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GIS Technologist


Job Description:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technologist

The Town of Saugeen Shores’ Department of Public Works and Engineering is seeking a GIS Technologist who will be responsible for a broad range of GIS-related duties within a municipal government setting.



  • Create maps for all departments as required

  • Develop models to assist in strategic calculations

  • Use Scripting language for efficient workflows

  • Use GPS survey equipment and its supporting software


  • Compile and organize data from maps, database and other sources

  • Create and maintain metadata

  • Import, export and convert data within the GIS

  • Perform spatial analysis

  • Maintain up-to-date information about the newest GIS technology and software advances

  • Analyze, query and run reports on GIS data

  • Database management for spatial and related data


  • Develop and implement mobile applications using ESRI software for internal and external use

  • Explore the potential of ‘Smart Community’ technologies

Job Requirements:


  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, problem-solving, analytical and presentation skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills

  • Comfortable with self-direction as well as working in a team environment


  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in GIS or a related discipline with a minimum of 5 years working experience

  • Demonstrate a willingness for continued education and training


  • This job requires thorough knowledge of the use of computer software including Microsoft 2010, ArcGIS 10 desktop suite of products as well as AutoCAD

  • Experience with spatial imagery and LiDAR is considered an asset

  • General knowledge of municipal operations and a thorough knowledge of department operations

  • Good organizational and time management skills to prioritize workload;

  • Thorough knowledge of office equipment and procedures

  • Understanding of Workplace Health and Safety Programs

  • Knowledge of municipal infrastructure is considered an asset


2017 salary: $63,996 – $72,723 (35 hours per week)

Subject to review

We invite qualified candidates to submit their resume, cover letter and transcript through email by 12:00 pm Monday, February 20, 2017 to:

**Please quote “GIS Technologist” in the subject line**

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2017 

The Town of Saugeen Shores is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Town of Saugeen Shores will make every effort to accommodate applicants with disabilities in its recruitment and selection process. If you are contacted for an interview, please advise of any accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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Town of Saugeen Shores
600 Tomlinson Drive
Port Elgin, Ontario (Canada)


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