Asset Management & GIS Coordinator

Job No: TOB138
Location: Blackfalds

About Us

Now boasting a population of over 11,000, Blackfalds is one of the youngest and fastest growing communities in Canada.

Ideally situated in Central Alberta, and in between Alberta’s two largest urban centers, Blackfalds retains the feel and security of a small town while being only a short drive from first, middle, senior, and post-secondary education, regional scale shopping outlets, and entertainment.

Outstanding recreational opportunities, a robust and diversified economy, and affordable land and housing are among the factors contributing to our thriving, successful, and dynamic community.

The Town of Blackfalds is seeking an energetic, dynamic individual for the position of Asset Management & GIS Coordinator. The successful candidate will be strongly devoted to public service, be team orientated, innovative, and result-driven. We are seeking a dedicated professional with a strong educational background, coupled with practical experience in municipal mapping and cartography to bring a higher level of dedication and enthusiasm to the role.

If you have a passion for GIS Asset Management, we encourage you to apply and assist in the sustainable planning and management of municipal assets.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Informed on emerging asset management and GIS practices and principles.
  • Strong technical, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Effective planning and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Position Requirements:

  • Comprehensive understanding of all vertical and horizontal assets across the organization to provide appropriate data information, assessments, and recommend outputs for a holistic approach to operations and Long-Term Capital Plans regarding those assets.
  • Ensure the protection and management of the Town’s maps and asset management database following the Town’s policies and procedures.
  • Conduct spatial analysis, technical mapping, coordinate geometry scanning and georeferencing of images, conversion of other sources of digital data, and editing procedures in various GIS programs.
  • Conduct thorough QA/QC reviews of drawings and engineering infrastructure assets to ensure spatial accuracy and data quality, in alignment with engineering GIS/CAD standards and asset management requirements 
  • Coordinate (collection, preparation, organization, and maintenance) meta-data, spatial, and non-spatial data on an ongoing basis for Town infrastructure relevant to asset management.
  • Prepare necessary reports for management, Council, and government.
  • Assist organizational departments across the Municipality in enhancing and streamlining service delivery for assets through cost-effective optimization 
  • Identify and implement capital improvement projects, operational and long-term capital planning, and request proposals and tenders for works related to asset management or GIS services.
  • Identify opportunities and prepare submissions for asset management-related funding programs across various municipal departments. 
  • Collaborate with various departments to provide technical asset management information for long-term planning and budget forecasting, Tangible Capital Assets, and full-cost accounting functions.
  • Coordinate asset management plans, strategies, policies, and procedures to support asset management initiatives.

Education and Experience:

  • Post-secondary degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Asset Management, Computer Science, or a closely related field. 
  • Practical experience in municipal mapping and cartography.
  • 5 years of experience in civil or architectural engineering design drawings, GPS surveys, geography, and municipal planning.
  • Experience using AutoCAD, ESRI Suite, and other GIS platforms.
  • Experience working with geodatabases, relational databases, as-built drawings, Autodesk CAD software, and scripting and programming language skills. 

Additional Requirements:

  • RCMP Criminal Record Check.
  • Valid Driver's License with current Drivers Abstract.
  • Capable of working in the field to collect data for GIS and Asset Management purposes.

The hours of work are 70 hours every 2 weeks.

The hourly wage for the Asset Management & GIS Coordinator is $45.28 - $50.96 / hour as per the CUPE Local 417 Collective Agreement 2022 - 2024.

The posting closes July 22, 2024


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