GIS & Geomatics Job Opportunities

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

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  • 05 Jun 2020 3:52 PM | Anonymous

    Click HERE for the full job posting.

    Position posted by: Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector 


    The employee will be responsible for applying experience, knowledge and skills to support scientific research, operations and data management through the development of customized computer programs in R or Python. The employee will work in a team environment with research scientists, technical staff and managers to improve knowledge and understanding of the ocean environment. The open source software developed by the employee will support programs both within Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and externally through international science and data management initiatives. The employee will be expected to provide thorough documentation of software and to maintain code on repositories to ensure shared development and version control.

    Intent of the process

    This is an anticipatory pool that may be used to staff temporary or permanent positions with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector in Dartmouth, NS or St. Andrews, NB.

    Positions to be filled: 1

    Information you must provide

    Your résumé.

  • 04 May 2020 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    Click HERE for full posting and to apply. 

    School of Technology and Environment

    Continuing Full Time Position: Due to measures NSCC is taking to protect the health and safety of our communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to identify a start date at this time

    Application deadline is 4PM, May 7, 2020

    Competition No. 2020-069

    Salary range: $47,223.04 to $55,381.41 annually

    As NSCC takes precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please be advised that hiring processes will be delayed. We will endeavor to keep you up-to-date as the situation evolves and we are in a better position to move forward.


    You will provide supervision and assistance in the Geomatics programs, Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), Lawrencetown site. You will arrange for and assist in the set-up of specialized laboratory equipment; demonstration of laboratory techniques and equipment; assistance to students in the laboratory during scheduled laboratory times and at other times as necessary. You will support for specialized printing/plotting services; preparation of digital data sets to be used for student assignments. Other related duties may be assigned by the Academic Chair.


    You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand our position as role models to our students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC's mission. You bring a learning-centered perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

    Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

    • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a post-secondary certificate in a geomatics discipline or an undergraduate degree in geography specializing in physical, and/or urban and regional geography, or equivalent.
    • You have a minimum of two years of recent and related occupational experience in applied geomatics theory including mapping, physical geography terrain analysis, air photo interpretation, graphic design, GIS/modeling and statistical analysis. You possess industry experience in a geomatics environment using a variety of hardware and software tools. 
    • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail, and other software products including AutoCAD, Database and/or inventory software.
    • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology in advancing your work
    • Experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation would be considered an asset.
    • Experience supporting/providing service to students and prospective students would be considered an asset
    • Part of your assignment will include the support and management of equipment inventory used by students, faculty and researchers.

    Relevant Skills and Knowledge

    • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion
    • You possess excellent interpersonal skills and are able to interact at all levels of an organization
    • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
    • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
    • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in firmware upgrade, equipment servicing and troubleshooting
    • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • You are a strong communicator both written and oral
    • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to equipment and inventory

    Work With Us

    You will change lives. You will join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia's economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you will be part of that change.
    You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects.
    You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publicly accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You will have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.
    You will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. NSCC campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq People. Nova Scotia Community College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

    NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

    NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact David Meister, HR Generalist at [email protected] 

  • 12 Apr 2020 7:20 PM | Anonymous

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    Position is with Client Of Emergitel.

    Experience and Requirements:
    The Web Mapping Developer is a highly technical, experienced resource who will work closely with the other members of the project team and plays a key role in architectural discussions, defining solutions, and solving complex technical issues

    The Web Mapping Developer must demonstrate experience:

    • Developing web-based mapping applications with ESRI GIS mapping
    • Using the ArcGIS Platform
    • Using various UI toolkits and interaction models including responsive design.
    • Working as a member of a collaborative team

    The Web Mapping Developer must have experience with or an understanding of:

    • ESRI ArcGIS Web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and software development;
    • ESRI Web API for JavaScript
    • CSS, SASS, SCSS, LESS; and
    • Databases including MySQL, DB2, Sybase, and Oracle.

    Nice to Have:

    • Drupal.
    • Mulesoft.

    Reference ID: CA-6020

    Contract length: 24 months

    Job Types: Full-time, Contract


    • Web Mapping Development: 1 year (Preferred)
    • ESRI GIS Mapping: 1 year (Required)
    • ArcGIS: 1 year (Required)

  • 12 Apr 2020 7:18 PM | Anonymous

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    About the GIS/Mapping Developer position:

    As a Binary Star consultant, you will join our client team to help them achieve goals through technical. The purpose of this work is to assist the Province of Prince Edward Island in enhancing the delivery of online services by integrating mapping and data queries into a single search solution for the public.

    The Web Mapping/GIS Developer is a highly technical, experienced resource who will work closely with the other members of the project team and plays a key role in architectural discussions, defining solutions, and solving complex technical issues.

    Location: Charlottetown
    : Late May/Early June
    : Salary or Contract

    Mapping/GIS Developer Responsibilities:

    • Developing web-based mapping applications with ESRI GIS
    • Using the ArcGIS Platform
    • Using various UI toolkits and interaction models including responsive design
    • Working as a member of a collaborative team

    Mapping/GIS requirements:

    • ESRI ArcGIS Web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and software development
    • ESRI Web API for JavaScript
    • Databases including MySQL, DB2, Sybase and Oracle
    • Experience with Drupal a plus
    • Experience with Mulesoft a plus


    Along with your resume, please include references to any open source contributions you've made or example code from side projects. Please include links to Github, LinkedIn, Stackoverflow, etc...

  • 12 Apr 2020 7:12 PM | Anonymous

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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 | Anonymous

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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 | Anonymous

    Find the full posting here:

    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 | Anonymous

    Read the full posting here:

    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 | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user


    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. 

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