BC Local Government Job Posting Service

GIS Technician

Permanent Full Time
(Competition 21-17)

Discover What's Possible
The City of Nanaimo is a rapidly growing community with a population of approximately 100,000. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, we are centrally located, about 1½ hours from Victoria and 2 hours from Vancouver by ferry. With a university and well-developed parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities, Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary place to live..

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time GIS Technologist. Under the general direction of the Supervisor, Geographic Information Systems, the incumbent will perform a wide variety of duties to support the operation, maintenance and development of the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS). The GIS Technologist will create and maintain spatial and related tabular data, perform spatial analysis, publish electronic and hardcopy format maps. The incumbent must competently carry out and complete the work using a variety of computer assisted design (CAD), GIS and related application programs in an office or field setting.

Applicants must have a university degree in Geographic Information Systems or a related field and a minimum of 2 years’ experience with the application of GIS technology. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Membership or eligibility for membership in the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) as a Certified Technician or Applied Science Technologist is required. Applicants must also possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.

Additional Information
This is a unionized position. $39.58 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2021 Rate), based on a 35 hour work week. A comprehensive benefit package is included.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 21-17 by the application deadline.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

Posting Date
Monday February 8, 2021

Application Deadline
Monday, March 1, 2021 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Human Resources City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Organization: Nanaimo (City)
Professional Categories: Geographic Information Systems
Posted: February 8, 2021, 10:44 am
Expires: March 1, 2021, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $39.58 Hour