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Job Title:
Engineering/GIS Technologist
Job Number:
Job Code:
Job Category:
Professional Engineers & Certified Technologists
Bargaining Unit:
Job Type:
Full Time
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Number of Positions:
Hours of Work:
35 hrs/wk
$33.35 - $38.70/Hour
Date Posted:
January 11, 2021
Closing Date:
February 8, 2021

Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Project Manager Construction, the Engineer/GIS Technologist will perform the creation, maintenance and updating of paper and electronic records associated with City of Kingston assets. The incumbent will create original records/drawings, update existing drawings and plans and maintain all record drawing information relating to Transportation and Public Works assets. These inventories will be maintained using Asset Management, database, geographic information system (GIS) computer aided design (AutoCAD), Cartegraph and other automated systems.

Must provide superior customer service to City staff, the development/contractor community, residents and all other stakeholders, as applicable

Perform basic civil drafting work to support transportation, engineering, parks and associated asset elements, construction sequencing, drainage design, plan preparation, drafting, identifying conflicts, specification selection, quantity calculations and cost estimates as well as assistance with reviewing roadway upgrades required for development applications

Prepare drawings for smaller construction projects, transportation, parks, and ancillary civil engineering works

Assist in the preparation of documents and tenders for construction contracts

Provide data custodianship responsibilities. Update and maintain all mapping, databases, asset management and enterprise GIS systems related to Department and Group asset inventories ensuring accuracy and currency

Provide cartographic and thematic mapping support for the Department and Group

Develop and make design changes to databases and software as necessary, including customization in accordance with corporate procedures

Assist with on-going development and modifications to the asset management data model, including procedures related to asset retirement, maintenance history and on-going performance monitoring and reporting

Ensure that data maintenance conforms to applicable industry and corporate standards and remain up to date with technology and best practices related to GIS and asset management

Process applicable topographical survey data, the City’s Digital Imagery Program information and OBM mapping

Assist in the preparation of applications for environmental permits

Provide basic technical assistance and training support to users of Department and Group systems/equipment

Provide support to clients and other staff members such as engineers, administrative personnel and operational staff

Respond to requests for drawing and mapping data and periodically carry out field verifications

Develop and produce GIS mapping products and use GIS data to implement and create mobile technology development for data collection

Produce asset summaries from the maintained data to support capital planning, decision making and reporting

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies

Two (2) year diploma + One (1) year GIS graduate certificate or
Three (3) year college Civil Engineering Technologist Advanced Diploma or
Three (3) year university Geomatics degree

Three (3) years of demonstrated and extensive hands on experience in the geospatial/information technology industry applying strategies and best practices for documentation, database management, application development cycles, system analysis and design, and project planning

Expertise using ESRI desktop software (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, Enterprise), web-based platforms (ArcGIS Online, REST, json) and mobile applications (Workforce, Collector, Survey123)

Experience using AutoCAD (Civil 3D) GPS equipment, and FME

Certified or eligible for GISCI (GISP) or OACETT (C.Tech or C.E.T) designations considered an asset

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Strong communication and negotiation skills in order to direct and guide consultants, staff and developers and other business units within the City of Kingston and outside agencies for the purpose of relaying information and providing recommendations

Ability to read engineering drawings and interpret policies, guidelines and technical manuals

Ability to write technical reports, project correspondence, contracts and agreements

Ability to multitask and handle significant workloads

Must perform work independently, referring potential issues with respect to scheduling, budget or progress and technical decisions having corporate or political impact to their supervisor

Ability to undertake outside work and be able to perform the essential duties of the job such as moderate physical exertion in all seasons

Ability to work within a deadline-oriented department

Proficient use of computers and mobile devices (iOS, Android, Windows) to perform work in a highly technical, fast paced environment

Proficient use of Microsoft Access, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Excel intermediate level.

Must have a high level of proficiency in Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and knowledge of Cartegraph

Must possess and maintain a class “G” driver’s licence

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, at candidates’ expense

Demonstrated willingness for continuous learning, including new technology and teaching

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.