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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  • 02 Feb 2018 3:02 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)
    Natural Resources Canada - Geological Survey of Canada 
    Multiple locations, all across Canada

    RAP students will be paid through a bursary or by an hourly rate of pay. See "Important Messages" for more information. For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

    Closing date: 30 November 2018 - 23:59, Pacific Time

    Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.


    To be considered for Research Affiliate Program (RAP) work opportunities, you must meet the following criteria:
    •Be recognized as having full-time student status by the post-secondary academic institution at which you are currently enrolled (proof will be required).
    •Be the minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is located.


    For more details click here ...


  • 02 Feb 2018 2:57 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    Blue Jack Consulting are looking for some REALLY SMART people who are interested in LONG TERM employment. they offer a great compensation package- including medical and dental, professional development credits, and a few other fringe benefits we think you might like!

    (GIS Web Developer/Programmer, IT Project Manager & more)

    Check out https://bluejack.ca/careers/ for more details including how to apply ...

  • 22 Jan 2018 2:52 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    JOB DESCRIPTION FOR GANS ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

    Job Title: Administrative Coordinator

    Position Type: part-time, 12-month term

    Reporting to: Board of Directors

    Required Travel: 0-10%

    Hours: approximately 30-40 hours / month

    Renumeration: up to $1000/month to be invoiced monthly

    Start Date: February 7, 2018

    Application Deadline: January 31, 2018


    The Administrative Coordinator reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for supporting the organization in achieving its mission and objectives. In program development and administration, the Administrative Coordinator will:

    Specific Responsibilities:

    1.      Attend Board meetings and assist the Secretary with his / her role during meetings.

    2.      Carry out the directions of the Board including planning events, communicating with members and supporting the committee’s.

    3.      Update the Association’s communication channels on a regular basis. To do so, the Administrative Coordinator must have awareness of the current events within the local geomatics community; especially association members.

    4.      Promote and support participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work, especially through committees.

    5.      Maintain official financial and administrative records and documents, and ensure compliance with provincial regulations.

    6.      Coordinate all Association events, unless otherwise directed by the Board. In this responsibility, he / she must coordinate a specific number of events annually as set by the Board.

    7.      Work with the Treasurer to prepare yearly budgets and provide regular budget updates to the Association’s Treasurer.

    Qualifications:

    -        Strong background in events planning and communications.

    -        Ability to organize and prioritize tasks independently.

    -        Working knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting.

    -        Familiarity with the geomatics industry would be an asset.

    Hours of Work:

    Additional hours can be expected at times when extra support is required for specific events and projects.

    Office Requirements:

    It is not expected that the Administrative Coordinator position requires a set office; a home office would suffice. GANS Board meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month from 3-5pm at the ESRI office in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

    Expenses:

    Up to $200/month

    Expected Duties / percentage of Job:

         Communications and Events related – 50%

         Board support – 30%

         Membership support – 20%

    Candidates to apply to GANS at [email protected]

    Please note we will only be contacting those applicants we wish to interview for the job.

  • 21 Jan 2018 11:44 AM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    Eagle is currently seeking a Technical GIS Specialist will work on behalf of the Project Management Office (PMO) and with the project team to complete deliverables and tasks necessary to advance enhanced capability within the Situational Awareness solution.

    This is a two (2) month contract, scheduled to begin immediately in Halifax NS.

    Qualifications:

    • Extensive experience implementing Esri Emergency Management templates and widgets;
    • Proficient in Web App Builder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition as well as ArcGIS Online);
    • Experience designing and configuring solution templates;
    • Experience with ArcGIS Online Administration;
    • Experience implementing the Esri Platform following its published guidelines and best practices; and,
    • Familiarity with working in Emergency Services (Fire, Police, EMO).

    Don’t miss out on this excellent career opportunity, Give us a call now @ 1-800-281-2339 and quote Job ID# 52903 or apply online today!

