Coordinator, Western Arctic Centre for Geomatics

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Closing date: May 5, 2018

Location: Inuvik

Department: LND Geomatics

Job Code: 15305

Salary: $100,016 - $119,418

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

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


The Coordinator, Western Arctic Centre for Geomatics is responsible for the provision of expertise, leadership and vision to ensure the effective development and delivery of remote sensing services for the GNWT.

The Western Arctic Centre for Geomatics coordinates the remote sensing activities of the NWT Centre for Geomatics. It works to maximize the benefit of remote sensing projects and initiatives for the GNWT through increased coordination of remote sensing projects; the development, implementation and maintenance of operational monitoring programs to support decision making; the promotion, education and outreach on remote sensing and its value to the territory; facilitating collaboration between stakeholders with common interests; the development of new projects and proposals; and pursuing third party funding sources to resource projects and initiatives.

Reporting to the Manager of the NWT Centre for Geomatics, the incumbent is responsible for the management of highly technical professionals, including 2 Remote Sensing Specialists. The incumbent will also participate in coordinating the work of the Remote Sensing Analyst in the NWT Centre for Geomatics.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities;

  • Expert Knowledge of remote sensing systems, sensors, processes and analysis;
  • Working knowledge of various remote sensing computer applications and data management processes (image analysis software, geographic information systems, word processing, spread sheets and presentation software);
  • Working knowledge of financial planning, budgeting and administration systems;
  • Knowledge of procurement, contracting and project management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership skills to manage human resources and guide a program
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues, identify options and support sound decision making;
  • Ability to successfully manage various projects related to remote sensing'
  • Ability to generate viable new approaches and solutions to different situations and problems as they arise'
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment with tight deadlines;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and workshops
  • Ability to develop and build relationships and partnerships with clients and stakeholders;
  • Ability to initiate, anticipate, shape and adapt emerging remote sensing opportunities;
  • Ability to advocate and encourage the use of remote sensing techniques and data in the GNWT;
  • Ability to interact with multidisciplinary groups including industry, government agencies, Aboriginal organizations and the public;
  • Ability to resolve conflicts;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally

Typically attained by;

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above are typically acquired by the successful completion of a university degree in a relevant remote sensing discipline followed by three (3) years of progressive experience.

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 $51.29 per hour (approximately $100,015.00 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 # 15305 

Closing Date: May 5, 2018- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
1st Floor, 105 Veteran's Way, Alex Moses Greenland Building
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620