Remote Sensing Analyst

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Closing date: Apr 30, 2018

Location: Inuvik

Department: LND Geomatics

Job Code: 15303

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

Reporting to the Coordinator, Western Arctic Centre for Geomatics, the incumbent provides remote sensing products, services and expertise to all Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) departments and agencies in order to assist in the management and monitoring of the environment, wildlife, and the economic development of resources in the NWT. Provides advice, recommendations and leadership in satellite data acquisition and image analysis.

At the Department of Lands, we strive to be leaders and innovators in Northern land and resource management. We provide land management decisions and recommendations on the acquisition, lease, sale, or other dispositions of public lands while respecting the principles of land use sustainability, and ecological, social, cultural, and economic values.

The Department of Lands advances the territorial vision of land and resource management in the NWT through the legislative, regulatory and policy system and through the delivery of a robust and effective enforcement and compliance program. The Department’s reach is broad because the use of land impacts the operations and mandates of other departments, and private sector development. It engages in large-scale planning, and conducts broad legislative and policy reviews to inform government-wide strategic advice about land and resource management. Together these functions enhance the planning, management, and administration of land in a sustainable way.

The Department works closely with NWT resource management boards because it coordinates inter- and intra- department and government processes including environmental assessments (EAs), reclamation securities, GNWT input on federal legislative amendments and regulatory activities affecting land and water management, environmental assessment policy reviews and land use planning.

The Department’s Informatics division also leads the planning, development and implementation of information and technology related services, including geomatics services, to three departments: Lands, Industry, Tourism and Investment, and Environment and Natural Resources.

Job Information


• Advanced knowledge of remote sensing and Geomatics techniques and methodologies;
• Advanced knowledge of digital image analysis, especially using PCI Geomatics, in order to provide products and services to clients of the Geomatics Centre;
• Ability to organize and undertake fieldwork in order to ground truth products from remotely sensed imagery;
• Ability to work efficiently and independently to meet deadlines and set priorities for competing remote sensing projects for clients;
• Strong ability to communicate effectively with clients to recommend products and services that meet their needs in a timely manner;
• Strong oral communication skills, including good listening skills, to convey technical concepts when training and supporting colleagues and clients in the use of remote sensing technology;
• Strong ability to troubleshoot application problems in digital image analysis and to develop new products and techniques to meet clients needs;
• Ability to stay abreast of changes in technology, tools and new remote sensing methods in a rapidly evolving field;
• Knowledge of the principles and procedures of projections and earth coordinate systems;
• Knowledge of metadata standards;
• Some experience with GIS software, especially ArcGIS;
• Effective project management skills;
• Effective time management and organizational skills’
• Ability to work well under pressure;
• Ability to work in an intercultural environment;
• Ability to work well in a team environment.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A university degree in Remote Sensing, or Geomatics and 3 years of related experience in the area of image analysis.

More Information


This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupations.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15303

Closing Date: April 30, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
105 Veteran's Way
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620