Posted on July 27, 2010 - GC972

Company: Palliser Regional Municipal Services
Position: GIS Coordinator
Location: Hanna, AB
Salary: TBD
Contact Name: Brad Wiebe, CEO
Deadline: August 20, 2010

Job Description

Palliser Regional Municipal Services is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate self-starter to join our team as the Geographic Information System (GIS) Coordinator ready to take the initiative to move things forward and follow through to the completion of the project. Palliser Regional Municipal Services is an inter-municipal services agency, located in Hanna, Alberta providing professional planning, mapping and other municipal services to 28 member municipalities in Southeast-Central Alberta. Reporting to the CEO, the GIS Coordinator is responsible for meeting the objectives of the Palliser Regional Information Services Management (PRISM) exploration grant agreement including a user analysis and evaluation of the existing regional GIS services, development of a training and support strategy to ensure the technical skills of municipal personnel for the effective usage of GIS and the development of a long term action plan for the implementation of the strategy for an effective and professional GIS program that meets the needs and requirements of the member municipalities and provides a lasting benefit. The GIS Coordinator will provide internal and external support and direction for GIS and IT technical services including web-based GIS applications. Over the long term the position will develop, update, and maintain the GIS system on behalf of participating municipalities; provide software training and support, and guide the development of professional mapping products, drawings and graphics for reports, proposals, and designs.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate leadership and project management skills, critical thinking, evaluation and analytical skills, as well as an aptitude for long-term visioning and strategic thinking. The individual will possess a degree / diploma in GIS Technology or a related field with an emphasis on the application of GIS in an urban and rural municipal environment plus 3 to 5 years of directly related experience. Web-based GIS experience is a definite asset. Must have an excellent working knowledge of networks, computers, and multiple GIS and non GIS software packages. This position requires a valid driver’s license to enable travel throughout the region.

Other Information

Salary This position is offered as a contract, term position, to be determined with the successful applicant. Future opportunities including full-time permanent employment is dependent on a positive outcome and successful results of the project.

Palliser Regional Municipal Services
115 Palliser Trail
PO Box 1900

Hanna, AB
T0J 1P0
403-854-4684
Homepage - www.palliserservices.ca
E-Mail - bwiebe@palliserservices.ca

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