The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of GIS and Data Manager with the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management: Canadian Rivers Institute. This is a full-time (36.25 hours per week) term position ending March 29, 2024 with the PTSU employee group. The position is funded by the external monies with a salary range of $43,790 - $54,737 per annum.
This position is based within the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at UNB Fredericton and works specifically on the Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES). MAES is a long-term, whole-river ecosystem study creating a significant amount of historical, recent, and future data that requires a sustainable geospatial, management system for multiple, multi-level end users with varying data requirements.
- Manage MAES related geospatial and tabular data.
- Maintain a central data repository and file management.
- Responsible for supporting GIS operations for the MAES group including data sharing, technical assistance, map production, and common geoprocessing and spatial analyses.
- Conduct ongoing data management (QA/QC) including maintaining data access restrictions, version control.
- Provide GIS and data management training for staff and students.
- Provide research support for ongoing studies, e.g., working with science staff and students to enhance outcomes and outputs from geospatial data sets.
- Represent MAES in meetings with partners, stakeholders, and the general public.
- Minimum of a Masters degree or equivalent related to geomatics, geographical information systems, and database management, with work in the aquatic sciences deemed a significant asset.
- Training and experience working in the field of aquatic sciences across disciplines.
- Training and experience with ArcGIS software (ArcMap, ArcCatalog 10.5), ArcGIS Online (administrator level) and Microsoft Office.
- Experience with creating and transforming ArcGIS Online feature services, authoring Story Maps and data viewing applications.
- Knowledge and understanding of GIS principles, formats, cartography and mapping systems.
- Experience with transforming data from Microsoft Excel to features class and shapefiles.
- Knowledge of ArcGIS Online with collector for ArcGIS and other data collection apps would be an important asset.
- Ability to generate spatial datasets for tabular data and standard map products from GIS data.
- Experience with working with large, multidisciplinary databases with a multiple, multi-level user base.
- Coordinating addition of new data from ongoing research to a central data repository while ensuring consistency and integration with existing data schema.
- Excellent time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.
- Ability to interact and work well with others and communicate effectively.
- Knowledge of the MAES Project or working with biological, hydrological, and hydraulic data would be a significant asset.
- Working language is English, writing is in English, interactions with outside users would benefit from French language experience in writing and conversations
Closing date for applications is July 30, 2020 4:00 PM. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.