Manager, NWT Centre for Geomatics

Organization: Government of the Northwest Territories
Title: Manager, NWT Centre for Geomatics
Location: Yellowknife, NT
Application Deadline: 2011-02-04
Posted: 2011-01-30

Position Description:

Experience a unique blend of adventure in the diamond capital of Canada. Yellowknife is a modern, multi-cultural city of 19,000. With tourism, mining, and government, this youthful, energetic, family-orientated community offers both indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and activities. Enjoy modern city amenities in one of this country’s last frontiers.

The Manager, NWT Centre for Geomatics is responsible for providing expertise, leadership and vision for effective and efficient development and delivery of geomatics services for the GNWT. Working with client departments and agencies, the Manager delivers these services to support decision making and help enable effective planning and delivery of Government programs and services. Services provided by the NWT Centre for Geomatics include web based mapping services and portals, GIS applications, traditional mapping services, Geomatics analysis and remote sensing. The NWT Centre for Geomatics also leads cross government initiatives related to the effective management of data and information and provides guidance and advice to other departments on the effective management of spatially related data and information for maximum value.

Reporting to the Director of Informatics, the Manager, NWT Centre for Geomatics is manages six (6) highly technical professionals. The manager is responsible for an operating budget of approximately 1 million dollars

Applicants should have knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping. Broad understanding of the potential benefits GIS and Geomatics Services provide in the public and private sector is important. Knowledge of spatial data delivery methods is required. Strong communication, both written and oral is required as well as strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by a University degree in relevant Geomatics discipline and seven (7) years of progressive experience including two (2) years experience managing staff and budgets.

The salary starts at $48.11 per hour (approximately $93,815 per annum), plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

A job offer may be contingent upon a satisfactory criminal record check.

Job Opening ID # 8296
Closing Date: February 4, 2011

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Inquiries Only:
Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Laing Building 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0281