Mapping Technologist, Faculty of Extension - Community-University Partnership

Competition No.  -    S109712034
Posting Date  -    Jul 23, 2010
Closing Date  -    Aug 06, 2010
Position Type  -    Full Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range  -    $3,247 to $4,349 per month
Grade  -    06
Hours  -    35

This position has an end date of August 31, 2014 and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Salary is subject to the University Furlough Levy.

The Early Child Development Mapping Project (ECMap), a five-year, $12
million project, sponsored and funded by Alberta Education, is being
implemented by a cross-sectoral consortium made up of agencies and
individuals from across the province.  The consortium is led by the
Community-University Partnership (CUP) for the Study of Children, Youth
and Families at the University of Alberta. For more information about
the ECMap project please visit:

This position, located at the downtown campus in Enterprise Square,
10230 Jasper Avenue, reports directly to the Mapping Manager (MM) and is
responsible for the design and creation of mapping products.  This
includes data collection (from existing sources), creation, cleaning and
integration.  The Mapping Technologist will also be supporting ECMAP's
Community Development and Mobilization Manager (CDMM) and Community
Development Coordinators (CDC) in the creation of spatial community
boundaries, community asset identification, and specific community
reports, in addition to working closely with the Data Management team to
map early childhood (EDI) and social economic (SES/SEI) data.


  • Provides support for GIS data management; tasks may include creating
    spatial community boundaries as defined by CDC's and CDMM; identifying
    community assets with CDC and CDMM, Postal Code Reconciliation, Base
    Data acquisition/creation/integration, creation/reconciliation of
    project boundaries (ex. school boundaries, etc), and documentation of
    data sources (metadata, toolkit, etc.)
  • Provides support for GIS mapping including creating project required
    maps as defined by ECMAP Mapping Strategy, creating base maps and
    products for information dissemination as required by CDMM/CDC,
    creating mapping products in support of ECMAP communication initiatives
    and presentation/paper submissions from ECMAP management team, and
    creating additional mapping requests
  • Provides support for documentation including documenting data and
    mapping processes, collaborating on mapping toolkits, and integrating
    with the existing social mapping knowledge base
  • Provides support for the MM including participating in ECMAP project
    team meetings, helping monitor map production supplies, assisting with
    mapping related presentations and papers, and linking with community
    mapping people


  • Post secondary certificate with a focus in GIS; undergraduate degree
    preferred; equivalent combinations of education and experience may be
  • Two years of GIS working experience
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated efficiency using GIS data structures and ESRI ArcGIS ArcView environment
  • Experience in various methods of collecting data, data manipulation and mapping within a GIS environment
  • Knowledge and experience in tools, scripts, and processes within ArcTools
  • Knowledge of data projections
  • Knowledge of graphics programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Access, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Experience with social mapping an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently, and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • High level of interpersonal skills and ability to network, liaise and connect effectively with a wide range of people
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of problem solving and creative thinking skills

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Time of the closing date (if specified).


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to
the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and
encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including
persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal