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GIS Technologist

York Region

  • Posted on: March 14, 2023
Job Title: GIS Technologist
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Temporary – Approximate length of assignment, in months 12
Type of Position: a Replacement
Start Date: Immediate
Salary: Per hour
Salary Grade: $44.95 – $48.86
Department: York Region -> Corporate Services -> Data Analytics & Visual Srvcs
Location: Geographic Info Services – 17250 Yonge Street – Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1 CA (Primary)
remote work opportunities may apply – CA
Job Description:
This is a tremendous opportunity to join an established, award-winning and passionate team making a difference. We specialize in data, analytics and visualization. We are charged to advance York Region as a data-informed organization. Our team embraces digital standards; uses data for good, and is continually advancing our capability and value proposition to the organization. Our motto ‘Together, Putting Data to Work’ powers the mantra of ‘driving insights through trusted data’.


York Region is looking for a GIS Technologist to advance our program. You intrinsically know that working well with people is the key to working with data. You are well-rounded, curious, motivated, professional and communicative. You love data and peruse data catalogues for fun. You like variety – maintaining and evolving the Region’s geospatial data; conducting research in client business requirements and user needs; acquiring, creating and maintaining: data, models and databases; producing information products and reports; analyzing spatial data relationships; and participates in projects and cross function project teams; and implementing solutions. You are resourceful yet know when to phone a friend. You are fearless in learning. You share what you know without reservation. You have a deep appreciation of good data, privacy and security considerations. You excel at making complex concepts simple and easy to understand by those around you. You are a humble expert in data management and governance methods. You document your data capturing the lifecycle and the purpose. You respect diverse perspectives and realize that teams get work done.


Every day, you will drive our aspiration to master ‘quality data’, collaborating and working with stakeholders and following the corporate strategic leadership, planning and directions related to this function. You will prepare and document statement of business requirements and user needs. You will assist senior staff in specification, design, development, installation, testing and documentation of applications and data architecture. You will research, digitize, process, and annotate spatial data, including integration from external stakeholders. You will design and prepare cartographic products, other spatial data products, graphics, and presentations. You will develop, maintain, and integrate spatial databases, attributes, and metadata. You will perform analysis and modelling of spatial data relationships; evaluates and documents results. You will create linkages between spatial data and client’s business data. You will perform Web administration including Web server configuration and performance monitoring. You will monitor Web and software license usage and prepares reports, as required. You will respond to inquiries and resolves concerns, as appropriate. You will ensure that services provided meet Regional customer service standards. You will participate on committees, work groups, task forces and projects, as assigned. You will manage Manages information in accordance with legislation and corporate standards. Here, you will help shape and serve the growing community in which we live and work.


You have a University Degree in Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Science, Computer Science, or equivalent program. You have a minimum 1 year of experience working with GIS and the development of cartographic and analytic products, including web services and applications, and user requirements and/or spatial information management. You have experience working with relational database management, spatial databases, and data visualization tools. You have demonstrated knowledge of GIS principles and use of ESRI’s GIS software and techniques, including ArcGIS Desktop. You have knowledge of of relational database systems, spatial data creation methods and techniques and spatial product delivery design and production.  You have working knowledge of programming languages. You have an understanding/experience of QA/QC principles and data integrity issues. You have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. You can communicate well – spoken and written, and use communications tools effectively.


Council Approval Date
Scheduled Weekly Hours 35
Scheduled Shifts
Operational Hours
Close Date: March 22, 2023
# of Hires Needed: 1
CUPE 905 York Region

Please apply online by 5:00PM EST of the closing date indicated above. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

York Region is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At the Region, we respect, encourage and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require Code-protected accommodation.

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