Geographic Information Systems Technician
- 57,635.76 - 67,432.82 annually
- City Of Ottawa
Under the supervision and direction of the Program Manager, Research and Projections, the GIS Technician assists with the creation and maintenance of GIS databases for land use, employment and other key variables, and works independently or as a team member on a variety of research and projection GIS projects. The project work deals with analyzing, compiling, organizing, interpreting and processing digital data to produce a variety of geographically related maps, graphic displays, projection models and reports.
Education & Experience
Grade 12 or equivalent plus successful completion of a two (2) year community college course in Geographic Information Systems, Survey Mapping Technology, Computer Science or equivalent
A minimum of four (4) years experience is required
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
English oral, reading, writing required.
- ArcView 10.5.1, Map database configuration
- Digital mapping methods and procedures
- Office automation software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Computer graphics workstations and peripherals
- Municipal GIS systems and applications
- Current GIS computer technology
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
Competencies & Skills
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills/abilities required to deal effectively, efficiently and positively with all external and internal contacts
- Ability to perform tasks under minimal supervision in a dynamic environment and meet multiple deadlines
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Strong interpersonal skills and leadership capabilities
- Copes with stress effectively
- Ability to deal with shifting priorities
- Demonstrated ability to work with all computer-related programs and systems specific to the work function
- Demonstrated ability to analyze complex operational planning issues from all perspectives necessary
- Ability to exercise sound judgment in difficult situations
- Ability to organize work efficiently and able to handle several assignments simultaneously
- Takes the initiative in recommending and implementing improvements to procedures to achieve high levels of service to staff and public
- Ability to exercise considerable independent judgment and discretion
- Make presentations to work groups
- Ability to articulate GIS concepts to users