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BC Public Service

STO 21R - Geospatial Analyst

Chilliwack, BC
4 days ago
60,998 to 69,422 per year
Posting Title
STO 21R - Geospatial Analyst

Position Classification
Scientific/Technical Off R21


Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Powell River, BC V8A 5G7 CA
Sechelt, BC V0N3A0 CA
Squamish, BC V8B 0H3 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA

Salary Range
$60,998.61 - $69,422.06 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary Assignment (TA)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development

Ministry Branch / Division
South Coast Region / Resource Management

Job Summary

Geospatial Analyst
Scientific Technical Officer 21R

This position is based in Surrey, but based on operational requirements, it may be performed from the following communities: Powell River, Squamish, Chilliwack and/or Sechelt.
There are four temporary positions available until March 31, 2022 and may be extended upon mutual agreement.
An eligibility list may be established.

Apply your specialized knowledge and skills in this challenging and rewarding role

As the Geospatial Analyst, you will conduct advanced spatial data analysis in support of natural resource sector provincial agencies on resource management and stewardship. The geospatial services you provide form the core of the evidence-informed expert advice for delivering timely and durable decisions on the land base for the South Coast Region, and addresses both economic prosperity and environmental sustainability.

You are familiar with using ESRI's suite of GIS software, including ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online. The ability to automate analyses using Python and/or Model Builder is essential. Your questionnaire responses need to showcase your experience performing spatial overlays, queries, analyses and statistical summaries.

The projects and programs you will support may include identifying critical wildlife habitats and old growth management areas; analyzing resource values and impacts; supporting natural resource authorization projects; consulting with First Nations and other stakeholders; responding to emergency events, such as flood and wildfires; and, developing web mapping and mobile geospatial solutions.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has a mandate to manage specified Crown land and resources in a manner that embraces the economic, environmental and social goals of government. These results are all essential to improving the global competitiveness of BC industry and our ability to attract private investment and to stimulate economic growth and job creation across the province.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . 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 , 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.

Job Requirements:
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 Geographic Information Systems, or in a natural resource related discipline (e.g. Geography, Forestry, Mining) plus six months related experience; OR,
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and training may be considered.
  • Minimum One Year of experience with ArcGIS.

Related experience must include:
  • Experience delivering spatial analysis projects in support of client's business needs.
  • Experience using Python and Model Builder.
  • Experience creating web mapping applications including dashboards, story maps and mobile apps. (e.g. using ArcGIS Online).

Preference may be given for one or more of the following:
  • Degree or higher in Geographic Information Systems, or in a natural resource related discipline (e.g. Geography, Forestry, Mining).
  • Completed ArcGIS Pro training.
  • Experience building spatial mobile solutions.
  • Experience with SQL, R and/or JavaScript.

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: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - 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.

Job Category
Scientific and Technical