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Geoinformatics Expert / Team Leader


  • Posted on: May 12, 2019

Natural Resources Canada – Geological Survey of Canada (GSC)
Calgary (Alberta)
Permanent (full-time)
$96,173 to $112,997

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

Geological Survey of Canada

Closing date: 3 June 2019 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Only online applications will be accepted. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line should contact 1-800-645-5605.

The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada’s diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs/canadian-armed-forces-members-veterans.html.

We encourage applicants to identify any abilities, competencies, and/or experiences acquired through employment with the Canadian Armed Forces where applicable.

Candidates must respond to the screening questions by providing concrete examples which illustrate how they meet the essential and asset qualifications. For this selection process, please do not include/submit a covering letter. Candidates must provide their resume when submitting their application on GC jobs (Public Service Resourcing System – PSRS).

Please note that candidates will NOT be solicited for incomplete or missing information.

In addition, please note the following:

1) Your resume will NOT be used for screening purposes and may only be used as a secondary source of validation. You must clearly demonstrate in your written responses to the online screening questions how you meet ALL of the essential education and experience qualifications. Providing information about how you meet the Asset Qualification(s) is optional, but recommended, as Asset Qualifications may be used as selection requirements for the appointment.

2) When providing your answers in the online screening text boxes, it is not sufficient to simply state that the qualification is “met” or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Candidates must provide specific concrete detailed examples. Your example(s) should be specific and answer the question(s) posed.

3) Each response you provide must adhere to the stipulated format outlined below:
a) Provide a detailed description outlining how each qualification is met, including specific examples.
b) Your description must include where and how you obtained the required qualification.
c) Your description must also include when you obtained this required qualification (month-year to month-year).
d) Do not reference your resume in your responses to the screening questions.

4) Failure to clearly demonstrate through your answer how you meet the essential education and experience criteria will result in the rejection of your application.


As the Geoinformatics Expert / Team Leader, you will be responsible for:
►Serving as an expert/authority to plan and manage geoinformatics services, including GIS Information Management, GIS production services and publications.
►Leading a team of technical specialists, developing short and long-term goals, guiding and reporting on team activities, providing input for program planning and strategic directions.
►Managing and providing scientific leadership in GSC-wide projects on geospatial data integration.
►Directing the development and implementation of new methods and techniques for research and interpretation of geospatial data.
►Making recommendations to management on technology and HR requirements.

Work environment

At Natural Resources Canada, a Federal government job means developing leadership skills, fostering teamwork, and supporting creativity and innovation. We know it takes people from diverse pools of talent to make this happen. That is why we are looking for people like you. As an employee at Natural Resources Canada, you can enjoy diverse employment opportunities, a range of career development programs, and a learning culture that supports you to learn on an ongoing basis. We support balancing your work and private life by offering the benefits of flexible work arrangements.

Intent of the process

The intent is to staff one (1) position (permanent, full-time) in Calgary (3303-33rd Street NW).

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

►Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in geoscience or a field of science or engineering relevant to the position (eg. geographic information or geography).

Degree equivalency

►Significant* work experience in project planning and coordination.
►Significant* work experience conducting spatial analysis and GIS map production.
►Significant* work experience managing geoscience data and related information.
►Significant* work experience conducting research analysis.
►Significant* work experience providing advice to management in the form of briefing notes, reports and/or presentations
►Significant* work experience in managing financial and human resources.

*Significant means: at least 5 years work experience within the last 7 years.

Note: Work experience must have been achieved through a working environment and not through a course, educational program or internship work terms.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

►Knowledge of geoscience data management, integration, and dissemination.
►Knowledge of project management approaches and principles.
►Knowledge of Treasury Board of Canada approved metadata standards for geospatial information, ISO 19115.

►Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
►Ability to communicate effectively orally.
►Collaborate with partners and stakeholders.
►Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
►Analytical thinking.

►Effective interpersonal skills

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

►Experience in analysis and synthesis of geospatial data and/or information.
►Experience in developing and analyzing project proposals and operational or business plans.
►Experience supervising teams of 5 or more persons.
►Experience preparing technical contracts and evaluating deliverables.
►Experience automating geoprocessing tasks.

►Knowledge of workflow processes used in cartographic map work.
►Knowledge of Canadian Geospatial Standards and Operational Policies.
►Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Organizational Needs:
►Natural Resources Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. This organizational need may be identified as part of the appointment decision. In such cases, qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities or women (in non-traditional occupations) could be considered in priority

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance – This factor is not used at the screening stage. The hiring department is responsible for the security clearance process.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

You must provide proof of your education credentials. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.

Random selection and/or top-down selection may be used at any time during the process to identify which applicants will be further assessed.

The breadth and depth of experience may be considered when selecting a candidate for appointment.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Leslie Anne Beaton, Human Resources Specialist Advisor
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