FRI Canada: GIS Analyst

Full-Time
Hinton, AB
Posted 11 months ago
  • Organization: fRI Research
  • Location: Hinton, AB, Canada
  • Closing Date: October 7th , 2021, 1600 hours, MST

Job Description (GIS Analyst):

The GIS Analyst reports to the GIS Manager. This position provides GIS analysis, GIS support and data management to fRI Research staff, programs, and associations.

  • The successful applicant will be:
    • Supporting fRI Research staff with geospatial capabilities and capacity to conduct their research and analysis;
    • Creating and maintaining GIS scripts, models, tools and workflows to meet user requirements in data loading, editing, conversion, modeling and analysis;
    • Identifying, acquiring, and managing new relevant data sources;
    • Customizing and maintaining databases to manage field data from multiple sources; and
    • Providing support for cartographic and visual design on high quality map production and online content.

Essential Job Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a Technical diploma in GIS from a reputed educational institute;
  •  Undergraduate degree or diploma in natural resource sciences or related field;
  •  Minimum 3 years of work experience using GIS as a GIS Technician, Specialist or Analyst;
  •  Strong programming skills in Python, R, Visual Basic for Applications, and javascript;
  •  Highly proficient with ArcGIS 10.x Desktop and ArcGIS Professional 2.x
  •  Working understanding of other ESRI products such as ArcGIS Online and mobile applications;
  •  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to translate research questions and needs to solutions;
  •  Ability to convert data from multiple sources;
  •  Ability to work with GPS data and mobile technology for data collection;
  • Strong skills in database design, customization and management to manage all aspects of data
  • collection, querying, summarization, and distribution;
  •  Understanding of optical and LiDAR remote sensing;
  •  Experience with Google Earth Engine;
  •  Working knowledge of web development;
  •  Experience providing technical support to other users of GIS;
  •  Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills to deal with multiple ongoing projects, shifting
  • priorities and working with tight deadlines;
  •  Highly motivated and able to work both independently and with a multi-disciplinary team;
  •  Creative, original and have attention to detail to effectively convey research information; and
  •  Strong oral, written, and electronic communication skills.

Job Requirement:
Must be eligible to work in Canada.

Location:
Our head office is located in Hinton, AB. Our preference would be for the successful candidate to work from our head office, but remote-work arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

Salary:
$56,000 to $61,000 annually, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
fRI Research offers a comprehensive medical/dental benefits plan and a matching RRSP program.

Closing Date:
October 7th, 2021, 1600 hours, MST

Please email your cover letter and resume to:

  • Julie Duval, GIS Manager, jduval@friresearch.ca
  • Subject line: “fRI Research Employment Opportunity – GIS Analyst”

We thank all applicants in advance; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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