Posted on July 23, 2008 - GC704

Company: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Position: GIS Specialist
Location: Barrie, ON
Salary:
Contact Name: Lynn Elsey
Deadline: August 8, 2008

Job Description

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is seeking a creative team player with strong spatial analytical skills and a solid ecological background to join us as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist. You possess the following qualities to fulfil the requirements of this position: • Critical thinking and ability to take the initiative in offering innovative analytical solutions to ecological and other conservation challenges and stewarding these through to completion. • Strong leadership skills to lead a team of GIS professionals in a collaborative, multi-stakeholder environment with both internal and external clients. • Strong project and time management skills to support success in a service-oriented working environment. • Familiarity with conservation planning and landscape spatial analysis at regional and local scales, and their application towards solution-oriented conservation goals. • Experience working and communicating with diverse groups of people in dynamic settings. • Experience applying GIS skills to complex conservation planning topics. • Strong data management skills and statistical analysis skills. • Interest in conservation and a solid ecological/biological background. • High level of professionalism and ability to clearly communicate concepts and methods.

As a member of the Ontario conservation team you will develop, acquire, manage and distribute geospatial databases and metadata. Based on this and other ecological information you will conduct spatial analyses, design and implement GIS products as well as lead/participate in research activities requiring GIS expertise. You will participate in partnership development activities, provide advanced technical and analytical services, and perform spatial analysis and GIS modeling within the context of DUC’s wetland conservation programs.

Job Qualifications

You have a degree in GIS, Geography, or other relevant natural science discipline with several years’ professional GIS experience in a natural resource setting, or a diploma in GIS with at least five years’ experience in the same environmental field. Three years’ experience in the development and use of Natural Resources GIS applications using raster and vector data sets and GIS software, ESRI products including ArcMap 9, Spatial Analyst, ArcPad, and field data collection hardware is required. You have excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, are able to work independently and as a member of a team, are able to multitask, set priorities and meet rigid deadlines. A valid Canadian driver’s licence is required for this position.

Other Information

DUC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a complete range of employee benefits for this full time position. If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please submit your resumé, cover letter and salary expectations for confidential consideration by August 8, 2008, to the attention of: Lynn Elsey Ducks Unlimited Canada 740 Huronia Rd, Unit 1 Barrie, ON L4N 6C6 E-mail: l_elsey@ducks.ca Fax: 705-721-4999 Created in 1938, DUC is a private, non-profit organization that conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Ducks Unlimited Canada
P.O. Box 1160


Stonewall, MB
R0C2Z0
(204)467-3405
Homepage - www.ducks.ca
E-Mail - l_elsey@ducks.ca

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