Scientific Technical Officer R24
One (1) full-time position available.
Position is located in Victoria.
An eligibility list may be established.
Apply your Geographic Information Systems Expertise and Passion for Innovation to Research and Develop Business Solutions for Emergency Management and Natural Resource Sector Clients
WHAT WE WANT: Do you question the way things are done and strive to do things better? Do you revel in tackling the unknown and are unafraid of what you might find there? Do you consider yourself to be loaded with enthusiasm and the technical smarts to get you where you need to go? Do you love maps and geography but strive to set new standards of excellence in data visualisation? If you answered yes to any of these questions and would like to work with a small team of game-changers, then this might be the role for you!
GeoBC is the key organization providing business solutions built on geographic information for the Province of British Columbia. GeoBC creates and manages geospatial information and products as well as provides consultation services across all natural resource sector (NRS) agencies. The branch is responsible for critical products and services that include the geospatial reference, base mapping, integrated cadastre and parcel mapping, digital imagery, land research and status, tenure business support and boundaries, integrated land and resource registry, spatial analysis, decision support, business improvement, and emergency response.
The position is located within the Business Innovation and Emergency Response unit within GeoBC. The unit is accountable for provincial coordination of geospatial activities in support of natural hazards, emergency management and public safety activities under Emergency Management BC and other public safety stakeholders. We provide cross sector leadership in coordination of spatial business improvement/innovation activities and explore new and evolving geospatial technologies to transform client business (e.g mobile and web mapping solutions). In addition, we manage provincial coordination of spatial training to support organisational capacity building for the entire Public Service.
As the Geomatics Coordinator, you will research, develop, implement and share processes, methods, data and tools for Integrated Risk Assessment & Disaster Mitigation. This will include the exploration and use of innovative geospatial business solutions to support Natural Hazard and Emergency Management business. This role requires intermediate to advanced level experience in GIS Analyses, Remote Sensing and Cartography, a keen awareness of new geospatial technologies, and an understanding of web mapping using ArcGIS Online.
We are looking for passionate individuals who want to use their geomatics expertise to contribute to helping British Columbians during emergency events including floods, wildfires, landslides and earthquakes.
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with stunning 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.
This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.
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 [email protected]. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to [email protected], 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 Standard 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:
- Degree in resource management, geography, or a related field; OR
- Diploma in geographic information systems; OR
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Minimum five years’ experience in GIS to support a wide range of projects.
- Experience in conducting research and developing methodologies.
- Minimum three years’ experience using ESRI GIS products, in particular ArcGIS Suite of Tools including ArcGIS Desktop/ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.
- Experience in managing projects.
*Preference may be given to applicants who have experience and/or training in one or more of the following:
- A variety of emergency management, natural resource, economic, and/or social data sets.
- Automating or scripting solutions for repetitive tasks using tools such as Python, or other programming languages (e.g. java script), FME, SQL.
- Experience in Server technologies e.g. ArcGIS Enterprise (ArcGIS Server, Imagery Server, ArcGIS Portal) or MapServer.
- Coordinating and liaising with partners and stakeholders.
- Developing and managing large spatial and attribute data sets.
- Working under pressure in an Emergency Operations Centre.
- A minimum of 1 year of experience in LiDAR application to conduct analysis and create products to support business areas.
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 – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
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.