GIS Tech

Posted Date: Jul 12, 2022
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2022

Status: Closed

Position Type: Full Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range: $40,952 - $54, 060
Grade: 04
Hours: 40

This position has a term length of one year plus a day and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits. This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

Location - North campus

Working for the University of Alberta 

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Position summary

As part of the ABMI’s Geospatial Centre Human Footprint Team, the GIS Technician is responsible for interpretation, deliniation, mapping human footprint from satellite imagery and GIS data, and editing of existing spatial data layers. This also includes the organization of existing GIS layers so that the data can be effectively used in scientific analysis and reporting. 


  • Interpret and map human footprint from satellite imagery and GIS layers
  • Ability to investigate and apply emerging GIS-based approaches to improve the work quality and solutions
  • Coordinate and undertake quality assurance and quality control on work prior to passing it on as required
  • Summarize and export GIS information as required for analyses and distributing output information
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to work independently or within project teams of various sizes


  • Post-secondary degree in GIS, remote sensing, natural resource science, or related discipline preferred; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered; minimum High School Diploma
  • Minimum one year with ArcGIS experience and hands-on experience with geospatial analysis and applied GIS-based tools

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


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