GIS & Geomatics Job Opportunities


This section of our website has been created to help promote GIS & geomatics related job opportunities in Nova Scotia. 

GIS & Geomatics Job Opportunities in Nova ScotiaMembers and corporate sponsors have been provided the ability to post any GIS or geomatics related jobs that they wish to share with the geospatial community.  To include the job posting information on your own website or RSS reader simply use the RSS feed button below. 

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  • 09 Oct 2018 10:36 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    Are you trained in GIS, with experience in a utility field? Do you have general knowledge of water distribution and wastewater/stormwater collection systems? Do you take pride in producing high quality, detailed work in a steady paced environment? If so, this may be the opportunity for you!

    With a mandate to provide world class services for our customers and our environment, Halifax Water is Canada’s first regulated water, wastewater and stormwater utility serving a population of about 365,000 in Halifax Regional Municipality. 

    Halifax Water is seeking four (4) term Engineering Information Technicians (Level I or II) to join the Engineering and IS Department. Two terms will be available for a period of up to twelve months and two terms will be available for a period of up to six months. The Engineering Information Technician will assist in the GIS maintenance, updating, retrieval, display and dissemination of record information in its many formats within Halifax Water as well as the production of engineering drawings and sketches.  

    As an Engineering Information Technician, you bring at least one (1) year of experience, preferably in a utility environment, combined with a NSCC Diploma in GIS, CAD or equivalent program and related training and experience. Past work experience in a GIS environment, strong computer skills and general knowledge of water distribution and wastewater/stormwater collection systems are considered assets. As an ideal candidate, you demonstrate the ability to perform high quality, detailed work in a steady paced environment. 

    In addition to a collegial work environment that promotes a work-life balance, Halifax Water offers its employees a challenging and rewarding career with a competitive compensation and benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and incentive programs. As a member of the team at Halifax Water, you will be contributing to the success of the utility while delivering water, wastewater and stormwater services in an integrated, cost effective and environmentally sound manner with a commitment to long term sustainability.  

    For more information on this position, please view our website (www.halifaxwater.ca). Completed cover letters and resumes, stating Competition #HW18-94E, must be received by 4:30 pm on October 21, 2018 and may be forwarded via fax to 490-6934 or email [email protected] or mailed to Halifax Water, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 8388, RPO CSC, Halifax, N.S. B3K 5M1.  

    Halifax Water is an equal opportunity employer 


  • 09 Oct 2018 10:36 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    Are you trained in GIS, with experience in a utility field? Do you have general knowledge of water distribution and wastewater/stormwater collection systems? Do you take pride in producing high quality, detailed work in a steady paced environment? If so, this may be the opportunity for you!

    With a mandate to provide world class services for our customers and our environment, Halifax Water is Canada’s first regulated water, wastewater and stormwater utility serving a population of about 365,000 in Halifax Regional Municipality. 

    Halifax Water is seeking four (4) term Engineering Information Technicians (Level I or II) to join the Engineering and IS Department. Two terms will be available for a period of up to twelve months and two terms will be available for a period of up to six months. The Engineering Information Technician will assist in the GIS maintenance, updating, retrieval, display and dissemination of record information in its many formats within Halifax Water as well as the production of engineering drawings and sketches.  

    As an Engineering Information Technician, you bring at least one (1) year of experience, preferably in a utility environment, combined with a NSCC Diploma in GIS, CAD or equivalent program and related training and experience. Past work experience in a GIS environment, strong computer skills and general knowledge of water distribution and wastewater/stormwater collection systems are considered assets. As an ideal candidate, you demonstrate the ability to perform high quality, detailed work in a steady paced environment. 

    In addition to a collegial work environment that promotes a work-life balance, Halifax Water offers its employees a challenging and rewarding career with a competitive compensation and benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and incentive programs. As a member of the team at Halifax Water, you will be contributing to the success of the utility while delivering water, wastewater and stormwater services in an integrated, cost effective and environmentally sound manner with a commitment to long term sustainability.  

    For more information on this position, please view our website (www.halifaxwater.ca). Completed cover letters and resumes, stating Competition #HW18-94E, must be received by 4:30 pm on October 21, 2018 and may be forwarded via fax to 490-6934 or email [email protected] or mailed to Halifax Water, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 8388, RPO CSC, Halifax, N.S. B3K 5M1.  

