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Engineering Information Technician (Level 1 or II) - Term

Competition #: HW17-17E

Are you trained in GIS, with experience in a utility field? Do you have general knowledge of water distribution and wastewater/stormwater collection systems? Do you take pride in producing high quality, detailed work in a steady paced environment? If so, this may be the opportunity for you!

Title: Engineering Information Technicial (Level I or II)

Department: Engineering and Information Services Department

Term Length: Term for a period of approximately twelve (12) months.

Primary Duties: Assists in the maintenance, updating, retrieval, display and dissemination of record information in its many formats within HRWC (hard copy plans, card indexes, GIS database or other applications) as well as production of engineering drawings and sketches.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1.         Produces record drawings from field notes, sketches, electronic field information that relate to all water utility work for permanent records.

2.         Prepares engineering design and record drawings for the Engineering Department applying existing standards to obtain consistency and quality on output.

3.         Researches (from hard copy and GIS information) and delivers water system information to HRWC departments and outside individuals or agencies.

4.         Maintains filing system of record drawings and information by numbering, indexing and storing all plans received.

5.         Updates and revises the digital Geographic Information System (GIS) database from field notes, sketches, engineering drawings and digital field information.

6.         Provides support in the preparation of charts, maps, sketches and tables for reports or poster size display.

7.         Participates in the learning of the latest computer technology related to CAD and GIS through in-house or external training.

8.         Becomes familiar with and utilizes applicable GIS applications as they are developed.

9.         Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

Reports To: GIS Coordinator

Supervises: n/a

Minimum Qualifications: As an Engineering Informaiton Technician, you bring to the role:


- NSCC diploma in drafting or equivalent related training and experience.
- Recognized course in GIS or related training.


- One year of related expeirnce (preferably in a civil engineering field) for Level I. Three years of related experience (preferably in a civil engineering field) for Level II.
- Experience working in a GIS environment an asset.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Strong comuter skills an asset.

2. General knowledge of GIS an asset.

3. General knowledge of water supply and distribution systems an asset.

Wage Rates: As per the collective agreement.

Hours of Work: Normal working hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

This CUPE Local 1431 bargaining unit position

How to Apply

Completed cover letters and application forms Halifax Water Employment Application Form or resumes, stating Competition #HW17-17E must be received by 12 noon on May 18, 2017. Please forward to:

Halifax Water
HR Department
P.O. Box 8388, RPO CSC
Halifax, NS
B3K 5M1

Fax: 902-490-6934

Halifax Water is an equal opportunity employer