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Spatial Information Analyst

BC Public Service

  • Posted on: July 17, 2021
Spatial Information Analyst
Scientific Technical Officer 21 

There is currently 1 permanent full-time opportunity
An eligibility list may be established for similar future permanent and/or temporary opportunities.

Job has Temporary Exemption to Work from Home due to COVID-19 
Although this position has onsite office-based requirements in Victoria, it can temporarily be performed virtually due to the current circumstances related to COVID-19. This will remain in place until physical distancing advisories are lifted.

Virtual Recruitment Process
Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition will take place virtually.

Bring your spatial data expertise to this unique opportunity

GeoBC creates, manages and analyzes geospatial information to create products that help Government better manage natural and human resources in British Columbia.

GeoBC has four sections:  Base Mapping, Business Innovation and Emergency Response, Decision Support, and Land Use Information and Research. The Decision Support Section (DSS) in GeoBC offers Geographic Information services to government agencies, particularly the natural resource sector.

DSS specializes in creating custom solutions tailored to the needs of business areas. This section is passionate about the value that GIS can bring to the public service through the creation of maps (paper, PDF, online) and information products to support decision makers in Government. This group often works to tight deadlines, are the go-to people for clients in a pinch, and supports and guides clients’ long-term business solutions.

As a Spatial Information Analyst you conduct advanced spatial data analysis in support of program and management decision making on resource planning, land management or other program issues. As an expert in the discipline of geographic information and analysis, you design and develop customized spatial products and prepare tabular information, data summaries and maps to support decision making. You bring your skills in client service to working with decision makers across Government to deliver information products that meet their business needs. You provide advice to clients in the initiation, design and development of projects; the types of input data required; and product development. You develop work processes and automation to produce high quality deliverables. You support your co-workers by openly sharing your expertise and knowledge.  You build upon a solid foundation of data management practices, project management skills, and a methodical attention to detail to deliver products in a fast-paced team environment.

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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Susan.Westmacott@gov.bc.ca DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

Job Requirements
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

  • Diploma or higher in resource management, geography, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), computer science or a related field. Preference may be given to a degree or higher.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience** supporting clients and/or project teams. Preference may be given to those with three or more years of experience.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience** in a role predominantly responsible for GIS analysis and mapping.  Preference may be given to those with three or more years of experience.
    Note ** Work experience does not include course work and academic project work but can include co-op or similar work terms that are predominantly GIS work.

Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following work experience with:

  • Automating or scripting solutions for complex analyses or repetitive tasks using tools such as Python, or other programming languages (e.g. JavaScript, FME, SQL, R).
  • Developing web mapping solutions using various platforms (e.g. ArcGIS Online, Open Source solutions).
  • Natural resource, economic, and/or social data sets within BC.
  • Open source mapping solutions (e.g. QGIS, Leaflet, Geoserver, GDAL/ORG, PostGIS, R-Shiny)
  • Developing and managing large spatial and attribute data sets.
  • Project management.

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 located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required: 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 start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

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