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Data Services Specialist


Job Description:

The Data Services Specialist is responsible for providing technical and programming expertise to enable the provisioning of Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) spatial data both internally to the Government of Alberta (GoA) and externally to the public, industry, academia and other governmental and non-governmental agencies. This position provides Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technical and programming expertise and is expected to work closely with the Spatial Database Support Unit in the development and maintenance of scripts to facilitate the distribution of digital spatial raster and vector data and metadata in a variety of formats. The Data Services Specialist is expected to develop customized scripts for specific types of data extraction, facilitate the communication process, provide technical advice for new and updated data, streamline the archival process when distributable data are updated, automate processes where possible and ensure functionality when infrastructure and software upgrades are installed. The Data Services Specialist will facilitate the conversion of hardcopy products into an appropriate digital format and enable packaging of all digital products as well as supporting distribution through web mapping. This position is responsible for maintaining the master distribution data packages and will work closely with other units within Information and Data Provisioning Services (IDPS) to enable the flow of data from acquisition to distribution and will provide training to other staff members where required.

About Your Work Environment
In this role, you will primarily be working in an office setting located in Edmonton. You will have regular contact with industry, consultants, other government staff and the general public. Some travel may be required to effectively support the priority work of the Branch.

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Government of Alberta
101 A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)


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