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Photo Interpreter


  • Posted on: May 16, 2023

Like a challenge? We’re a team oriented, results focused, strengths-based company who invest in our business, people, and our community. We get to tackle meaningful and exciting work to support our amazing resource sector by providing professional services to private and public sector organizations. We use design, innovation and creativity to help our clients solve real-world problems. We are currently seeking a motivated, results-oriented and experienced certified photo interpreter to add to our Remote Sensing team.

The Role

The selected individual will contribute their expertise in the interpretation of vegetation and surface features to meet the needs of resource companies and government agencies. Interpretation activities may include Alberta Forest Vegetation Inventory, Saskatchewan Forest Vegetation Inventory, cutblock updates, conifer understorey inventory, cutblock RSA stratification, GVI, PLVI, etc.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience in various types of remote sensing techniques
  • Has worked on a wide range of photo interpretation projects (e.g., AVI, RSA stratification, GVI, PLVI, cutblock updates, conifer understorey inventories, SFVI, FRI, VRI)
  • Has high attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Is proficient at photo interpretation
  • Applies initiative and creativity when approaching challenges
  • Develops strategies to ensure production levels and quality standards are met
  • Has the ability to estimate resources and equipment required to acquire and interpret air photos
  • Is able to communicate effectively within a team and with clients
  • Self-motivated, can also work independently without constant supervision
  • Takes an active interest in the company
  • Welcomes being challenged and pushed professionally
  • Shares our core values

Technical Qualifications:

  • AVI certified level 2 photo interpreter (lesser qualifications may be considered)
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a certified photo interpreter (lesser qualifications may be considered)
  • Experience with DAT/EM software used for completing softcopy interpretation
  • Has the ability and knowledge to independently set up all aspects of a softcopy project in DAT/EM
  • Has experience with Esri’s ArcGIS software and working with geodatabases
  • Experience working with LiDAR data
  • Has a working knowledge of photo cameras and imagery acquisition techniques (traditional photo-based imagery, digital imagery, satellite imagery, etc.)
  • Experience with quality control methods for photo interpretation
  • Proficient using MS Office applications
  • Has a technical diploma or undergraduate degree in a natural resource field


Work Location: Flexible

Head Office: Edmonton, Alberta


We offer three weeks of vacation (to start), lots of fun social and family events, competitive salaries commensurate with abilities, a medical/vision/dental package, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), a profit share opportunity, and a company sponsored RRSP plan, as well as no end to challenging and rewarding opportunities!

APPLICANTS: Please visit www.silvacom.com/careersto submit your resume with cover letter in MS Word or PDF file format. Also, please indicate where you saw our ad listing. If applying, please view our privacy policy. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Edmonton, AB

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