Gis Technologist

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Corporate Services Department
Branch: Data, Analytics and Visualization Services Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: 12 months
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: November 08, 2018
Date Closing: November 21, 2018
Number Of Positions: 1

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Position Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Data Management in the Data, Analytics and Visualization Services Branch (DAVS), this position will have a significant role in advancing data for the York Telecom Network.

We are looking for a person with experience and knowledge:
•using GIS in the utility industry working with ArcGIS and AutoCAD
•working in fibre telecom operations
•working with fibre asset management systems such and Enghouse Networks
•working with design schematics and plans
•developing compelling visualizations of the data for senior managers
•delivering fibre-related data and technology projects

This position will ensure the YorkNet fibre network database is current and accurate by inputting data of physical fiber assets and fiber enclosures into the data management system, and managing the related plan documents. Project work will involve documenting business requirements and processes; supporting the design and development of data; acquiring, creating and enhancing data, analyzing data; and producing information products and reports. This position involves participating in cross function project teams to deliver project work and support program operations.


•Successful completion of a University Degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Science, or related discipline with an emphasis/major on GIS, or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Minimum one (1) year experience working with GIS and the development of cartographic and analytic products, including web services and applications, and user requirements and/or spatial information management.
•Experience working with relational database systems, spatial databases (e.g. ArcSDE, Oracle) including database standards, design and data models.
•Valid Ontario Class "G" driver’s license and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
•Demonstrated knowledge of GIS principles and use of ESRI’s GIS software and techniques, including ArcGIS Desktop.
•Knowledge of relational database systems, spatial data creation methods and techniques and spatial product delivery design and production.
•Working knowledge of programming languages (e.g. VBA).
•Understanding/experience of QA/QC principles and data integrity issues.
•Knowledge of municipal government responsibilities and practices.
•Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management, accountability, flexibility and adaptability.
•Ability to implement GIS applications and apply new technologies with minimal guidance.
•Analytical and problem solving skills.
•Ability to teach GIS to user community.
•Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.

Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shifts

0830 - 1630

How to Apply

Please apply on-line by November 21, 2018, quoting competition #23129. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone.


$42.03 - $45.68 per hour. This is a Union position.

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