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Specialist, GIS

Req ID: 3246
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Number of Positions: 1  
Closing Date: 11/22/2019

Job Summary

Create, maintain and post GIS products and data, including 3D models, for Corporate and external use.  Analyze, interpret, evaluate and prioritize technical data from various sources in the creation and maintenance of GIS mapping/visualization datasets. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Create 3D representations/scenes of buildings and study areas within the city using ArcGIS Pro and the City’s terrain, planimetric and aerial imagery datasets.
  • Provide advanced spatial analysis and operational dashboards for the purposes of making calculations and models about space, spatial patterns and spatial relationships using the ESRI suite of products.
  • Creation of web map services and map applications using the ESRI suite of tools.
  • Coordinate, create and maintain all facets of applicable GIS datasets and processes, including functional guidance of staff and creation of applicable documentation including geodatabases and associated database tables, and related design files.
  • Test new software tools or applications and processes, identifying and suggesting changes and improvements.
  • Assist in the development and documentation of visualization processes and standards including the migration of existing inventories into ArcGIS Pro.
  • Create, maintain/update and post relevant datasets ensuring that the most current GIS information is available to all city staff.
  • Develop, produce and maintain/update digital mapping and graphical presentation/display products.
  • Convert spatial/non-spatial data from various formats to Geodatabase and DGN formats.
  • Employ quality assurance and control practices in the creation and maintenance of spatial data to comply with the City’s spatial data standards.
  • Develop relationships and understanding of internal clients’ business needs.
  • Provide technical support and expertise to internal staff and the general public regarding GIS information and spatial analysis.
  • Document standards, processes and timelines to build an internal knowledge base, creation and maintenance of metadata and support transparency in how spatial analysis is conducted.
  • Prepare/issue status reports for clients and Supervisor.
  •  Maintain and build upon expertise with current releases of ArcGIS.
  • Be an ambassador for Geospatial Solutions and participate in team training, communications and events.  
  • Perform other related duties as required, consistent with the classification.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Undergraduate Degree and a Certificate or Diploma in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years with ArcGIS in the development of 3D models and advanced spatial analysis.
  • Experience working with development site plans, design drawings and digital terrain models.
  • Ability to manage time and balance multiple projects or tasks at once is required.
  • Strong understanding of map projections and datums, elevation models and aerial imagery.
  • OLS (Ontario Land Surveyor) – AOLS Certificate of Registration, or GISP, or PMP accreditation is an asset.
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot technical and data-related issues is essential.
  • Proven ability to learn new GIS skills, computer skills and continuously develop capabilities.
  • Customer Service-focused with good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, attention to detail and consistency in maintaining quality standards, and responds to deadlines effectively.
  • Ability to provide GIS consultation and advice at a professional level.
  • The successful candidate must be dynamic and flexible, and able to meet demanding client needs.


Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 69,629.00 - $ 92,842.00 
Hours of Work: 35 
Work Location: 201 City Centre Drive 
Department/Division/Section: CPS/Corporate Services Dept , CPS/IT Division , Digital Services & Mobility 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     



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