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Organization: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Division: Mapping and Information Resources Branch
City: Peterborough
Job Term: 1 Permanent
Job Code: 17158 - Systems Officer 4
Salary: $35.27 - $45.08 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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Posting Status:
Open Targeted
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Do you have expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and enjoy consulting with people and developing strategies to improve business services. If so, do not miss this opportunity to showcase your skills in the Spatial Data Support Unit with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• provide expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects and technical direction
• design appropriate information management solutions for business requirements
• determining database structures and develop policies and standards for operating elements (i.e. level of user access, security measures, data storage and retention etc).

Job Requirements:

How do I qualify?

Technical Expertise:

• You have advanced knowledge and experience in geographic information systems, remote sensing and other computer technologies in order to develop effective geospatial solutions.
• You have strong practical knowledge of surveying, remote imaging, photogrammetry, digital mapping and positioning systems.
• You have knowledge in geo-processing and related scripting languages including the use of GIS to develop scripts and programs.

Analytical and Problem Solving Skills:

• You have analytical and problem solving skills to assess clients' needs and develop solutions to improve program and service delivery.
• You have problem solving skills to analyze current business practices and procedures, incorporate new technology and initiate change.
• You can advise clients on information management priorities and develop/assist plans to improve program and service delivery.
• You have experience working with quantitative, statistical, error analysis, and accuracy assessment of temporal and spatial data to develop analytical methods.

Project Management and Coordinating Skills:

• You have proven project management experience to manage administrative and budgetary responsibilities of multiple projects.
• You can coordinate GI design and oversee the design and development process to address data and software solutions.
• You have coordinating skills to determine goals and objectives, analyze practices and procedures effectively use of technology to manage information more effectively and efficiently.

Communication and Interpersonal skills:

• You have communications skills to provide technical guidance/assistance/support and training to users and clients.
• You have well-developed interpersonal skills to work harmoniously and to collaborate and exchange information with diverse clients/partners.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Schedule: 6
Category: Information Technology
Posted on: Friday, February 17, 2017
Note E-NR-104884/17

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Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, March 6, 2017 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
300 Water Street, 2nd floor North Tower
Peterborough, Ontario (Canada)

Phone: 705-755-2175

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