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GIS Technician I

Cowichan Valley Regional District

  • Posted on: May 3, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Duncan, BC

Position: GIS Technician I
Division: Information Technology
Type: Regular Full Time
Application Deadline: May 25, 2022 by 4:30 pm
Applications: Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at careers-cvrd.icims.com
Competition Number: 22090-E

Majestic mountains, the rugged West Coast Trail, serene lakes, and one of the world’s tallest free- standing timber rail trestles all lie in the picturesque Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Located on Vancouver Island, the CVRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 80,000 within its 4 distinct municipalities and 9 electoral areas. Just 50 km north of Victoria and 30 km south of Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley offers a warm climate and numerous parks, recreational, cultural, and social opportunities.

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is now accepting applications from prospective candidates for a regular full time GIS Technician I in the Information Technology Division within the Corporate Services Department.

General Information
Reporting to the Manager, Information Technology Division and supervised by the GIS Supervisor, the GIS Technician I performs technical work maintaining the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s (CVRD’s) Geographic Information System (GIS) data. The GIS Technician I: edits GIS data; prepares material for public presentation; maintains the CVRD’s house numbering system; maintains corporate records relating to GIS in accordance with the Records Classification and Retention Schedule and responds to inquiries related to GIS.


  • Secondary school graduation plus graduation from a recognized institute with courses in GIS and Cartography, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License (submit a recent driver’s abstract with your application)
  • A minimum of two (2) years of practical experience utilizing a GIS application.
  • Experience with Esri, ArcGIS Desktop and AutoDesk AutoCad in a local government environment is preferred.

A full job description listing all the job requirements can be viewed online at careers-cvrd.icims.com.

Hours of Work:
The hours of work are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and this position is also eligible for flextime.

This unionized position (CUPE Local 358) has a salary range in three steps $36.74 – $37.82 – $38.97 per hour (2021 rates). A comprehensive benefits package is offered with this position.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter at the link above by 4:30 pm on the date indicated.

Note that testing may be required during the interview process. Testing is based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications outlined in the job description.

Date posted: April 28, 2022

Cowichan Valley Regional District
175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC  V9L 1N8
Phone: (250) 746-2518 | Fax: (250) 746-2522

Professional Categories: Geographic Information Systems

Posted: April 28, 2022, 11:49 am
Expires: May 25, 2022, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $36.74 to $38.97 Hour
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