Competition number 035-2019-EXT-TAS

GIS Assistant



Closing date

Feb. 3, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.



Transportation and Agriculture Services


40 hours per week

Pay range

$22.56 to $28.21 per hour

Job Description

This posting is for 1 full-time summer position for approx. 17 weeks

The GIS Assistant supports the Transportation and Agriculture Services – Geographic Information System (GIS) team and the Supervisor, Transportation Asset Management – Transportation Infrastructure in areas such as data collection, data entry, and mapping.


  • Produce cartographic maps to meet internal operational requirements
  • Query geodatabase for analytical purposes
  • Create and edit geospatial data in an ArcSDE Geodatabase environment
  • Create and edit ArcGIS online mapsGIA
  • Collect and enter asset data into various asset databases, ensuring timely and accurate information
  • Scan and file engineering drawings

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, dealing with deadlines and interruptions while managing conflicting priorities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive image for the County while dealing with internal and external customers and residents
  • Knowledgeable in creating and editing geospatial data
  • Basic cartographic skills and knowledge of GPS data collection


  • Enrollment in a post-secondary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program
  • Previous related experience, including experience with ArcMap and ArcGIS online and geodatabases, is an asset

Conditions of Employment

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s licence and submission of a Driver’s Abstract with less than 7 demerits

Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered. In addition to providing a dynamic working environment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.

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