STO 18R - Geospatial Technician
Government of British Columbia
Dawson Creek, BC, CA
3d ago

Geospatial Technician

Scientific Technical Officer R18

This posting may be used to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and / or temporary vacancies.

If this position interests you and you meet the required criteria, we look forward to your application

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in B.

  • C., which includes the protection of the Province’s archaeological and heritage resources. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land based resources;
  • works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversity their economies; and, supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits.

    The Ministry is responsible for wildfire management and facilitates safe public access to a wide range of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and access to B.

    C.’s wilderness and backcountry. The Ministry oversees policy development, operational management and implementation, and administers all or part of over 60 statutes and associated regulations.

    Reporting to Geospatial Team Lead within the Resource Management section, the Geospatial Technician provides a range of technical GIS skills and products to support decisions on the use of natural resources, and the achievement of resource management objectives.

    The Geospatial Team encourages a collaborative, innovative, results oriented work environment to ensure we are able to offer the best products and solutions to our Natural Resource Sector clients.

  • Being located in the Natural Resource District, the Geospatial Technician position has direct ties to district priorities;
  • specifically related to the processing of forest authorizations (XBA).The purpose of this position is to create digital, graphic and descriptive products to support resource planning through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS).

    is a historical and beautiful town that has grown from agriculture, forestry, oil and gas and windpower industries. This community is located within the Peace Region which is home to some 1,800 agriculture operations, producing well over $100 million worth of product annually.

    Dawson Creek provides opportunity for a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation, including fishing, camping, hiking, downhill and cross country skiing, golf, swimming, equestrian events, soccer, hockey and curling.

    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 .

    The BC Public Service is committed to creating a 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 .

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    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, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below :

    Diploma in geographic information systems or equivalent.

    Experience capturing, converting, creating, editing and maintaining digital information in a GIS environment.

  • Experience creating a variety of digital, geographical and descriptive products including thematic maps, terrain models and associated descriptive statistics
  • 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.


    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.

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