IQ and Informatics Specialist
Position: IQ and Informatics Specialist
Open to: Preference will be given to Inuit Applicants
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) QIA is seeking for an IQ and Informatics Specialist that will contribute to a focus on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit & Engagement in the Qikiqtani Region by gathering, analyzing, maintaining, and interpreting Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) related geospatial information and assisting in the planning, development and implementation of related policies, procedures, systems, and controls. This work is central to QIA’s mission of advancing the rights and benefits of Qikiqtani Inuit through protecting and promoting our social, political, economic, and cultural interests; while safeguarding the land, waters and resources that sustain our communities.
Reporting to the Research Manager, the purpose of the IQ and Informatics Specialist role is to assist in the planning, development, implementation, and control of IQ data management doe the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA). The IQ and Informatics Specialist will be responsible for customized GIS applications and preparing data to serve a variety of purposes. This role will be responsible for integrating IQ with modern collection methodology, supporting and integrating GIS services, entering data, field data, and for transferring, controlling, recording, analyzing and displaying geospatial data, generating and maintaining maps and related graphs and charts using digital strength and stability of QIA’s Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit data management initiatives and fulfillment of its strategic objectives.
The IQ and Informatics Specialist provides expertise in the execution of their role, and supports QIA by executing several Key Results Area, including communication and coordination, organizational efficiency, and integrated GIS service and operations.
Applicants should have experience in; working knowledge and demonstrated experience in using GIS applications; basic knowledge and experience utilizing, updating and maintaining GIS database records; in development of specialized maps and GIS information products; collecting, manipulating, analyzing and managing tabular or spatial data; supporting programs, projects or field surveys; preparing GIS informational reports, and making recommendations on data management practices and equipment; engaging with community members and applying Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit to address lands and resource management concerns; working in a multi-cultural environment, specifically as it relates to Inuit culture and values; participating in workshops, working groups, conferences, technical meetings or public hearings.
Experience requires a post-secondary diploma in Geographic Information Systems, or a GIS Certification, working in Canada’s North in a cross-cultural setting; working knowledge and demonstrated experience using GIS applications. Experience preparing GIS informational reports and making recommendations on data management practices and equipment.
The preferred education requirement can include a post-secondary diploma in Geographic Information Systems, or a GIS Certification. A combination of relevant education and related experience may also be deemed an acceptable equivalency.
An acceptable Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
Starting salary for this position is $75,950.22 per annum, plus a Northern Allowance of $24,000 per annum. Housing is not provided.
Applications can be delivered by fax, email, in person, or mail to:
Human Resources Tel: (867) 975-8400
Qikiqtani Inuit Association Fax: (867) 979-3238
Igluvut building, 2nd floor
P.O. Box 1340
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
CLOSING DATE: September 24, 2021 5:00pm EST