Residents - City of Regina

Supervisor Geospatial Technician


Openings 1
Division City Of Regina
Location Name
City of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA
Date Posted Sep 02, 2021
Profession Engineering and Related Services
Experience Level(s) 5 years or more
Desired Employment Status Permanent, Casual
Education Level(s) College - Diploma
Job ID job-4748

Position Summary

This opportunity will be posted until filled, with interviews expected to begin the week of September 20, 2021.

This position is responsible for the day-to-day supervision and support of broader operational planning of the maintenance, development and implementation of systems, works processes, and technologies for Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) and Geosptial Information System (GIS) services for infrastructure records and drafting services. The successful candidate will be a leader, supporting the hiring and performance management of direct reports.   Through using effective communication skills, this person will provide technical advice including coaching and mentoring direct reports. This effective leader will be a change champion, ensuring process improvement initiatives align with the corporation’s goals and objectives.

This position receives general direction from the Manager, Geospatial Solutions.

Duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Plan and assign work, monitor work for quality control and coordinates scheduling.
  • Maintain and update municipal infrastructure records (includes fixed items owned or maintained by the City such as road network and traffic systems, underground sewer and water lines, fiber optic lines, open park space, legal and ownership parcels) from information submitted by City crews, developers, or other outside agencies. 
  • Develop and maintain spatial geodatabases and provide quality control of information used in GIS analysis and in SDE data.
  • Create, implement and maintain CAD and GIS standards including policies and procedures. 
  • Create and maintain databases for record file management including electronic file systems in a highly organized structure to ensure that compatible formats for data presentation and analysis are consistent with corporate standards.
  • Create digital records, thematic maps and graphical outputs using AutoCAD, ArcGIS, graphics and database software.
  • Provide drafting services and expertise for mapping, engineering drawings and GIS projects of a wide range of complexities for a variety of users
  • Assist in major design projects such as capital works construction, new watermain or watermain replacement, domestic and storm sewer installation or replacement, roadway, walk, and curb upgrading or redesign, alley profiles.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and security of electronic data bases.
  • Conducts pilot projects for latest programs, procedures or policies related to the CAD and GIS systems.
  • Verify infrastructure information records for consistency, completeness, and accuracy, identifying problems and initiating corrective action.
  • Train and assist staff in the use of CAD and GIS technology and related work assignments.
  • Assist in answering technical questions from other City departments, consultants, or the public.
  • Maintain an awareness of changes in fields related to CAD, GIS, statistical and graphic systems including continued self-improvement through participation in courses and seminars in related fields. 
  • Work with the Innovation, Energy & Technology Department and other City departments to establish and maintain effective corporate GIS and CAD systems, including policies and procedures.
  • Follows all rules and regulations as set out in the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and the City of Regina Occupational Health and Safety Manual. 
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

*** To be considered for this position you must clearly identify your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities and where you obtained them in your application/resume. ***

The knowledge, skills and abilities are typically obtained through completion of a two (2) year diploma in CAD from a recognized technical institute, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Minimum of eight (8) years' experience in a municipal engineering infrastructure with extensive use of CAD software or GIS software, and possession of both is preferred.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, organization and administration.
  • Considerable knowledge of technical mathematics, construction engineering and survey practices Extensive knowledge of GIS and CAD Technology, terminology, practices and equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of drafting terminology, practices and techniques.
  • Ability to independently, or as part of a team, demonstrate tact and diplomacy in order to maintain co-operative working relations, communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external customers and co-workers.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions and to understand detailed plans and specifications.
  • Ability to evaluate software and hardware to improve methods and increase productivity.
  • Ability to modify imported digital information to City of Regina standards.
  • Ability to learn and apply the rules and regulations of the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act, to comply and enforce all sections of the City of Regina Occupational Health and Safety Manual relevant to the position.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in written form with particular emphasis being placed on the ability to prepare comprehensive reports.

Working/Other Conditions:

  • Must be eligible for registration in Technology Professionals Saskatchewan.
  • Candidates not possessing the qualifications as stated above may apply and be considered on the basis of their combined education and experience.


  • Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide proof of acquired education.
  • In accordance with the City of Regina’s Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires that the successful candidate provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.

Division: City Planning & Community Development
Department: Sustainable Infrastructure 
Salary Grade: CUPE Local 7- Pay Class 16
Salary:  36.61 - $47.61/Hour; 69,801 - $89,915/Annum 2021 Rates

The City of Regina values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified Employment Equity candidates.

We will contact applicants we wish to consider within six weeks of the competition closing date.  All applicants are thanked for their interest.


Applications are being accepted until December 31, 2021

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