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GIS Technologist


Job Description:

Progressive. Collaborative. Accountable. Draw on your passion. Shape our community. Progressive and collaborative, with a clear, long-term vision. We value employees’ contributions and inspire excellence. We are driven by a desire to help shape and serve the growing community in which we live and work.

Position Purpose

Reporting to Manager, Data Analytics and Visualization Services, is responsible for maintaining and evolving the Region’s geospatial data; conducting research in client business requirements and user needs for GIS applications; acquiring and creating spatial data, models and databases; producing cartographic products and reports; analyzing spatial data relationships; participating in projects and cross function project teams; and implementing GIS applications for the Data, Analytics and Visualization Services Branch’s projects and clients.

Job Requirements:

• Successful completion of a University Degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Science, or related discipline with an emphasis/major on GIS, or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum one (1) year experience working with GIS and the development of cartographic and analytic products, including web services and applications, and user requirements and/or spatial information management.
• Experience working with relational database systems, spatial databases (e.g. ArcSDE, Oracle) including database standards, design and data models.
• Valid Ontario Class "G" driver's license and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
• Demonstrated knowledge of GIS principles and use of ESRI’s GIS software and techniques, including ArcGIS Desktop.
• Knowledge of relational database systems, spatial data creation methods and techniques and spatial product delivery design and production.
• Working knowledge of programming languages (e.g. VBA).
• Understanding/experience of QA/QC principles and data integrity issues.
• Knowledge of municipal government responsibilities and practices.
• Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management, accountability, flexibility and adaptability.
• Ability to implement GIS applications and apply new technologies with minimal guidance.
• Analytical and problem solving skills.
• Ability to teach GIS to user community.
• Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.

Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shifts

0830 – 1630

How to Apply

Please apply on-line by February 27, 2017, quoting competition #20351. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


$40.60 - $44.14 per hour. This is a Union position.

Company Info
Regional Municipality of York
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, Ontario (Canada)


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