Website Ducks Unlimited Canada

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The Opportunity
Native Plant Solutions (NPS), a branch of Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), is looking for a confident, energetic, and dedicated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist to join our team. This position will support DUC’s revenue generating branch, NPS (

NPS provides environmental services and on-the-ground expertise in upland and wetland ecosystems to industry, land developers and government agencies in western Canada. Working with a multi-faceted team of NPS professionals, you will lead and support the development and implementation of GIS products and deliverables.

You need to be an enthusiastic team player – a self-starter who can work with anyone and capable of seeing the bigger picture and thinking out of the box. This position requires you to be an effective communicator and able to build positive working relationships.

This position requires expertise in GIS databases, applications and products that support NPS’ fee-for-service projects and programs. Additional experience in wetland and/or native grass ecology or agriculture would be considered an asset to the position. In addition to delivering our GIS services, candidates must be comfortable working in the field and coping with variable weather conditions as a portion of your time may be spent working outdoors.

You possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. You have demonstrated expertise in project planning, project management, and in the delivery and development of GIS products. You are self-motivated, enjoy a complex, changing environment and can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines.

You possess strong technical writing skills with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team. You pride yourself on meeting deadlines and delivering quality results in a complex and changing environment.

Your GIS technical experience and your demonstrated knowledge in the concepts and use of GIS technology makes you the ideal candidate for this position.

Completion of an Advanced Diploma or Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Technology;
An undergraduate degree in Agriculture, Agroecology, Plant Science, Soil Science, Biology or a related discipline is considered an asset;
Working knowledge of ArcGIS Enterprise Platform (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server);
Demonstrated ability in the acquisition, management and processing of geospatial data and associated metadata, the development of geospatial applications, and spatial analyses/modeling;
Demonstrated ability in image processing, classification, accuracy assessment of remotely sensed data;
Strong planning, reporting and project management skills;
Excellent organization, oral and written communication skills;
Ability to foster professional/business relationships;
Experience in the delivery of biological or agricultural field programs would be an asset;
A valid class 5 driver’s license; and,
The successful candidate is required to submit proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
Salary to be commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff.  Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are qualified and interested, please visit our online career center to submit your application for confidential consideration.

Closing Deadline: May 6, 2022

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations, landowners and Indigenous Peoples to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Tagged as: conservation, GIS