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Position: GIS Technican
Organization: Scales Nature Park
Location: Based near Orillia, with travel throughout Ontario. Accommodations available on site.

Scales Nature Park is a 21 hectare conservation area located just south of Orillia, Ontario. The focus of this facility is the conservation of reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and the habitats that these animals require.

Duties will include:

  • manipulation of data and creation of maps, models, or tools related to wildlife conservation using geographic information systems (GIS) applications to serve a variety of purposes, such as identifying habitats, movement corridors, species range occupancy, threat locations, and other patterns

  • obtaining shape files and other data from partner organizations and government agencies

  • development of predictive models and other tools

  • participation in data collation and analyses

  • working with senior staff to identify opportunities to use GIS technology to improve conservation efforts

  • participation in field work or other facility operations as time allows to better understand project needs

Duration: Six month to one year internship, depending on funding

Salary: Based on $16 per hour, 40 hours per week


  • Broad experience with ArcGISSoftware Suite (Desktop, Server, Online) as well as Adobe Illustrator, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL, and utilizing geodatabases

  • Work with PHP and JavaScript to push data from forms to databases

  • Work with mapping APIs (Mapbox, Leaflet, etc.), Python scripting experience is an asset

  • Use model builder to manipulate or create spatial analysis models in ArcGIS

  • Previous experience collecting, organizing and analyzing geospatial and scientific data

  • Proven time management and skills, ability to stay organized, task switch and prioritize conflicting goals

  • Internal motivation and the ability to work without supervision

  • Positive attitude and commitment to conservation

  • Ability to work and thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations with a positive attitude

To apply: Please complete the Google Form found here: At the conclusion of the questionnaire, you will be prompted to upload a resume, cover letter, and references as a single PDF file, 4 pages or less. If you can’t upload this way, you may send it to with “AQ complete, GIS Technician” in the subject line. Do not send resume to both locations. Cover letters should be addressed to Jeff Hathaway. There is no deadline, we will accept applications until the position is filled.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 3 2019    ID: 54881