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Geospatial Information Systems Specialist

Date: January 26, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Geospatial Data Services Librarian
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Library


Geospatial Centre, Information Services & Resouces, Dana Porter Library


35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The Geospatial Information Systems Specialist is responsible for providing advanced geospatial technical and information services to the campus community. This position is also accountable for the development and management of individual and collaborative geospatial digital projects. The incumbent works closely with the Geospatial Data Services Librarian, the Musagetes Architecture Library, the Digital Initiatives Department, and the Faculty of Environment Mapping and Design Unit.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  As a member of Porter Information Services and Resources, the Specialist, in close partnership with the Geospatial Data Services Librarian, is an effective, innovative, and proactive team member by:

2.  As the geospatial technical expert for the Geospatial Centre and Libraries by:



3.  As the main provider of advanced geospatial technical and information services:


4.  As the position accountable for providing digital collection development and management support:


5.  As one of the positions accountable for providing instruction to end users:


6.  As the position responsible for digital geospatial projects:

Position Requirements


Bachelor’s Degree in Geomatics or equivalent [computer programming and geomatics specialization/course work in bachelor’s degree, accreditation, or college diploma/degree/certificate related to GIS or Geomatics or work experience]


Recent experience successfully providing high-quality advanced GIS technical services to end users in a public-facing capacity. Proven ability to develop, manage, complete GIS digital projects, including GIS web services. Recent technical application of advanced ArcGIS knowledge, geospatial metadata standards as well as web programming language(s),  Proven self-starter; Demonstrated commitment to high-quality customer service; Proven project management experience with  strong mentoring ability; Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; Ability to present GIS information in an effective manner to individuals and groups; Effectively communicate information in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing; Maintain strong working relationships; Manage priorities with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines in an environment with  frequent interruptions.


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Intermediat Intermediat Intermediat ArcGIS (Advanced), Geospatial metadata standards (intermediate)), HTML (Intermediate), Python (Intermediate), JavaScript (Intermediate), PHP (Basic); knowledge of web accessibility compliance guidelines

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