GIS Specialist

Posted on 05-Aug-2022  
Application Close Date: 19-Aug-2022
Job Details
Information Technology
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:
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Job Description

Application Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 252KB)

We are looking for a GIS Specialist to join our dedicated and friendly ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Team. This role is permanent and full-time, based in our central Wellington office.

About the role:

We are looking for a specialist who is known as an excellent communicator. Someone who has the communication skills to ensure our stakeholders are excited about the possibilities that the data provides as you are. The successful candidate will ensure that our digital library of geographic maps is well managed and maintained.  They will also need to ensure GW's geospatial data is able to meet a wide and growing variety of needs of our customers.

The GIS Specialist is a part of the Data & Information Management Team. Along with the other members of the GIS team, the GIS Specialist is responsible for providing support and shares responsibility on development of specific projects, developing mapping applications and tools, and delivering support & training to enable users of the data to derive the best value from GIS data sets.

To be successful in the role you will relish the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team.  The team will ensure that they manage GW's digital library of geographic maps, providing geospatial data analysis, developing mapping applications and tools, and delivering support & training to enable users of the data to derive the best value from GIS data sets.

Skills and experience required:

  • Tertiary qualification in Computer Science, Geography, Surveying, Engineering or related field and/or demonstrable competency in geospatial data analysis work in similar sized organisations. 
  • Proficient with database programming languages such as SQL, R or Python. 
  • Proven experience with mapping tools such as QGIS / Carto and GPS measuring tools within similar sized organisations. 
  • Strong quantitative skill set and an analytical mindset. 
  • Demonstrable attention to detail and good problem-solving skills. 
  • Good interpersonal skills. 
  • Capable written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write documents that are clear, concise and in plain language. 

About Greater Wellington:

Every day we put all our energy into protecting and enhancing our region. We carefully balance sustainability with economic growth and protection with expansion.

We're a growing and diverse region, and it's our role to protect our environment while also meeting the cultural, social and economic needs of our communities. We're specifically responsible for environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.

It's about dealing with today and planning for the future, especially with the challenges of climate change.

What we offer:

We're all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does, and we provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments: -

  • Generous leave allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Medical and trauma insurance
  • “Dress for your day”
  • Subsidised social clubs
  • Modern, new offices

Located in our new Cuba Mall offices, there is also lots of opportunity to sample the great coffee and food in the area.

How to apply:

Click on the Apply link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

For further information, please contact

Applications close: Friday 19 August 2022

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand.