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Geomatics Analyst

National Defence

  • Posted on: April 5, 2021

For further information on the organization, please visit National Defence

Closing date: 31 May 2021 – 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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Important messages

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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

You will be required to show how you demonstrate the essential and asset qualifications (i.e. Education, Experience and/or Occupational Certification) for the initial screening through online screening questions. Each question is divided into two parts. The first part consists of a simple question requiring a YES or NO answer. If your answer is “yes”, the second part will ask to fully demonstrate how you obtained this qualification by responding to sub-questions.

Your résumé will need to corroborate the information. It is NOT sufficient to simply state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Through your screening question answers, you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN, and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.DO NOT send a cover letter, the screening questions replaces the cover letters. We will NOT review cover letters.

Our intent is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and have to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact person indicated on this job advertisement.

Intent of the process

Immediate need for one (1) position in Halifax. Future positions to be determined

This inventory may be used to staff identical and/or similar positions within DND with various locations, various linguistic profiles and/or requirements, security levels, employment types and tenures which may vary according to the position being staffed.

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)

Successful completion of a diploma in the geomatics field or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience in the geomatics field.

Degree equivalency

E1. * Current experience in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to manipulate and analyze geospatial data

E2. * Current experience in performing vector feature extraction

  • Current is defined as having attained the experience within the last five (5) years.

Definition: Geomatics includes the tools and techniques used in land surveying, remote sensing, cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), global-navigation satellite systems, photogrammetry, geophysics, geography, and related forms of earth mapping.

Definition: Geospatial is a term used to define the collective data and associated technology that has a geographic or locational component.

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

K1. Knowledge of remote sensing and image interpretation

K2. Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geoprocessing tools

K3. Knowledge of geospatial data

K4. Knowledge of vector feature extraction

K5. Knowledge of cartographic theories and techniques

A1. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

A2. Ability to communicate effectively orally.

C1. Demonstrates integrity and respect

C2. Thinks things through

C3. Works effectively with others

C4. Shows initiative and is action-oriented

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

Successful completion of a post-secondary degree in the geomatics field.

Degree equivalency

AE1. Current experience working within a Department of National Defence (DND) environment such as the Mapping and Charting Establishment (MCE) or the Hydrographic Services Office (HSO)

AE2. * Current experience working with GeoMedia Professional software

AE3. * Current experience working with CARIS software

AE4. * Current experience in the interpretation of aerial or satellite imagery

AE5. *Current experience in using bathymetric data

  • Current is defined as having attained the experience within the last five (5) years.

AK1. Knowledge of the Multinational Geospatial Co-production Program (MGCP) and the MGCP Technical Reference Document (TRD)

AK2. Knowledge of International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standards for Electronic Nautical Charts (ENC)

AK3. Knowledge of NATO standards for Additional Military Layers (AML)

AK4. Knowledge of nautical chart production and maintenance

AA1. Ability to apply image interpretation skills for the purpose of vector feature extraction

In support of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) initiative #24, consideration may be given to
the spouses or common-law partners of CAF members.

Conditions of employment

Conditions of Employment:
Various Security Levels

  • Reliability
  • Secret
  • Top Secret
  • Requirement to work shift work
  • Requirement to work overtime including on weekends as needed
  • Requirement to travel in Canada and abroad as needed
  • Willing and able to obtain a valid Canadian passport

Candidates must meet and maintain the above noted conditions of employment throughout their employment..

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

The ability to communicate effectively in writing will be evaluated throughout the entire process.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications and they may be invoked at any phase during the process. Depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

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.

The client organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. To submit an application online, please select the button “Apply Online” below.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all those who apply.


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.

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