Posted on March 17, 2009 - GC857

Company: City of Lethbridge
Position: Spatial Data Services Manager
Location: City of Lethbridge
Contact Name: Erin Cooper
Deadline: April 3, 2009

Job Description

SPATIAL DATA SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. Posting #09-44 Lethbridge is one of the warmest and most sun-filled locations in Canada. Our affordable, vibrant community of over 85,000 is only two hours south of Calgary and is close to the mountains and the U.S. border. With many of the amenities of a larger centre, Lethbridge offers an affordable lifestyle with a maximum cross-town commute of only 15 minutes. We invite you to join our diverse and innovative organization which offers people the opportunity to make a difference. The City of Lethbridge is currently seeking a seasoned and dynamic leader to take on the role of Spatial Data Services Manager within their Information Technology department. As the Spatial Data Services Manager you will lead the spatial data systems team through the ongoing development, integration, management and promotion of spatial information services and technologies in order to meet the complex, diverse and ever changing needs of the organization. Equally important is the work you will do to foster and maintain an environment that encourages individual commitment and growth, teamwork and emphasizes the importance of excellent customer relationships both internal and external to the organization. Reporting to the General Manager Information Technology, you will anticipate future technological requirements and provide direction for new initiatives to leverage technologies throughout the organization. You will apply project management principles and methodologies in daily operational and project based activities in order to conceptualize, launch and deliver IT projects on time, within budget, while managing security and risk. As the Spatial Data Systems Manager you will also provide leadership, mentorship, coaching and performance management to a group of experienced IT staff so that they may successfully manage projects, conduct operational activities, and provide customer focused service.

Job Qualifications

Ideally we are looking for someone who possesses a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and 5 to 7 years of public and/or private sector experience in identifying, evaluating, implementing and coordinating the ongoing maintenance of technologies related to the corporate wide GIS system, particularly Spatial Data Services. A strong understanding of project management, financial reporting, and performance measures is required. You will also have a demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate staff as you strive for excellence in customer service.

Other Information

The City of Lethbridge offers a competitive wage and a comprehensive, flexible benefits package. For further information on this position, please contact Sabina Visser at (403) 320-3880. Closing Date: April 3, 2009 – 4:30 p.m. Cover letters and a resume outlining your skills and qualifications can be submitted to Human Resources, 6th Floor City Hall, 910 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0P6. Fax (403) 320-9369 E-mail All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

City of Lethbridge
6th Floor, City Hall, 910 - 4th Ave South

Lethbridge, AB
T1J 0P6

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