Job ID 20170578
Regular/Temporary - Regular
The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) is one of Canada’s most innovative transportation authorities, founded in 1999 to plan and manage transportation within Metro Vancouver. We’ve achieved success not only in improving the transportation network of the region, but helping maintain the enviable lifestyle of residents and the viability of local businesses. TransLink and our family of companies (Coast Mountain Bus Company, B.C. Rapid Transit Company and Transit Police) are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers.
Represents the Technology Application Services (TAS) department in the provision of all corporate Geographic Information Systems advice and services related to the achievement of business objectives for an assigned business area. Assists in developing and delivering software customizations, interfaces and/or new applications (as required) that have a GIS component. Assesses new GIS related business requirements and makes recommendations on how those business needs can be met within the existing solutions or addressed through new solutions development. Applies emerging information and GIS technologies through facilitating knowledge and data exchange with other agencies. Ensures that corporate GIS needs are planned for and evolve along a path that aligns with corporate objectives and BTS technical framework.
Degree or Diploma in Computer Systems Technology (CST), Geography, Planning or Engineering from a recognized University or Institute of Technology with emphasis in Geographic Information Systems, computer programming, computer systems and fundamentals of mapping and databases, together with courses in GIS programming.
Requires three (3) years previous experience with GIS products and technologies, especially those currently used by the enterprise. Experience and familiarity with Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), various spatial-analysis technologies and knowledge of the current enterprise spatial service engine is a plus. Experience in working collaboratively with others to develop procedures and protocols for the use of information systems, recommending technology standards, providing support in the design and development of specifications and geo-spatial analysis applications and in the operation of GIS related software and data sharing. A further period of up to one (1) year on the job to become familiar with the corporate information systems environment, the specific GIS systems used, the various databases and the business areas.
Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.
37.5 hours per week.
How to Apply
Please click the 'Apply' button at the bottom of the page or go to http://www.translink.ca/careers to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.
Posting Date: October 18, 2017
Closing Date: Until filled
Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.
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