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GIS Specialist

City of Kawartha Lakes

  • Posted on: October 4, 2019
  • Expires on: November 3, 2019

Job Title                  GIS Specialist

Wage                     $27.94 – $34.17 hourly (2019 rvsd)

Reports To              Supervisor, Mapping & GIS

Department             Development Services

Location                  Administration Offices, Development Services

Hours                     Normal Working Hours 35 hours per week

Other                      General office environment.  Some travel throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes may be necessary in accordance with job requirements.

 

Job Description

  • Monitor and troubleshoot the GIS technology environment including all desktop GIS and GIS database servers within the overall network infrastructure
  • Maintain geospatial datasets to ensure GIS databases and GIS web applications are up to date and revise processes and procedures as necessary
  • Rectify spatial data or application issues and enhancements
  • Conduct programmatic and manual analysis, modeling and create reports and thematic maps to support decision making
  • Coordinate with GIS end users to gather application requirements, analyze current state, identify gaps and implement custom solutions; increasing productivity and usability
  • Design interactive applications to present GIS data and tools on the corporate website
  • Investigate and resolve GIS software and hardware problems in cooperation with Information Technology staff
  • Present status reports and demonstrations on GIS projects
  • Investigate and assess external products and services that will provide cost effective solutions in the delivery of spatial data products and services
  • Educate end users on programs and software upgrades
  • Occasional travel to various work locations is required to fulfill the job duties of the position
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Skills/Education Required

  • Post-secondary degree in a Geomatics discipline or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years related progressive experience, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Solid working knowledge of spatial data models and relational database design
  • Demonstrated technical and practical implementation and administration using ESRI and Latitude Geographics Enterprise platforms (Desktop, Server, Online/Portal)
  • Demonstrated proficiency using the following development environments, stacks and API’s: MS Visual Studio, ESRI JS APl’s, Geocortex API’s , XML/XAML, Python, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, JSON, Dojo, Internet Information Services 7.0, SQL
  • ESRI spatial database models including versioning, access control, security and data backups/recovery
  • Knowledge and experience in computer and network hardware, computer and network operating systems, specifically in a Windows/SQL Server environment
  • Proven client service competencies including strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships both within and outside the organization, active listening and questioning skills including common structured questioning techniques; ability to reason and troubleshoot, stress and conflict management skills, ability to provide detailed and accurate verbal and written technical guidance and support to clients
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with commitment to quality improvement, sharing process improvement initiatives with management
  • Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills including the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and work methodically and prioritize workload to meet multiple demands and deadlines effectively with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy, use confidential information appropriately, treat sensitive situations with appropriate degree of tact and discretion
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, the internet, and any other related software
  • Upon conditional offer of employment a Criminal Record Check will be required

Applicants must be prepared for skill testing.

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