GIS Specialist

GIS Specialist

RP2 Resource Planner 2

Regular/full-time

Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development

Manitoba Geological Survey, Stewardship and Resource Development Division

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 40016

Salary(s):   RP2 $62,773.00 – $79,019.00 per year

Closing Date:   October 31, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created to fill regular or term opportunities and will remain in effect for 12 months. 

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Through the Manitoba Geological Survey and Mining, Oil and Gas Branches, the Stewardship and Resource Development Division facilitates sustainable development of the province’s mineral and petroleum resources. The Geological Survey Branch conducts a wide range of investigations, which include the examination of exposed bedrock, subsurface materials, and surficial sediments including sand, gravel and organic deposits throughout Manitoba. The branch provides data and products, such as geological maps and reports, metallic and industrial mineral deposit reports and databases, mineral resource assessments, targeted geoscience research, development of exploration models, and maintenance of data inventories. By developing an understanding of Manitoba’s geology and geological processes, the Geological Survey Branch promotes mineral exploration opportunities and contributes to wise land-use management.

To be considered for this competition candidates ARE REQUIRED to submit the Application Form for screening, along with your resume, to the Public Service Commission by email (govjobs@gov.mb.ca), quoting competition #40016 and the position title in the subject line. Resumes may be used in addition to the Application Form for screening purposes. Note that candidates will only be invited to an interview if they have satisfactorily met the requirements stated in the Application form.

Click here to access the application form.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Post-secondary education in Science, Geology, Physical Geography, or Earth Sciences; a relevant combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including ArcGIS and/or ArcGIS Pro.
  • Experience with GIS programming/scripting, which may include Visual Basic, Python, and Model Builder.
  • Experience working with online spatial data distribution platforms (ex: ArcGIS Online / Geocortex)
  • Knowledge of cartography and data representation
  • Sound knowledge of geographic coordinate systems and geodetic datums
  • Database design and administration knowledge, which may include MS Access, Personal SDE, Oracle
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving skills to troubleshoot issues and find innovative and creative solutions
  • Strong written communication skills to draft, format and edit correspondence, letters, memos and reports
  • Strong verbal communication skills to clearly and professionally communicate with internal and external stakeholders in person and by phone. 

Desired:

  • Experience with Corel Graphics Suite or similar programs to edit vector/raster files.
  • Experience working with geophysical data and / or geospatial raster data
  • Experience with computer hardware and software troubleshooting

Duties:
This position is an integral part of the Geoscience Data Management Section and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), software and data resources of the Manitoba Geological Survey and Mining, Oil and Gas Branches. The incumbent is responsible for assigned GIS mapping projects and geospatial databases, both locally and online (including Map Gallery / ArcGIS Online) and provides departmental quality assurance, IT support and staff training. This role is also responsible for updates to the provincial geospatial databases using a variety of data sources and GIS mapping software.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 40016

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

To be considered for this competition candidates ARE REQUIRED to submit the Application Form for screening, along with your resume, to the Public Service Commission by email (govjobs@gov.mb.ca), quoting competition #40016 and the position title in the subject line. Resumes may be used in addition to the Application Form for screening purposes. Note that candidates will only be invited to an interview if they have satisfactorily met the requirements stated in the Application form.

Click here to access the application form.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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