GIS & Geomatics Job Opportunities

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  • 12 Apr 2020 7:12 PM | Laura Olsen (Administrator)

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    Position is with Passamaquoddy Recognition Group Inc.

    - $11.70 - $19.00 an hour

    - Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

    - Will train

    • Computer Systems

    • Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment
    • MS Excel
    • Geographic Information System (GIS)
    • Area of Specialization

    • Water resources
    • Environmental protection
    • Work Site Environment

    • Outdoors
    • Transportation/Travel Information

    • Own transportation
    • Own vehicle
    • Willing to travel
    • Valid driver's licence
    • Public transportation is not available
    • Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

    • Fast-paced environment
    • Attention to detail
    • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
    • Standing for extended periods
    • Personal Suitability

    • Initiative
    • Effective interpersonal skills
    • Team player
    • Excellent oral communication
    • Judgement
    • Organized

  • 12 Apr 2020 7:05 PM | Laura Olsen (Administrator)

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    We are pleased to offer you this new and exciting contract requirement with our client for the position of:



    -Start: APRIL/MAY

    -Estimated length: 3+ Months

    -Location: Halifax NS


    You are a Senior Business Analyst with expertise in GIS solutions in Halifax with the following experience

    - Responsible for documenting and/or revising business processes mapping sessions, interviews and completion of supporting documentation

    - Responsible for documenting business requirements (future phases/other business units)

    - Experience leveraging GIS technology (especially out of the box widgets)

    - Experience supporting solution development and ongoing improvements

    Do you have this experience? If you answer YES, then please apply IMMEDIATELY so we can then discuss your experience and interest in this opportunity!

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    Randstad Professionals Canada

    Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.

    Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

    For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.

  • 06 Dec 2019 5:19 PM | Laura Olsen (Administrator)

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    Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office (KMKNO) is seeking a GIS Specialist to build and maintain a GIS that can better integrate internal data sets with external data sets and support geospatial analyses required by KMKNO staff members.

    Specific duties include but are not limited to: 

    • Develop and maintain GIS data management system for KMKNO 
    • Integrate internal and external data sets 
    • Respond to requests for mapping information from KMKNO team 
    • Generate maps and visuals to inform community engagement activities and meetings 
    • Develop a secured online geoportal for KMKNO 
    • Digitize data 
    • A diploma/degree in geomatics technology is essential.
    • Experience building / maintaining geodata is considered an asset.
    • Experience building / maintaining a geographic information system is considered an asset. 
    • Good communication skills are a must. 
    • A strong knowledge of Mi’kmaw communities is an asset. 

    Travel may be required and the successful applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.

    Term: A one-year contract with possibility for renewal dependent upon budgetary approvals

    Salary: Commensurate with knowledge and experience

    Deadline for applications is December 30th, 2019 at 4:00pm AST

    Please forward cover letter and resume with two references to Crystal Dorey at: [email protected] or via fax: (902) 843-3882

  • 02 Dec 2019 5:50 PM | Laura Olsen (Administrator)

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    Geographic Information Systems Specialist

    Turner Drake & Partners Ltd.

    Meld Your GIS Skills into One Cool Career!

    Yesterday you searched 400 km of intricately shaped coastline to locate the ideal site for an experimental radar station. Today you are a key member of the team tasked with acquiring 200 properties for a high voltage transmission line. Tomorrow you will conduct a trade area analysis for a potential shopping centre. If you have an Advanced Diploma Geographic Sciences: Geographic Information Systems from COGS, or comparable program, and are interested in a career, rather than just a job ... this is it!

    Together your GIS Diploma and undergraduate degree can unlock the door to a career as a Chartered Surveyor. A career most have never heard of … but once discovered find exciting, challenging, satisfying, fulfilling, remunerative, where you will be limited only by your own ambition. This is not just a GIS position. It requires a broader skill set (critical thinking, financial analysis, problem solving) all focused on providing solutions to real estate issues. You will participate in further company funded study for the University of British Columbia’s real estate degree, together with our in-house training program. You will be rewarded monetarily, as well as intellectually, as you proceed through this unique program. From our offices in Halifax your work will take you throughout Atlantic Canada and offer a good balance between office and field work. The work environment is friendly, supportive and (usually) good fun. Our IT system is state of the art.

    Check our website for a more detailed look at us.

  • 28 Jul 2019 4:31 PM | Anonymous

    Apply By: 8/5/2019  


    Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal 


    Geographic Information System (GIS) Officer, Permanent, HALIFAX  

    Competition # 19877  

    About Us

    The Asset Information Services (AIS) is a division of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR). At AIS, we provide technical support to the department by collecting, maintaining, and distributing asset data in a method best suited for decision makers. AIS provides coordination and information to the department and public, with relation to the use of provincial roads.

