GIS Student - Information Systems & Technology (Summer Student 2024)

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Job Title:
GIS Student - Information Systems & Technology (Summer Student 2024)
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Information Systems & Technology
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Summer Student
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Contract Duration :
May 1 - Aug 30, 2024
Hours of Work:
35 hrs/wk
Date Posted:
February 1, 2024
Closing Date:
March 3, 2024

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

Assist the department with the development, collection, and maintenance of enterprise geospatial data

Analyze spatial information, review databases, generate data queries, and summarize statistics

Import and export data in a variety of formats (gdb, shp, zlas, slpk, i3s, dwg, rvz, csv, etc.)

Verification and collection of data through field visits using differential GPS and mobile apps

Provide ongoing support to the GIS Manager and GIS Teams

Apply cartographic principles in the creation of web mapping products and applications

Responsible for the maintenance and production of maps using ESRI software and ArcGIS online

Other duties as assigned

Hours of operation are 8:30am – 4:30pm / Monday – Friday

Qualifications, Competencies


Experience and knowledge of geographic information systems, GIS databases and ESRI ArcGIS suite including ArcGIS Desktop, ArrGIS Pro, ArcGIS online, ArcGIS Enterprise.

Experience and knowledge of remote sensing image analysis systems

Experience and knowledge of working with survey grade differential GPS equipment an asset

Knowledge of federal, provincial, geospatial infrastructures, an asset

Knowledge of geospatial web services, a definite asset

Knowledge of FME and Python, an asset

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity and Teamwork

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Attention to detail and accuracy with good data management and organizational skills

Strong customer service skills

Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel

Ability to organize and prioritize tasks

Judgement and discretion when dealing with confidential information

Ability to follow instructions and perform assigned duties with limited direct supervision

Excellent interpersonal skills

A satisfactory criminal record is required at candidate’s own expense

Closing Statement

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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