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Geomatics Officer

The City of Yellowknife
October 20, 2021
Job Type
Base Salary
The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary range of $75,558 - $90,292 as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a monthly housing allowance and a defined benefit pension plan.
Corporate Services


The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife! At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. The City is committed to hiring a diverse and skilled workforce that is representative of the community, strengthening our ability to provide high quality services and excellent customer service to residents.  In addition, the City of Yellowknife is committed to reconciliation and implementing actions intended to increase the number of Indigenous peoples who work for the City. The City of Yellowknife welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, and encourages Indigenous persons, visible minorities and persons with a disability to self-declare when submitting their application.

We are currently seeking a qualified and enthusiastic individual to assume the position of Geomatics Officer with the Corporate Services Department.


Under the general direction of the Manager, Asset Management & GIS, the  Geomatics Officer is responsible for providing Geomatics services to all departments within the City of Yellowknife by producing cartographic products, creating and maintaining spatial data, ensuring data integrity, and participating in a wide variety of cross-departmental projects. This position is also responsible for the on-going maintenance of the Enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS). This position works closely with the System Analyst – Asset Management & GIS to provide a high caliber of customer service.


This position requires the incumbent to have a university degree or technology diploma in a relevant discipline (i.e. Geography, GIS, Environmental Science, or Engineering. The knowledge required to perform the position is usually gained by having a minimum of three years of related experience performing the following types of tasks:

  • Developing cartographic and data products using ESRI and Adobe mapping products;
  • working with relational and spatial databases (i.e. ArcSDE, Microsoft SQL Server), and SQL language scripting;
  • conducting ArcGIS Server administration;
  • using the Geocortex Essentials web mapping application;
  • collecting GPS data using tools such as Leica/ESRI Fieldmaps;
  • manipulating and converting data using FME;
  • using UAV technology to collect spatial data and imagery.

The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary range of $75,558 - $90,292 as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a monthly housing allowance and a defined benefit pension plan.

Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than November 5, 2021.

Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: to submit your resume.

Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment.  We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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