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Supervisor of GIS Operations
Posted:Monday, January 4, 2021
Job Number:PN-21-01
Job Type:Full Time Permanent - Non-union
Closing Date:January 18, 2021 11:55 PM
Choose Barrie:

The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.

Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.

The Opportunity:

The Information Technology (IT) Department provides information technology expertise and professional services to all City departments, affiliated agencies and area municipalities receiving Barrie fire dispatch services. The Department is responsible for delivering, administering, managing and supporting (in partnership with the business units) all data and voice communications, including but not limited to network infrastructure, servers, storage infrastructure, printers, computing infrastructure, applications and software, databases, web services, geographic information systems, and project and portfolio management. IT provides daily technology support to over 900 permanent users at more than 40 City locations across the City.

Under the general guidance and direction of the Manager of GIS, the Supervisor of GIS Operations is responsible for overseeing and supervising the daily operational activities and delivery of services offered through the GIS Branch.  Specifically, this position is responsible for planning, enhancing, administering and supporting the City's GIS systems and spatial data, which involves leading and overseeing the development and implementation of GIS systems and processes and/or recommending and guiding enhancements and improvements to maintain existing GIS systems and processes.  Additionally, this position responds to and ensures resolution of escalated GIS related customer service issues, requests and/or emergencies.  Lastly, this position leads and contributes to the development of GIS and IT department processes, practices, standards, policies and procedures.  Overall, this position plays an integral role in leveraging GIS systems and processes to facilitate and meet service requirements and needs of the City and its residents. 

Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job:

Corporate Culture

  • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community
Education (degree/diploma/certifications)
  • Four (4) year University Degree in GIS, Geomatics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or related discipline


  • Five (5) years of progressive experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities within an information technology work environment including leadership/supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience in applications development, programming, and database and website management
  • Demonstrated experience managing data sharing relationships and agreements


  • Thorough working knowledge of GIS systems including application configuration and integration, development support and maintenance, database information, asset capture and maintenance, data modeling design and management
  • Thorough understanding of enterprise GIS systems, data integration and data management best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • align branch programs/services with department and corporate goals, objectives and initiatives;
    • build cohesive and motivated teams;
    • develop data standards, service level standards and live test procedures;
    • develop, promote and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
    • identify problems, develop and evaluate options, and implement solutions utilizing reason, judgment and prescribed resources
    • implement new initiatives or adapt existing branch initiatives to meet the needs of the department and corporate goals, objectives and initiatives;
    • interpret and analyze data, identify challenges or opportunities, and make recommendations;
  • lead and inspire innovation and the adoption of best practices;
  • lead staff in achieving objectives and encourages others to work in manner that will meet or exceed the desired objectives or results;
  • lead, coach, mentor and support staff;
  • maintain a high standard of public relations at all times;
  • monitor various systems to evaluate operational efficiencies;
  • perform in a manner which is consistent with corporate goals, vision, mission, and values;
  • present recommendations and make presentations to various stakeholders;
  • promote a culture of learning and improve organizational competence by creating learning opportunities for staff
  • receive, manage and resolve complaints, disputes, and conflicts;
  • think and act strategically in a political and community service environment;
  • use quality improvement, assurance and testing methodologies and tools
  • Intermediate customer service skills
  • Advanced interpersonal, collaboration, facilitation, negotiation and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Computer literacy utilizing the GIS mapping software (ESRI), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, Visio), Autodesk CAD products, GIS web portals, Adobe products, SQL Server, SharePoint, computerized maintenance management systems, application and permitting solutions.
  • Availability to assist with after-hours questions, concerns, and/or emergencies; to attend evening/weekend meetings or special events; and/or to work outside of designated normal hours per week

Conditions of Employment

  • ​Satisfactory Criminal Record Check

Other Important Information:


Location:City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario
Hours:The normal hours of work are 35 hours per week

This position is a permanent full-time, non-union position with the following pay level and 2020 pay range:

  • Pay Level: Level 12
  • Yearly Salary: $79,271.19 to $101,193.00 per year
  • Hourly Pay Rate: $43.56 to $55.60 per hour


Benefits:This position includes a comprehensive non-union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation and sick days, short/long term disability plans, OMERS pension plan, discounted rate for City Fitness Memberships and much more.​

The Application Process:

Please submit your resume electronically by quoting file # PN-21-01 - Supervisor of GIS Operations in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to January 18, 2021 11:55 PM.

Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at

  • Position Equivalency Code: F

Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required at the interview stage of the selection process.

The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection.

Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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