CAD / GIS Technologist
Oldman River Regional Services Commission - Lethbridge, AB

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The Oldman River Regional Services Commission (ORRSC) in Lethbridge, Alberta is looking to fill the position of Junior/Intermediate CAD/GIS Technologist. The successful candidate’s duties are related to the CAD functions of ORRSC’s mapping requirements and GIS aspects of the Oldman River Region Urban GIS Project.


  • Create and maintain existing AutoCAD and GIS data files
  • Update cadastral base mapping from registered plans
  • Prepare subdivision sketches, zoning mapping and other land use related mapping
  • Create municipal infrastructure maps
  • Assist planning staff with daily mapping, plots, etc.
  • Ensure proper file backup, restoration and archival procedures are followed
  • Acquire digital data from other sources (government and/or private)
  • Receive, arrange, and schedule project requisitions to meet required deadlines
  • Co-ordinate with staff members on scheduled projects
  • Review finished project for accuracy, quality, and drafting and GIS standards
  • Keep abreast of the latest drafting, computer mapping and GIS practices by attending short courses, seminars, trade fairs, and reviewing technical journals
  • Liaise with other private sector and government agencies by telephone contacts, seminars and trade fairs
  • Other related duties as required


  • Diploma or degree in geomatics, drafting and/or GIS from an accredited post secondary institution
  • Eligible for membership in ASET or other professional organization
  • Proficiency with Autodesk and ESRI products
  • Ability to design and implement databases using Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server software
  • Complete understanding of the land survey system in Alberta
  • Experience with programming languages such as, Python, C# or C++ would be an asset

This position requires that the individual is able to work on his/her own with a minimum of supervision. He/she must be able to work directly with various planners and GIS employees on several projects at a time, coordinate workloads and time schedules making sure work is done accurately and on a timely basis.

Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only select candidates will receive a response from ORRSC. Salary will be determined after reviewing skills, education and experience. We thank all applicants for submitting applications, but only persons chosen for interviews will be contacted.