GIS Coordinator - Working Landscapes

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

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Regina, Canada

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10 days ago

GIS Coordinator – Working Landscapes

Full Time Term Contract Salaried

Salary Range: CA$63,950.00 To 71,909.00 Annually

Location: Saskatchewan

Position details: Full Time. 15-month contract with possibility of extension

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for an enthusiastic GIS Coordinator to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 15 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.

Position Summary

The GIS Coordinator – Working Landscapes is primarily responsible for organizing and integrating complex information from diverse disciplines in support of conservation planning and stewardship.

This position will contribute to the short and long-term goals of the Working Landscapes Program in Saskatchewan by applying information management, GIS and cartographic skills in preparing datasets, data summaries, maps, planning documents, graphics and other technical materials for internal and external use, including for site planning, natural area conservation planning, and fundraising efforts. In addition to assisting in acquisition, organization, maintenance of and access to spatial and digital datasets the GIS Analysts will analyze, synthesize, interpret, document and integrate ecological and land use data into planning projects. Other responsibilities include providing logistical and technical support for management planning and monitoring. This position will also represent the Working Landscapes Program on national working groups, at external workshops, conferences, joint ventures, and technical teams


GIS and technical support for other departments and sub-regions (10%)

  • Obtain spatial data for completion of securement projects, easement monitoring, site inspections and property management planning.
  • Support the translation and integration of GPS data collected at NCC projects into the corporate dataset;
  • Assist in the compilation of relevant data and statistics for the review of prospective land protection projects;
  • Generate multi-scale figures and GIS maps for project and development needs;

Provide technical support for data management and GIS software/hardware; and GIS and technical support for Working Landscapes Program (50%)

  • Compile, digitize, analyze, manage, interpret and display biological and related GIS data at multiple scales;
  • Conduct spatial assessment for ecoregional, natural area and site conservation planning and stewardship;
  • Ensure quality control of GIS and related database and spreadsheet files;
  • Assist in maintaining security of database and GIS files;

Document through recording metadata, existing and newly developed datasets;Data collection standards and storage (25%)

  • Ensure GIS and LRM data are collected and stored in a consistent manner that meets any national standards and guidelines;
  • Participate in national working groups or stay abreast of the outcomes of these working groups in conjunction/collaboration with GIS Coordinator for SK Region to ensure the Working Landscapes Program is up to date with all national GIS and LRM initiatives;

Provide leadership for NCC-SK conservation staff on GIS and LRM data collection and storage in collaboration with GIS Coordinator for SK Region as appropriate; Other duties and administration (10%)

  • Work with NCC partners and staff to develop applications for GIS and biodiversity data;

Other duties as assigned by the Working Landscapes Program Director. Fundraising and Special Projects (5%)

  • Support the development of funding proposals and presentations.

Position Requirements

  • Successful completion of a four-year undergraduate University program in a related discipline.
  • Advanced information-management and GIS technical training gained through a GIS diploma, degree or equivalent experience an asset;
  • 2-4 years working experience with GIS, specifically with ESRI products (ArcMap 10.x) and database management; related, practical experience in conservation planning, landscape ecology, community planning, or equivalent multi-disciplinary field;
  • Proficiency with Model Builder and/or scripting considered an asset;
  • Proficiency in MS Access, SQL, statistical analysis techniques and metadata creation and exposure to object orientated languages (Visual Basic, Python, Pearl) an asset;
  • Familiarity with Conservation Standards, GPS, KML and remotely sensed imagery an asset;
  • Knowledge of land inventory, biodiversity and element occurrence (EO) data, specifically SK Government datasets;
  • Excellent verbal, written and graphic/cartographic communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure, overcome challenges, prioritize work and manage several tasks with multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently (with attention to detail), seek assistance/input as required and to work on interdisciplinary teams;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomatic, cheerful and dynamic; and
  • Strong commitment to the goals of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

How to Apply

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations through our Career Centre by 11:59pm CST January 29, 2023.

NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.