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Geospatial Resource Information Technician

BC Public Service

  • Posted on: August 1, 2022
Posting Title
STO 18R – Geospatial Resource Information Technician
Position Classification
Scientific/Technical Off R18
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA (Primary)
Multiple Locations, BC CA
Salary Range
$56,032.51 – $63,565.27 annually
Close Date
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests
Ministry Branch / Division
South Area | Kootenay Boundary Region
Job Summary

Geospatial Resource Information Technician
Scientific Technical Officer 18

This posting is for a temporary opportunity to March 31, 2023; this may be extended or become permanent.
This temporary position is located in Cranbrook, BC; however, other Ministry office locations may be considered for the temporary term.
If this position becomes permanent, it must be based out of Cranbrook due to on-going office and field based requirements.
We offer flexible work arrangements, including the opportunity to volunteer to telework (with conditions) as set out in applicable employer policies.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar temporary and permanent vacancies.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

A unique opportunity to apply your analytical and technical expertise in the natural resource sector

The Ministry of Forests 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 Geospatial Resource Information Technician creates digital, graphic and descriptive products using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and supports statutory decision makers by determining the legal land status of specific areas and completing full Legal Land Status Reports. This position maintains the accuracy and integrity of various provincial databases.

A career with the Ministry of Forests offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles in the delivery of programs supporting world-renowned stewardship, proactive and collaborative natural hazard management, and natural resource management that supports a strong economy.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Marcin.Haladaj@gov.bc.caDO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your resume and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.cabefore the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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 information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia.

Cranbrook is one of the sunniest places in British Columbia and sits in the middle of the Rocky Mountain Trench. With quick access to area mountains and lakes, this location is situated perfectly for great biking, hiking, camping, skiing, golfing, fishing and all kinds of water sports. Indoor activities abound, too, with an aquatics centre, ice arenas and even an eight sheet curling rink. Come, explore what Cranbrook has to offer!

Come, be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service Offers.

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


To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the following:

  • Diploma or Degree in geographic information systems or equivalent.
  • Experience capturing, converting, creating, editing and/or maintaining digital information in a GIS environment.
  • Experience creating a variety of digital, geographical and/or descriptive products including thematic maps, models and/or associated descriptive statistics.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following:
    • working with relevant provincial Acts (i.e.: Lands Act, Water Act, Forest Act, Highways Act, Mines Act, and Land Titles Act);
    • experience researching the status of lands, including private versus Crown and/or tenured versus non-tenured; and/or,
    • experience working with legal documents.

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.

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 – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to this position.

Questionnaire (Standard): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a standard online questionnaire (current employment status, eligibility to apply, etc.).

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