The Nature Conservancy of Canada (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 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares) 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.
Purpose and General Description
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is seeking a GIS Technician for the summer of 2019. The successful candidate will report directly to the Conservation Science Coordinator/GIS and will be responsible for assisting with the delivery of all regional GIS support services and some Land Information System (LIS) services. The GIS Technician may be required to work directly with other Conservation and Stewardship department team members as well as partner organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Management of all new and existing spatial data
- Producing various map products and spatial datasets
- Updating the NCC Land Information System (LIS) with new and existing conservation project information
- Assisting the Regional Conservation, Development, Communications, and Management teams with mapping or other information needs as required
- Providing the summer field staff with GIS, GPS, and LIS support as needed
- Acquisition of spatial datasets and mapping products that will assist in NCC conservation goals
Required Skills and Attributes
This posting is targeted to someone possessing the following skills and abilities:
- Experience managing, maintaining, and populating spatial databases
- Experience producing maps and/or other graphic products and reports
- Experience analyzing and editing data using Spatial Editing Tool
- Proficiency with Model Builder and/or scripting an asset
- Working knowledge of other common software applications (e.g. Word, Access, Excel, and Google Earth)
- Experience with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Collector, or other mobile spatial data collection apps considered an asset
- Ability to manage time under deadlines while delivering quality results
- Ability to communicate clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means
- Work experience or education in biology, ecology, or conservation considered an asset
- A strong ability to manage timelines and expectations independently
Terms of Employment
- Full-time, 16-week (May 13 – August 31, 2019) position.
- Hourly wage is $17/hr, based on 5 day, 37.5 hour work week
- Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
- Must have been registered as full-time student in previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
- Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations, and have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment
- Position will be based in Regina, SK
Interested applicants should forward their cover letter and resume to:
Regarding: GIS Intern
In your submission email, please include the following:
- Resume and cover letter (Word or PDF only) by February 28, 2019
- Refer to GIS Intern Position in subject line
Application Deadline: insert deadline here
No telephone calls please. Late applications will not be considered.
We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.