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Summer Student - GIS Assistant (2 Positions)

Date: Mar 12, 2019

Location: SHELBURNE, NS, CA, B0T 1W0

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 3/26/2019  


Fisheries and Aquaculture 


Summer Student - GIS Assistant (2 Positions), Student, SHELBURNE  


Competition # 18266 



About Us


The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has a legislated mandate to manage, promote, support and develop the fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing industries that contribute to the economic, environmental and social prosperity of Nova Scotia’s coastal and rural communities. As a department, we work to promote Nova Scotia as Canada’s premier fish and seafood province.

About Our Opportunity


Working as a GIS Student with the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, you will have the opportunity to assist with internal projects to develop Web GIS applications, and other tools, for integration into the Department's workflows.  You will collate information from existing data sources and use this information in the production of applications, tools, reports, and analyses.  This position will also assist with managing the geospatial information related to aquaculture, rockweed, and the seafood sector that is held by the Division. 


As the successful applicant you will gain an understanding of government information management systems and processes as well as develop research and analytical skills through the review and preparation of various reports.  This will be done through your work with managers, advisors, biologists, and technicians within the Department in response to various legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as policy and process requirements defined by the Department.

About You


As a successful candidate, you are currently enrolled in a relevant post-secondary education program and returning to school in the fall of 2019 (or next applicable semester).


As the ideal candidate, you:


  • are familiar with computers including ESRI software and applications and Microsoft 365 software such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • are organized and able to prioritize your work
  • demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills when responding to enquiries by phone or email
  • consistently maintain confidentiality.


 Experience in map production, Web GIS design and applications, database management and/or knowledge of and experience with ArcGIS would be considered an asset.

Other Considerations


Please note, this is a student opportunity with an expected end date of August 30, 2019.


Pay Grade:  HOURLY 


Salary Range:  $15.86 - $25.85 Hourly   


All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here.


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.



We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact

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