    Halifax Water is an equal opportunity employer 


  • 16 May 2018 10:17 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    Employer: Interpretation Resources Consulting Inc.

    Location: Amherst, Nova Scotia

    Position Type: Contract position to March 31, 2019 and possibly full time thereafter. The work will be performed out of the Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre in Amherst, NS.

    Description of Work:

    The majority of work will be focused on following procedures and methodologies for application development, monitoring and ensuring hosted database system availability.

    The first component of the work, requires the contract GIS Application Developer to learn and to become proficient in the knowledge of the Client’s businesses, Geographic Solutions Team standards, procedures, environment and the various hosted databases.

    The second component and the majority of the work, requires the candidate to work as part of the Geographic Solutions Team, performing application development, monitoring and testing duties to ensure hosted database system availability.

    The third component of the work involves providing assistance to the Supervisor with other application related problems and issues.

    Skill Sets Required:

    Successful candidate(s) should have 1-2 years’ experience in working with ESRI products and their associated files, as well as 2-3 years’ experience as a software developer using C#, ArcGIS JavaScript, jQuery and Dojo. Software development in a GIS environment and any experience in Information Technology (IT) understanding file management and how IT devices work would be considered an asset.

    Salary: $24.00 - $26.00 per hour depending upon qualifications. Work day is 7 hours.

    Closing Date and Time: May 24, 2018 by 12:00 noon

    Contact: Bert Seely; Tel: 902-661-0830         E-mail: [email protected]

               Or: Adele MacDonald; 902-661-0830  E-mail: [email protected]


  • 10 May 2018 8:42 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    Are you trained in GIS, with experience in a utility field? Do you have general knowledge of water distribution and wastewater/stormwater collection systems? Do you take pride in producing high quality, detailed work in a steady paced environment? If so, this may be the opportunity for you!  

    With a mandate to provide world class services for our customers and our environment, Halifax Water is Canada’s first regulated water, wastewater and stormwater utility serving a population of about 365,000 in Halifax Regional Municipality.  

    Halifax Water is seeking a term Engineering Information Technician (Level I or II) to join the Engineering and IS Department, for a period of approximately six months. The Engineering Information Technician will assist in the GIS maintenance, updating, retrieval, display and dissemination of record information in its many formats within Halifax Water as well as the production of engineering drawings and sketches.  

    As an Engineering Information Technician, you bring at least one (1) year of experience, preferably in a utility environment, combined with a NSCC Diploma in GIS, CAD or equivalent program and related training and experience. Past work experience in a GIS environment, strong computer skills and general knowledge of water distribution and wastewater/stormwater collection systems are considered assets. As an ideal candidate, you demonstrate the ability to perform high quality, detailed work in a steady paced environment.  

    In addition to a collegial work environment that promotes a work-life balance, Halifax Water offers its employees a challenging and rewarding career with a competitive compensation and benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and incentive programs. As a member of the team at Halifax Water, you will be contributing to the success of the utility while delivering water, wastewater and stormwater services in an integrated, cost effective and environmentally sound manner with a commitment to long term sustainability.  

    For more information on this position, please view our website (www.halifaxwater.ca). Completed cover letters and resumes, stating Competition #HW18-46E, must be received by 4:30 pm on May 14, 2018 and may be forwarded via fax to 490-6934 or email [email protected] or mailed to Halifax Water, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 8388, RPO CSC, Halifax, N.S. B3K 5M1. Halifax Water is an equal opportunity employer 


  • 17 Mar 2018 11:55 AM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    This is an exciting opportunity to advance your professional development through hands on experience, training, and mentorship from highly qualified professionals. The skills and experiences you will gain through this opportunity are invaluable and will last a lifetime!

    Candidates must provide proof of status as a full-time student and be scheduled to return to an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018 (or the next applicable semester for the education program) to be eligible for this program. 

    Competition # 10706

    Summer Student (GIS, Sydney and Port Hawkesbury), Student, Multiple Locations

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    Duties 

    The student will be assisting the department’s TIR GIS group with the building, maintaining, and distribution of the geographically referenced asset information. Candidates must be motivated, self-starters who can work with minimum supervision. There are several major projects that are currently ongoing in the group and the successful candidate will find themselves involved accordingly. This position is based in the Sydney District Office and Port Hakesbury Area Office, but will require field work in Cape Breton, Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond, and Victoria Counties and may be required to provide support in other counties throughout the province.


