GIS Technician- Full Time Position (TRCA-190-21)

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

Reporting to the Manager, Information Technology Management (ITM), the GIS Technician is responsible for fulfilling various technical requirements of ITM projects, applications, services and training. This position contributes to GIS projects including internal and external consultation, data collection and management as well a liasing with staff to ensure project success. Develops and promotes the use of spatial data throughout the organization.

Works in collaboration with all other business units and external partners to implement functional business requirements for data collection, data management, dissemination, modeling, analysis, reporting on a project basis. The GIS Technician provides technical guidance and recommendations to the Manager, ITM for the purposes of business planning, budget development and ITM program implementation.

Major Responsibilities:

Data Management

  • Contributes to the design and implementation of data models, metadata, database creation, management, backup, data acquisition protocols, dissemination, documenting methodologies

  • Responsible for the accuracy and reliability of spatial data and resulting analyses which ensures high confidence for corporate level decision making supporting TRCA’s legislative requirements

  • QA/QC of input data and output analytical results / cartographic products

Project Management

  • Responsible for managing daily tasks for multiple active projects with both short- and long-term timelines

  • Analysis, Modelling and Application Development

  • Web, software and GIS mobile application development

  • Perform a variety of Spatial analyses including vector, raster, 3D and cross discipline tabular analysis and reporting

Technical Leadership

  • Provide solution-oriented guidance to TRCA staff business units.


  • Production of high-quality cartographic products, infographics, charting

What you will need to succeed:

  • College diploma in GIS/Geomatics or related disciplines

  • Driver’s Licence


  • 2 years minimum experience related to major tasks


  • Knowledge of; ArcGIS 10.x, ArcGIS Online and ESRI suite of GIS software, relational databases, and MS Office365,
  • Knowledge of data collection protocols, quality assurance and quality control methodologies;
  • Excellent project management and time management skills, oral, written and analytical acumen

Required Training

  • TRCA Orientation

  • AODA

  • Safety 24-7

  • Conflict resolution

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare). 

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.

  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.

  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.

  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).

  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.

  • Provides flexible work arrangements.

  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.


To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-190-21 prior to midnight on August 2, 2021.


While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.


TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216. 

Corporate Services
Full-time employee
Salary range: 
$61,742 - $66,938
101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario
Closing date: 
Aug 2, 2021
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