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Job Posting Details
Job Number: Closing Date:  
ITS 18-12/2/2018 - 4:30 PM (MM/DD/YYYY)  
Department: Division/Section:
Finance, Budget & Information Technology ServicesInformation Technology Services
Location: Placement: Status:
Job Description:

Current Status:

April 12, 2018

This position has now been filled. We thank you for your interest in working with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, and hope you will continue to watch our job postings and apply for positions which you are interested in.

February 2, 2018

As of 4:30 p.m. on February 2, 2018, this posting has closed and we are no longer will be accepting resumes. The department is currently reviewing all resumes received. This process can take up to two weeks or longer, depending on the number of applications.

We are looking for a summer/co-op student to fill a GIS Student position Information Technology Services for the summer of 2018. The GIS Student will support the work of the Geographic Information Systems team in the municipality; will utilize advanced tools in ArcGIS in order to perform cartographic, analytical, field data collection and administrative GIS work. The student must have strong customer service skills as they will be assisting multiple departments with data analytics and reporting requirements. This position will report to the Manager, Information Services and is located at 519 King Street West, Unit 2. This position will start in May 2018 for a period up to the end of August 2018.

The Information Services Team is responsible for administration and support of all corporate applications used by the Municipality of Chatham-Kent including our internal and external websites, content management system, finance, payroll, tax, human resources, recreation programming, customer response systems, geographic information systems, permits, licensing, inspection, traffic engineering and public health. Information Services also provides business analysis support for business process assessment and improvement and service requests.

The GIS Student will: respond to client requests regarding the use of GIS technology; consult with business experts to document metadata for GIS data; liaise with internal and external users and stakeholders to conduct GIS analysis and create maps and online applications; use GIS editing tools to create and maintain municipal spatial and attribute data; collect spatial and attribute information on Municipal and PUC assets throughout the municipality using GPS data collection equipment; prepare map templates for automated map generation applications.

What qualifications are we looking for? The ideal student will currently be enrolled in a community college diploma (or certificate) or university degree program in a GIS related program; demonstrated competency in expressing information through analysis and mapping to individuals or groups taking into account the audience and the nature of the information; knowledge of principles and practices of GIS, databases and cartography; ability to work independently; strong knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS desktop applications; familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access; ESRI ArcGIS Desktop Entry Certification would be an asset.

Please see the job profile/description in attachments on our website at for full responsibility and qualification details, including work environment hours of work, occupational safety, and physical/safety requirements.

Summer Student Qualifications:

· To qualify for this summer student position, students must currently be enrolled in school full-time for the 2017/2018 winter term (normally ending April, May or June) and/or returning to school full-time in the 2018 fall term (normally starting in August or September)

· For summer student positions that may be receiving student subsidy, students must be enrolled in school full-time in the winter term and returning to school full-time in the fall term

· All summer students will be required to complete their Health & Safety and other on-line mandatory training on or before their first day of employment

Driver’s License requirement:

Because of the responsibilities, this position requires the successful candidate to have a valid (G2 or G) Ontario driver’s licence; a driver’s abstract will be conducted by the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. An acceptable driver’s abstract will: be an original document and current (within the previous thirty (30) days); have no more than four (4) demerit points; have no more than two (2) convictions for the same offence; have no criminal code convictions; have no ‘non-medical or administrative’ license suspension in the preceding three (3) years. This position may be required to drive their own vehicle, therefore a reliable motor vehicle is required.

Police Information Search (criminal reference check):

Because of the environment this position will be working in, the successful candidate will be required to furnish an original Police Information Search (criminal reference check) prior to commencement of employment (dated in 2018 and no earlier than six months prior to the date of employment); please note that it may take several weeks to obtain a Police Information Search.

Interview date(s):

Interview date(s) are tentatively scheduled for week of February 19, 2018.


This summer student position will be paid minimum wage as of January 1, 2018, ((currently under review) based on the student compensation plan), plus vacation and statutory benefits according to the employment standards act.

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