    For more details & to Apply see https://gisjobs.ca/job/gis-summer-student-port-hawkesbury-ns


  • 17 Mar 2018 11:03 AM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    Candidates must provide proof of status as a full-time student and be scheduled to return to an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018 (or the next applicable semester for the education program) to be eligible for this program. 

    Competition # 10708GIS Summer Jobs

    Summer Student (GIS) (2 Positions), Student, Multiple Locations  (Bridgewater, Yarmouth)

    Duties 

    The student will be assisting the department’s TIR GIS group with the building, maintaining, and distribution of the geographically referenced asset information. Candidates must be motivated, self-starters who can work with minimum supervision. There are several major projects that are currently ongoing in the group and the successful candidate will find themselves involved accordingly. This position is based in the Bridgwater District Office and Yarmouth Area Office, but will require field work in Annapolis, Digby, Kings, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne, and Yarmouth Counties and may be required to provide support in other counties throughout the province.


    Full details available at https://gisjobs.ca/job/gis-summer-student-4


  • 17 Mar 2018 10:43 AM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    Jump start your career and gain valuable experience with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. 

    We are now accepting applications for our summer student program. This is an exciting opportunity to advance your professional development through hands on experience, training, and mentorship from highly qualified professionals. The skills and experiences you will gain through this opportunity are invaluable and will last a lifetime! Nova Scotia GIS Summer Job

    Candidates must provide proof of status as a full-time student and be scheduled to return to an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018 (or the next applicable semester for the education program) to be eligible for this program. 

    Competition # 10512 

    Summer Student (GIS), Student, BIBLE HILL  


    Full details available at https://gisjobs.ca/job/gis-summer-student-2


  • 17 Mar 2018 10:35 AM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    Jump start your career and gain valuable experience with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. 

    We are now accepting applications for our summer student program. This is an exciting opportunity to advance your professional development through hands on experience, training, and mentorship from highly qualified professionals. The skills and experiences you will gain through this opportunity are invaluable and will last a lifetime! Nova Scotia Open Data

    Candidates must provide proof of status as a full-time student and be scheduled to return to an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018 (or the next applicable semester for the education program) to be eligible for this program. 

    Competition # 10705 

    Summer Student (GIS), Student, BEDFORD, NS


    Full details available at https://gisjobs.ca/job/gis-summer-student


  • 11 Mar 2018 12:06 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    This is an exciting opportunity to advance your professional development through hands on experience, training, and mentorship from highly qualified professionals. The skills and experiences you will gain through this opportunity are invaluable and will last a lifetime!

    Candidates must provide proof of status as a full-time student and be scheduled to return to an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018 (or the next applicable semester for the education program) to be eligible for this program. 

    Competition # 10706

    Summer Student (GIS, Sydney and Port Hawkesbury), Student, Multiple Locations

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    Duties 

    The student will be assisting the department’s TIR GIS group with the building, maintaining, and distribution of the geographically referenced asset information. Candidates must be motivated, self-starters who can work with minimum supervision. There are several major projects that are currently ongoing in the group and the successful candidate will find themselves involved accordingly. This position is based in the Sydney District Office and Port Hakesbury Area Office, but will require field work in Cape Breton, Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond, and Victoria Counties and may be required to provide support in other counties throughout the province.


    For more details & to Apply see https://gisjobs.ca/job/gis-summer-student-sydney-ns


  • 07 Mar 2018 3:50 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    We are now accepting applications for our summer student program. This is an exciting opportunity to advance your professional development through hands on experience, training, and mentorship from highly qualified professionals. The skills and experiences you will gain through this opportunity are invaluable and will last a lifetime! 

    Add your resume to GISjobs.ca for free

    Competition # 10708 

    Summer Student (GIS) (2 Positions), Student, Multiple Locations  (Bridgewater, Yarmouth)


    Students will be assisting the department’s TIR GIS group with the building, maintaining, and distribution of the geographically referenced asset information. Candidates must be motivated, self-starters who can work with minimum supervision. There are several major projects that are currently ongoing in the group and the successful candidate will find themselves involved accordingly. This position is based in the Bedford District Office, but will require field work in Hants and Halifax Counties and may be required to provide support in other counties throughout the province.

    Candidates must provide proof of status as a full-time student and be scheduled to return to an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018 (or the next applicable semester for the education program) to be eligible for this program. 

    Full details available at https://gisjobs.ca/job/gis-summer-student-3


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