Endroit: Guelph, ON
Courriel: careers@guelph.ca
Site web: http://www.guelph.ca
Date de publication: 13 oct 2017
Date limite: 27 oct 2017
Urban Forestry GIS Technologist
The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.
Position Summary:
Resumes are being accepted for the temporary position of Urban Forestry GIS Technologist within the Parks & Recreation Department.  Reporting to the Manager, Parks Operations & Forestry, this position will be responsible for helping to implement the City of Guelph’s Urban Forest Management Plan. Responsibilities will include data capture and quality assurance, data analysis and reporting, GIS spatial data development and maintenance, cartographic presentation, technical field work, and community engagement.  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.
Hours of work:
35 hours per week Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.  Occasional evening or weekend work is required to attend meetings, community events, or storm-related duties.
  • Acquires and manages data related to the urban forest and parks, including quality assurance and maintenance requirements.
  • Acquires, develops, and maintains GIS spatial data.
  • Analyses data and reports on conditions and trends, in support of characterization/inventory and planning for urban forestry and parks.
  • Generates professional cartographic and other graphic display products in support of plans, reports, website, and public presentations.
  • Assists with urban forestry management planning and implementation, particularly for forest health and renewal.
  • Collaborates with community stakeholders to engage them in the stewardship of the community’s urban forest.
  • Assists with urban forestry fieldwork, as required, including but not limited to, inventory, inspections, service requests, and community tree planting events.
  • Administrative support to the Forestry Division, including minute-taking, filing, requisitions and work orders on an as needed basis.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above normally acquired through a university degree in Forestry, Arboriculture, or a related field, with a certificate or specialty in GIS, and 3 – 4 years combined experience in urban forestry and GIS project management, preferably in a municipal environment.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must possess a valid Class “G” driver’s licence with a good driving record.  Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of urban forest management.
  • Advanced proficiency in GIS, database applications, graphics software, and MS Office.
  • Good dendrology and field skills, and a good understanding of the interactions between site conditions and the needs of trees and shrubs.
  • Good knowledge of computerized in-field data-capture, including single-tree inventories and Ecological Land Classification (ELC) protocol.
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the job which includes walking and standing for extended periods of time and using relevant equipment to perform site inspections, forestry projects & initiatives, storm response and related duties under varying weather and site conditions.
  • Demonstrated abilities as a self-starter.
  • Membership with Ontario Professional Foresters Association (OPFA) and/or International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Inherently collaborative, solution-oriented, customer service focussed, creative, strategic.
  • Exercises good judgement.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
$32.15 - $39.49 per hour
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should apply with their cover letter and resume as one word or pdf document by email careers@guelph.ca by Thursday, October 26, 2017.
The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.
Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.
The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.