    About Our Opportunity

    As the Geographic Information System (GIS) Officer, you provide highly skilled geomatics expertise and experience. You are an essential part of the AIS team; leading and overseeing a host of technical projects related to the support, operation, and evolution of GIS technology within the department, including hardware, software, and data maintenance.

    As the GIS Officer, you provide technical direction and support to various in-house staff, off-site staff, as well as contract personnel engaged in the creation, maintenance, and distribution of the department’s corporate geographic databases. You will assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of department GIS Policies, procedures, and standards for facilitating the integration of geographically referenced data. You will collaborate often with other government departments and stakeholders including the Geomatics Centre, EMO, and Internal Services.

    You will be responsible to manage multiple projects at any given time, including daily tasks such as:

    • managing spatial databases, and performing related analytical functions;
    • employing GIS technologies, relational database practices, geographic analysis tools and methodologies;
    • data collection, data conversion, technical documentation; and
    • identifying opportunities to promote the benefits of geomatics in government business.

    We will provide you with all the required training, including courses in; Standard First Aid, Traffic Control Person, Temporary Workplace Signer, and other role specific training.

    We will provide you with all required technical and protective equipment you need. Mileage and meals will be provided where work site distance from the assigned base supports the claim.

    About You

    Graduation from an approved GIS technical school or a degree in a related field is required.

    As the ideal candidate, you are familiar and have experience with:

    • GIS operations and ESRI GIS software products, including ArcGIS Online;
    • Linear Referencing Systems (LRS);
    • application of relational database principles;
    • working with the Nova Scotia Road Network (NSRN); and
    • AutoCAD and the Microsoft Office Suite.

    Understanding or experience with the following would be considered an asset:

    • Building geoprocessing models via Python or Model Builder;
    • Sharing content through ArcGIS for Server or corporate databases; and
    • Knowledge of MS Access for assisting in database development and integration with GIS.

    As travel is required for this position, you must have a valid driver's license. Candidates are asked to include a current driver's abstract with their application.

    Project management skills are required as you often work independently within a deadline driven environment. You have a knack for developing and maintaining strong working relationships between various stakeholders and employ a high standard for client and customer service in your work. Good interpersonal skills along with the ability to participate and collaborate in a team environment are essential to your success.

    We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

    Pay Grade:  PR 01 - PR 10  

    Salary Range:  $1,451.80 - $2,524.89 Bi-Weekly

    This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union(NSGEU).

    If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link. 

  • 24 Jul 2019 7:22 PM | Anonymous


    Harbourside Geotechnical Consultants (HGC), a consulting engineering firm based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is looking for a Junior to Intermediate Geotechnical Technician to join our team. As part of the Harbourside Group of Companies, HGC specializes in geotechnical engineering in support of construction, transportation, and heavy civil infrastructure projects with an emphasis on bridges, marine structures, and construction engineering. Harbourside is one of the fastest-growing engineering groups in Atlantic Canada and have a reputation for working on technically challenging and high-profile projects. As an employee-owned company, Harbourside provides a work environment that fosters engagement and a sense of accountability.

    As a geotechnical technician, you will provide support to geotechnical engineers on a wide variety of projects. Under the direction of senior staff, you will aid in the investigation and analyses of geotechnical projects and become part of the day-to-day activities at HGC. 

    Responsibilities include:

    • Performing construction QA/QC monitoring, inspection, and testing
    • Laboratory and field testing of soils
    • Field supervision of geotechnical investigations
    • Assisting engineering staff with project coordination, proposal writing, and report writing
    • Performing site visits to gather information, carry out construction site reviews and attend project design and construction meetings
    • Help engineering staff develop operating procedures, safety procedures, and laboratory procedures


    • Understanding of soils and materials testing
    • Valid Nova Scotian driver's licence
    • Willingness to travel within and outside of Nova Scotia
    • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently
    • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or a related field

    Contact Information

    If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, we would like to hear from you. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume to [email protected]. All applications will be handled in strict confidence. 

  • 24 Jul 2019 7:17 PM | Anonymous

    Location: Antigonish (preferably) or Bedford

    Strum Consulting, a leader in survey, environmental and engineering consulting since 1995, is expanding our Engineering and Surveying Department and has an opening in our Antigonish office for licensed land surveyor or articling student with a geomatics engineering degree to be part of our team.

    At Strum, we provide legal land survey services through several certified Nova Scotia Land Surveyors. We currently have projects that require additional surveying support in the areas of residential development, commercial and industrial development, wind farm development, design/build projects, municipal engineering, as well as other types of projects.

