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Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources

GIS Specialist

RP2 Resource Planner 2


Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources

Manitoba Geological Survey, Minerals, Petroleum and Geoscience

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 42716

Salary(s):   RP2 $66,120.00 – $85,298.00 per year

Closing Date:   July 31, 2024

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Through the Manitoba Geological Survey and Mining, Oil and Gas Branches, the Minerals, Petroleum and Geoscience Division facilitates sustainable development of the province’s mineral and petroleum resources. The Geological Survey Branch conducts a wide range of investigations, which include the examination of exposed bedrock, subsurface materials, and surficial sediments including sand, gravel and organic deposits throughout Manitoba. The branch provides data and products, such as geological maps and reports, metallic and industrial mineral deposit reports and databases, mineral resource assessments, targeted geoscience research, development of exploration models, and maintenance of data inventories.
To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form and Resume. See below for further instructions.

Click here to access the application form.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada


  • Post-secondary education in Science, Geology, Physical Geography, or Earth Sciences; a relevant combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including ArcGIS and/or ArcGIS Pro.
  • Knowledge of GIS programming/scripting, which may include Visual Basic, Python, and Model Builder.
  • Experience working with online spatial data distribution platforms (ex: ArcGIS Online / Geocortex).
  • Knowledge of cartography and data representation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Sound knowledge of geographic coordinate systems and geodetic datums.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong problem solving skills to troubleshoot issues and find innovative and creative solutions.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Strong written communication skills.


  • Experience with Corel Graphics Suite or similar programs to edit vector/raster files.
  • Experience working with geophysical data and / or geospatial raster data.
  • Database design and administration knowledge, which may include MS Access, Personal SDE, Oracle.

This position is an integral part of the Geoscience Data Management Section and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), software and data resources of the Manitoba Geological Survey and Mining, Oil and Gas Branches. The incumbent is responsible for assigned GIS mapping projects and geospatial databases, both locally and online (including Map Gallery / ArcGIS Online) and provides departmental quality assurance, IT support and staff training. This role is also responsible for updates to the provincial geospatial databases using a variety of data sources and GIS mapping software.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 42716
Talent Acquisition
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone:  204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601

To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form and Resume. Complete the application form at the link below or contact Human Resource Services under “Apply to” to request a copy of the application form. The selection board will rely only on information provided in this form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment. Note: You are not required to submit a cover letter, but may be asked to submit references, or other documentation at a later point if invited for further consideration.

Click here to access the application form.


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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