    Eagle is an equal opportunity employer and will provide accommodations during the recruitment process upon request. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that your application does not signify the beginning of employment with Eagle and that employment with Eagle will only commence when placed on an assignment as a temporary employee of Eagle.


    to apply see https://jobs.eagleonline.com/job-listing/job-detail/id/52903/technical-gis-specialist-contract-job-in-halifax-ns/

  • 14 Nov 2017 9:28 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    Are you experienced in the use and application of GIS technology in a municipal water, wastewater and stormwater utility? Have you demonstrated your supervisory ability through excellent leadership, motivation and interpersonal skills? Are you interested in discovering innovative solutions while leading the application of both traditional and new GIS technologies? Are you interested in having the opportunity to contribute to the Engineering and Information Services department at Halifax Water? 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 355,000 in Halifax Regional Municipality.

    Halifax Water is inviting applicants for one GIS Technical Coordinator in the Engineering and Information Services Department. The GIS Technical Coordinator is a core member of the Engineering Information team and plays a lead role in the support and development of GIS within the
    organization. As GIS Technical Coordinator, you are responsible for the GIS database and GIS based applications for water, wastewater and stormwater as well as coordinating the work of technical staff.

    As a GIS Technical Coordinator, you bring to the role a minimum of five years related experience in GIS data management and analysis as well as experience in GIS updating. Your education includes a two year GIS Diploma or a University degree in a related discipline. Furthermore, you have received certified training in ArcGIS, relational databases and continue to progress in your knowledge and training related to current GIS technology (location based services, WebGIS, map server technology, mobile computing). As an ideal candidate, you have demonstrated your ability to provide high quality, detailed, technical expertise. You are also a self-starter who ideally has had previous supervisory experience.

    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 non-union position, please view the job description listed on our website (www.halifaxwater.ca). Completed applications/resumes, stating the Competition #HW17-78E, must be
    received by 12 noon on November 24, 2017 and may be forwarded via fax #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.

  • 09 Nov 2017 9:18 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    Do you have past experience in GIS analysis and enjoy having database management responsibilities? 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 355,000 in Halifax Regional Municipality.

    Halifax Water is seeking one (1) regular GIS Analyst to join the Engineering and Information Services Department. As a member of the team, you will primarily be responsible for database design and construction, application development, database maintenance, database administration, spatial
    database administration, analysis and project leader in all areas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GIS based systems at Halifax Water.

    As a GIS Analyst, you bring to the role a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in GIS project environment, including business requirements gathering; development of database solutions, customer applications, services, and scripts; data analysis; and implementation of data enhancements through data modeling. Along with a minimum of 2 years exposure to Enterprise GIS services, including development, administration, and monitoring of GIS database, data model, applications, and users; plus a minimum of 1 year leading and/or coordinating GIS projects. In addition you
    possess an advanced GIS diploma or equivalent combination of training and work experience in GIS and database administration and a university degree (preferably in Geomatics, Geography, Engineering, Science or Computer Science). You also have obtained certified training in GIS and database administration and are willing to obtain certified training in OMM software within 6 months of hire; along with obtaining GIS Professional Certification within 1 year of being in the GIS Analyst role.

    For more information on this CUPE Local 1431 bargaining unit position, please view our website (www.halifaxwater.ca). As part of the selection process, applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position may be required to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities for
    the position through a set of practical applications.

    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.

    Completed applications/resumes, stating Competition #HW17-74E, must be received by 4:30 pm on November 15, 2017 and may be forwarded via email [email protected] or fax to 490-6934 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

  • 28 Jul 2017 8:22 AM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    Under the general direction of the Civic Addressing Administrator at the Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre, the Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst leads and provides technical direction to a diverse team of GIS Specialists as well as contracted resources.  The Analyst is a highly skilled geomatics professional who possesses the expertise and experience essential for taking a leadership role and oversees a host of technical projects related to the maintenance, quality control and improvement of the Province’s Corporate Nova Scotia Civic Address File to defined specifications and standards.  The incumbent is an innovator in the application of GIS technologies, relational databases, geographic data analysis tools and methodologies, digital imagery, data collection, data conversion, technical documents and integration.  The ideal candidate must continually investigate the latest geomatics advancements and trends in order to effectively manage and provide recommendations for the advancement of the civic address file.