    What we offer:

    • Excellent pay & benefits
    • Work on a wide range of large and small, interesting projects
    • Work under the supervision of a professional surveyor and/or engineer
    • Interact with a diverse client base
    • Benefit from a leading edge customized project management system
    • Be part of a Team rather than just a number

    The position requires a highly motivated individual with both technical and communication skills, confidence in representing Strum at business meetings; a positive attitude, and strong organizational and communication skills. At Strum, we provide a professional, energetic team environment that promotes camaraderie, and collaboration which results in low staff turnover.

    Desired Skills & Experience

    The requirements for this position are:

    • Candidates will be registered as a Nova Scotia Land Surveyor, or capable of becoming registered in a reasonable time frame. Minimum 5 years related experience.
    • Professional Engineer, licensed or eligible for membership with Engineers Nova Scotia preferred
    • Consulting background an asset
    • Excellent communicator and team player
    • Comfortable meeting with clients and exploring new business opportunities

    Technical Capabilities for our Areas of Interest shall be:

    • Design and prepare survey drawings, plans, reports, sketches & diagrams for the following types of projects:
      • Residential subdivision
      • Commercial and/or institutional developments
      • Boundary Retracement Surveys
      • Construction-related projects
      • Topographic and volume surveys
      • Control Surveys and networks
    • Perform research, computations and boundary analysis for legal surveys and survey related projects.
    • Coordinate and direct AutoCAD drawing preparation
    • Attend meetings with contractors, regulatory agencies, and clients
    • Manage projects, administer contracts, and control budgets

    Company Description

    Since 1995, Strum has provided a work environment that encourages career development while maintaining a work life balance in Atlantic Canada. We offer competitive pay, a dynamic work environment, and an excellent benefits package. Please see our website for other opportunities and to learn more about our Team - Please contact Blake Beaton, Manager of Survey Services, at [email protected]

  • 24 Jul 2019 7:06 PM | Anonymous

    J.D. Irving, Limited, Information Technology is the destination of choice for naturally curious, energetic & collaborative people excited about the internet of things, data, mobility & innovative solutions while always focused on the delivery of the customer experience.

    With over 300 employees in Saint John, Fredericton, Dieppe and Halifax, we offer our people the opportunity to engage in project deliveries that add business value to our organization while enjoying the friendly and beautiful communities of the Maritimes.

    We invest in continuous professional growth through strong career development and training programs. As a key member of our team, your coworkers will be among the best in Maritimes -that's why JDI.
    With the diverse business portfolio and locations, JDI continues to grow our GIS practice.

    Our goal is to push the limits of GIS leveraging over 30 years of experience using spatial analytics to drive business opportunity. A challenging opportunity is available to support implementations of various Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions within JDI IT.

    Role and Responsibilities - Duties may vary by job:

    • Develop and support a variety of Web and Mobile GIS apps across the various JDI business units.
    • Leverage a variety of spatial datasets, including LiDAR, census data, Global Positioning System (GPS) data, field observations, satellite images, and environmental monitoring data
    • Collaborate with developers, business analysts and project teams to add new features and functionality to web-based products
    • Communicate with clients to understand their needs.
    • Focus on leveraging the Esri platform to deliver various location-based applications for the Forestry, Transportation, Agriculture, Retail and other JDI Industries
    • Identify, communicate and overcome development problems and creative challenges related to complex web-based Esri platform.
    • Keep current with programming languages/platforms within the web development/web application space.

    Education Requirements - Knowledge & Skills:
    • University Degree or Community College Diploma with a focus on Geographic Information Systems or Computer Science
    • 2-5 years minimum experience as a web developer.
    • Proven experience using the Esri platform including; ArcGIS 10.x, Python, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online is required
    • Proficient with Esri's Web Application Interfaces (APIs) especially ArcGIS API for JavaScript and ArcGIS REST API
    • Strongly proficient in writing JavaScript and JavaScript object model
    • Experience in using source code management (GIT)
    • Experience in data review and validation for quality assurance purposes
    • Training or experience using Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, Statistical Analysis, 3D Analyst and Image Server extensions will be considered an asset
    • Training or experience using Esri's mobile platform including; Collector, Explorer, Survey123 on iOS or Android will be considered an asset
    • Previous experience working with remote teams considered an asset
    • Team oriented individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • DevOps experience (Azure DevOps) considered an asset

    Apply through CareerBeacon

  • 10 Apr 2019 11:23 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, for a period of approximately twelve 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 /s tormwater 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 ( Completed cover letters and resumes, stating Competition #HW19-42E, must be received by 4:30 pm on April 22, 2019 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.

  • 28 Jan 2019 2:36 PM | David MacLean (Administrator)

    As a GIS Analyst with Stantec you will provide technical support to a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and planners in our Environmental Services Group. Your tasks include spatial analysis, map production and data management to provide support for assigned projects.

    We are currently seeking a GIS Analyst who will work with Stantec’s Environmental group in any of our Atlantic Canada offices.

    Info:click here

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