GIS Officer, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Sioux Lookout, ON)

Ministry: Ministry of Natural Resources
Division: Field Services Division/Northwest Region
Position Title: GIS OFFICER
Duration: 1 Temporary assignment/contract until March 31, 2008 with possibility of extension
Location: 49 Prince St., Sioux Lookout, P8T 1A6, North Region
Compensation Group: OPSEU
Salary: $1,077.66 - $1,316.37 (MplusM) per week*
Position Status: Open
Job Code: 17156 - Systems Officer 3
Schedule: 6
Category: Lands and Resources
Job ID: 4077

Sioux Lookout has a population of approximately 5,200 located on the CN main line and hub to 14 First Nation communities to the far north. Sioux Lookout offers a public and separate primary school system and a secondary school. The community has excellent recreation facilities – arena/fitness centre, golf & curling club, fishing & hunting opportunities. Medical facilities include two hospitals, medical clinic and dental services. Churches of most denominations are represented. The town is serviced by Hwy 72 off of the TransCanada Highway and by the second busiest airport in northwestern Ontario.

If data technology and resource management are your passions, consider joining the Ministry of Natural Resources and put your technical and administrative skills to great use. In this rewarding role, you will provide for the development, implementation and maintenance of geographic information systems (GIS) and data management for the district as well as provide customer service to internal and external clients.

Qualifications: knowledge of operating systems, database systems, GIS products, network systems and communication software; knowledge of data analysis, database design, programming languages and application software; knowledge of programming principles and of structured and object oriented programming; strong planning, coordinating, group leadership and project management skills; strong analytical, research, problem-solving, presentation, interpersonal and communication skills; ability to install software products and updates, install and maintain hardware and peripheral devices as well as perform security functions and routines; ability to manage the data life cycle as well as develop and maintain data sharing agreements; good working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and those regulations made under the Act that apply to the workplace and the work being performed.

Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.

Posting Date: Friday, October 26, 2007
Closing Date: Friday, November 09, 2007

Applications must be received by the end of the closing date with the Job ID number quoted.

Apply online
or send application to:

Northern Recruitment Centre, Ministry of Government Services
159 Cedar Street, Suite 404
Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 6A5
Fax: 705-564-9165

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.
OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying to positions.
The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer.
Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

*Indicates that the salary listed includes the maximum plus merit, in accordance with the OPSEU Collective Agreement.