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Parks Geospatial and Information Technology Specialist

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016.00
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
11 January 2019

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director Parks and Special Places this position provides geographic information system products and services and is committed to the establishment of a system of territorial parks and special places that are representative of Nunavut’s natural and culture heritage. The Division is obligated under the Nunavut Agreement (NA) and the Umbrella Inuit Impact and Benefits Agreement for Territorial Parks (IIBA).

The incumbent will be responsible for: developing, implementing, operating, and managing the Division’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and all geospatial information; managing the establishment of territorial parks through coordinating the application process for administration and control of municipal, commissioners and crown lands; coordinating divisional input and data management with the Department of Environment Geodatabase of all geospatial data and related metadata; assisting in decision-making regarding the land use planning process related to or affecting territorial parks and special places; responding to divisional needs of information technology software/, and development of programs/products for the purpose of ensuring appropriate distribution of these acquired data.

The knowledge and experience required for this job are usually obtained through a degree from a recognized university in physical geography or biology with an emphasis in spatial analysis techniques or equivalents. A minimum of two years’ experience in GIS facility operations and a minimum of one year experience in web and graphic design. Knowledge of the Inuit Impact and Benefits Agreement for Territorial Parks (IIBA) and the Nunavut Agreements (NA) is an asset.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in Inuktitut is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


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