Geospatial Analyst, ENR Wildlife Management, Inuvik

Department Information 
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) promotes and supports the sustainable use and development of natural resources to protect, conserve and enhance the Northwest Territories environment for the social and economic benefit of all residents. 

Job Information 
Under the direction of the Manager, Wildlife Management, and in collaboration with various boards, agencies, and the NWT Center for Geomatics within ENR in Yellowknife, the Geospatial Analyst will develop and implement the Geomatics Program for the Inuvik Region. This individual must have a broad understanding of geography, vegetation and ecological systems, and specialized training and knowledge in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The incumbent provides GIS support, advice and training as required for effective resource management in the Inuvik Region.

The incumbent provides information management support for digital data in all stages of wildlife management and limited stages of forest management program development and delivery. This includes the integration of GIS and/or remote sensing technology into initial program planning, development, implementation and audit.

The Geospatial Analyst provides spatial information for wildlife and forest management. This includes creating, editing, manipulating and storing geographical information and associated attributes, carrying out analysis on the data, developing cartographic products, reports, charts and other forms of information products, customizing applications and building new applications and procedures.

The level of knowledge is most commonly acquired through a degree in Geography, Ecology, Biology or Natural Resources or by acquiring an Advanced diploma in Geographic Information Systems from a recognized technical institute and a minimum of 1 year experience as a GIS professional. 

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered. 

Salary Information 
The salary for this position starts at $41.24 per hour (approximately $80,418. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $13,827. 

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

Criminal Records Check 
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check if they are contacted for an interview. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition 

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 # 9498 Closing Date: May 23, 2012 

Inquiries Only
 Inuvik Client Service Centre 
 GNWT Human Resources
 66 Franklin Manor 
 Box 1869
 X0E 0T0
 Ph. (867) 678-6600 
 Fax (867) 678-6620