GIS & Data Management Coordinator

Canadian Rivers Institute (University of New Brunswick)

Fredericton, NB, CA


This GIS & Data Management Coordinator would be based within the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at UNB Fredericton. Founded in 2001 at UNB, the CRI has that mandate to develop the aquatic science needed to understand, protect, and sustain water resources for the region, nation, and the planet. The Coordinator will report directly to The Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES). MAES is a multiyear assessment of the structure and function of a large river ecosystem, followed by a manipulation of flow, sediment load, and thermal regime with consequential effects on the ecosystem and then a multiyear period to monitor the recovery to a new river state. This long-term, large-scale study will create a significant amount of historical, recent and future data that requires a sustainable management system for multiple, multi-level end users with varying data requirements.
Representative Responsibilities
  • Manage MAES related geospatial and tabular data.
  • Maintain a central data repository and file management.
  • Responsible for supporting GIS operations for the MAES group including data sharing, technical assistance, map production, common geoprocessing and spatial analyses.
  • Conduct ongoing data management (QA/QC) including maintain data access restrictions, version control.
  • Provide training/advice for researchers.
  • Minimum of B.Sc., technical diploma, or equivalent related to geomatics and/or geographical information systems.
  • Training and experience with ArcGIS software (ArcMap, ArcCatalog 10.5), ArcGIS Online (administrator level) and Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of common geoprocessing and spatial analysis operations.
  • Experience with creating and transforming ArcGIS Online feature services, authoring Story Maps and data viewing applications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GIS principles, formats (e.g. shapefiles, geodatabases, feature classes, rasters), cartography and mapping systems.
  • Experience with transforming data from Microsoft Excel to features class and shapefiles.
  • Ability to generate spatial datasets for tabular data and standard map products from GIS data.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.
  • Ability to interact and work well with others and communicate effectively.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS Online with collector for ArcGIS and other data collection apps would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of the MAES Project or working with biological, hydrological, and hydraulic data would be an asset.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.