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BC Public Service

STO 30R - Section Head

Posted 3 days ago

Job Details



dollar sign90,797 to 103,685 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
STO 30R - Section Head

Position Classification
Scientific/Technical Off R30


Work Options

Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$90,797.03 - $103,685.14 annually, plus $37.64 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Smithers.

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division
Natural Resource Information and Digital Services / GeoBC

Job Summary

Make a difference with this rewarding career opportunity

GeoBC is a key organization responsible for the creation, visualization, analysis and application of resource information to support business areas across the natural resource sector and beyond. This portfolio involves the capture, management, distribution and sales of millions of dollars in data and a commitment to reflecting the needs of users across the natural resource sector in the execution and direction of GeoBC's mapping and visualization programs.

As Section Head you will lead a dynamic team of geospatial professionals focused on the development, enhancement and delivery of GeoBC products and service in support of BC Government mandates and priorities. Based on expert knowledge of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and broad natural resource business understanding, in this position you will advise senior management and shape strategic geospatial products and service decision making with long term impacts to government policy and services.

This position ensures actions are aligned with major government programs or initiatives. This position maximizes the potential of GIS and related geospatial and information technologies to support the business objectives of government programs, GeoBC, and clients.

Job Requirements:
  • Master's degree or higher in geospatial sciences, geography, geology, forestry or agriculture or a related field (i.e. remote sensing; earth sciences; geographic information systems) with a minimum of five (5) years of *relevant experience in field of GIS; OR
  • Bachelor's degree or diploma in in geospatial sciences, geography, geology, forestry or agriculture or a related field (i.e. remote sensing; earth sciences; geographic information systems) with a minimum of seven (7) years of *relevantexperience in field of GIS; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and *relevant experience may also be considered.

*Relevant experience must include each of the following:
  • Two (2) years of experience developing and managing large projects and attribute data sets and experience with database management tools and applications.
  • Five (5) years of experience developing methodologies and performing custom geo-spatial data modelling and complex analysis and interpretations.
  • Two (2) years of experience supervising multi-disciplinary teams of geospatial professionals.
  • Two (2) years of experience working on multi-disciplinary teams across the natural resource sector.
  • Five (5) years of experience with geospatial data systems projects, such as data warehousing, image analysis, remote sensing and spatial information systems development.

Preference may be given to applicants who have training and/or experience with one (1) or more of the following:
  • Experience with diverse BC Government, Federal, and other available spatial datasets(in particular for B.C.).
  • Preparing and presenting information, analyses and recommendations to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Developing and managing large spatial and attribute data sets throughout the data lifecycle.
  • Contract management.
  • Experience working with First Nation partners.
  • Experience developing partnerships and negotiating agreements with all levels of government and industry leaders to deliver major projects.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
There are currently three (3) positions available.
This position can be based in any Water, Land, and Resource Stewardship Ministry office. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to four (4) days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
An eligibility list may be established to fill both current and/or future permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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 guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

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 .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

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

Resume: 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 - You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Scientific and Technical

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-22

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