GIS Specialist (IT, Computers & GIS)

Full Time

  Forsite Consultants Ltd

  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Forsite Consultants Ltd  is actively looking for a  GIS Specialist  with experience and demonstrated aptitude in GIS, map creation and python scripting, for a position in our  Edmonton  office.

 At Forsite we excel by being a flexible, adaptable, people-oriented business that is successful by creating value for our customers and opportunities for our employees.  Through this and our commitment to forest and land management in western Canada we create an environment that challenges our staff and provides opportunity for personal and professional growth.

 As a GIS Specialist you will be responsible for the following:

  • Organize, coordinate and assist in land and resource development projects that utilize GIS;
  • Provide business knowledge around Alberta GIS datasets (access, content/attributes)
  • Assist forest industry clients with data management and spatial data directives;
  • Provide clients with scripted spatial solutions, custom Arc tools and Excel templates to assist their business needs;
  • Present data on pdf and web maps using ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Web AppBuilder and,
  • Documentation, quality control, and incremental improvement over time.

 This is an excellent opportunity to apply your GIS experience in a dynamic and growing organization.


  • Post-secondary education with a degree or diploma in a relevant discipline;
  • Minimum of 3 years of directly related experience;
  • Proficient in ESRI ArcGIS tools, including Spatial Analyst extension;
  • Ability to write/edit Python scripts is mandatory (other programming experience may be considered);
  • Good technical understanding of Excel, ability to write advanced formulas and VBA macros;
  • Broad understanding and implementation of land management concepts and practices;
  • Excellent problem solving skills, initiative, and an intuitive ability  (analytics using math/basic statistics will be required);
  • Class 5 driver’s license with vehicle to travel to client locations; and
  • A professional, friendly and courteous manner (service & team oriented).

 In addition, the ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Experience in support of strategic and operational forest planning in Alberta, including familiarity with AVI and other provincial datasets;
  • Experience using ArcGIS Server and web mapping tools such as the JavaScript API and Web AppBuilder with custom widgets;
  • Strong organizational skills and technical writing skills;
  • Self-direction, flexibility and an ability to work under limited direct supervision; and
  • Good technical understanding of other Microsoft Office™ applications (Access in particular);

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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