    For more details and to apply see https://jobs.novascotia.ca/job/AMHERST-GIS-Officer-3-NS-B4H-3W5/354858217/

  • 05 May 2017 11:31 AM | 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 355,000 in Halifax Regional Municipality. Halifax Water

    Halifax Water is seeking a 12 month term Engineering Information Technician (Level I or II) to join the Engineering and IS Department. 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 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 #HW17-17E, must be received by 12 noon on May 18, 2017 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.  

    http://www.halifax.ca/HalifaxWater/Employment/EngC3.php

  • 06 Feb 2017 7:58 PM | Anonymous

    My name is Andrew van Wychen and I am a Geographic Information Systems student seeking a co-op or student opportunity to gain work experience in Nova Scotia.

    I have excelled in my coursework in GIS maintaining a 4.0 GPA in the BGIS program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). I have a previous degree in Biology from Mt. Allison University and extensive experience working in a food and environmental microbiology laboratory.

    After deciding I wanted to make a career change I was drawn to the field of GIS and enrolled in the BGIS program at SAIT. Having completed the program I am now pursuing a opportunity to transition into the field of GIS and to gain experience in the industry.

    For further information you can view my website at awvanwychen.wixsite.com/portfolio where you can find a copy of my resume, contact information, a portfolio describing some of my training and work experience and a 'employer guide' describing the co-op/practicum requirements.

    Thank you,

    Andrew van Wychen

  • 30 Jan 2017 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    Manager- Asset Information Services (Permanent)

    Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal

    Location: HALIFAX, NS

    Competition # 344 

    Duties

    The incumbent is responsible for developing and deploying asset information solutions within Transportation by using an overall strategic framework and comprehensive project plan methodology.  Facilitates planning sessions, identifies overall operational direction and scope, and ensures that outcomes are aligned with broader asset information initiatives within Transportation and other government departments. The incumbent will also ensure implementation of asset information management plans by integrating a spatial information management approach that aligns with daily operations throughout the department, including the integration of GIS tools with the Provincial Road Listing Database, the Departments Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) and Structures Information Systems as well as the Provincial civic addressing program.  Ensures the asset information environment is designed to capture, manage, present, and monitor asset information, demonstrating continued focus on business goals and supporting corporate decision making. Other duties include directing the development, continual improvement, renewal and administration of Transportation’s infrastructure information, mapping services and associated geographic information management policies, systems and planning. Ensures adherence to departmental strategic directives, legislative requirements and best practices. 

    The Manager provides leadership and strategic direction for sustainable information management and information technology within the department by ensuring that the information and technologies are well aligned with the current and future needs of the department’s business areas.  Oversees the development of standards, policies and operational procedures relative to system requirements that clearly support business processes and maintain an open information architecture. Recommends software requirements and digital file storage systems to support informed management decisions across business areas. Leads the collection, tracking and ongoing maintenance of asset information within the department by developing policies and procedures for data collection, changes to data attributes and dissemination of asset information.

    The incumbent ensures the effective management of human and financial resources by setting and evaluating staff performance targets, promoting diversity and a healthy, respectful workplace, demonstrating the leadership competencies, respecting corporate human resources practices, promoting teamwork and individual development, maintaining internal communication, monitoring revenues and expenditures, adhering to procurement guidelines, acquiring goods and services in the most cost effective manner, and accurately forecasting budget requirements for the fiscal year.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Science degree, plus 5 years of professional management experience and supervisory experience. Candidates with an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.  Demonstrates expertise in a variety of Highway Program concepts, practices and procedures. Relies on extensive experience in asset management, project planning, and GIS to plan and accomplish goals.  Ability to take a concept and turn it into a functioning service or program that meets or exceeds expectations. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Demonstrates a proven track record of management experience. Ability to solve problems. Strong analytic ability and experience with strategic planning processes and procedures.

    This position requires the incumbent to have strong project planning, asset management, GIS and IT skills.  Knowledge of asset management in a transportation environment is essential.

    Special Statement

    Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of your employment.

    Competencies

    Teamwork & Collaboration

    Change Leadership

    Decisiveness

    Developing Others

    Effective Interactive Communication

    Inspirational Leadership

    Intercultural Diversity Proficiency

    Partnering & Relationship Building

    Self-Awareness & Personal Impact

    Pay Grade:  EC 11

    Salary Range: $67,280.00 - $92,510.00 Bi-Weekly

    Posting Closing Date: Feb 13, 2017

    To Apply see https://jobs.novascotia.ca/job/HALIFAX-Manager-Asset-Information-Services-NS-B3J-2N2/354281517/

    For questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]

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