Remote Sensing Analyst

Employeur : Western Arctic Centre for Geomatics (Government of the Northwest Territories)
Zone géographique : Inuvik
Date de parution : 11 septembre 2015

Department: LND Geomatics
Job Code: 12996
Salary: $95,589 - $114,134
Job: Full-Time
Term: Regular

About the Job

Department Information
The Department of Lands supports, manages and administers the sustainable use of public land in the Northwest Territories.  It provides land management decisions and recommendations on the acquisition, lease, sale or other dispositions of lands while respecting the principles of land use sustainability, and ecological, social, cultural and economic values.  The Department works to ensure land resources in the Northwest Territories are used in a way that promotes benefit to our residents and minimizes impacts on the environment.

In addition, the Informatics division provides shared information management services – including records and geomatics services – to three departments:  Lands, Industry, Tourism and Investment, and Environment and Natural Resources.

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Job Information
The Western Arctic Centre for Geomatics is a new and exciting opportunity with the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).  Housed within the Aurora Research Institute (ARI) in Inuvik, the centre will focus on operationalizing monitoring programs through remote sensing and the development of downstream data products to help inform GNWT management decisions related to land, the environment and economic development.

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.

The position is located in Inuvik in the Western Arctic Centre for Geomatics, and is part of the NWT Centre for Geomatics, which is the GNWT’s Centre of Excellence for satellite imagery, geographic databases, and remote sensing and geographic information system (GlS) software, equipment and expertise.

The Remote Sensing Analyst provides standard and custom developed remote sensing products and services to all GNWT departmental personnel in headquarters and the regions in order to assist in the management and monitoring of the environment, wildlife, and the economic development of resources in the NWT.


  • Advanced knowledge of remote sensing and Geomatics techniques and methodologies;
  • Advanced knowledge of digital image analysis, especially using PCl 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 completing 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 client 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 attained by. 

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

More Information

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

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

Salary Information
The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,509.00  per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,322.

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 # 12996 Closing Date: September 25 , 2015- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time
Two positions available

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik Client Service Centre
GNWT Human Resources
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869

Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620


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