Posted on March 5, 2015 - GC1562

Company: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Position: Remote Sensing / GIS Specialist
Location: Edmonton
Contact Name: Al Richard
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Job Description

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), the leader in wetland conservation, is seeking a Remote Sensing / GIS Specialist to primarily oversee the classification of boreal wetland mapping projects, and secondarily to provide limited GIS technical support (i.e., analytical, cartographic and database management) specific to various GIS projects and program support needs. The Remote Sensing / GIS Specialist will be responsible for undertaking the classification of various wetland mapping projects, and to a lesser extent managing GIS project components, participating in partnership development activities, and providing advanced technical and analytical services required to support DUC's vision and strategies. The position located in Edmonton, Alberta will report to the Boreal GIS Manager commencing on the preferred start date of May 1, 2015.


As a member of the Boreal Program team you will provide Remote Sensing and GIS technical expertise and leadership to internal clients while collaborating with external partners to meet user needs and implement Remote Sensing and GIS project components.  The candidate may also collaborate with other Regional and National GIS team members on projects requiring specific expertise. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Classification of boreal wetland mapping initiatives in accordance to internal protocols and standards
  • Assisting in helicopter or fixed wing field data collection and assisting in managing field logistics
  • Oversee the management of data requests, solicitation of data, and all data use/licensing agreements
  • Oversea potential research and development projects as they related to the development of wetland classification/inventory
  • Help design and implement Remote Sensing projects and products in consultation with staff and partners to meet user needs
  • Compile project reports and proposals as required
  • Identifying, gathering, analyzing, and integrating spatial data from internal or external sources
  • Creating maps and graphs for presentations, technical papers, or reports
  • Oversea the compilation of wetland inventory project metadata and other documentation

Job Qualifications


You possess a minimum of a university degree in Geography (Remote Sensing-GIS) with an environmental science background (preferably ecology) and have a minimum three years’ experience using eCognition, Erdas and ESRI GIS (ArcGIS) software.


  • Solid understanding and experience working with eCognition and Erdas image analysis software
  • Solid understanding and experience working with ESRI ArcGIS and associated extensions
  • Understanding of Landscape Ecology background or prior experience with wetland ecosystems
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Experience working with Landsat TM imagery and LiDAR data
  • Excellent cartographic skills in developing various communication delivery products
  • Experience working and communicating with diverse groups of people in dynamic settings
  • Strong data management skills, experience in developing and managing contracts
  • Proven knowledge of geographic (geo-processing) and cartographic principles (projections and datums)
  • Working knowledge of biophysical habitat inventories
  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects, set priorities, and meet rigid deadlines
  • A valid Canadian driver’s license is required  

Other Information

How to Apply

If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please submit your resumé, cover letter (including salary expectations) and refer­ences for confidential consideration by March 31, 2015 to the attention of:


Al Richard                                                 Ducks Unlimited Canada
Fax: (780) 489-1856                                   17915 – 118 Ave. NW
E-Mail:                            Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1L6


Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at


While DUC would like to thank all applicants

Ducks Unlimited Canada
P.O. Box 1160

Stonewall, MB
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