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BC Public Service

STO 18R - Geomatics Technician

Castlegar, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
58,319 to 66,096 per year
Posting Title
STO 18R - Geomatics Technician

Position Classification
Scientific/Technical Off R18


Castlegar, BC V1N 4P5 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Parksville, BC V9P 2H7 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$58,319.24 - $66,096.20 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Wildfire Service

Job Summary

Apply your geospatial and analytical expertise in a dynamic role with the BC Wildfire Service

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is a unique program of government tasked with the responsibility of preventing and managing wildfire on the landscape. With a workforce of approximately 1,600, the program's staff are dedicated to undertaking the BCWS mandate in delivering effective wildfire management and emergency response support to protect values, while encouraging sustainable, healthy and resilient ecosystems. For more information, visit: BC Wildfire Service .

The Geomatics Technician is responsible for creating digital, graphic and descriptive products to support planning through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS). If you are looking for an exciting work environment to apply your geomatics expertise in the natural resource sector, this may be the job for you!

A career with the Ministry of Forests offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, while supporting a healthy work/life balance. Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why work for the Ministry of Forests .

Job Requirements:
  • Diploma in geographic information systems or in a resource management field such as geography, biology, agriculture, environmental science or other related field plus one (1) year of GIS related experience.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence or equivalent.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one (1) or more of the following:
    • emergency management or natural resource management;
    • automating or scripting solutions using tools such as Python or other programming languages (e.g.: Java Script), FME, SQL;
    • editing data and map making (not web mapping) using GIS tools, such as: ARCGIS or QGIS or other GIS software platforms; and/or,
    • project management.

Willingness Statements:
  • To be flexible regarding ongoing changes in responsibilities, assignments and corporate structures.
  • To keep current on emerging issues.
  • To take in-house training and certification as required.
  • To fly in aircraft (fixed wing and rotary) as required.
  • To work extended hours, including weekends, and be on standby with limited notice in accordance with the preparedness plan.
  • To travel and overnight in remote locations where accommodations may vary as required.
  • To be assigned or participate to Incident Command System positions and Incident Management Teams as required.
  • To work under adverse or stressful conditions, including smoke, extreme heat and mountainous terrain in remote and isolated conditions.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This position can be located in Kamloops, Victoria, or other BC Wildfire Service Fire Centre/Zone subject to operational requirements and space availability at time of offer.
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered, but at a lower classification level.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future vacancies in the above locations.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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 who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations (status or non-status), Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits , great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: 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 job titles, start and end dates (month and year) and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to this position.

Questionnaire: 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 listed in the job profile. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Note: for long or essay style questionnaires, we recommend saving frequently while completing it. You can also copy the questions into another document, complete it offline, then log back in and copy/paste your responses when you are ready to submit your application.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

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 at the bottom of the posting.

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

Job Category
Information Management/Information Technology, Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical
Information Technology Management and Executive