GIS Technologist - City of Abbotsford

City of Abbotsford

GIS Technologist

Innovation, Strategy & Intergovernmental Relations
CUPE, Full Time on a Temporary Basis
Posting #J0321-1483


At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.


The City of Abbotsford’s Geomatics division is seeking a self-motivated professional to join their dynamic team as a GIS Technologist. This opportunity is full-time on a temporary basis until return of incumbent, approximately 9 months.

In this challenging role you will assist in the maintenance, interpretation and dissemination of GIS datasets and related information through the processing and input of GIS spatial and attribute data into a GIS database and other related data governance repositories. You will produce a variety of high quality datasets, digital files, maps, sketches, graphic displays and publication of analytical reports.

As the successful candidate for this position, you will Considerable knowledge and demonstrated ability using GIS applications/software, development of specialized map and information products, and providing support to GIS users. Your strong attention to detail and demonstrated analytical, problem solving and technical skills will support you as you manage, maintain, update and prepare database records.

An ability to communicate effectively; along with good organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment are essential to be successful in this position.

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • A Diploma in a related discipline.
  • An Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems.
  • One year of experience in GIS maintenance and spatial database development and customer support, including practical experience working with GIS technology.
  • A valid BC Driver’s Licence.


This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $31.22 to $36.73 plus an additional 12% in lieu of all benefits including vacation and statutory holiday pay.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive.

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

 To apply, please visit us online at www.abbotsford.ca/careers


Organization: City of Abbotsford
Location: Abbotsford, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Geographic Information Systems
Posted: April 7, 2021, 11:03 am
Expires: April 21, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years
Rate: $31.22 Hour

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