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GIS Analyst

Government of Saskatchewan

  • Posted on: November 16, 2020
Employment Type:  SGEU Term 9 months or more


:  SK–Regina and Area-Regina   SK–Saskatoon and Area-Saskatoon


:  026 Environment

Salary Range:  $35.056 – $42.676 Hourly
Salary Supplement:  included in hourly salary range (in-scope)
Grade:  SGEU.09.

The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the wellbeing of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities, and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch is currently recruiting for a term GIS Analyst in the Regina or Saskatoon office. If you are a highly motivated, proactive, self-directed, analytical individual, this position will be of interest to you.

This position will provide technical expertise in landcover classification modeling to develop and update landcover mapping for southern Saskatchewan, with a focus on the ability to distinguish native and tame grasslands. The GIS analyst will also contribute to the development of data standards and data management protocols for this program; liaise with a wide variety of internal and external clients to facilitate timely and efficient data receipt and acquisition, and assess, analyze, and manage large and comprehensive data sets.

A strong understanding of, and experience working with, Geographic Information Systems and R programming language to conduct landcover classification using various statistical analyses, is required. Experience working with and manipulating Sentinel or Landsat satellite data products is required. Experience working with an enterprise database such as Oracle and familiarity with other software such as PCI Geomatica and eCognition would be considered assets. Familiarity with grassland/agricultural systems would also be considered an asset. You must be able to communicate complex technical topics to non-technical staff and clients.

Typically, the knowledge required for this position would be acquired through a 4-year university degree with a specialization in remote sensing (e.g., geography, geomatics, computer science) or a combination of a degree in a resource discipline (e.g., forestry, environmental science) supplemented with a certificate or diploma specializing in Geographic Information Systems management and applications and 5-years of related experience in remote sensing.

We are committed to workplace diversity.
Hours of Work:  B – SGEU Field 37.33 – work a total of 37.33 hours/week, averaged over 4 weeks

Number of Opening

Closing Date

:  Nov 29, 2020, 10:59:00 PM

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