Mackenzie County’s La Crete office and is a full-time permanent position.
Mackenzie County is an exciting vibrant municipality with exceptional opportunity for future growth and development. Mackenzie County is situated in the northwest part of Alberta and encompasses approximately 12% of Alberta’s land mass.
Working in the Planning & Development department reporting to the Deputy CAO, the GIS Technician will provide professional services for the design, development, and maintenance of GIS and mapping applications.
The GIS Technician will be responsible for managing (coordinating the collection, update and maintenance) spatial and non-spatial data/information relevant to particular service areas, provide technical assistance in the activities of demographics, zoning, planning, addressing, etc. The GIS Technician will maintain data and prepare maps using the County’s RoadNet Data.
The GIS Technician will work collaboratively with the County’s Information Technology Specialist and assist in troubleshooting and projects.
Job Requirements
You are a collaborator and work to contribute in a team environment and able to work with minimal supervision. You are an initiator and use your technical knowledge to assist the municipal services departments in advancing through the use of GIS technology. You have proven verbal and written communication skills. You possess strong organizational skills and able to balance multiple tasks and deliver within an acceptable turnaround time.
You have a working knowledge of AutoCad and/or ArcView, Munisight and other GIS platforms and resources. You are a quick learner and promoter of new technologies.
You have a GIS certificate/diploma, or engineering technologist diploma. You have knowledge of civil, architectural or electronic engineering design drawings, GPS surveys, geography, and municipal infrastructure with several years of related experience. Equivalencies will be considered.
Must provide evidence of successfully passing a police Criminal Record Check.
Hours of Work
36.25 hours per week (7.25 hours per day) Monday to Friday
Salary Range
Mackenzie County offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. This position is a union position with a salary range of $60,624 to $75,787.
Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
If this exciting opportunity for growth interests you, you are encouraged to forward your confidential, formal resumes with a minimum of three references to:
Louise Flooren, Human Resources Coordinator
Mackenzie County
Box 640, Fort Vermilion, AB T0H 1N0
Phone: 780.927.3718
Fax: 780.927.4266