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Assessment Assistant, Technical Standards & Policy – GIS Summer Student


  • Posted on: January 10, 2021
SAMA is the recognized leader and authority on property assessment, and Saskatchewan’s service provider of choice.  SAMA develops, regulates, and delivers a stable, cost-effective assessment system that is accurate, up-to-date, universal, equitable and understandable.

Position Overview: 

The successful candidate will join SAMA’s Technical Standards & Policy Division in this full-time, summer term position. Working with the Agriculture Coordinator, the incumbent’s primary duties will include:

  • Assisting in GIS work related to the valuation of agricultural land.
  • Assisting Technical Standards & Policy Division staff and Agrologists with technical support in the use of GIS applications.
  • Utilizing GIS software and the Agency’s computer database system as required to assist in the valuation of agricultural land.


The term is expected to run from April 26 to August 20, 2021. The successful candidate can expect to be working in an office environment.


  • Provide support and assistance to Technical Standards & Policy Division staff and Agrologists in the use of GIS related software including:
    • Digitizing soil polygons Editing/cleaning GIS layers
    • Merging working layers into base layer
    • GIS mapping using remote sensing
    • Printing maps
    • Setting up GIS working layers for Agrologists
    • Publishing GIS layers to the server
    • Assisting in providing technical support in the use of GIS software
    • Other GIS related duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of GIS software (ArcGIS, QGIS) is an asset
  • Good communication and public relations skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft software such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to learn and work independently or with limited supervision
  • Good problem-solving and time management skills


Required Professional Designations/Certification:

  • Technical diploma in Geomatic/GIS or courses in GIS. Related education, training and experience may be considered. Courses must continue in Fall 2021.
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract is required.

Employment with the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal record check.

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