Posted on October 22, 2015 - GC1589

Company: Silvacom
Position: Photo Interpreter
Location: Edmonton
Contact Name: Silvacom

Job Description

Silvacom™ provides consulting and software solutions to improve land management. We use design, innovation and creativity to help our clients solve real-world problems.

The Role

We are currently seeking a motivated, results-oriented and experienced certified photo interpreter to add to our Remote Sensing team. The selected individual will contribute their expertise in the interpretation of vegetation and surface features to meet the needs of resource companies and government agencies. Interpretation activities may include Alberta Forest Vegetation Inventory, Saskatchewan Forest Vegetation Inventory, cutblock updates, conifer understorey inventory, cutblock RSA stratification, GVI, PLVI, etc.


Job Qualifications

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is a level 2 certified photo interpreter (lesser qualifications may be considered)
  • Experience in various types of remote sensing techniques is an asset
  • Has worked on a wide range of photo interpretation projects (AVI, RSA stratification, GVI, PLVI, cutblock updates, conifer understorey inventories, etc.)
  • Has a servant attitude when working with clients
  • Has high attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Is proficient at photo interpretation
  • Applies initiative and creativity when approaching challenges
  • Develops strategies to ensure production levels and quality standards are met
  • Has experience developing and managing contracts for image acquisition, and quality assurance
  • Has the ability to estimate manpower, resources and equipment required to acquire and interpret air photos
  • Is able to communicate effectively within a team and with clients
  • Self-motivated, can also work independently without constant supervision
  • Takes an active interest in the company
  • Welcomes being challenged and pushed professionally

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a certified photo interpreter (lesser qualifications may be considered)
  • Experience with DAT/EM software used for completing softcopy interpretation
  • Has the ability and knowledge to independently set up all aspects of a softcopy project in DAT/EM
  • Has experience with ArcGIS software and working with geodatabases
  • Has a working knowledge of photo cameras and imagery acquisition techniques (traditional photo based imagery, digital imagery, satellite imagery, etc.)
  • Experience with quality control methods for photo interpretation
  • Proficient using MS Office applications
  • Has a technical diploma or undergraduate degree in a natural resource field

Other Information


We offer competitive salaries commensurate with abilities, a medical/vision/dental package, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and a company sponsored RRSP plan, as well as no end to challenging opportunities!


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We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please.


3912 91 Street NW

Edmonton, AB
T6E 5K7

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