Posted on September 18, 2015 - GC1583

Company: GNWT Human Resources
Position: Coordinator, Western Arctic Centre for Geomatics
Location: Inuvik
Contact Name: Human Resources
Deadline: September 25, 2015

Job Description

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.
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

Job Qualifications




  • 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 needed 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 differing 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.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $51.29 per hour (approximately $100,015.50 pe rannum plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,322.


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.

Other Information

    Job Opening Information
    Job Opening ID # 12994 Closing Date: September 25 , 2015- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time
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