Mapping Technician

The Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) is currently seeking two (2) casual 8-week contract Mapping Technicians 

The Mapping Technician will work under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Hamilton Conservation Foundation.  Two (2) Mapping Technicians will work as a team and be responsible for identifying and cataloguing memorial benches within Conservation Areas throughout the Hamilton’s Watershed.  These positions will work with different disciplines within the Conservation Authority, including Office Administration, Gate Attendants, Maintenance Technicians, Superintendents, GIS Technicians, and IT Staff.

The successful candidates may be required to communicate with the public and consult with team members regarding work activities and schedules while maintaining proper Health and Safety field protocols as well as COVID-19 protocols.

This position will primarily involve independent fieldwork and ensuring the data is completed accurately and safely.  The successful candidates will be expected to work from home or in the field for the duration of the contract with regularly scheduled meetings at the HCA’s main office.  The Mapping Technicians should have reliable transportation to get to Conservation Areas as well as a home computer to input data with access the internet to communicate with office administration staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Collecting data on existing donor bench locations (This includes GPS location coordinates, address, plaque information and condition of benches).
  2. Cross-referencing collected bench data with existing information and filling and adding missing details.
  3. Sorting donor bench data by date of initial dedication making recommendations for replacement based on bench condition and age.
  4. Cross-referencing donor information with an existing database to verify if current contact information exists.
  5. Work with conservation area staff to identify potential new bench locations and create mapping for these locations as needed.


  1. Enrolled or recently graduated from a University or College program with a focus Geography, Environment, Mapping, Information Technology.
  2. Previous GPS Mapping and Conservation Authority Work Experience an asset
  3. Demonstrated ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and some hiking and walking will be required to get to bench locations.
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  5. Strong computer (MS Office, GPS, GIS, MS Excel) skills.
  6. Good organizational, data processing and filing skills.
  7. Ability to work well independently as well as enthusiastically part of a team.
  8. Work from home, access to a vehicle to travel to Conservation Area locations, have a home computer with internet access.

Please note that this position is in part to be funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program (CSJ). To be eligible, candidates must: be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Working Conditions:
The Mapping Technicians will be based at home, with regularly scheduled meetings at the Hamilton Conservation Authority’s main office at 838 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster, Ontario.

Working hours will be 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., totalling 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, inclusive.

Work Term and Rate of Pay:
This is an 8-week casual position with a starting date of November 30, 2020, and ending February 1, 2021. The rate of pay is $14.25 per hour.

As per the Employment Standards Act, you will be paid for Statutory Holidays. Contract employees are not eligible for the benefits package offered to full-time – full-year employees.

Vacation Entitlement:
Vacation Pay will be paid out on each pay as per the Employment Standards Act

Application Process:
Interested applicants are to send their cover letter and resume in PDF or MS Word format via email by 4 pm November 19th, 2020 to (Please include the job title in email subject line)

Although we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process; applicants are asked to inform Human Resources for any disability required accommodations in advance.

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