Scientific Technical Officer R21
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary positions.
We currently have one permanent position.
A great opportunity to take the next step in your career
GeoBC manages and analyzes geospatial information to create products that help Government better manage natural and human resources in British Columbia. GeoBC provides fundamental geospatial information and related consultation services to Government.
GeoBC has four sections: Base Mapping, Business Innovation & Emergency Response, Decision Support and Spatial Status Parcel and Research.
Base maps are the information or images that form the background or foundation of a geographic map. Base maps may include features such as elevation, roads, bodies of water or administrative boundaries. These ‘layers’ of information are used for natural resource management, land planning, recreation, environmental monitoring, emergency response and many others applications.
GeoBC provides base mapping data for government, industry, academia and the public.
Business Innovation & Emergency Response
The Business Innovation and Emergency Management unit is accountable for:
- Engagement with Emergency Management and Public Safety stakeholders to deliver data, tools, methods and processes to improve situational awareness and provide a common operating picture that support all phases of Natural Resource Hazard and Emergency Management,
- Provincial coordination of spatial training to support organisational capacity building for the entire Public Service, and
- Cross sector leadership in coordination of spatial business improvement/innovation activities and exploiting new and evolving geospatial technologies to transform client business (e.g. mobile and web mapping solutions).
One of four sections of GeoBC, the Decision Support Section specializes in creating custom solutions tailored to the needs of business areas. We are a team of 15 people passionate about the value that GIS can bring to the public service. We create maps (paper, pdf, online) and information products to support decision makers in Government. We often work to tight deadlines, and are go-to people for clients in a pinch. We also support and guide clients’ long-term business solutions.
Spatial Status, Parcel and Research
The Spatial Status, Parcel and Research Section provides government wide spatial status business and community support as well as the development and the management of the Integrated Land and Resource Registry (ILRR), the province’s authoritative land and resource information system. The section is responsible for ensuring the province has access to and its needs met by the best available spatial survey fabric information. Additional responsibilities are for the research and interpretation of information in all its forms (historical, digital, etc.), for the provision of expert advice and guidance on the application of legislation, policy, rights and obligations and for the spatial data and technology solutions to resolve complex land and resource tenure issues.
To find out more about GeoBC, please visit our website.
The Spatial Data / Digital Imagery Analyst works within the Digital Image Service Team of the Base Mapping Section.
The purpose of this position is to conduct advanced spatial data and digital image analysis in support of the quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) program of the Digital Image Services (DIS) with GeoBC.
The Spatial Information Analyst will conduct advanced spatial data analysis in support of program and management decision making on resource planning, land management or other program issues.
As an expert in the discipline of information and geographic analysis, you design and develop customized spatial products and prepare information and maps to support decision making. You bring your skills in client service to working with decision makers across Government to deliver information products that meet their business needs. You provide advice to clients in the initiation, design and development of projects; the types of input data required; and product development. You build upon a solid foundation of data management practices, project management skills, and a methodical attention to detail to deliver products in a fast-paced team environment.
With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer.
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Craig.Mount@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Diploma or higher in resource management, geography, remote sensing, geographic information systems, or a related field. Preference may be given to a degree or higher.
- Minimum of two (2) years of work experience supporting clients and/or project teams by delivering spatial analysis.
- Minimum of two (2) years of work experience in a role predominantly responsible for GIS analysis and mapping.
Preference may be given to applicants with work experience in any of the following:
- Remote sensing and raster data sets (e.g. DEM, orthoimagery, satellite data, LiDAR data)
- LiDAR processing, production and quality control
- Developing and managing large spatial and attribute data sets
- Natural resource, economic, and/or social data sets within BC
- Project management
- Utilizing GNSS technology
- Field experience with LiDAR data acquisition
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.