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Team Leader, GIS

Defence Construction Canada

  • Posted on: February 5, 2024

Interview details

In-person interview
Constitution Square, 350 Albert St, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K3 CA
Date and time
Eastern Standard Time
Feb 12, 2024 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Estimated duration
30 minutes

Each candidate will have their own time slot.


National Capital Region, ON


Pulled from the full job description
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off
Who Can Apply?:
Talent Pool
Salary Range:
$83,752- $113,067
Employment status:
Term Length:
Security Level:
Language Requirement:
Bilingual Preferred
Closing Date:
Reporting to (Title):
Program Leader


Are you experienced in managing data real property/civil data?
Do you have a keen interest in developing and implementing new data management systems and processes?
Are you looking for an opportunity to lead an exciting team and demonstrate your communication and stakeholder engagement skills?
We are looking for a candidate with strong technical, interpersonal and critical thinking skills to join our DCC team in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Spatial Data Services Program supports the site and infrastructure data lifecycle for the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence’s infrastructure programs. As a team leader within this multi-disciplinary program, some of your responsibilities will be to:

  • Supervise and manage human resources responsibilities for a team of spatial data practitioners
  • Develop creative solutions and ensure the team is focused on collaboration, the quality and timeliness of deliverables, and manage client relationships and risk.
  • Work directly with our DND clients on complex spatial data and real property project work (e.g. site/infrastructure data standards development, end-user engagement, data governance, workflows, quality management process, data management systems)
  • Research, analyze and develop major policies, standards, directives and performance indicators
  • Generate spatial data related specifications and guidance documents, prepare business cases and communication materials, as required
  • Support the management of service level arrangements
  • Promote and manage business development opportunities
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships within DCC, and with industry, the Client-Partners and/or stakeholders.
  • Ensure quality standards are met, in line with corporate and Client-Partner expectations


  • Prepare monthly reports (e.g. internal and for the Client-Partners)
  • Other duties as assigned

General and Specific Knowledge

  • Best practices, methods, and trends in data management and GIS, civil, lands/infrastructure and/or site survey technology
  • Knowledge and experience working with civil, municipal utilities, land/infrastructure and/or site survey data in both GIS and CAD environments
  • Relational spatial database design and management
  • Project and risk management principles

Formal Education and/or Certification(s) and Experience

  • Minimum: college diploma in geomatics or related field with five years’ relevant experience, or the equivalent
  • Preferred: university degree in geomatics and/or additional training in project management


  • GIS or Civil software and tools including ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, AutoCAD and/or AutoDesk Civil 3D
  • Apply project and risk management techniques
  • Demonstrate leadership and human resources management skills


  • Lead and manage direct reports
  • Provide functional direction and advice to other employees and the Client-Partners


  • Typical office environment with occasional travel
  • Some work may be located on construction sites; incumbent may occasionally be required to wear basic safety equipment

Check out the benefits

Working with DCC offers excellent opportunities for growth – and entitles you to one of the job market’s best benefits packages. In your role as Team Leader, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), your package is valued at 25% to 30% of your salary.

Your package will include:

  • Public service pension
  • 100% employer-paid annual sick leave, health and dental premiums, and life, accidental death, and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • $300 Wellness Allowance (e.g., gym membership)
  • $1,500 for mental health services on top of regular $1,500 paramedical coverage
  • $750 Health Care Spending Account (for some medical expenses that aren’t covered under provincial plans or our standard insurance plan)
  • Telus Virtual Health Care
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up plan to 93% of regular gross earnings for a maximum of 17 weeks
  • Hybrid workplace options including $400 allowance every two years to support work-from-home options
  • Enhanced inConfidence employee and family assistance program
  • Deluxe travel benefit plans
  • Comprehensive vacation and other paid leave plans


To begin a career with Defence Construction Canada (DCC), you must be a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. As a condition of employment with DCC, a minimum reliability security status clearance is required and some roles may require secret security status clearance.



DCC is responsible for the Personnel Security Clearance process. Typically to be eligible for a “Reliability” clearance, you must have five years of verifiable background information and to be eligible for a “Secret” clearance, you must have 10 years of verifiable background information. The process usually involves reference inquiries, verification of qualifications, criminal records checks, and credit checks (as required) and may require fingerprints. For more information about obtaining a security clearance, please review the Standard on Security Screening.



The appropriate security clearance is a condition of employment and it is the candidate’s or employee’s responsibility to ensure, they are able to obtain and maintain their required security level clearance to begin or continue their employment with DCC. Failure to obtain or maintain, the appropriate level of security clearance means either the candidate or employee will not receive a job offer, the conditional offer will be rendered null and void or their employment will be terminated with cause. A thorough security clearance process will be applied to all candidates or employees considered for an appointment; this process includes inquiries, verifications and assessments regarding matters such as, but not limited to:




  • criminal record checks
  • reference checks
  • previous employment
  • open source checks
  • credit/financial status



DCC’s Code of Business Conduct (Code) is a condition of employment. It serves to enhance public confidence in the integrity of DCC Employees and provides clarity to Employees on a number of issues, including real or perceived conflicts of interest. Before applying to this (or any) position at DCC, candidates shall familiarize themselves with the Code, because new employees are required to certify that they have read, understood, and agreed to observe the Code upon commencing work at DCC. Employees are further required to review their obligations under the Code and notify the President’s Office of any changes in their circumstances at the earliest possible opportunity, and to complete the Annual Update once a year.


Be part of a diverse and inclusive workplace!



At DCC, we are committed to ensuring everyone has a voice and can be their authentic selves in our workplace. We actively encourage applications from all, including but not limited to, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. We also welcome applications from those who are not Canadian citizens who are eligible to work in Canada and have at least 5 years of verifiable background information.



DCC is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all requests for accommodation based on a medical contraindication, religion or another prohibited ground for discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. Should you require accommodation, please email careers@dcc-cdc.gc.ca.


How to attend



Thank you for your interest in DCC! When you arrive at 350 Albert St, take the middle tower elevators (by the information desk) to the 2nd floor. Follow the signs to the meeting room where DCC representatives are looking forward to meeting you.

See you soon!


The DCC Talent Acquisition Team

What to prepare
  • Resume & Cover letter
Preferred dress code
Business casual (dress pants/skirt, button down/blouse, optional tie)
What is a hiring event?
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