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GIS Technical Coordinator

14 Nov 2017 9:28 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

Are you experienced in the use and application of GIS technology in a municipal water, wastewater and stormwater utility? Have you demonstrated your supervisory ability through excellent leadership, motivation and interpersonal skills? Are you interested in discovering innovative solutions while leading the application of both traditional and new GIS technologies? Are you interested in having the opportunity to contribute to the Engineering and Information Services department at Halifax Water? If so, this may be the opportunity for you!

With a mandate to provide world class services for our customers and our environment, Halifax Water is Canada’s first regulated water, wastewater and stormwater utility serving a population of about 355,000 in Halifax Regional Municipality.

Halifax Water is inviting applicants for one GIS Technical Coordinator in the Engineering and Information Services Department. The GIS Technical Coordinator is a core member of the Engineering Information team and plays a lead role in the support and development of GIS within the
organization. As GIS Technical Coordinator, you are responsible for the GIS database and GIS based applications for water, wastewater and stormwater as well as coordinating the work of technical staff.

As a GIS Technical Coordinator, you bring to the role a minimum of five years related experience in GIS data management and analysis as well as experience in GIS updating. Your education includes a two year GIS Diploma or a University degree in a related discipline. Furthermore, you have received certified training in ArcGIS, relational databases and continue to progress in your knowledge and training related to current GIS technology (location based services, WebGIS, map server technology, mobile computing). As an ideal candidate, you have demonstrated your ability to provide high quality, detailed, technical expertise. You are also a self-starter who ideally has had previous supervisory experience.

In addition to a collegial work environment that promotes a work-life balance, Halifax Water offers its employees a challenging and rewarding career with a competitive compensation and benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and incentive programs. As a member of the team at Halifax Water, you will be contributing to the success of the utility while delivering water, wastewater and stormwater services in an integrated, cost effective and environmentally sound manner with a commitment to long term sustainability.

For more information on this non-union position, please view the job description listed on our website ( Completed applications/resumes, stating the Competition #HW17-78E, must be
received by 12 noon on November 24, 2017 and may be forwarded via fax #490-6934 or email [email protected] or mailed to Halifax Water, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 8388, RPO CSC, Halifax, N.S. B3K 5M1.

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