Researcher

CA-ON-Mississauga
2 weeks ago(12/5/2017 11:29 AM)
Job ID
2017-3616
# Positions
1
Job Type
Contract
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector, Research and Development
Career Level
Executive, Experienced, Management
Years of Experience
3

Job Description

Help us tell the story of the 2016 Census and what it means to the development of the City of Mississauga. Use your creativity to reimagine how we analyze and report on the Census. Use your GIS, ESRI Story Map skills, and Adobe CC skills to create a meaningful visual experience that engages our public.

 

Contract, Up to 1 year

 

Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! You will be part of a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga.

The Information Planning Research Unit (a section of the Policy Planning Division) manages data that contains urban planning related reports, newsletters, brochures and open data. This includes: population, demographics, census, development monitoring/activity, growth forecasts, housing, employment, office, land use, vacant employment lands, and the environment. The work is published on the City’s website titled, “Mississauga Data” www.mississauga.ca/dataFollow Mississauga Data on www.twitter.com/mississaugadata .

Add innovative and exciting projects like this to your portfolio:

Planning Information Hub

2016 Year in Review

Existing Land Use Profile

Mississauga Employment Survey Profile

Natural Areas Survey Profile

Residential Directory

Affordable Housing Strategy (Appendix 1 Only)

 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under the direction of the Manager of Information Planning, the successful candidate will provide primary and secondary data to support departmental reports and projects by maintaining various databases, resolve data and database issues, maintain and monitor various data sources to track development conditions in and around Mississauga
  • Assist in the administration of the annual Employment Survey
  • Assist with the preparation of City Growth Forecasts
  • Prepare presentation material and information brochures / layout / infographics
  • Maintain the section’s open data web page as well as maintain the social media properties
  • Analyse Census data
  • Co-ordinate GIS requests
  • Provide ihttps://mississauga.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppJob&action=jobEdit&id=3616&tab=RQ_DESCRIPTION&hashed=732599944#!nformation for public and private interests by receiving and responding to data requests
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Geography, Urban Planning, or related discipline preferably with a GIS/database management focus along with 3 years related experience
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcView (or GeoMedia), and Google Earth are required, and must be willing to learn new types of software on a regular basis
  • Familiarity with database design and management, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are a definite asset; previous graphic design experience and portfolio is considered an asset
  • Familiarity with Mississauga’s municipal planning and property creation process, development application tracking software; as well as knowledge of the City and open data are a definite asset
  • Valid Driver’s License and use of a personal vehicle are essential

 

** To be considered for this position, candidates MUST submit a portfolio of projects with their application. Please ensure to download your portfolio (pdf document) when submitting your resume during the application process**

 

 

Note:  This is a contract up to 1 year

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Hourly Rate: $32.56 - $43.41 (Based on Grade D $59,253 - $79,005)

Closing Date: December 26, 2017

Number of Openings: 1 Temporary Full-time

Department/Division/Unit: Planning and Building/City Planning Strategies/Data & Visualization Studio

Work Location: 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON

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A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at his or her own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.
 

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 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .        

 

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