Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Assistant

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Posting #:AP 56/2012
Posted:Aug 17, 2012
Employment Status:Temporary Full-Time (Sept 4-12 to Dec 13-13 leave replacement)
Department:Map Library
Grade:Job Group J
Salary Scale:
Hours of Work:

Job Summary

Reporting to the Head, Map Library, this position assists with the daily operation of the Map Library by providing reference assistance to users with traditional and computer-based cartographic resources with an emphasis on GIS software, instruction in GIS and technical support, and creating web-based applications for displaying digital geospatial data.

Reference assistance responsibilities include providing information service to students, faculty, staff and the general public, searching and retrieving appropriate information resources, and providing basic cartographic interpretation of resources. Computer-based responsibilities include determining digital information needs, preparing geospatial data requests and data delivery, retrieving remote-based data; and providing technical support for the use of geospatial data, mapping software, and Geographic Information System (GIS) software. Preparing user documentation and instructional materials for teaching and research applications; and providing some instruction for introductory ArcGIS are required. This position also involves providing direction to part-time employees.


The successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Geography or related discipline with specialization in geomatics including GIS, or a GIS Post Graduate Certificate. Competence with GIS and mapping software, especially ArcGIS, is essential, as well as a basic knowledge of various digital geospatial data resources and graphic formats, and a good understanding of concepts in geomatics. Knowledge of web applications design (such as ArcServer), and web coding (javascript, html, flex viewer) is an asset. The successful candidate must be able to learn and problem-solve independently. Excellent listening, oral and written communication, and organizational skills are essential. Previous experience in a map library or academic library, and familiarity with online library systems are an asset. Must be available to work at least one evening a week until 7:00pm closing.


This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver. Applicants are invited to submit a resumé and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below by Friday, August 24, 2012.

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