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Geographic Information System Technician – RE-ADVERTISEMENT

Cambridge Bay
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 January 2019

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Resident Geologist, the Geographic Information System Technician (“Technician”) is responsible for the development, management, maintenance and support of Nunavut-wide information database using GIS applications and tools. The Technician will design, plan and implement GIS projects through the collection of appropriate data, data modelling and geo-spatial analysis methods. A significant role of the Technician is the responsibility for gathering and archiving existing Nunavut Mineral and Petroleum Resources data, assisting with the collection of new data, data analysis and the creation of map productions. Experience with the scientific content of the source documents as related to land management and resource development in Nunavut is an asset. As required, the Technician will liaise with other Nunavut agencies (e.g. Department of Environment, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Canada-Nunavut Geosciences Office) for the purpose of coordinating and sharing geo-spatial data sets.

The incumbent will be responsible for the care and maintenance of departmental GIS data sets, application of associated software applications and operation of hardware (e.g. plotting devices). Knowledge of software applications used regularly by other federal and provincial/territorial government departments, or the private and academic sectors or web-based applications is an asset. The Technician will be responsible to carry out GIS data verification and quality control processes for internal products and for external contracted services.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Technical Diploma in Geography, Resource Management or related field.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

Department of Finance (Cambridge Bay)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 2377, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut X0B 0C0
Phone: (867) 983-4058
Toll free: 1-866-667-6624
Fax: (867) 983-4041